Ceres PD: Couple Stabs 2 People in One Night

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Booking photos for Krysta LaFrancis (left) and Randy Salazar. (Courtesy: Ceres Police Department)


A young Ceres couple allegedly stabbed two people in the pre-dawn hours of last Thursday, investigators said.

The first stabbing reportedly happened when a man walking his bike along a canal when he came across 18-year-old Randy Salazar and 19-year-old Krysta LaFrancis, and their unleashed dog. The dog attacked the 51-year-old man while LaFrancis took his bike and backpack and Salazar stabbed him.

The man found help at a nearby fire station, just after 3 a.m.

Soon after the first victim went to the fire station, police say Salazar, LaFrancis and their pit bull were crossing Mitchell Road when a driver was unable to stop in time and hit the dog.

According to investigators, the 21-year-old driver got out to apologize and check on the dog when he was stabbed.

Then, around 4 .m., a security guard near Rose Avenue and 10th Street saw a couple matching the descriptions of Salazar and LaFrancis walking a dog, and called police.

Salazar was arrested and booked into jail on charges of robbery and attempted murder. Police say LaFrancis was arrested at the Ceres Police station when she showed up to grab personal property that was found at the scene, and booked on the same charges.

Both stabbing victims are expected to be fine, but the dog’s condition wasn’t immediately known.

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