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Two Sets of Assaults in Campbell Over Labor Day Weekend, One Gang-Related

Five suspects in the two assaults were not found by Campbell Police.

A gang-related attack involving four teenagers is being investigated by Campbell Police.

On Saturday, Sept. 1 at about 8:07 p.m. an 18-year-old, a 16-year-old and a third suspect between the ages of 15 and 17 confronted a person near the corner of Rosemary Lane and Winchester Boulevard, the Campbell Police report stated.

The person attempted to leave the area in another alleged victim’s car when two rocks were thrown at their vehicle, the report said. One of the rocks shattered the rear window.

At this point, both victims got out of their car and the 18-year-old suspect and one of the victims got into a physical fight. The 18-year-old and 16-year-old were both caught while fleeing. The third suspect between the ages of 15 and 17 is still outstanding.

A second assault in the same area of Winchester and Rosemary took place Sunday, Sept. 2 at 3:55 p.m.

In this incident, the alleged victim was approached by four male adults while walking home. The first suspect, an 18-year-old wearing a white T-shirt and red shoes approached the victim and then punched the victim. The other three males joined in the assault, the report said.

All suspects fled prior to the officer's arrival.

"Investigators will be looking into the possibility these two crimes are related, however at this point there is insufficient evidence to tie them together," Campbell Police Capt. Charley Adams said.

So far this year, there have been three similar assaults in this area (including these two) and one in July, Adams said.  

There were two other assaults similar to the ones this weekend that were reported in the area during the same time period in 2011( one in June and one in August), he said. 

Kristen September 05, 2012 at 03:20 AM
This is terrible! I live in the neighborhood behind the community center and stories like this are so disturbing. Very sad that this is happening in Campbell.
Janet Davis September 05, 2012 at 06:19 PM
I hear ya. I live just on the other side of Campbell Ave. from the commnity center and am saddened to hear that this kind of activity is happening so close to home. I guess the area over on the other side of Hamilton Ave. is expanding??

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