Mariano Ramon Tabarez (left) and Luis Esteban Gutierrez Jr. (right). PHOTO COURTESY BRAWLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT

BRAWLEY — Two Brawley men were arrested in connection to Monday’s stabbing incident on North First Street which left one victim hospitalized, Brawley Police Department announced Wednesday.

Mariano Ramon Tabarez, 18, and Luis Esteban Gutierrez Jr., 18, were taken into custody by BPD and booked into county jail on suspicion of attempted murder.

At around 12:15 a.m. Monday, BPD received the report of a victim of a stabbing in the area of 400 North First Street.

Officers responded to the area and located a 48-year-old male victim with multiple stab wounds.

The Brawley Fire Department and AMR ambulance services responded to the scene.

The victim was transported to Pioneers Memorial Hospital, and later transported by Reach Air Ambulance Services to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs.

The victim was last listed as stable and expected to recover, a BPD news release stated.

From information gathered during the course of the criminal investigation, Tabarez and Gutierrez were later located and taken into custody.

Tabarez was located Monday in the area of 200 West E Street and arrested without incident.

Tabarez was taken into custody at about 5 p.m. and booked into county jail on a $500,000 bail on suspicion of attempted murder, robbery, conspiracy to commit a crime and carrying or concealing a dirk or dagger, county Sheriff’s Office arrest records stated.

Gutierrez Jr., was located Wednesday in the area of 700 Cotton Rosser Road and arrested without incident.

The booking information for Gutierrez Jr. wasn’t immediately available. 

BPD Investigation Division is investigating the incident as an attempted murder.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Rotner at (760) 351-7777.

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