Man Stabs Woman Christmas Morning, Flees From Police with Two Young Children

Carlos Sanchez, 36, stabbed a female victim, 35, before leading police on a chase with two young children in the car.

On early Tuesday, a 36-year-old man stabbed a woman and then fled in a car with two young children, leading police on a chase.

At 2:25 a.m. Tuesday, Watsonville Police were dispatched to a victim’s report of a stabbing in the 20 block of Sydney Ave. 

Officers found a female victim, 35, suffering from at least one stab wound to the upper torso, according to Watsonville Police. Carlos Sanchez, 36, who is known to the victim, had stabbed her, and then fled the scene, in a vehicle with two young children. 

A countywide Be On The Lookout (BOL) was placed, and Sanchez was located in the un-incorporated area of Watsonville by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Deputies.

Sanchez led SCSO Deputies, the California Highway Patrol Officers and Watsonville Police officers on a pursuit throughout the city and out to northbound Hwy 1.

The chance ended in the area of Freedom Blvd. and Hwy 1. After a short standoff with law enforcement, Sanchez was safely taken into custody and the children were safely located. 

The victim was treated at the scene by members of the Watsonville Fire Department and American Medical Response Medics, and then transported by helicopter to a Bay Area Trauma Center for her life threatening injuries. As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, the victim was not in stable condition.

This case is being investigated by the Watsonville Police Department Investigations Bureau, who encourages anyone with information about the case to call 768-3350 or the Watsonville Police Anonymous Tip line at 768-3544.

Start Making Sense December 28, 2012 at 11:06 PM
All too well.
Disgusted December 28, 2012 at 11:13 PM
Characteristics, and impressions you make of yourself leaves the door wide open for people to assume and judge you and that she did. Self inflicted wounds deserve no sympathy! And both HORRIBLE parents! AND always judged others when they need to clean their own back yard first!
Kelly Correia December 28, 2012 at 11:13 PM
Angry It Is Obvious That These People With The Nonsense Comments Have NO Idea Who My Niece And Carlos Are, They Are Just Grasping At Things To Try To Fit Their Judgement On The Whole Situation That They Have No Idea About. It Is Ridiculous To Read And Even More Ridiculous To See How People Feed Into It. There Are A Few Level Headed Here And Those I Believe Are The Ones That DO Know The Family So To All Of You Thank You For Seeing It For What It Is ...And To Those Who Just Feel The Need To Put Others Down Without Knowing ANYTHING About What The Truth And Facts Are I Won't Waste My Breathe, My Niece And The Babies Need Our Support And Love And Help Right Now. And Carlos Family Needs It Too, So Maybe You Should All Use Some Of Your Energy On Positive Thoughts And/Or Prayers Etc. For The Ones Involved And The Families Struggling Through This Horrible Tragedy.
Kelly Correia December 28, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Friendly Voice Thank You For Your Comment.
Angry December 28, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Omg...are any of these idiots actually reading the comments?! I'm friends with the entire family! Including Carlos! And no, there is no sleeping around you stupid moron because I'm female. The mom is a good and half the arguments she would have with Carlos was regarding his excessive drinking habits. I know from a recent visit that Carlos's drug abuse is a fairly recent thing. The kids mom would not allow drugs to be done in her home, so unless you were sitting face to face with Carlos in his home while he partook in such drug activity, you have no place saying she allowed it. A few of you should look into purchasing a thesaurus, because many of you could use a lesson in vocabulary usage. And those of you who have nothing better to do then talk bad about a family who has been to hell and back the past few days are no less worthy the scum you talk of. The children are loved by their mother and a slew of friends and family as well. Their mother will always have an army to lift her up and support her against the horrendous people that find it necessary to stick their noses where they don't belong. Continue your awful comments, but there are those of us who know what truly happened and will make sure your comments are nothing but burned in the hell which you probably belong.
Kelly Correia December 28, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Well Said Angry Again I Thank You.
Disgusted December 29, 2012 at 12:16 AM
Yes she should of learned along time ago to keep her nose out of people's business and trying to fix her own family issues! I'm sure she drove her husband crazy just like everyone else Too busy judging everyone else, that's why shes in this predicament! What comes around goes around.
Jenny Rodre December 29, 2012 at 12:20 AM
So your staying with 'I'm not Bi'? Well we all have the right I guess. LOL. OBTW - there is no hell. Only this. If you make it hell then just enjoy.
Angry December 29, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Sane, insane, level headed or not. ABSOLUTELY NO ONE deserves what happened to her. And those children did not deserve any of the tragic events that they were put through either.
Jenny Rodre December 29, 2012 at 12:22 AM
@kelly = u have a problem with your cap locks. June could fix that for you next time.
Jenny Rodre December 29, 2012 at 12:24 AM
Kelly == ur the ant, don't you know who they know, u know?
Angry December 29, 2012 at 12:25 AM
Jenny, your comment makes no sense. And how do you know there's no hell? Seems you're the devil himself and are here to prove there is such place.
Jenny Rodre December 29, 2012 at 12:26 AM
It's almost like it was all part of a plan with the drugs and the other problems. Deserves, perhaps not, but could have it all been avoided with some simple morals...yes it could have.
Angry December 29, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Avoided? Probably not. If not his wife, then probably someone else, hence a tragic event no matter what.
Kelly Correia December 29, 2012 at 02:03 AM
Jenny I have NO idea who you are but you obviously sound like someones bitter ex. And as far as saying it was all part of a plan? That makes NO SENSE whatsoever. For you to try to come here and post your nonsense is pointless in my opinion.
Kelly Correia December 29, 2012 at 02:05 AM
Disgusted, Again I ask you did you even know either one of them? You sound as bad as Jenny ..like a bitter ex.
Kelly Correia December 29, 2012 at 02:07 AM
All I can say is I hope this NEVER happens to ANY of you or your family members and you have to read this horrible crap people assume of your loved ones.
Kelly Correia December 29, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Jenny, You Posted This Below And You Said Don't I Know Who They Know? If You Are Referring To Me Questioning Disgusted? Because As Far As I Know ..I Know No One Named Disgusted And Neither Do They. However If People Would Use REAL Names Here It May Be Able To Know Who Is Who. But Those Throwing The Stones Are Hiding Behind Aliases And I Have No Way Of Knowing Who Is Who. P.S. My CAP LOCKS Are Just Fine But Thx For The Offer. Jenny Rodre 1 hour ago Kelly == ur the ant, don't you know who they know, u know?
Kelly Correia December 29, 2012 at 02:21 AM
The Original Reason I Came Here And Posted Was To Bring To Peoples Attention That The Families Need Not Be Exposed To Negative Crap There Is Enough Going On And I Thought Just Maybe People Would Be Respectful Enough To Refrain From Evil Comments Etc. But Obviously I Was Wrong. Like I Said The Families On Both Sides Are Suffering Due To This Horrible Tragedy ...And No One Needs Any More Negative What Everyone Needs Is Good Thoughts And Prayers Or Whatever For The Victim The Children Along With Good Thoughts And Prayers For The Sanchez Family As Well ...EVERYONE Is Going Through A LOT Right Now And This Crap Here Is Senseless And Not Healthy For Anyone.
Kelly Correia December 29, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Obviously NOT Many Mature Adults Here.
You Have Been Trolled December 29, 2012 at 02:38 AM
If you two idiots would stop posting that wacko chick fom the Brown Berets would stop trolling you. She is just trying to stir it up for her own perverse reason, ie she's working on her doctorate and needs fodder for a paper. You have been sucked into her web like so many others.
Kelly Correia December 29, 2012 at 02:43 AM
You Just Proved My Point ...Not Many Mature Adults Here.
You Have Been Trolled December 29, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Yet you keep posting. Please don't feed the troll.
Kelly Correia December 29, 2012 at 03:08 AM
LOL I'm Done, Feeding Time Is Over At The Zoo !
HizDesign December 29, 2012 at 03:32 AM
Kelly, Many of the comments posted on the patch are rude, distasteful, nonsense, and just plain dumb and empty. It is probably a good idea if you just avoid reading them. I will be praying for the family (the whole family, both accused and victims, as well as children and all other members touched by the incident); stay in peace Girl, don't let the trash-talkers fill your ears and mind with junk. :) Sylvia
Kelly Correia December 29, 2012 at 03:40 AM
Thank You Very Much :) Best To You Always Sylvia :)
Watsonville Girl December 29, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Why is it that people in any community are so quick to judge. It is sad that a mom is in the hospital, away from her children on Christmas. These children are confused and sad and don't have a parent to console them. Alcoholism, Drug abuse & Domestic violence affect all races, creeds, colors, the rich, the poor, the educated or uneducated. Why does anyone think they are any better than anyone else. This is all because people make bad choices, ie: abusing alcohol & drugs, if we spent more time educating our children about this perhaps we'd all be better off. There but for the Grace of God go I...love more, hate less, respect more, judge less. No one is perfect, just take a moment to appreciate your life and pray for those who are struggling.
James E Hanzlik, Jr. December 29, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Amen watsonville girl
regina bartlett December 29, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Very well said Watsonville Girl.
watcher December 31, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Kelly i am a very close family member and have been there since day 1. So you need to get your facts straight or learn to read. It was a sacastic remark regarding the victim and her non parenting skills. i know the paIN THIS HAS CAUSED BECAUSE i AM THERE WITH THEM. So you get your facts straight!


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