San Francisco Bay Area Violent Crime

2 Arrested in Connection with Stabbings in Watsonville

Police in Watsonville have arrested two suspects in connection with the stabbings of two victims during an altercation last week. Jesus Salvatti, 32, and Fabian Ortega, 21, both of Watsonville, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, according to the Watsonville Police Department.

On May 17, officers responded to a report of a fight in the 100 block of Kearney Street and located a man and a woman suffering from stab wounds. Police said the investigation determined the woman’s ex-boyfriend, identified as Salvatti, and another man, identified as Ortega, had attacked the man. During the attack, the woman tried to intervene and was also stabbed.

On Thursday at around 8:20 a.m., detectives arrested Salvatti at his residence, and Ortega was arrested at his workplace at around 9:15 a.m.

Both suspects were booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail and were being held on $500,000 bail as of Friday night.

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