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Man stabbed, others arrested at Rancho Santa Fe party

By City News Service

One person was stabbed, another hit with a sheriff’s stun gun, and six people arrested at a raucous house party in Rancho Santa Fe in the early morning hours on Nov. 24.

Deputies said the stabbing suspect got away in the confusion as they arrived just after midnight to a report of a stabbing at a home on the 17400 block of Los Morros, near the intersection of La Bajada, a crossroads just southeast of Encinitas.

San Diego Sheriff’s Sgt. Joe Passalacqua said arriving deputies found 200 people and evidence of a bloody crime, although the stabbing suspect and victim had fled.

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“As deputies attempted to investigate, a fight broke out between individuals in the crowd and a Taser was used to arrest one person, while four others were arrested for disorderly conduct or resisting officers,’’ Passalcqua said.

Deputies also discovered several intoxicated minors on the property.

A man with stab wounds to his arm was later discovered by deputies at a local hospital. Passalacqua said the unidentified stabbing victim was pepper sprayed and arrested after he became aggressive with deputies.

After being treated and released by medical staff, the stabbing victim was arrested by deputies.

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The suspect in the stabbing remains at-large.

The homeowner, Noel Meza, 59, was arrested, cited and released by deputies for violating the county’s Social Host Ordinance, which penalizes adults for providing alcohol to minors.

The investigation of the incident continued, deputies said.


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