STUDIO CITY—Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Bureau and agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested murder suspect, William Rivera, 45, on October 5 fleeing the scene in his black 2019 Nissan Sentra after fatally stabbing Noel Cabrera, 31, in the left leg on October 2.
Officers from the North Hollywood Division responded to an ‘Assault with a Deadly Weapon’ (ADW) radio call in the 6700 block of Tujunga Avenue on October 2 at around 7:00 p.m. Upon arriving, officers discovered that the victim and suspect rented separate beds at the hostile were they were residing. Rivera and Cabrera got into an argument that escalated into a physical altercation, where Rivera stabbed Cabrera in the left leg with a knife. Cabrera, was treated by paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department and transported to a local hospital where he died from injuries he sustained.
Detectives gathered vehicle and suspect information and obtained a search & arrest warrant. Members of the LAPD & FBI Fugitives Task Force located Rivera in Studio City on October 5 where he had been living inside his vehicle. On October 8, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Van Nuys Branch, filed one count of murder, 187(a)PC, against the defendant.
He was arrested for murder pursuant to a Ramey warrant. A Ramey Warrant is an arrest warrant three to four pages in length signed and issued by a judge directing a law enforcement officer to arrest a specific suspect. It includes the name of the suspect, his or her address, and their physical description. Included in the warrant is a statement of probable cause and a description of the crime(s) allegedly committed by the suspect. The statement of probable cause also lists the name(s) of the victim(s).
Anyone with additional information on the incident is asked to call LAPD Valley Bureau Homicide, Detective G. Bucknell at (818) 374-9550. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.
Tipsters can visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.