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Police arrest Costa Mesa stabbing suspects

May 05, 2013|By Lauren Williams
(Courtesy Costa…)

Costa Mesa police have arrested two men suspected of stabbing three people, an officer said Sunday.

Roman Nava, 18, and Felipe Moreno, 19, both of Costa Mesa, were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and promoting a criminal street gang,

Their arrest follows the stabbing of two men and a boy at about 12:32 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Anaheim Way and Yorkshire Street, according to the Costa Mesa Police Department.

Police said Nava and Moreno were among a group of four men who began arguing with four other people near the intersection early Saturday morning.

The argument became physical, and one man from each group began fist fighting, before the others from each group joined in, police said.

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During the fight two men and a boy were stabbed, police said.

They were taken to Santa Ana’s Western Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Officers found Nava on the street less than a block from where the stabbing happened, while Moreno was discovered in a nearby home, police said.

Both were booked at Orange County jail in Santa Ana and held in lieu of a $25,000 bond.

Authorities ask that anyone with information call Officer Jason Chamness at (714) 754-5055.

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