Davis Police Warn Public About Recent String of Stabbings
A third stabbing in less than a week has caused the police in the city of Davis to advise residents to take refuge early Tuesday. According to the authorities, the latest stabbing occurred at around 11:45 p.m. Monday at a recognized vagrant camp near the intersection of Second and L streets. Officials located a female victim who reported that the suspect had stabbed her through her tent on several occasions. The condition of the victim was reported as critical, and she was transported to the UC Davis Medical Center.
The suspect is still on the run, and the description provided by the victim matches that of the previous two stabbings that resulted in fatalities, including one involving a UC Davis student, and the other a 50-year-old individual. Law enforcement officials described the suspect as someone with a light complexion, curly hair, standing between 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a thin build. He was wearing black or blue sweatshirt, black Adidas pants with white stripes, black shoes, and carrying a brown backpack.
The suspect was last seen fleeing westbound on Third Street from L Street, according to officers at the scene. The police and officers from other agencies launched an all-out search of the surrounding neighborhoods and downtown Davis. The authorities employed the use of drones, canine units, and yard-to-yard searches in residential neighborhoods in search of the perpetrator.
A citywide emergency alert warning the community to stay put, seek shelter, and report any suspicious activity was issued by the police. Those who wish to report such activity are encouraged to get in touch with their local authorities by dialing 530-747-5400.
In conclusion, the people of Davis are urged to remain vigilant and safe, primarily by staying away from any unrecognized individuals who may match the description provided by the police. The authorities are acting fast to bring the perpetrator to justice, and the local communities are advised to keep their doors locked until they get an all-clear message from the police.