(Wilmington, DE 19805) Last night, (July 3) at approximately 8:00 p.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Mary Ella drive in the community of Chestnut Run Village for the report of a person who had been stabbed.  As the officers were driving to the scene, they began to receive numerous calls regarding a large fight involving machetes, and baseball bats.

When the officers arrived the officers located the 47-year-old male victim and had him transported to a local hospital.  He was later treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Patrol officers then learned that the suspects had fled into an area apartment building.  Officers set up a perimeter and eventually made contact with 26-year-old Mario Alberto Lara-Landeros, and 34-year-old  Alejandro Mendoza.  After a brief investigation, both suspects were taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for minor injuries received in the fight. After being treated they were transported to the New Castle County Division of Police Headquarters.

Both Mario Lara-Landeros and Alejandro Mendoza were charged with one count each: felony Aggravated Menacing, felony Conspiracy Second Degree and misdemeanor Assault Third Degree.  They were arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 11 and held in lieu of $4000 secured bail.

If you have any information and/or video pertaining to this investigation, please contact New Castle County Division of Police at (302) 573-2800.

Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com.,or (IM) on the New Castle County Division of Police Facebook page. Citizens can also submit a tip anonymously by text. Send a text to 847411 with NCCDE in the text field and your tip.

Mario Lara-Landeros                                              Alejandro Mendoza