[UPDATED with Booking Photo:] Andrew James Jurjaks, Skinhead Brother of Hate Crime Convict, Held in Murder Attempt

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UPDATE, MAY 23, 2:23 P.M.: The Costa Mesa Police Department has released the booking photo of Andrew James Jurjaks, the 30-year-old local skinhead accused of trying to fatally stab a man early Tuesday.

The full version of the shot at right follows on the next page . . .


ORIGINAL POST, MAY 23, 9:32 A.M.: Skinhead Andrew James Jurjaks was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon Tuesday for an early-morning stabbing of a 36-year-old man near a Costa Mesa Circle-K market.

If that has a familiar ring, it's because the 30-year-old's brother, Chad Martin Jurjaks, pleaded guilty in January to felony hate-crime attacks outside a Costa Mesa 7-Eleven.

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Courtesy of Costa Mesa Police Department
Police say they followed a trail of blood from a market to a motel where Andrew James Jurjaks has a room.
Around 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, police and fire personnel were called to the Circle-K at 111 Del Mar Ave. about a man bleeding and in need of medical help. He was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries that included a deep laceration to the left forearm, a laceration to the left bicep and a puncture to the left upper back area, according to a statement from Costa Mesa Police Lt. Paul Dondero.

The unidentified victim, who had been in a verbal argument with a man that escalated into the stabbing, stumbled into the market after his attacker fled. Officers were able to follow a trail of blood from the area to the Regency Inn at 2544 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa.

Witnesses provided information that led detectives to suspect 29-year-old Andrew Jurjaks, who is described as "a self-admitted skinhead" in Dondero's statement. Jurjaks has a room at the Regency Inn, although he was not there when police arrived.

Further investigation took detectives to an apartment in the 2300 block of Elden Avenue, where the unit was watched until Jurjaks was seen leaving the apartment and entering an arriving taxi. The cab was stopped in the 200 block of 20th Street and Jurjaks was taken into custody without incident around 10 a.m. Tuesday, police say.

Jurjaks was initially booked into Costa Mesa Jail on suspicion of attempted homicide and assault with a deadly weapon before being taken to Orange County Jail in Santa Ana, where his bail was set at $500,000. No hate crime counts have been filed in this case.

A folding knife that was believed to be the attacker's weapon has not been found, according to Dondero.

"Due to ongoing aspects of this investigation, a photo of Jurjaks is not being released, and the victim's name and treating hospital are being withheld," reads Dondero's original statement. (Note: Police released the photo this afternoon.)

Here is the booking photo of Chad Jurjaks:

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Chad Martin Jurjaks
Over the objections of the Orange County District Attorney's office, the 29-year-old was sentenced Feb. 17 to two years and eight months in state prison after pleading guilty to two felony counts of hate crime battery causing injury.

Chad Jurjaks yelled "Fucking Mexicans" at a 42-year-old Latino man and his 26-year-old nephew before punching them outside a 7-Eleven in Costa Mesa in March 2011. Due to the violent nature of the crime, prosecutors recommended the Caucasian brawler be sentenced to four years in prison.

Even that would have been a break for Jurjaks, as a sentencing enhancement prosecutors originally filed alleging a prior strike conviction for criminal threats in 2006 had the defendant looking at the possibility of seven years and four months in a prison cell.

It will be interesting to see now if he'll be inside long enough for a possible family reunion down the road.

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47 comments
ageofknowledge
ageofknowledge

Honestly, I get this when I visit East LA but from the Mexicans.

mitch young
mitch young

I'm sorry everyone.. my dad left my mom for cheating on him with a mexican man and for that Mitchie does not forgive. I took down countless brown trouser snakes in my day and I still can forgive momma>.

Buttercup
Buttercup

The name "JURJAKS" should have been the first clue as to the kind of douche bag, jerk offs we're dealing with.

Hope they get those tats skinned right off the top of their heads in the pokie.

Dave
Dave

Somehow, I don't think either of these two are Dream Act supporters.

Sam
Sam

"Mitch" should write a novel as he sure has the whole heteroglossia thing down pat.

He reserves his most hateful speech for his other alias voices such as "streets" so he can rebut. Funny when he puts himself down with his other voices, saying he should bitch-slap himself.

Schitzoid or just a bored-ass loser?

Jack
Jack

what a shit-for-brains

Jack
Jack

Tell dickface not to try that shit in Texas (wait, let's hook him up with airfare so he can go do that shit in Texas). ... law abiding people carry firearms, there, you see. Oh, and, they can be pretty tough in the court system there, too, if it had to come to that.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Their mom must be proud... 

 Streets
Streets

Hope he finds the time in the joint, to yell as much as he can "Fucking Mexicans"  I am sure the brown brothers would except him warmly..........

Mmbies
Mmbies

what's up the jurjaks family is better then think!

mitch young
mitch young

From the above posts, I think it's you with the imagination as fertile as a 19 year old Mexicana border violator.

Sam
Sam

Hi mitch

Sam
Sam

Hi mitch

Buttercup
Buttercup

 You only get COCONUTS from COCONUT Trees...so I bet old mom is real winner.

Heythings
Heythings

These guys have been a horrible presence in East Side Costa Mesa for a long time. The cops know them very well and have arrested them both many times. They are scummy and their family just kinda ignores it.

BettaRayBill
BettaRayBill

You never know, maybe the apple doesnt fall far from that facked up tree.

Jack
Jack

Pops probably beat any pride out of her.

Anon
Anon

As are their father(s)

Sam
Sam

Hi mitch

BettaRayBill
BettaRayBill

Not even the Arian BrotherHood would tolerate that. His own white brothers would take matters in to their own hands and beat the shit out of them.

mitch young
mitch young

Given the outsized propensity to crime among Mexicans, he'll certainly be outnumbered.

mitch young
mitch young

Wow Sam, you seem really happy that you have a white violent criminal to gloat about. Hope to see you on the inevitable posts of Mex ...oops, sorry, 'Latino' criminals, which will outnumber cases like this, conservatively, 5 to 1.

Mmbies
Mmbies

look who's talking

Sam
Sam

Hey there mitch

Spaciekce
Spaciekce

 Don't think parents are around, but their grandma is and she isn't baking pies in the kitchen!!

Sam
Sam

What's up mitch?

Joe
Joe

Sam the Clown............

Sam
Sam

Hey there mitch

BetaRayBill
BetaRayBill

Your heart bleeds for one of your own.  How touching?... F**cking Primate!

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Although I appreciate the Mitchie parody, at least call yourself Bitch Young or some other moniker--Mitch gets to bitch under his name, and no one else!

Mitch Young
Mitch Young

not to mention that us white dudes are lil bitches.. We get punked in every aspect of life. The only time I feel powerful is when i take down a tall latino or black primate. I love how there legs buckle whenthey shoot a load in mitchies backside!

Streets
Streets

Does that make you feel better about yourself boo-boo? 

BettaRayBill
BettaRayBill

Does that means you fell the same way every day you see some thing like this. What a waste of sperm you are.  Cant you find something better to validate you pathetic existance. 

Mmbies
Mmbies

i will take this to police . may be freedom of speech but to say things that are truth. may be your cooking something !

BettaRayBill
BettaRayBill

She might be cooking Meth in the tool shed.

Sam
Sam

How ya doin' mitch?

BettaRayBill
BettaRayBill

Dude. Quit mistaking me for that wast of human garvage. It s a low blow way way low.  What have I ever done to you?

BettaRayBill
BettaRayBill

 Even if she was available, the minute she truns your ass down.  You most likely kill yourself like any common repress Sociopath, wich it woundnt be a bad idea.  That could be your gift to humanity.  The taking of your pathetic life by your own hand. LMFAO!

Myoung2
Myoung2

Only when one of your many primas is not available.

Sam
Sam

Hi mitch

Sam
Sam

You tell that "Mitch/Bill/streets/Todd" (et al) or whatever alias he converses with himself today, Gus!

mitch young
mitch young

Yes, I am a primate, and I do fuck, though not as much as I'd like.

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