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  • MODESTO - Police searched a neighborhood for a driver who fled a stolen vehicle after an officer attempted to stop him Sunday evening. At about 7:00pm, a police officer was led on a brief pursuit through several streets including Tully and Rumble Roads. The officer terminated the pursuit for safety concerns but the vehicle was later located near Kathrine Avenue and Durant Street. Witnesses told officers the driver was last seen running eastbound through an alleyway not far from the Virginia Corridor trail. Police established a perimeter and called in assistance from K-9 units to search for the driver. The sheriff's
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    Police Search for Driver of Stolen Vehicle

  • STOCKTON - A fire that broke out just before 5:00pm Monday afternoon caused damage to a home. The fire was reported at a corner house at the intersection of Thornton Road and Paloma Avenue. Fire officials say a neighbor to the home noticed smoke coming from the eaves and tried to alert the occupants.  Dogs in the yard prevented the neighbor from knocking on the door, but they honked their horn and finally got the attention. They were unaware that their home was on fire, according to an official. Fire crews arrived and discovered active flames in the attic, extinguishing them
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    Fire Damages Stockton Home

  • MODESTO - A driver was arrested after leading authorities on a high speed pursuit early Friday morning. The pursuit began on Patterson Road when the driver failed to stop at a stop sign, and fled when a deputy attempted a traffic stop. The driver of the GMC Sierra pickup truck fled east toward the Oakdale-Waterford Highway at speeds reaching 90-95mph. It then traveled south to the City of Waterford before turning west onto Highway 132. An attempt to spike the truck's tires as it passed Albers Road on Highway 132 was unsuccessful by authorities. A second attempt in the town of
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    Driver Leads Deputies on High Speed Chase

  • MODESTO - Police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing elderly adult. Santos Perez, 74, was last seen at about 5:00pm Tuesday afternoon when he left his home near Prescott and Sharon. He was last seen wearing cream colored clothing. Mr. Perez suffers from Alzheimer's and dementia. Police ask anyone who may have seen him or know where he may be located to call 911.
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  • LAKE MCCLURE - A competition to fund $100,000 for a trail building project has selected a regional mountain bike park as a finalist. Exchequer Mountian Bike Park is a national finalist in the running for Bell Helmet's grant, and local votes and support are needed to win.  If selected, the new trail is expected to attract visitors from around the state and beyond. The $100,000 would fund the development and construction of a downhill double black diamond trail, which are considered some of the most extreme in the sport. When completed, the trail would accomodate riders of all skill level, including
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    Bike Park Needs Your Votes

  • MODESTO - Several residents were displaced by a two alarm fire that damaged an apartment complex Monday afternoon. The fire was reported just after 3:00pm at an apartment complex at 1801 Coffee Road, just north of Briggsmore Avenue. As crews were responding, Battalion Chief Hugo Patino with the Modesto Fire Department noticed a column of smoke coming from the area of the fire. He then requested the response to upgrade to a second alarm. Smoke and fire from two units was visible on arrival. Crews were able to knock down the flames and keep them from spreading to additional units. Patino
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    Two Alarm Fire Damages Apartments

  • WEST STANISLAUS COUNTY - Several brush fires along Interstate 5 reduced visibility along the highway Monday afternoon. The fires were reported at about 2:45pm. Firefighters from West Stanislaus County, Merced County and Cal Fire responded to extinguish the fires. California Highway Patrol was requested to control traffic as visibility was reduced to zero. Fire crews noted smoke blowing across the highway causing a traffic hazard. We will have further updates as they become available.
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    Brush Fires Reduce Highway Visibility

  • MODESTO - Police are investigating an armed robbery of a business that occurred Monday morning. The incident was reported at about 10:30am near the area of Oakdale Road and Surrey Avenue. Early reports indicate a recycling center was robbed by a man armed with a gun. The suspect was described as an African-American male adult wearing a hoodie and mask. He was said to be armed with a gun and fled in a vehicle just before officers arrived. The man was confronted by a citizen who was able to recover the stolen money to be returned. Officers searched the area but
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    Police Investigate Armed Robbery