Detectives on lookout for suspects linked to Salida stabbings

Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department detectives are on the lookout for two men believed to have been involved in Salida stabbings last weekend that sent a man and woman to the hospital, authorities said.

The two are identified as Norberto Martinez, 29, and Severiano Martinez, 40. Both are homeless and are known to frequent the Turlock and West Modesto areas, according to Deputy Andrew Winter.

They are considered armed and dangerous.

It appears the two are related to Miguel Ivan Tamayo Martinez, 31, who surrendered to authorities on Sunday evening. The incident was reported to the Sheriff’s Department at 12:42 a.m.

Miguel Ivan Tamayo Martinez apparently arrived at a residence in the 4800 block of Wallasey Way and argued with his wife. The argument became physical, and the woman was stabbed, Lt. Mario Cisneros said. The boyfriend was injured as he tried to intervene and restrain the husband.

The boyfriend was treated at a Modesto hospital and released. The woman had surgery. Cisneros said Monday the woman was in stable condition at a Modesto hospital.

Detectives believe Norberto Martinez and Severiano Martinez accompanied Miguel Ivan Tamayo Martinez when he went to the victim’s house, Winter said. There is also a possibility that the two males subjects assaulted the victim’s boyfriend.

Anyone who witnesses these two in public should immediately call 911.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Detective McQueary at 525-7099.

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