Four people were stabbed over the weekend in three separate attack s in Santa Cruz and Watsonville, police reported.
In Santa Cruz, two 21-year-old men suffered minor injuries when they were stabbed in separate incidents Sunday night, but both refused to cooperate with police.
- The first attack possibly happened near the beach area, but officers weren’t called until the victim, who lives in the county, went to Dominican Hospital for treatment around 8:30 p.m., police reported. He suffered a stab wound to his shoulder and one to his ear. He told officers he didn’t want police involved.
- The second attack occurred on the 500 block of Front Street around 8:50 p.m. The victim was a Santa Cruz man. Police said they didn’t find a knife or any other evidence at the crime scene.
It’s unknown if the two cases are related or what the motive for either attack was, police said.
In Watsonville, two 16-year-old boys suffered minor injuries when they were stabbed a little before midnight Saturday at Lincoln Street and Palm Avenue, police said.
Sgt. Terry Traub said the teens were walking home when they were attacked at 11:44 p.m. One of the teens was stabbed twice in the back, the other once in the buttocks. Neither was able to provide police with suspect information.
They flagged down a taxi for a ride to a local hospital, where they treated and released, Traub said.