Skip to Content

Santa Maria Police arrest suspect in New Year’s Day stabbing

eduardo barrueta
Santa Maria Police Department
Eduardo Garcia Barrueta, 18, of Santa Maria

SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- Santa Maria Police arrested a man Friday in connection with a stabbing that occurred in Santa Maria New Year's morning.

Police said they arrested 18-year-old Eduardo Garcia Barrueta of Santa Maria.

Barrueta was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail for Attempted Murder and a Criminal Street Gang enhancement. 

On Wednesday morning, officers were called to reports of several people fighting around 2:13 a.m. They said it happened in the area of Boone and Thornburg Streets.

Officers said they found two people with injuries. Both were taken to nearby hospitals and have since been released, according to a news release from the police department.

Santa Maria - Lompoc - North County
Author Profile Photo

Bryce Hanamoto

Bryce Hanamoto is a producer and digital journalist for NewsChannel 3-12. To learn more about Bryce, click here.


1 Comment

  1. What the heck is going on with Lompoc and Santa Maria. I grew up here 50 years ago. Now we have stabings and shootings.
    Never used to be like this.

Comments are closed.

Skip to content