Police investigated two stabbings in less than 12 hours
SANTA CRUZ—The Santa Cruz Police completed their search for a suspect in a stabbing that occurred last Sunday, February 9 on Coral Street at the homeless center over a robbery of a bicycle. They arrested transient 62-year-old William Jones yesterday afternoon. Jones is also wanted by the State of Idaho for violating his probation.
The incident occurred at 8:19 am, on the sidewalk of Coral Street when the victim caught Jones trying to steal his bicycle. During the confrontation, Jones stabbed the victim in the arm and fled on the bike. The victim was treated at Dominican Hospital for a severed bicep.
“Mr. Jones came to Santa Cruz while on parole for murder out of the state of Idaho.” Santa Cruz Police Deputy Chief Steve Clark wrote. “He is also on probation in Santa Cruz and has outstanding warrants for previous probation violation.”
Jones has solidified his number one position in the starting line up for the Probation All Star Team this year.
Police had advised the public that if they came into contact with Jones to approach with caution, as he was to be considered to be armed and dangerous. When he was arrested, he was also charged with possession of a controlled substance and obstructing a police officer.
The second incident occurred about 12 hours later when two individuals were involved in and argument at the Coral Street Homeless Service Center. Officers were called, and when they arrived they found the victim suffering from a stab wound to the upper torso.
His injuries required him to be flown to a trauma center in the San Jose Area for treatment. Officers found their suspect, 21-year-old Enoc Agustin Echiverria, at the Homeless Services Center and arrested him.
Echiverria was booked for assault with a deadly weapon. His bail has been set at 25,000.00 dollars.