A suspect is in custody after stabbing two people outside a liquor store in Waterford on September 2nd. 22-year-old Timothy Riddle was arrested at his home for assault with a deadly weapon.
According to Stanislaus Sheriffs PIO Sgt. Anthony Bejaran, Riddle got into an altercation with his two victims before brandishing his weapon and stabbing them in front of Creekside Liquor on 12118 Yosemite Boulevard.
Riddle subsequently fled the scene, and after officers arrived, they immediately launched an investigation that led them to Riddle’s residence, where he was arrested.
Both victims were in their early twenties and sustained stab wounds to their upper bodies. While one of the victims was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries, the other victim refused treatment.
Even though any victim can refuse medical attention as long as it’s of their own volition, this can sometimes create complications for authorities in documenting the details of the incident.
“Unless they are unconscious or cannot make the decision for treatment because of the injury, they can refuse the treatment to seek treatment on their own,” said Sgt. Bejaran, “One of the issues emergency personnel face are people not willing to have an ambulance transport them, and they choose their own method of transportation to the emergency room.”
Anyone with information about this investigation can call Waterford Police Services at 209-874-9000. You can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters can also e-mail tips at http://www.modestopolice.com/CrimeStoppers, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing “Tip704” plus the message and be eligible for a cash reward.
Modesto Bee: Two men stabbed at Waterford liquor store