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  • MODESTO - Police placed several area schools on lockdown as officers served a search warrant Thursday morning. Freedom Elementary, Savage Middle School and Somerset Middle School were all placed on lockdown as a precaution, police said. ADVERTISEMENT - ARTICLE CONTINUED BELOW (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The search warrant took place in the area of Merle Avenue. A large police presence, including a trailer, could be seen on roadways in the area. Traffic through the neighborhood was blocked off by officers. Officials had no further information regarding the search warrant at time of publication. The lockdowns were lifted shortly after 10:00am ADVERTISEMENT - ARTICLE CONTINUED
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    Search Warrant Prompts School Lockdowns

  • CERES - Authorities investigate a shooting during a family gathering that left two men wounded Saturday afternoon. The shooting happened on Chandra Court I’m Ceres shortly before 6:00pm. Early indications suggest the shooter fled in a vehicle after firing shots at the victims. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Ceres Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.
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    Two Men Shot in Ceres

  • Witnesses reported seeing a police chase come to an end near a home, then gunfire.   (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});   MERCED - A pursuit ending in gunfire prompted an investigation by authorities Tuesday night. The incident happened during the 8:00pm hour in the area of Lopes Avenue and Sydney Court. One vehicle illuminated by police spotlights appeared crashed into the garage of a home. Law enforcement officials closed off the area for investigation. Early reports indicate the incident began as a pursuit a short distance away, and no deputies or officers were injured. The status of any involved suspects was not
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    Officer Involved Shooting Reported in Merced

  • MERCED COUNTY - A lengthy pursuit beginning near Ceres ended after authorities used a spike strip to disable the fleeing vehicle. Ceres Police, California Highway Patrol Officer and Sheriff Deputies all worked to bring the chase to a close. The vehicle, described as a pickup truck, fled at speeds reaching at some points 95 miles per hour. The pursuit wound through county roads between Ceres and Turlock before being spiked by a deputy, heading through Bradbury Road and Entering Highway 99. ADVERTISEMENT - ARTICLE CONTINUED BELOW (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The pursuit ended at about 9:30pm near the Hammatt Avenue exit on Southbound
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    Authorities Led on Lengthy Pursuit

  • SALIDA - Authorities with the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office investigated a deputy involved shooting that happened Sunday afternoon. The incident happened on the 5300 block of Stonehart Lane near Kiernan Avenue. Authorities say a suspect involved in the case was taken to the hospital. Their condition was not released at time of publication. The events leading up to the shooting remained under investigation, and no deputies were injured. ADVERTISEMENT - ARTICLE CONTINUED BELOW
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    Deputy Involved Shooting in Salida

  • NEWMAN - A Newman Police Officer was shot and killed Wednesday morning, and authorities are asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect. Corporal Ronil Singh conducted a traffic stop near Merced Street and Eucalyptus Avenue shortly before 1:00am, calling out shots fired to dispatch moments later. Corporal Singh’s partner responded and found him down in the road suffering from gunshot wounds. He was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased. ADVERTISEMENT - ARTICLE CONTINUED BELOW Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to Newman after hearing the call. The suspect, who remained unidentified late Wednesday morning, fled the area prior to
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    Newman Officer Killed During Traffic Stop

  • TURLOCK - Authorities investigated a fatal crash that claimed the life of a man in his 30’s. The Turlock Police Department identified 39 year old Michael Beede as a motorcyclist who was killed in the Saturday afternoon collision. Police say Beede was traveling westbound on Fulkerth Road when he collided with the back end of a pickup truck near Highway 99 around 6:00pm. ADVERTISEMENT - ARTICLE CONTINUED BELOW The driver of the pickup, identified only as a 39 year old man from Modesto, remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Beede, who was wearing a helmet at the time of
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    Motorcyclist Killed in Turlock Crash

  • MODESTO - Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle that fled after fatally striking a woman in a crosswalk Wednesday evening. Family of 59 year old Irene Arellano Lopez had just celebrated her life with an early surprise birthday party Saturday. Her routine was to grab a cup of coffee and a pastry at Save Mart before walking to her north Modesto home. ADVERTISEMENT - ARTICLE CONTINUED BELOW She was only a few feet away from the curb when she was struck and killed by a hit and run driver between 6:30pm and 7:30pm as she used a
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    Woman Killed by Hit and Run Driver