A fight that broke out near the train station in the early morning hours on Saturday left one person stabbed and two arrested thanks to the work of of K-9 Fullerton Police Officer Jon Miller and Reserve Officer Randall Richards, who last month won the department’s Distinguished Service Medal.
The officers responded after reports that several people were involved in a fight after the bars closed, and one victim was stabbed in the chest with a knife.
After officers arrived, witnesses said two of those involved in the fight had just left the parking lot.
Reserve Officer Richards found the primary suspect on Santa Fe, just west of Pomona Avenue and a second person was located and detained by Officer Miller. Officers also found the knife used in the stabbing.
The victim was taken to UCI Medical Center where he was listed in crtical condition but expected to survive.
Richards, along with two colleagues, were honored for donating more than 16,000 hours to the Fullerton Police Department.
“This is an example of how our reserve officers play a vital role in augmenting our patrol resources downtown. He was in the right place at the right time and prevented a dangerous suspect from escaping.”
Hit and run suspected grabbed after trying to escape police
Officers nabbed a suspected hit and run driver Sunday morning after residents spotted him driving erratically and hitting parked cars in the 1500 block of West Commonwealth.
The driver took off running and officers conducted a search of the area and found him at the home of a former girlfriend.
After taking him into custody, officers learned the driver was also suspected of a hit-and-run accident in Huntington Beach.
“This is just a reminder of the great risk that drinking and driving poses to the public,” said Fullerton Police Department Sgt. Jeff Stuart. “It’s not worth the risk.”