A feud between neighbors living on Conifer Terrace in Blackhawk escalated and ended violently Wednesday night, with deputy sheriff’s reporting one neighbor stabbed and a second in custody.
Sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee detailed much of the incident in a release issued by the department Friday, saying that a dispute between neighbors heightened until deputies were called to the 200 block of Conifer at about 11:18 p.m. Wednesday.
Responding deputies located a stabbing victim, a 47-year-old Blackhawk man, and after talking with parties in the area, found and arrested 69-year-old James Spence of Blackhawk.
Spence was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism charges with his bail set at $50,000. He has since made bail and been released, according to Lee. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment. His condition is not currently known.
Deputies say the stabbing appears to be the end-result of a dispute between both men with neighbors saying the vandalism charges stem from an apparent tire-slashing incident on the street.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Blackhawk Police Services at (925) 736-1018. You can also call the anonymous tip line at (866) 846-3592. Tips can also be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nice to hear the adults are using their big boy words to work out those differences.
Starting to sound like the Sharks and Jets up in Blackhawk. Do they have colors and lower their Beemers?
Sounds gang related. Seriously, these two are old enough to know better. Grow up.
Don’t park in front of someone’s house in “the bubble”
How do you have a knife fight while pushing your walker?
Neighbor “slashing”. Someone could have died. He needs to be locked up!
Another political argument gone bad.
I don’t know I had a different idea of what life was like in there.
Just because you have some money and can afford to put gates around your house doesn’t mean you aren’t batshit crazy.
Hard to believe. Or maybe not.
We’re starting to turn on one another.
I wonder if the CC&Rs cover stabbing the neighbor.
Everyone is so tense right now.
Women talking about this in Lunardis this afternoon. Unbelievable it happened here.
I suppose you just never know who’s going to move in next door do you?
Why do they put gates around these communities? A: To keep the crazy people in.