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Gang stabbing in Granger results in two being nabbed

GRANGER - Two men have been arrested in connection with a stabbing that occurred this past Saturday in the 300 block of Sunnyside Avenue in Granger.

On Saturday, April 16, at approximately 4:55 p.m. the Granger Police Department, Yakima County Sheriff's Office and the Zillah Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing at a residence in Granger.

According to the Granger Police Department, when officers arrived at the scene they found a 24-year-old Hispanic male in the back yard who had been stabbed multiple times in the abdomen and back. The man was transported to Yakima Regional Hospital, where he underwent surgery and is currently listed in critical condition.

The police quickly developed suspect and vehicle information regarding the stabbing incident, which led to the arrest of one of four suspects. Saturday, police arrested 20-year-old Bernardo Olvera Jr. of Yakima in the 300 block of Guzman Avenue in Granger. According to the Granger Police Department, the vehicle the four suspects fled in, a black 1993 Honda Accord, was also recovered at a residence on Guzman Avenue.

On Sunday, at approximately 5:40 p.m., the Granger and Zillah police departments served a search warrant at a residence in the 1000 block of Cabernet St. in Granger and arrested a second suspect involved in the stabbing. The police arrested 18-year-old Rogelio Chavez.

According to the Granger Police Department, the two men arrested are being charged with attempted murder and criminal gang intimidation. The two men are being transferred to Yakima County Jail for arraignment today (Monday). Granger police are still looking for two suspects thought to be involved in the weekend stabbing incident.

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