Student stabbed on Hardy

by Kevin Smead

Early yesterday morning, police officers responded to what they would later discover to be a stabbing, which is one of several uncommon reports during the past weekend. Another crime reported last weekend was one of sexual assault.

At 12:30 a.m. yesterday, police responded to a call regarding a fight that took place on the 5500 block of Hardy Ave. When officers arrived on the scene, they were able to break up the fight which involved several students. However, one of the students was reportedly stabbed. The victim was immediately taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital for treatment of a one-centimeter cut to his abdomen. The students were reportedly seen leaving a large party when the altercation occurred, which then led to the 18-year-old student’s wound. At this time, there are no suspects for this case.

At about 4:15 a.m. on Sunday, a female was sexually assaulted. The victim was reportedly walking on El Cajon Boulevard when an unknown male drove next to her and offered her a ride home. The female accepted, but the driver instead took her to an alley near College Avenue and Lindo Paseo, where he sexually assaulted her. The suspect was reported to be a Hispanic male in his mid-20s wearing dark clothing. He was seen driving a four-door silver sedan.

Also, following up on the Chemical Sciences Laboratory burglary reported last week, police responded to a suspicious persons report Sunday evening at the same laboratory. The person in question was a 25-year-old male seen wearing a black sweatshirt and jeans. He was seen standing outside the building on the third floor requesting entry. The suspect was believed to be a transient and the reporting caller believed he may have intended to steal something from the building. Officers arrived on scene and advised the man to leave the area.

If you have any information regarding these incidents, contact the San Diego Police Department at (619) 531-2000, or the San Diego State Police Department at (619) 594-1991 and at