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Donald Zampa and Richard Zampa Jr. grandsons of renowned ironworker Alfred Zampa arrested for alleged stabbing in Crockett

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Two grandsons of renowned ironworker Alfred Zampa, for whom part of the Carquinez Bridge is named, were arrested over the weekend in connection with a stabbing in Crockett, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded around 2:10 a.m. Saturday to the area of Second Avenue and Pomona Street in Crockett on reports of a stabbing, where they located a 29-year-old man suffering from stab wounds, sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee said.

The man was airlifted to John Muir Medical Center for treatment and has since been released. While assisting the victim, deputies were told that the suspects were on nearby Loring Avenue. Deputies located the suspects, identified as Donald Zampa, 21, and Richard Zampa Jr., 24, who are brothers from Crockett, Lee said. Donald Zampa was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and taken to county jail in Martinez, where is being held on $500,000 bail.

Richard Zampa was arrested for alleged assault with a deadly weapon and is being held in county jail in lieu of $30,000 bail, according to the sheriff’s office. According to a website for the Alfred Zampa Memorial Bridge, the pair are the grandsons of the late ironworker who worked on the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge — from which he survived a perilous fall, the Bay Bridge and the Carquinez Bridge, which now bears his name. Richard “Dick” Zampa Jr., works as an apprentice coordinator for Ironworkers Union Local 378 and Donald Zampa is listed as a business manager and financial secretary for the union, according to the website.
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