Man stabbed in arm, police searching for suspects

cpride@losbanosenterprise.comJuly 8, 2013 

Police are searching for three men suspected of being involved in a stabbing last week.

The Los Banos Police Department responded to the 1200 Block of Pacheco Boulevard for a report of a stabbing at 11 p.m. on July 3.

Police discovered a male, 45, suffering from stab wounds to one of his arms. The victim was taken to Memorial Hospital, Los Banos initially, but was later transferred to a Modesto area hospital. He is reportedly in stable condition.

Police said witnesses told them three males, one of which was heavyset wearing light colored shorts, were responsible for the stabbing. The suspects were last seen running toward Mercy Springs Road.

Police said the incident does not appear to be gang-related.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Justin Melden at (209) 827-7070 ext 114 or the Merced Area Crime Stoppers.

To leave an anonymous crime tip call 209-827-7070 Ext. 288. If you have access to a computer and the internet you can also leave an anonymous tip at the Police Department’s webpage at At the bottom of the “Contact” page simply click on the “report graffiti and other crime” link or visit the Merced Area Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-855-725-2420, or at www.mercedareacrimestoppers.

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