Three Men Arrested Following Stabbing in Milford
The 27-year-old victim was taken to a trauma hospital in Worcester with an abdominal stab wound.
The 27-year-old victim was taken to UMass Medical Center in Worcester by ambulance, according to a police report, and underwent surgery.
Milford Police arrested the following: Uber Maldonado, 39, of 39 Winter St., Milford; Boris Argueta, 26, of 39 Winter St., Milford; and Yener Deleon, 26, of 5 Sherridan Apt. 2A, Fitchburg. All three are charged with affray, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. The latter charge is a felony.
The stabbing was reported about 12:30 a.m. Sunday.
According to a statement from Milford Police officer Jeanne Van Patten-Steiger, she was in a marked cruiser parked at the BP on Main Street when she saw three men walk from the Turtle Tavern east on Main Street. Shortly after she lost sight of them, a Hopedale Police officer working a security detail at Tedeschi called for assistance with a fight.
When she arrived, she saw two men pushing each other and officer Mario Souza of the Hopedale department attempting to separate them. He pepper-sprayed them. One of the men was Argueta, the other was the victim.
Van Patten-Steiger took one man across the street to talk with him, while Souza spoke to Argueta, and the other two men, Deleon and Maldonado. Van Patten-Steiger said the man told her only that he'd been punched. She told him to wait for the responding units, then returned to the larger group of people with Souza, and noticed that Deleon had his hands behind his back.
According to her report, Deleon showed her his empty palms, but immediately put his hands behind his back again, so she searched him for a weapon, finding a folding knife in his rear pocket. When she removed the knife, it opened and locked. While she attempted to close it, a man across the street yelled for an ambulance. The victim, across the street, had a cousin who had come to check on him, who first noticed that he had been stabbed. The officers saw a large amount of blood in the abdominal area.
The victim was taken by ambulance to UMass Medical Center. Before he was taken away, the victim said he had been out for a walk when the three men started a fight with him, and again said Agueta punched him.
According to a statement from Souza, he saw the three men walking east on Main Street on the opposite side of the street from Tedeschi, and they exchanged words with the man on his side of the road. When they reached Winter Street, the three men started walking north, while the man on his side walked east. When the victim reached the side closest to Middle School East, Argueta came back down Winter Street toward him. When they met, Argueta punched him, and at that point, Souza approached them and tried to separate them.