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Two men arrested in connection with March attempted homicide in Goleta

Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office
Posted at 5:47 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 20:47:06-04

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's officials have arrested two additional suspects in connection with an attempted homicide in Goleta in March.

Sheriff's officials say two people were attacked on the evening of March 6, including a 14-year-old who suffered severe injuries. The attack occurred in the 5700 block of Hollister Avenue.

Investigators determined the incident to be gang-related and that the suspects had used hammers, bats, pipes, and a machete in the attack.

A second fight believed to involve the same suspects reportedly occurred later that night in Carpinteria; however, no one was injured.

Between late March and mid-April, five juveniles were arrested in connection with the investigation and booked into Santa Maria Juvenile Hall on various charges, including attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and gang-related charges.

This week, two 18-year-olds were also arrested.

Miguel Angel Arizmendi was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of participation in a gang, assault with a deadly weapon, and accessory charges. His bail was set at $100,000.

Kevin Vasquez Fernandez was booked on charges of attempted homicide in association with a criminal street gang, conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon, and inflicting bodily harm during the commission of a felony. His bail was set at $1 million.