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Three more arrested in Rose Bowl brawl

December 7, 2010 | 11:28 am


Three more men were in custody Tuesday on suspicion of attempted murder during a pre-game brawl at the Rose Bowl that left two victims with stab wounds.

Arthur Cisneros, 25; Anthony Cisneros, 22; and Akira Cisneros, 24, all of Winnetka, were arrested Monday evening by Pasadena police detectives investigating the incident, said Lt. Tracey Ibarra, who oversees detectives.

Ibarra said the additional arrests resulted from interviews with witnesses and video captured of the fighting before the UCLA-USC football game.

The three were being held in lieu of $1 million bail each.

Arturo Cisneros, 44, who authorities say is the trio’s father, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder. Also arrested were Joshua Elder, 24, of Temple City, and Steve Michael Radu, 27, of Monrovia.

Detectives are expected to ask prosecutors to charge the men in the attacks that left Joshua Dirling, 27, stabbed in the cheekbone and Vimal Patel, 24, with stab wounds to his body.

The arrests came as the city considers cracking down on the hours it allows tailgaters to gather before games in parking lot and fields around the stadium.

On Monday, the L.A. County Dist. Atty.’s office charged Elder and Radu with a variety of crimes connected to the incident, including felony resisting arrest. Elder also was charged with exhibiting a deadly weapon.

Witnesses told The Times that the brawl erupted after two groups of tailgaters began fighting when a football was tossed and accidentally hit a car connected with one of the groups.


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-- Richard Winton