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NEWBURY PARK : Man Arrested in Screwdriver Stabbing

Ventura County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Newbury Park man who, along with an unknown suspect, allegedly stabbed a man with a screwdriver in an attempted robbery Sunday, authorities said.

Timothy O’Malley, 23, turned himself in Monday afternoon, a Sheriff’s Department spokesman said. He was booked at County Jail on suspicion of assaulting and attempting to rob Luis Caraveo, 31, also of Newbury Park.

Caraveo was assaulted after O’Malley and another man offered to sell him stereo equipment, the spokesman said. Caraveo told detectives that when he refused to buy the equipment, the men attacked him, stabbing him several times with a screwdriver. The suspects fled when residents came out to investigate the Newbury Park disturbance, the spokesman said.

Caraveo was treated at Los Robles Medical Center in Thousand Oaks and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

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O’Malley was arrested after he turned himself in. The Sheriff’s Department is still looking for the other man.

Ventura County Crime Stoppers has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the other man. Tips can be called in anonymously to 385-TALK.


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