UPDATED: Arrest Following Overnight Stabbing on Water Street

Milford police have arrested a 23-year-old man following a stabbing early Saturday.

Milford police have arrested a 23-year-old man and charged him with the stabbing of another man at 23 Water St.

David Segundo Dutan-Guaman, 23, is charged with armed assault in a dwelling, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and two outstanding warrants that were unrelated to the crime. Dutan-Guaman is being held at Milford Police headquarters on $5,000 cash bail.

According to police, officers responded at 2:19 a.m. to a reported disturbance at 23 Water St. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 21-year-old man had been stabbed. He was found a short distance away on Oliver Street after police followed a trail of blood that led from the suspect's apartment.

The victim received a stab wound to the tricep area of his arm. He was treated at Milford Regional Medical Center and transferred to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worceter. His condition is not considered life threatening, police said.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has initiated an investigation to determine whether Dutan-Guaman is living in the U.S. illegally and is subject to removal, and has issued an immigration detainer notice.

This means that should be be released, he will be held by ICE.

Joe Rizoli February 22, 2012 at 06:58 AM
This comment: >>And so it follows that it would be wrong for the local police, for instance, to target potential renters based on their surnames or appearance.>> Absolutely true. But you can ask a simple question to these people. Are you a legal resident of this country? For businesses, do you as a business owner comply with the laws of residency and do your employees comply with all federal and state laws as to residency? Pretty simple David. It has nothing to do with what you look like. In Mexico the police can stop ANYBODY and ask them for their papers. If you are NOT in harmony with their rules as to being a LEGAL visitor of that country you can be deported immediately. Same applies here. You have the right as the Declaration of Independence says to: "SAFETY" and "HAPPINESS": Having Illegal Aliens run people over and murder and kill you does nothing for your SAFETY and HAPPINESS. Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; http://www.immivasion.us/art4sect4/art4sect4.html Joe Rizoli
Jim Rizoli February 22, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Hmmmm, let me understand this....The illegals break all sorts of our LAWS and we can't ask them simple questions like what's up? Gee, we might hurt their feelings! I'm curious whose country is this? Yup...The foxes have taken over the Hen House....again. No surrender....but it sure seems the battle is lost. Jim@ccfiile.com
UglyHat February 22, 2012 at 02:52 PM
David is right that it is the federal government’s responsibility to address this. Trafficking of illegal drugs is also the responsibility of the federal government. Why do they allow local law enforcement to deal with drugs but not illegal immigrants? Answer – illegal immigrants have families here that can vote. This administration has no interest in slowing the tide of illegal immigration. They want the votes. The republicans do not want to do anything about it either – they want cheap labor. In the meantime, we have thousands of people that don’t obey our laws and aren’t punished or held financially liable. Instead they are supported by social programs intended to support Americans. I don’t know what to do about it other than vote against those that work against us. This problem will not be solved anytime soon.
David Nolta February 22, 2012 at 04:11 PM
UglyHat, pretty reasonable and well-stated, as usual, even if the simple fact of having family here doesn't explain the situation comprehensively from my point of view (I'm sure it plays a role, but I don't think that can be the only reason for the difference in enforcement policies you describe. I think that the fact that a majority of illegals are presumed to be engaged in less dangerous activities than, to use your example, drug trafficking, makes them less a priority for overworked police. Just my guess.). Though the Secure Communities program starts next year, right? And that should allow a little more leeway to the local authorities--accent on AUTHORITIES--not just anybody who feels like it... I for one do not want to have a bunch of numskulls running around vigilante-style and "cracking down" on people they don't like the looks or sounds of. Frankly that's worse than the behavior of most of the illegals I know about. I'm also glad you recognize this as a bi-partisan problem.
UglyHat February 22, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Agreed, I don’t want vigilantes or numskulls either. I just want rules that everyone understands applied, judged and enforced equally. No favorites. No black lists. No exceptions for the rich and powerful. It really doesn't seem that hard - but it is.


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