9.14.12 Stabbing-Howard Ave.
At approximately 8:12 pm on Thursday, September 13th, 2012, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Howard Ave. for a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival officers observed a male victim, city resident, standing on the front porch of a residence suffering from a large laceration on his left arm. The victim stated that he and the suspect, later identified as Alejandro "Alex" Castillo-Contreras, were involved in an argument. As a result of that argument, Castillo-Contreras attacked the victim with a machete.
Officers interviewed witnesses and learned that Castillo-Contreras was at a residence in the 500 block of Terrace Road in Lancaster City. Officers did locate Castillo-Contreras in the block, and after witnesses identified him as the individual who attacked the victim with a machete, he was taken into custody.
The victim was transported to Lancaster General Hospital where he was treated for a fractured elbow and a large laceration.
Officer Jason Hagy charged the following with Aggravated Assault as an adult under a direct file approved by the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office:
Alejandro Yasmani CASTILLO-CONTRERAS 17 years of age
100 block of Laurel St. Lancaster, PA
Castillo-Contreras was committed to the Lancaster County Prison in default of $50,000 (straight) bail.
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