15-year-old Arrested After Stabbing in Concord on Thursday Night

July 26, 2013 10:00 am · 57 comments

A 15-year-old boy was arrested after he allegedly stabbed another 15-year-old in the arm and abdomen on Thursday night, according to the Concord Police.

Police say the crime happened in the 1100 block of Virginia Lane, off Monument.

The injuries are serious, but the victim is expected to survive.

The suspect was arrested and the knife was recovered.

1 Tressa July 26, 2013 at 10:12 AM

…..and the parents are where?!

2 Julie July 26, 2013 at 10:17 AM

This is sad. Whatever happened to kids being kids?

3 Ridiculous July 26, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Probably an illegal.

4 Dorothy July 26, 2013 at 10:40 AM

When kids are out at night having “good clean fun”, parents are not concerned at all.

Personal opinion is that there are a lot of parents who just don’t really care one way or another.

5 happy July 26, 2013 at 10:42 AM

what happened with young people in this days ???

6 Julio July 26, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Lets stop making excuses for these kids and their parents and put them away for a good long time. Kids are no longer kids unless they have responsible parents who were brought up right. We have too many generations we are supporting who don’t give a damn.

7 Truthmann July 26, 2013 at 10:45 AM

15 ain’t a kid. Not these days. Especially around monument. Hopefully this boy will learn his lesson and become a good citizen.

8 George July 26, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Damn those knifes. Better get DeSaulnier to write a bill that outlaws all knifes that don’t have owner identifier technology built in.

9 anon July 26, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Omg all the news are getting worst than ever….where are the parents!!!

10 Mutts July 26, 2013 at 10:55 AM

KNIFE ATTACKS ARE INCREASING. MORE TO COME, I’M SURE.

11 4legs July 26, 2013 at 11:02 AM

The parents may be to blame, but not always. A 15 year old can be bigger than their parents, angry and not willing to listen. The parents may be trying and heart broken. Not all the parents of criminals are bad parents.

12 Anonymous July 26, 2013 at 11:13 AM

What’s the policy on naming juveniles? Is there a law or court order, or is it a case by case decision? Are the cops prohibited by law or policy from releasing this info?

13 Random Task July 26, 2013 at 11:18 AM

wow really like this is the first incident off monument ………and 15 is no kid …what is a kid then 5 year old after that a knife and gun are the norm really ….and no the dems will not do anything to stop it …….this is their sweet vote catching monument baby factory ……accept give em sidewalks to escape on after they commit crimes as well as make it to the new polling stations on Detroit Ave. The fake identities will still be used to vote dem as well as more promises of free money for each and every baby they have that votes dem ………

14 Truthmann #7 July 26, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Really, 15 ain’t a kid? Better tell that to the Martin’s, the prosecutors, the media, Sharpton and his ilk and Obama. Before, during and after the trial Trayvon was referred to as just a “child”. He was 17.

15 Diablo July 26, 2013 at 11:25 AM

I guess his gun must have jammed.

16 Jim July 26, 2013 at 11:25 AM

A stabbing off of Monument….How is this news?

17 Mrs. R July 26, 2013 at 11:27 AM

The little punk should have to get a job and pay for the other kids medical bills. Where the heck are the parents????

18 at ridiculous July 26, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Booo, profiler.

19 Idiocracy July 26, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Obviously Someone was not taught to be Civil! Put him in CYA with the other bad seeds period. Enough limp wristed punishment for kids! We should have public Spankings with bamboo sticks like that one kid in Singapore and hard labor in juvenile hall. Kids these days are retarded. Its not just the parents its the whole system! There are Too many ppl! Not enough resources to manage this society, an example would be our transportation system.

20 Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern- schplenden- schlitter- crasscrenbon- fried- digger- dingle- dangle- dongle- dungle- burstein- von- knacker- thrasher- apple- banger- horowitz- ticolensic- grander- knotty- spelltinkle- grandlich- grumblemeyer- spelterwas July 26, 2013 at 11:39 AM

me thinks that parents are hiding from this kid.

21 @All the people blaming the parents July 26, 2013 at 11:41 AM

How is this their fault? Did mommy forget to say, “Don’t stab anybody tonight.”? Should teenagers never be allowed to leave the house unless accompanied by a parent? Newsflash, folks. 15-year olds think for themselves and make their own decisions, however bad they may be.

Those of you think kids are entirely a product of their upbringing either have never had teenagers, or were so naive as to think their precious little snowflakes weren’t getting in trouble behind their backs.

22 Futurama July 26, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Kids today?, I’m pretty sure American kids are as bratty and stupid, as they have been. They just have parents that are as bratty and stupid. A kid stabbing another kid isn’t good, but it’s not like this just started happening last week. Day after day of reading the responses on this site it seems like a large number of people live in some kind of information vacuum, where it’s 1950 socially, 1250 spiritually, and 3030 technologically.
Kids a punk kids have always been punks. Watch a nature documentary on apes, or any movie about youth made in the last 60 years,
Rebel Without a cause? the warriors? Magical world of Disney, Chimps? C’mon, not every one can be delusional in a way that precludes human history…

23 Sheila July 26, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Where’s the parents? Or is this a “learned behavior?” I’m saddened that people live like this…….

24 Critics Anonymous July 26, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Its all about the parents and how they handle their child.
Not their ethnicity/race/sex or anything else. A white inidivudual can do the same exact acts as a black or hispanic individual.
Think of it, black and hispanic people do a lot of crimes, OK. Thats common for the news to mention that. But what about all the white people ?
They kill and murder more people than anyone! The guy who shot all the children in connecticut, he was white. Tell me when was their a black guy who came in a school of little children who shot up everyone ?

RACE is not a factor nor is SEX or RELIGION !!
Its the parents, how they were raised, and what beliefs they were taught.
Stop blaming people and start raising your children the right way so that their generation wont get screwed up. Because when all you babyboomers will be stealing all the social security in America enjoying your life, you still will be dependent on the younger generation.

Give people goood role models to look up to.

25 RAPID RATE July 26, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Yay now lets give amnesty to 30 million illegal aliens and there wonderful children!!! Great idea!!!

26 Critics Anonymous July 26, 2013 at 11:59 AM

And for those of you judging Virginia Ln and Detroit and Monument, get a life. Yes its overpopulated, yes their are a lot of people doing stupid things. But unless you bother the people who do the stupid crap, its actually a great neighborhood. Just have common sense ! I feel welcome everytime i drive by. Detroit is my home, and i wouldnt have it any other way.

27 syd July 26, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Right on Futurama.

28 Julie July 26, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Kids are a product of their upbringing, as well as their environment. Any parent knows that!

29 Anon July 26, 2013 at 12:42 PM

@Critics Anonymous…
Over-pupulated = more than 2 families to a apartment….
Feeling Welcome = I’m packin so don’t mess with me
People doing stupid crap = I don’t want to work so let me steal from you
Detroit is my home = I’m Hispanic and these are my people

Please the place is a crap hole where even my brother, who was disabled and blind got harrassed….he had to move he felt so Welcome

30 old concord July 26, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Another sad story in Concord today . Hope something good can come out of it .

31 ANNON July 26, 2013 at 12:51 PM

As parents we do the best we can and teach them to respect themselves and to respect others. Without the respect for themselves there is no way to respect others. Sometimes it is unfortunate that we as parents have to go through these difficult times with our children when all along their journey we were by their side and taught them well. I do believe it is their company or possibly drugs. Parents can not be with their children 24/7 but we are always in hopes that our teachings taught them well. This is unfortunate for the parents if they were in the childs (young teen) life!

32 Veronica July 26, 2013 at 12:51 PM

@Critics #26-
Either I’m missing the sarcasm, or you are part of the problem. Detroit, Monument, Virginia are all toilet bowls. Anyonewho chooses to reside there is either a criminal, illegal (which is also criminal), mentally handicapped, or just plain stupid.

33 SoRight! July 26, 2013 at 1:29 PM

such a shame…where are the parents in all of this. I’m glad I raised my child to be more respectful than this.

34 Too many people July 26, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Start blaming the landlords. There used to be a time when you could only have say 2 people in a 1 bedroom or 4 in a 2 bedroom. Not anymore. You have multiple familes living in a 2 bedroom apartment. The hang up sheets to divide sleeping areas. They have no furniture because it’s mostley just mattress on the floors. It’s over crowded, so people get bored, get drunk start fights, steal, get each other pregnant, etc. Sorry but these are the facts. Tell our wonderful City council to make the landlords more responsible. If you tell them it’s only 2 people to a 1 bedroom apartment most families wouldn’t be able to live there. Which would mean less crime.

35 Geoff Myers July 26, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Lets stop locking up our misguided, and abused. The children are the future. Unknown-st to them
We have given them an extremely heavy burden to pay for our failures.
I’m sure if we concentrated on saving their lives instead of destroying their lives they might go further in life. Of course everything is a case by case basis. No one families circumstances are pristine or identical.
This is where quality knowledgeable case workers are needed. It is easy, and thoughtless to shove them into a system that’s broken. The end results are not positive for society.
Where they go is the most important decision. Schools not prisons.
I really don’t want to pay for a 15 year old to waste their life sitting in jail.
Feeling abandoned and betrayed becoming more dangerous. Besides Nobody died.

36 Find Waldo July 26, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Critics Anonymous,

You are either bluffing or very naive. Monument sucks, and a parent can only do so much when raising a child. Religion DOES have a role in today’s atrocities. How many bombers have been radical Muslims? This is real life, no Socialogy class at DVC.

37 @Critics Anonymous July 26, 2013 at 3:23 PM

A parent can only teach the child to follow the right path–but when they become of age; it is out of the parent’s hands. A parent can only do so much–it’s up to the child to do the right thing as they grow.

38 @critics anonymous July 26, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Ah, a boomer blamer, sure, like every one
else ,now and then, you look for someone or
something else to blame. Same old lame
song and dance. It’s parents, it’s kids,
It’s people ” making poor choices”.
Give us a break, there is not one cause,
there are many different causes for this type
behavior. Sadly though, adults as well as
children and young adults just don’t take
any responsibility for anything. Excuses,
excuses, excuses!

39 Howard K Mullins III July 26, 2013 at 3:53 PM

The parents should be held responsible for the actions of their children.

40 Nuts July 26, 2013 at 3:53 PM

I’ll side with bringing back Blue laws, rolling up the sidewalks at night, using the bible as a bludgeon and declaring Sharia Law in the Monument 4 Corners area.

41 led July 26, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Futurama is right that there’s no rationality behind the “kids these days are so much worse” nostalgia. Look at crime rate trends, please, before you conclude that the world is going to hell in a handbasket.

42 eric July 26, 2013 at 4:39 PM

@ Critics Anonymous – You are part of the problem in our society today. You write (and probably say) things as fact that indeed are not. You wrote that white people kill more people than anyone else and then referenced the preschool shooter in Connecticut. In fact, more people in America are killed by African Americans than any other race. Yes, there have been incidents like the Connecticut or Colorado shooters where the perpetrator was white but for every one of those guys there are 20-25 African American perpetrators that participate in crimes that end up in the loss of life. This whole story didn’t even need to be about race, it’s about how violent our society is becoming but you (like so many other idiots in our society) spew thoughts and ideas like they are facts and hide behind a screen name on a computer to continue to push a misguided agenda. The Monument corridor including Meadow Lane, Detroit Ave and the surrouding area is primarily populated by Hispanics and Latinos but that is not what makes that area so troubled. The problem is that so much of that areas population are renters and don’t own their own homes. That makes a big difference in how people behave in their neighborhood. I live within a mile from Monument and Meadow Lane and yet my neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful. There are plenty of Hispanics and Latinos (along with numerous other ethnicities and races) in my neighborhood but the majority own their homes and aren’t just renting. They (me included) care about what is happening next door and acrossed the street unlike the troubled areas of Monument and Detroit. Some people have already touched on the way to clean up the problem is to put more pressure on the City of Concord to enforce the laws and codes already on the books as it pertains to landlords and rental properties. Again, this isn’t a race issue, it’s a low-income transient population vs. ownership issue.

43 Darwin July 26, 2013 at 5:21 PM

@Eric #42
Great post, well written.

44 The Grant July 26, 2013 at 6:00 PM

GO RAIDERS!!!

45 Steve July 26, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Some people choose to live by a “different code of ethics.” I stay out of bad neighborhoods, and as far as my tax dollars, all I can do is vote.

46 Beez July 26, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Where WERE the parents?? This happened AT THE RESIDENCE OF BOTH TEENS, IN THE COURTYARD. Where were the “parents”?

47 Anon July 26, 2013 at 7:06 PM

JoseB stabbed JoseC, so what, deport them both and their families.

48 Mary July 26, 2013 at 7:24 PM

@Truthmann #7

Exactly, todays 15 and up are not the same kids as yesteryear. Todays “kids” are much taller and much more built than an average adult.

As for Trayvon, your right the media and Obama keeps calling him a kid and the photos do not stop showing him when he was younger. If they keep making him younger and younger Trayvon could be the poster child of Late Term Abortion.

49 Frito Bandito July 26, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Where were the Parents!!!??? One time in the late 1990’s we had a Mother’s Day event on the apartments in the 1700 Block of Monument..The Mama’s Sons turned out to belong to rival gangs and all Hell broke out.

50 Justsayn July 26, 2013 at 7:49 PM

The root in all these posts is fear and bias.
If some of you are parents I can understand
your kids today acting like they do. Thinking
they are more entitled than others. I find
solice in the fact that I only read your mostly
Idiotic rhetoric, and don’t have to live with you
and hear you everyday.
You can cure stupid, but most won’t take the
cure, education, explanation, understanding!
If there is no hope it is because of people
like some of you!

51 concord July 26, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Make his parents pay for ALL HIS COURT FEES and his ARREST. I’m sick of all these punks being a burden on the taxpayer. Let their parents pay for the little maget and then maybe they’ll quit breeding.

52 Ellie July 26, 2013 at 8:56 PM

@Critics … “stealing Social Security”?????? Give me a break! I have been paying into something every paycheck that was supposed to be voluntary, but our government made into a mandatory tax. Then our government decided to “co-mingle” the funds with the general fund so they could balance the budget. I assume you are also aware that your elected officials receive their full pay for the rest of their lives from social security., Who is stealing social security? Not the boomers —- we would have preferred to be putting that money into our 401K’s where the government didn’t have control over our retirement account!

53 Ellie July 26, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Ever wonder if all the steroids our cows and chickens are being fed plays a part in the violence? (ie uncontrolable anger) We know that the antibiotics that are fed to them are part of the escalating problem of super bugs. Take the food coloring and additives away from kids and most of them discover they didn’t have ADD after all, just an allergy to chemicals they are being poisoned with. There is a reason European countries have banned these food additives.

54 Random Task July 26, 2013 at 10:06 PM

bah kids went bad when they couldn’t get an attention getter when ever they strayed …….a 4th grader knew it and went bad telling everyone his parents can not do anything about it because there is a law and he can just call the police and they will be arrested …..a 4th grader said this knew this and went bad because of this ..dem law ……kids are not hneld responsible for their actions and they know it ……..so why toe the line when it does not matter if they do or not …….and that kid shows the other kids and then you have those kids show all the other kids ……now the kids with parents who do not let the idiots and gov tell them how to raise their children are the kids going to college and getting good jobs to pay for the prisons for these ( do what ever they want) kids. Now not one politician will come up and say they blew it and start the discipline train up so ask your self why you see 2 year olds throwing fits and hitting their parents and screaming unless they get a treat ……….until you make the parents liable for their kids actions they will get worse the schools will get worse and this country will get worse …….but sure so ahead and keep the dems around so they can make new policy and panels and groups and programs to deal with all the kids they have created by pushing policy to get votes …….feel free to hold on to the dream that nothing is wrong and as long as your head is in the sand …its not raining right …….feel free to send your children to public schools and support the further demise of the system you voted for and are sieged by ……feel free to throw your kids to the wolves and then sue when they are ultimately sent to prison or the morgue because the state is supposed to see to it they do good and support the country. The parents vote and the kids get the crumbs to live off ….basically parents vote dem so they do not have to lift a finger ever…. the state is responsible for their… free health care ….section 8 housing …..free education or lack there of ………and their free jail cell …….must be nice to have as many kids as you want and not have to take care of them as long as you keep voting dem.

55 Concord Guy July 28, 2013 at 4:33 AM

They want to act like an adult then let them pay the adult price

56 concord hater #1 July 29, 2013 at 9:59 AM

@Critics Anonymous #26:

Yeah, i am sure that your beloved Detriot avenue is such a great place to live. what leads you to arrive at that conclusion? could it be the sharply declining home prices, or the local chumps getting hauled away in police cars for dealing drugs and stabbing people?

57 concord hater #1 July 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM

I once saw an infant walking down Monument with a glock in his diapers….no big deal, so why is this news?????

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