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Woman arrested after her husband was stabbed near Hilltop

Renee Shadforth, Sierra Sun
Salina Ahtye Crawford
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A woman arrested by Truckee police Saturday is suspected of attempting to murder her husband.

Salina Ahtye Crawford, 25, is being held without bail in Nevada County Jail in Truckee after investigators concluded she stabbed her husband, 36-year-old Brett Anthony Crawford, with a 4-inch dirk (a straight-bladed dagger) in a Hilltop area parking lot Saturday afternoon, according to Truckee Police Department reports.

The Crawfords told investigators that their permanent residence is in San Francisco. It is unclear why the Crawfords were in Truckee, and investigators believe the couple was staying in a Hilltop apartment complex, said Truckee police interim Cmdr. Dave Dohn.

After the altercation, the suspect drove her husband to Tahoe Forest Hospital, police said. He was admitted to the emergency room in critical condition with a single stab wound in the chest and taken into surgery immediately, said hospital spokeswoman Teri Smith. After he was stabilized, the victim was transported by helicopter to Washoe Medical Center, according to police reports.

Truckee police, the Nevada County District Attorney’s Office and the California Department of Justice conducted an investigation that led to the location of the reported stabbing.

Investigators reported they found evidence of a struggle in one of the Crawford’s vehicles, including cut seats, blood marks and the dirk. Police said the Crawfords were involved in a domestic dispute, which led to a physical altercation. Then, the suspect stabbed her husband, according to police reports.

Earlier this week, investigators were able to interview Brett Crawford at Washoe Med after his tubes were removed and the background investigation is ongoing, Dohn said.


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