Santa Cruz Police Investigating 2 Separate Stabbings At Homeless Shelter
Santa Cruz police are investigating two separate stabbings that happened at the Homeless Services Center on Saturday.
Officers said a male was stabbed in the arm after confronting a man who was trying to steal his bike around 8:19 a.m. It happened at the shelter located on 115 Coral St. The victim identified the suspect as William Jones. Police couldn't find Jones after searching the area.
Jones is wanted on a probation violation for a separate matter. He is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who knows where he is should call 911.
The second stabbing at the homeless shelter occurred around 8:21 p.m. Police said a male was stabbed in his torso.
The suspect, Enoc Echevarria, was found right away at the center and was arrested.
The victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a hospital.
Echevarria was booked into jail for assault with a deadly weapon.
To report information regarding any of the stabbings, you're urged to call the Santa Cruz Police Department Investigation Unit at (831) 420-5820.
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