Second Arrest Made in Connection With Stabbing Near Simi Valley Mosque

Saturday in a shopping center parking lot adjacent to a mosque along the 1800 block of Erringer Road. A second suspect, Marco De La Cruz, 26, was identified and arrested Thursday, police said. The second suspect was booked into jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats, civil rights violation and a parole violation, police said. 15, 2016. He has been released from custody, records show. Matteson was eventually booked into Ventura County jail on suspicion of making criminal threats, performing a felony violation of civil rights and disturbing the peace, the Los Angeles Times reported. He had sustained injuries during the fight and was taken to a hospital. Marco De La Cruz is seen in a photo released by the Simi Valley Police Department on Dec. 34.269447
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Man Arrested in Connection With Hate Crime for Stabbing Near Simi Valley Mosque: Police Another man was arrested in connection with a stabbing that occurred near a Simi Valley Mosque over the weekend, officials said Thursday. De La Cruz is a known gang member with an extensive criminal history, including weapons charges, police said. Two men allegedly involved in the incident ran away, but John Matteson, 29, was found and arrested, police said. De La Cruz and Matteson were apparently neighbors. Responding officers broke up a fight and the stabbing victim was taken to a hospital. No further information has been released about the victim or what led up to the incident. The incident was reported about 11:15 p.m.