TYPE OF EVENT: Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Multiple Victims)
LOCATION: 1500 block of W. Dolphin Ave.
On 07/29/17, at about 0130 hours, the Kern County Sheriffs Office requested the Ridgecrest Police Department to respond to the county area of 1500 W. Dolphin Ave. to assist with multiple stabbing victims at a party as the nearest Deputy Sherriff was in the Kern Valley.
RPD Officers arrived on scene to a large crowd with a victim laying on the ground suffering from a stab wound to the chest and two additional victims already enroute to the hospital prior to our arrival. The suspect was still at large. Officers secured the crime scene and recovered the alleged knife that was used.
Officers set up a perimeter and searched the immediate area. Two people were detained during this search including the person identified by witnesses as the suspect.
Kern County Deputies arrived on scene at 0220 hours and assumed the investigation.
Jed McLaughlin, Chief of Police
PREPARED BY: Sgt M. Atkins