Five men stabbed at Momo's Downtown Four Huntington...

July 17, 2003

Five men stabbed at Momo's Downtown

Four Huntington residents and one Rohnart Park resident were

stabbed in a large fight that broke out at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday outside

of Momo's bar on Main Street Downtown.

Police arrested three Huntington Beach men on suspicion of

attempted homicide: James Jones, 21, Eric Schmidt, 20, and Christian

Hanson, 21. All three are being held in the Huntington Beach Police


Department Jail.

None of the wounds were life threatening, Huntington Beach Police

Lt. Janet Perez said.

Robert Coley, 26, was stabbed in the chest and right arm, and

Jacob Moyanihan, 23, in the right armpit area. Both Huntington

residents were taken to the medical center at the UC Irvine.

Huntington resident Ryan Hoover, 26, suffered cuts to the hand, and

Rohnart Park resident Edward White, 20, was stabbed in the stomach.

Both were both taken to Western Medical Center. Huntington resident

Jeremy Caldwell also received small cuts, but was not hospitalized.

Police don't know what caused the fight, Perez said. The incident

is under investigation.

Brea man dies in fight Downtown

A 19-year-old Brea man died Monday in an Irvine hospital after

suffering severe head injuries from a fight in Downtown Huntington


Huntington Beach Police, who were notified by a nearby resident of

the fight, arrived to find Preston Nicholas Van Houten lying in the

street shortly after 2 a.m. Monday in the 200 block of 22nd Street.

He was surrounded by a large crowd of people when police arrived.

Witnesses told police that after being struck, Van Houten fell

onto the ground and hit his head on the pavement, Huntington Beach

Police Lt. Janet Perez said.

"We can't say at this point whether alcohol played a part or

whether they were fighting over something specific," Perez said.

No weapons were involved, Perez said.

Van Houten was transported to UCI Medical Center by the fire

department paramedics. He died at 9 p.m. Monday.

No arrests have been made and the incident is still under


Man drowns while bodyboarding

A 22-year-old Long Beach man drowned Tuesday night while boogie

boarding at Huntington City Beach after sundown.

His friends spotted him floating face down in the water after they

saw his board wash ashore, Marine Safety Lt. Mike Beuerlein said. The

man was pulled from the water at about 8:15 p.m. between city beach

lifeguard towers 22 and 24. Marine Safety would not release the name

of the man.

After paramedics couldn't resuscitate the man, he was taken to

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