General Crime

* Benito Tovar was arrested after a stabbing at a party that followed a Cinco de Mayo parade in Richmond at 2777 Giant Road

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A 29-year-old man was arrested and a 37-year-old man was in critical condition today after a stabbing at a party that followed a Cinco de Mayo parade in Richmond Saturday evening, a police lieutenant said.The stabbing was reported at about 6:50 p.m. Saturday at stables located at 2777 Giant Road, where people had taken back horses that were used in the parade in the city earlier that day.A party involving more than 100 people ensued shortly afterward at the stables, police Lt. Johan Simon said.During the party, two men got into an altercation and one took out a knife and stabbed the other man multiple times, Simon said.The victim, a 37-year-old man, was taken to John Muir Medical Center with multiple stab wounds. He was in critical condition as of today, according to Simon.The suspect fled in a vehicle, and police were given a description of the suspect and the vehicle, Simon said.Shortly afterward, the vehicle was stopped in the 400 block of South 37th Street and Benito Tovar, 29, was arrested, according to Simon.Police recovered a bloody knife and bloody clothing that was in the vehicle. Witnesses were also brought to the location where Tovar was arrested, and they identified him as the alleged stabber, Simon said.

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