3 people stabbed in separate Norwalk attacks

NORWALK - A Norwalk man used a knife to slash his girlfriend in the neck during a domestic dispute last weekend, Norwalk Sheriff's officials said.Detectives began investigating after a woman went to a local hospital Sunday with wounds to her neck and hand, authorities said. The woman is expected to survive. Deputies arrested Marco Antonio Ruiz, 27, and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence. Ruiz reportedly attacked the woman at a home on the 12100 block of Beaty Avenue. He was held in lieu of $50,000 bail and was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday at Bellflower Superior Court. Meanwhile, a pregnant woman was in custody after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend in the back Monday night. Karina Soto, 31, allegedly got into an argument with her boyfriend at the 12000 block of Ringwood Avenue. Authorities said she stabbed the man in the back more than once. The victim, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital where his condition was not known. Authorities did not say what sparked the stabbing. Finally, a man was stabbed numerous times as he walked near the 14300 block of Pontlavoy Avenue last Saturday. The victim, described only as a male Hispanic, was stabbed multiple times in the chest and arms, said Lt. Josie Woolum of the Norwalk Sheriff's Station. He was able to stagger to Marquez Restaurant on Rosecrans Avenue for help. He was transported to UC Irvine Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition. No description of the suspect was available. The suspect's car was described only as a gray-colored vehicle. Investigators have not determined if the stabbing was gang-related, Woolum said.

********** Published: August 30, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 20