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Man stabbed in hand at Newhall bar

Suspect allegedly brandished knife in victim’s face

Posted: July 11, 2008 1:20 a.m.
Updated: September 11, 2008 5:02 a.m.
 

A Newhall man was in custody Thursday after he stabbed a man’s hand at a local bar, according to a sheriff’s report.

On Monday night, a Burbank man was visiting a bar on Lyons Avenue in Newhall shortly after he clocked out of work in Valencia, the report read. The suspect reportedly sat next to him and struck up a conversation. During the conversation, the suspect reportedly brandished a knife, saying he needed it for his job.

Moments later, the suspect demonstrated a few maneuvers, according to the report. In one maneuver, the suspect motioned the knife toward the victim’s stomach, as if he was going to stab it. The victim reportedly asked the suspect to stop.

According to the report, the suspect then motioned the knife toward the victim’s face, prompting the victim to place one of his hands in front of his face, fearing he would be stabbed.

The knife apparently made contact with the victim’s hand, cutting it and causing it to bleed profusely.
Immediately, the victim ran away; the victim later called deputies and told them the suspect lived on Everett Street in Newhall.

While there were no witnesses listed in the report, deputies reportedly arrested the suspect based upon the information provided by the victim; he was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and booked at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. The bail amount was not released.

Ages and names of both men were withheld by deputies.

Woman’s wheelchair stolen
An elderly Canyon Country woman who has multiple sclerosis had her electric motorized wheelchair stolen from the back of her pickup truck on June 27 while she was running errands with her caregiver, according to a sheriff’s report.

The wheelchair was reportedly worth $3,000.

The woman, whose name and age was withheld, was reportedly running errands in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys about two weeks ago with her caregiver.

According to her statements in the sheriff’s report, she sat in the truck as her caregiver would visit various stores to complete an errand.

Since she never got out of the truck, she did not need to take the wheelchair out of the truck.

According to the report, when she returned to her Canyon Country home with her caregiver, both realized that the wheelchair was stolen. Neither was certain when and where it was stolen.

Deputies did not have any suspects as of Thursday afternoon.

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