Man arrested in stabbing case

Photo courtesy Watsonville Police Department

WATSONVILLE — A Watsonville man was arrested early this week for a June 1 stabbing that occurred on the 100 block of Main Street.

Adan Valerio, 28, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. He also faces gang enhancements. 

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Valerio

He was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail, but was not listed as being in custody Friday morning.

During the search warrant service on Wednesday, officers located and seized five firearms, ammunition and items linked to his gang affiliation, WPD spokeswoman Michelle Pulido said.

Valerio’s arrest came thanks to surveillance footage from the scene of the June 1 attack, and to witness statements. 

The victim has since recovered from his injuries.

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