Waterford Police Services released surveillance photos of a dark-colored sport-utility vehicle seen driving to and from Waterford High School about the time a councilman was stabbed there earlier this month. They are calling the SUV a vehicle of interest.
The photos show the midsize SUV, possibly a Ford Explorer, on E Street in front of City Hall just after 10 p.m. Feb. 2, shortly after Josh Whitfield, 27, was stabbed while confronting three masked men who apparently were breaking into a storage locker.
Whitfield, who is the junior varsity girls basketball coach, was putting away equipment after returning from a winning game in Denair when he saw the men. He suffered one stab wound to the torso, which was not life-threatening.
Anyone who can assist deputies in contacting the owner of this vehicle is asked to call Waterford Police Services at (209) 874-9000.
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