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Randy Mudrick, '67 of the Fullerton Police Department
Randy, '67 was one of the finest Lancer journalists. He now works for the Fullerton Police Department.
Sylvia Mudrick is Randy's wife, acting as Fullerton Police spokeswoman below. Randy was also an expert photographer (as well as a good baseball player), and began working for FPD as a crime scene photographer, which he still does. He attended the University of Missouri after SHHS -- UMO has one of the finest journalism departments in the nation. A few years ago I went to FPD headquarters to pay a parking ticket and was surprised to be greeted at the information desk by Randy in his FPD uniform -- except he didn't recognize me or even remember me until I explained in great detail who I was. [We'll get a photo of Randy here ASAP.] The Mudricks make their home in Fullerton.

Monday, March 17, 2008
Bank robbery suspect fishin' for cash
Man wearing a fishing hat escapes with an undetermined amount of money in east Fullerton heist.
By BARBARA GIASONE
The Orange County Register

FULLERTON - A bank robbery suspect wearing oversized sunglasses and a large fishing hat stole an undetermined amount of cash Friday evening from Downey Savings, 2481 E. Chapman Ave., police said.
The man, described as in his 50s and 5-foot-7-inches tall, approached a teller at 5:26 p.m. and said he would shoot if she didn't hand over cash.
He fled out the west door; no vehicle or weapon was seen, police spokeswoman Sylvia Palmer Mudrick said.
On Friday afternoon, three people were arrested on various charges at Burlington Coat Factory, 140 Orangefair Way, after store employees noticed a customer trying to leave the store wearing new merchandise.
Terrell Rashad, 21, of Buena Park was arrested on suspicion of theft after reportedly he walked out the door wearing new clothes.
While conducting the investigation, police were told there were two women in the store that were possibly involved in a March 9 clothing theft at the same location.
Alicia Dearborne, 29, of Anaheim was found to have cocaine in her vehicle and Shekinah Williams, 26, of Corona was released pending the filing of a follow-up case with the district attorney's office, Mudrick said.
At 10 p.m. on Friday, a man walking in the 300 block of North Pomona Avenue was approached by two men – one displaying a handgun – and told to hand over his money, police said. The suspects escaped on foot.
In an unrelated incident, officers at 2 p.m. on Saturday responded to reports of a fight at the train station. Four boys, who identified themselves as members of the Fullerton Toker Town Gang, threatened a boy after asking where he was from, Mudrick said.
Police caught the suspects three blocks away on East Amerige Avenue. All four were booked into juvenile hall on suspicion of gang enhancement, police said.
Also, St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Fullerton accounted for seven DUI arrests, police reported.
On Sunday, officers located a suspect in a stolen car containing a LoJack car security system in the 2700 block of West Orangethorpe Avenue.
Mudrick said the car was stolen from Cypress before two Fullerton police units tracked the vehicle to West Fullerton, and detained Renato Cardenas, 43, on suspicion of auto theft.
Anaheim Police took Cardenas into custody, and took over the case.