Police continue to search for Willards stabbing suspect

Police continue to search for Willards stabbing suspect


(Sept. 6, 2013) A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of Ramon S. Avelino, 48, of Willards, who is wanted for stabbing an acquaintance early Tuesday morning. He is believed to be in the Delmarva area and he might be driving a mid-1990s blue or black Chevrolet Blazer, with unknown Delaware registration.

According to Maryland State Police, Avelino stabbed Irneo Rivera, 25, one of his neighbors, and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Rivera and several other people gathered at Avelino’s home to socialize Monday evening. Early Tuesday, an altercation occurred and evidence indicated that Avelino stabbed Rivera during that altercation, according to police, who were dispatched to the scene just before 2 a.m.

Rivera, who suffered several stab wounds, was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

Investigators from the Wicomico Bureau of Investigation and Maryland State Police crime scene technicians went to the site to investigate the stabbing.

The crime scene technicians recovered more than one knife at the scene. Those knives and additional evidence have been taken to the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division laboratory for forensic analysis.

Anyone with information about Avelino’s location is urged to contact police immediately. Persons may call 911 or the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack at 410-749-3101.

Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore is offering the reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to Avelino’s arrest. Calls to Crime Solvers should be made to 410-548-1776.


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