Fountain Valley Police officers responded to Costco today regarding a suspect who was attempting to return stolen property, Police Lt. Matt Sheppard said.
An FVPD officer arrived on scene at 12:20 p.m. and detained a suspect, identified as Chad Michael Mishler, 43, of Anaheim, as he was attempting to flee the business. Police said Mishler immediately became combative and attempted to pull away from the officer.
During the struggle the officer sustained a shoulder injury. The officer and a civilian loss prevention employee were able to gain control of Mishler, and he was taken into custody, Sheppard said.
The officer was treated at a local hospital for his injuries. Mishler was booked at the Orange County Jail on suspicion of felony resisting arrest with an injury to a police officer, shoplifting, and two outstanding warrants.