A fight between two men on Friday night, Feb. 26, in Palo Alto left one man seriously injured and landed another in jail, according to a police department press release.
At around 8:30 p.m., the police department's 24-hour dispatch center received a call from a man, later identified as the suspect, 64-year-old Steven Edward Garrett, reporting a fight that had occurred on the 200 block of Olive Avenue. When police officers got to the scene, they found a man in his 60s with his face covered in blood lying down in his vehicle.
Police said Garrett and the victim were living in their vehicles on Olive Avenue. The two allegedly got into a verbal argument over the cleanliness of the street, which turned into a physical fight, police said. The victim sustained broken bones and cuts to his face and what appeared to be a stab wound on his forearm, according to police. Garrett had small cuts on his hands. A small folding knife was recovered from Garrett's vehicle, police said.
Paramedics from the Palo Alto Fire Department transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was treated and released.
Garrett, of Mountain View, was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for felony battery causing serious bodily injury.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the police department's 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.