Cops: Stamford Woman Stabbed Herself, Then Run Over By Fleeing Partner

Both Maricela Linares-Alvarado and her partner Pedro Antonio Menchu-Garcia suffered stab wounds during the incident; Menchu-Garcia allegedly ran over his partner as he drove away from his home, according to police.


Two parties were arrested following an altercation that sent both to the hospital, one with self-inflicted wounds, Lt. Diedrich Hohn said Thursday morning.

Officers were dispatched to an address in the 300 block of Glenbrook Rd. at approximately 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning for reports of a woman having been stabbed and run over, Hohn said.

Upon arrival, officers discovered Maricela Linares-Alvarado, 30, of Glenbrook Rd., at the scene with a small puncture wound to her chest and tire track marks on her right forearm, Hohn said.

A "Be On the Look Out" (BOLO) was issued for Pedro Antonio Menchu-Garcia, 27, of Culloden Rd., who was the party with whom Linares-Alvarado allegedly had gotten into a physical altercation that resulted in her injuries, according to Hohn.

Menchu-Garcia was stopped on Culloden Rd. and arrested a short time later in Stamford and it was discovered he had two small stab wounds to his rear shoulder and arm, Hohn said.

Hohn classified the incident as a "domestic situation" and said earlier in the evening Wednesday, Menchu-Garcia had visited Linares-Alvarado's residence, where they had gotten into a physical altercation before Menchu-Garcia left. He then returned later, where a fight again ensued.

It was in the middle of this argument that Hohn said Linares-Alvarado admitted to lifting her shirt and stabbing herself once in the chest. She then allegedly attacked Menchu-Garcia, stabbing him twice, Hohn said. 

As Menchu-Garcia fled to his vehicle and began to back away from the home, Linares-Alvarado allegedly tried to enter the passenger's side door. Menchu-Garcia allegedly gunned the engine, causing Linares-Alvarado to fall to the ground, where she was then allegedly run over by Menchu-Garcia, Hohn said.

Both were taken to the hospital, where they were treated and released. However, during the visit to the hospital, Menchu-Garcia was allegedly found to be in possession of cocaine, Hohn said.

Linares-Alvarado was charged with second-degree assault, carrying a dangerous weapon and second-degree hindering prosecution. She was held on a $10,000 bond.

Menchu-Garcia was charged with possession of narcotics, third-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment and breach of peace. He was held on a $5,000 bond.

Both were scheduled to appear in court Thursday.


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