Updated: Two People Stabbed at Marine Ave. Park

The incident happened late at night on Dec. 26.

Updated: 12:36 a.m., Jan. 5, 2012.

When confronted, a man who was puncturing tires in a city park parking lot responded by allegedly slashing and stabbing one person and stabbing another, said Manhattan Beach Police Detective Mike Rosenberger.

The incident took place between 10:55 and 11 p.m. on Dec. 26 in the parking lot of Marine Avenue Park, 1625 Marine Avenue. The two stabbing victims declined medical treatment, said Rosenberger.

The suspect used what the victims described as something like an ice pick. They opted to let the man flee after they were wounded, Rosenberger said.

Police believe a suspect left some personal items behind, including identification, however, they have yet to confirm whether or not the person in the identification is the suspect.

Rosenberger said once police have a photo of the man whose identification was at the scene, the victims will have a chance to look at it to see if the man is the suspect.

He told Patch Friday night that police plan to show a photo line-up to the victims sometime next week. Police believe the suspect may be a transient from out of the state.

Gerry O'Connor January 04, 2013 at 02:20 AM
What?!? This violent crime at Marine Park happened a full week ago! And we're just hearing about it now?!? Thanks for reporting this, Liz. Perhaps you can comment on how and when you came upon this information, as the timing of your post is consistent with a growing and very troublesome recent trend whereby the reporting of crimes in our MB neighborhoods seems to often be delayed by days, weeks or even months ... and for what possible community benefit?!?
Nancy January 04, 2013 at 03:19 PM
Thanks for bringing this up, Gerry. I've also noticed that the Daily Breeze no longer publishes crime reports for Manhattan Beach. I'm wondering who is behind the cover-up?
Kris January 04, 2013 at 04:27 PM
Gerry, excellent question. Of course we want to think our town is perfectly safe, but we need to be informed of these events ASAP, just like any other town. The recent stabbing at the Redondo Beach Galleria hit the news within a few hours. I do understand the two crimes are much different, but we still have a right to know, right away.
Anonymous January 04, 2013 at 05:29 PM
The Daily Breeze part probably has to do w/ the crime reporter there (Larry Altman) printing a negative article about a fallen officer less than 24 hours after his death. That paper is tasteless and extremely anti-law enforcement.
Liz Spear (Editor) January 04, 2013 at 05:30 PM
Hi Gerry, I typically report on crimes as I learn of them. This one was listed in a Neighborhood Watch bulletin so I called for more information.
Chris T. January 04, 2013 at 08:38 PM
And how about a description of the perp? You know, so we can be on the lookout to try and help our PD....
cathy January 04, 2013 at 11:58 PM
Glad we have Patch to report these incidences. Let's not kill the messenger. Seems they are the only ones interested in keeping our community aware of what's going on versus the other publications previously mentioned. Good job. Cathy
Chris T. January 05, 2013 at 04:07 AM
As an example, Redondo's local paper has all the info you need: http://m.tbrnews.com/news/redondo_beach/redondo-police-try-to-id-man-who-stabbed-two-/article_9c31674c-54a0-11e2-b9cb-001a4bcf887a.html
Chris T. January 05, 2013 at 04:10 AM
Detectives this week continued to search through surveillance videotape to try to identify a man who stabbed two 13-year-olds inside the South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach. Investigators were watching recordings from cameras focused on numerous entrances to the mall in hopes of spotting the bearded man in a brown-and-green fatigue-style jacket. The man is sought for pulling a kitchen knife on the teens Saturday evening and stabbing them in their chests, Redondo Beach police Sgt. Shawn Freeman said. The teens described the man as black, 40 to 50 years old, and tall with a medium build. He had a beard and a possibly graying mustache, and might have worn prescription glasses. He wore a possibly green-and-brown fatigue-style jacket, blue jeans, a black T-shirt and a dark-colored beanie. Police are hoping the teens improve enough to help create a sketch of the suspect that can be released to the news media and public as soon as possible, Freeman said. Police asked that anyone with information about the stabbing call the Redondo Beach police tip line at 310-937-6685 or text to 310-339-2362. Emails can be sent to crimetips@redondo.org. larry.altman@dailybreeze.com
Anonymous January 05, 2013 at 04:12 AM
Different Incident Chris! You can only trust about a quarter of what Larry Altman puts into print!
Kris January 05, 2013 at 05:50 PM
Cathy - I agree completely and always appreciate what Liz reports. I don't think anyone was shooting the messenger (Liz), just wondering why she even learned about it so late. It's not her fault. Chris T. - Yes, completely different incident that you are referring to. To the anonymous poster questioning the article though, unfortunately it is completely true as the victims are friends of a friend. Nothing untrue about the stabbing at Galleria. Horrible thing that happened there to very innocent people. The Marine Park incident sounds very shady, as the victim declined medical treatment. Sounds like those involved were up to no good and those type of incidents are less scary to the public (in my opinion) than something like the random stabbing of innocent people at a mall with a family minding their own business.
Chris T. January 07, 2013 at 07:07 AM
I know it's a different incident; I was just pointing out what sort of actual useful information should be included in an article about a local crime incident.
Anonymous January 08, 2013 at 03:55 AM
Chris T.-Larry Altman is poor example of how a crime article should be written. His articles are all written w/ Anti-Law Enforcement rhetoric!
Chris T. January 08, 2013 at 07:51 PM
Anonymous: The MB Patch article was missing a description of the criminal (which I'm sure the victims were able to provide considering they were stabbed). I have no opinion of Larry Altman either way (i just did a google search looking for another location newspaper with a similar story to use as an example), but generally speaking, isn't journalism supposed to cover the "who, what, where, and when?" Mr. Altman could be the biggest tree-hugging free love hippie in the world, but at least he included the following (extremely useful) info in his article, "The teens described the man as black, 40 to 50 years old, and tall with a medium build. He had a beard and a possibly graying mustache, and might have worn prescription glasses. He wore a possibly green-and-brown fatigue-style jacket, blue jeans, a black T-shirt and a dark-colored beanie."
John Vanni February 06, 2013 at 02:37 AM
This town is swirling down the drain. So sad.
John Vanni February 06, 2013 at 02:40 AM
So sad to see such a great town go down hill so fast.


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