THREE STABBED AT CINCO DE MAYO PARTY: Three people were stabbed at a Cinco de Mayo party in Patterson early Sunday morning, authorities reported. Two of the victims are in stable condition and a third is in critical condition, said Lt. Mike Radford with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department. No one is in custody. At about 2 a.m., deputies were sent to a dispute in the 600 block of Yancey Court. Three people had arrived at the party and started an argument with the guests, Radford said. It wasn't clear whether the trio crashed the party or were invited. One of the three pulled out a knife and stabbed three guests, Radford said. No other information about the victims or assailants was available Sunday. Initial reports included no indication that the stabbing was gang-related, Radford said. The Sheriff's Department is asking anyone with information about the fight to call Detective Michael Fisher at 892-5071. Callers can leave an anonymous tip at CrimeStoppers, 521-4636.
DRUG AWARENESS FOR SIXTH-GRADERS: Sixth-graders at Fair Oaks Elementary School in Oakdale will witness how drug abuse can be harmful in a prevention program Tuesday put on by the California Highway Patrol. Students will move among 10 tents, learning about drugs, Juvenile Hall, the court system and probation, said officer Tom Killian, CHP spokesman. The event will emphasize participation to make the day's lessons sink in, he said. The event is not open to the public.
HIGHWAY 132 CRASH NEAR LA GRANGE: A Citrus Heights woman suffered major injuries including broken bones after the Harley-Davidson motorcycle she and her husband were riding crashed Sunday morning two miles east of La Grange. California Highway Patrol officer Richard Kennell arrested the husband, Donald Lichtenauer, 61, on suspicion of driving under the influence of methamphetamine. The couple were driving west on Highway 132 about 11 a.m. when Lichtenauer and his wife, Linda, approached a curve too fast, skidded and crashed into a barbed wire fence, Kennell said. They were thrown from the bike. Donald Lichtenauer suffered minor injuries. His wife was taken by helicopter to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto and was in stable condition Sunday afternoon when she was taken into surgery.