Search Ends With Arrest Of Suspect For Attempted Murder

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A Modesto man who triggered a five-hour search has been arrested. Oakdale Police officers, along with multiple allied agencies, took 36-year-old Christopher Milchen into custody on Friday evening, according to a press release issued by the Oakdale Police Department.

On Friday, July 30, shortly after 12:15 p.m., Oakdale Police dispatchers received a call requesting a welfare check of a man at the Save Mart Supermarket in the 1400 block of East F Street. The caller stated that a man was passed out and slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle. An OPD officer responded and contacted the man, authorities said. As the officer was speaking with the driver, he noticed the man had drug paraphernalia. The driver then placed the car in reverse with the driver’s side door open, pinning the officer between the door and the vehicle. The officer was subsequently dragged by the car and run over as the suspect fled the scene.

Several bystanders jumped into action…

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