Detectives Make Arrests in Gang Stabbing

By On December 18, 2015

Burbank police have announced that they have arrested three men involved in the gang related stabbing that occurred on Buena Vista on Wednesday.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Police go over the crime scene at Burbank Fire Station 12 (Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

On Wednesday afternoon, December 16,, at about 3:10pm Burbank Police Officers responded to the 600 block of Hollywood Way after being called about someone walking down the street bleeding.

The two men had made their way to Burbank Fire Station 12 on Hollywood Way where they were calling for help when police arrived.  Officers found a 23 year old Burbank resident suffering from several stab wounds to his torso, neck and head. The victim and an associate who was with him, were uncooperative with officers and investigators.

Police look for evidence in the 1800  block of Buena Vista where a man was stabbed before being transported to the fire station(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Police look for evidence in the 1800 block of Buena Vista before being transported to the fire station(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Officers were able to locate crime scenes at Lundigan Park (2701 Thornton Avenue) and in the 1800 block of N. Buena Vista Street, over two miles away. Evidence at the scenes included a bloody knife and a baseball bat.

Investigators have been able to identify several individuals, all known gang members or associates, who were involved in the fight. There are outstanding identified suspects, which detectives are working to locate and arrest.

The arrested individuals are 21 year-old Maximo De Los Santos Jr. of Burbank, 24 year-old Paul Melendez of Sun Valley and 30 year-old Joshua Pimentel of Burbank. Charges include assault with a deadly weapon and fighting in public.Police did not identify which gang the suspects were associated with.

All of the arrest charges include gang enhancements, which specify the crimes were committed for the benefit of or in association with a criminal street gang. Bail ranges from $40,000 to $105,000 for each suspect. All are due to appear in court on Monday morning.

The individual found suffering from the stab wounds on remains hospitalized in serious, but stable condition.

This is still an on-going investigation, anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Mike Edwards at (818) 238-3210.