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  • STANISLAUS COUNTY - Authorities have identified the victim of a homicide after the discovery of a body on a rural highway near the town of La Grange. Robert Kope, age 53, of San Jose was identifies as the victim in the case. Kope's body was found about a quarter mile away from his motorcycle Wednesday on J59 near Cooperstown Road. Authorities initially responded to a report of a possible motorcycle collision, but CHP officers noted there were indications of foul play. Detectives from the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office responded to investigate. Investigators have not revealed further details including the cause of
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    La Grange Homicide Victim Identified

  • MODESTO - Authorities are investigating reports of at least two stabbing victims after an altercation Friday morning. The incident happened at about 8:00am near the 800 block of Paradise Road. Authorities quickly responded and were able to locate a suspect still armed with a knife and used a taser and K-9 to detain him. Area schools were locked down to search for a reported second suspect described as a thin Hispanic male with short hair and said to be armed with a machete. We will post further updates as they become available.
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    Multiple Stabbings Reported

  • LA GRANGE - Authorities are investigating a homicide following a report of what appeared to be a crash in East Stanislaus County Wednesday.   California Highway Patrol Officers responded to the area of J-59 and Cooperstown Road for a report of a motorcycle crash. Arriving officers located the rider on the side of the highway who was pronounced deceased.   Stanislaus County Sheriff Deputies were called out to the scene after determining there were signs of foul play.   Detectives arrived and conducted an investigation of the scene, treating the case as a homicide. The victim was only identified as an
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    La Grange Homicide Investigated

  • LODI - Two people were arrested by police overnight after officers located a vehicle that had been stolen moments before. Shortly after midnight, Lodi PD Officer Werdon located the unreported stolen vehicle near the intersection of Lloyd Street and Hale Road, where it sped off on Cherokee Lane. The vehicle then turned into an alley way near the 500 block of Hillborn Street where the driver opened the door and jumped out while still in motion. The passenger of the vehicle remained in the car as the driver jumped a nearby fence into Heritage Elementary School. He was ultimately located hiding
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    Two Arrested in Early Morning Auto Theft Case

  • STOCKTON - Police are asking for the public's help identifying theft suspects pictured above. Anyone with information regarding the two individuals is asked to contact the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377, Detective Betti at (209) 937-8472, or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Callers can remain anonymous. Citizens may also text information from their cell phones to ‘Crimes’ (274637) and type the keyword TIPSPD and then their tip or logon to the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page and click ‘Submit A Tip’. Tipsters may also send tips on the Stockton PD Mobile Phone App. Tipsters can remain anonymous. If you have any
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    Police Seek Help Identifying Theft Suspects

  • MODESTO - A 15 year old boy was apprehended after crashing a stolen vehicle he used to flee from authorities Wednesday morning. At about 8:00am, a CHP officer attempted to stop the dark colored sedan which failed to yield. A second silver Honda also fled officers. The pursuit traveled toward the area of Vivian and Grayson Roads. At one point in the pursuit, the driver of the vehicle tried to ram a CHP officer in an attempt to escape. Ceres Police Officers monitoring the incident responded to assist, along with Stanislaus County Sheriff Deputies. The pursuit traveled north on Ustick before
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    Driver Apprehended Following Pursuit

  • SAN ANDREAS - A teen was found responsible in a California Superior Court Tuesday afternoon for the murder of his sister. Isaiah Fowler, 15, was declared guilty in the 2013 death of his 8 year old sister Leila Fowler.   Leila was stabbed to death in her home in Rancho Calaveras, a community near Valley Springs. Isaiah was arrested in the case about two weeks later.   Early reports in the investigation indicated an intruder that carried out the crime. An exhaustive search by authorities yielded no results. Prosecutors in court said there was no evidence to support an intruder in
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    Brother Found Guilty in Sister's Murder

  • STOCKTON - Officers investigating a disturbance called out the bomb squad after they were handed a grenade Monday afternoon. The incident happened just after 12:30pm in the area of the 2600 block of Flemons Avenue. A neighbor approached an officer and handed him a grenade, stating she had found it in her backyard while she was gardening. Officers called out the bomb squad who took possession of the grenade and made arrangements to dispose of it. No injuries were reported.
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    Officer Handed Grenade, Bomb Squad Called Out