One Suspect Pulls Out Knife, Other Pulls Down Pants

Courtesy of Turlock Police Department

Two suspects were arrested on April 28 after they both pulled out weapons during an argument with a victim.

Officers received a report of an assault and battery near the Jack in the Box and Save Mart on Geer Road shortly after 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

According to Turlock police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis, a male suspect, later identified as Thomas Miller, 30, had pulled out a knife and threatening the victim with it during an argument.

The other suspect, later identified as Edward Souza, 22, who was with Miller, pulled down his pants to grab a metal bar, which he brandished at the victim, said Lewis.

When officers arrived, they found that Miller was in possession of a stolen bicycle, which was returned to the elderly woman it belonged to, said Lewis.

Miller was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and possession of stolen property, as well as a parole violation and possession of methamphetamine.

Souza, who originally gave the name of a relative to police, was arrested for brandishing a weapon, indecent exposure, and false impersonation.

Comments 16

  1. Billy says:

    Meth and the homeless, this issue is only getting worse but everybody (city/churches/citizens) keeps avoiding the issue.

  2. Welcome to Turlock says:

    Turlock is starting to look like Methdesto

  3. the truth says:

    You mean to tell us these guys had methamphetamines on them or in them. I don’t understand why it gets to this point other then tpd allowing it. Geer rd. Is a pretty decent area well used to be when i was a kid but I’ve driven down it and spotted meth heads talking to themselves and roaming around numerous times. Maybe someone can open up a doughnut shop in that vicinity

  4. If I wanted to open a business, would I move to Turlock says:

    This website is horrid. Instead of showing the great, positive events and happenings in Turlock and the area, the reporters highlight all that is negative. Why would a business owner come here? We need owners who actually want to promote Turlock, not degrade it. Shut this down.

  5. METHMOUTHS says:

    TAKE A HIKE TURDTEETH

  6. Why is this website still up? says:

    These two guys resemble the TCN staff. Most of the stories are terrible, with half-truths and more misspellings than a 3rd grader’s homework. It’s time to boycott the advertisers.

  7. Isn't that the Sosieth's brother-in-law says:

    I thought the guy on the left was our kid Mayor’s brother-in-law who burned down the Red Steer.

  8. @ "the truth" says:

    I would imagine you are one of the morons who voted for the “safe streets and schools act” which makes many crimes, including meth possession, a misdemeanor. Keep blamin’ the cops, when it is the ignorant that are the problem.

  9. Spam says:

    I wish all of you sore Brem losers would stop with the stupid comments about our Mayor.

  10. the truth says:

    No i didn’t vote for that crap and its not blaming the cops it’s the truth your the ignorant one and the moron wake up cops allow this crap and wait till guys like this totally flip out luckily the victim didn’t get seriously injured or killed yup tpd keeping the streets safe can’t even go to a decent grocery store without getting attacked good job

  11. Spam Less, Ignorance is Bliss says:

    I don’t understand your point, but would like some explanation of how those two guys (one who I was told is the Kid Mayor’s brother-in-law, did not serve jail time and how did that happen?

  12. Our cops needs to take pride in Turlock says:

    Is anyone else tired of the cops complaining about every part of their jobs. The Turlock officers I know are hard-working and want to make our city a better place. Why is there only anonymous complaints on this website?

  13. Educate Yourself says:

    5 patrol officers, maybe 6 on a good day, on duty for 70,000 people. And some people expect them to be everywhere every time something happens. Come out for a ride along and educate yourself. And thanks to those who voted for prop 47, the drug problem in Turlock will continue to get worse. This is not complaining, this is reality based on facts.

  14. Joe B says:

    Maybe if they were paid an average salary, rather than an exorbitant one we would have more on the streets at any given time?

  15. educate yourself says:

    Are you kidding me. They can barely fill the positions they have now due to low wages. Lower them more and watch them leave. Educate yourself Ever hear of the phrase “you get what you pay for”?

  16. DUMB & DUMBER! says:

    These two dudes look look like a great start to a grunge band, But they’re a quarter of a century to late! What the hell………Teen Spirit, With the lights out, it’s less dangerous
    Here we are now, entertain us
    I feel stupid and contagious…..

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