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Tuesday, 28 May 2013 02:48

Three In Custody After Pursuit

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Three people are in custody after a pursuit and crash near Salida this morning.

Officials say they received a call of a possible burglary in progress in the area just after 7:30am Tuesday morning. A CHP officer in the area noticed a vehicle matching the suspect's description and engaged in a pursuit. The suspect vehicle collided near the intersection of Kiernan and Sisk just before 8am.

Several people fled from the vehicle after the collision. Two women were detained near the Salida library shortly after. They were reportedly carrying property as they fled. A CHP officer took them into custody at the library.

A third male suspect, described as a hispanic male adult in his 30's wearing a gray shirt, fled north into a neighboring residential area. A deputy stated he jumped a fence near Kiernan Court. Modesto Police officers and additional deputies responded to the scene to assist, establishing a perimeter. A K9 unit also responded to the search.

The outstanding male suspect was located and taken into custody near Kiernan Court a short time later. Officials continue to investigate.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 02:35

Missing Man Found Dead

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A missing elderly man from Modesto has been found deceased in Tuolumne County according to officials.

A body was discovered Monday morning outside of Long Barn, later identified as 91 year old Amos Earl McElvaine, according to the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities say there is no sign of foul play and they do not know why he was in the area. Officials will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Friday, 28 June 2013 03:44

Animal Facility Raided

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Yesterday, officials from multiple agencies served a search warrant at the Last Hope Cat Kingdom in Atwater after multiple complaints were received by the US Human Society. Nearly 300 animals were removed from the property. 74 dead animals were also found and removed from the property.

Agencies on site during the operation included The Humane Society of the United States, the Merced County Sheriff’s Department, Merced County Animal Control as well as animal control officers from Livingston, Los Banos, Turlock and Stanislaus County. Additionally, a team of veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians were present to evaluate the health conditions of the animals.

One veterinarian noted that over 80 percent of the cats at the site had severe and ongoing infections involving the eyes, nose, mouth, throat, ears and skin. There were a variety of diseases believed to be present as well as flea problems. About 90 percent of the cats examined by the team were emaciated. The veterinarian also noted that the facilities at Last Hope Cat Kingdom were substandard, overcrowded and unsanitary, ensuring that any cat brought to the animal rescue would be exposed to several infections in a short period of time.

Anyone with information regarding conditions at Last Hope Cat Kingdom or anyone who has adopted animals from the site and has noticed illness that may require veterinary treatment is encouraged to call Officer Cerissa Hultgren with Merced County Animal Control at (209) 385-7436.

Monday, 27 May 2013 05:21

Save Mart Holds Heart Health Fair

On Thursday, the Standiford Avenue Save Mart in Modesto held a health fair targeted at heart health.

On site nurses held body mass index screenings, as well as blood pressure and glucose readings. A Save Mart pharmacist was also available to provide consultations.

Heart healthy product samples were given to those who participated in the health screenings.

Sunday, 26 May 2013 07:44

Motorists Escape Serious Injury

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MODESTO - A vehicle collision closed an intersection earlier this afternoon in downtown Modesto after a pickup was left overturned.

Emergency crews responded to the area of 5th and I streets after two vehicles collided causing one to overturn. The occupant of the overturned vehicle was able to remove himself. A police officer on scene provided aid until medics arrived. Additional officers responded to the scene for traffic control.

The occupant of the overturned vehicle appeared dazed, and was taken by ambulance for further treatment. Police continue to investigate the collision. The intersection re-opened after a short period of time.

Sunday, 26 May 2013 07:33

Dive Teams Recover Submerged Vehicle

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Today, emergency crews including the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department, California Highway Patrol and Stockton Fire Department responded to the area of Bacon Island Road along the delta waterway for a report of a vehicle submerged in water.

Boat patrols closed the waterway to boating traffic while fire department dive teams worked in the water to determine if anyone was inside. A tow truck company later assisted in recovering the vehicle from the water.

A CHP sergeant at the scene stated they received a phone call from someone stating they were in the vehicle when it entered the water but managed to escape. That person was not located at the scene, and did not come forward. Officials also say the vehicle, a large Chevy SUV, was not reported stolen.

The vehicle reportedly entered the water during the 5am hour this morning. It has not been determined if alcohol or narcotics played a role in the incident.

Saturday, 25 May 2013 12:44

At Risk Patterson Woman Missing

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PATTERSON – The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department ist currently seeking the public's assistance in locating 19-year old Sydni Nicole Sherrill of Patterson, CA. Sydni was reported missing on Friday, 05/24/2013, by her family. Sydni was last scene at home in the 800 block of Miraggio Dr in Patterson on Friday 05/24/2013 at about 1:00 PM.

Sydni is considered an at-risk missing person due to being developmentally disabled and having a mental capacity of a young child. Sydni does not own or have access to a vehicle and is believed to have left on foot.

Sydni is described as an African-American female, 5-foot 6-inches tall, 125 pounds with brown eyes and black shoulder length straight hair. It is unknown what Sydni was last wearing before she was reported missing.

Anyone with information about Sydni Nicole Sherrill or her whereabouts is urged to call 9-1-1 or the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department non-emergency line at 209-552-2468.

Saturday, 25 May 2013 07:25

Crews Handle Vegetation Fire

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Today just after 2:30 pm crews with the Modesto Regional Fire Authority responded to the area of Empire and Conejo for a report of a vegetation fire.

About a quarter acre was discovered to be burning, along with some old tires that had been left on the property.

Fire crews had the situation under control after about 40 minutes, an investigator also responded to the scene.

None of the neighboring homes were damaged in the incident.

Friday, 24 May 2013 11:58

Patterson Homes Damaged By Fire

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PATTERSON - On Tuesday May 21st, fire crews from various agencies responded to the 1400 block of Jake Creek Drive in Patterson for a structure fire that was upgraded to two alarms after the fire spread from one home to the next.

Fire officials have not determined a cause. The fire originated in a backyard shed. Officials have ruled out arson or any electrical cause.

At the same time, a vegetation fire broke out at Laird Park near the Stanislaus County Honor Farm. Winds drove the fires to spread quickly, causing fire crews to call on additional resources.

Red Cross responded to both homes to assist the families displaced on Jake Creek.

Friday, 24 May 2013 11:47

Crews Keep Fire In Check

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On Tuesday, fire crews with the Modesto Regional Fire Authority responded to the area of the 100 block of Laurel Avenue for multiple reports of fire. When crews arrived, they found what appeared to be a debris and vegetation fire threatening nearby structures.

At one point additional resources were called to the scene as it may have been believed that the fire had spread to a nearby home. A woman was assisted out of the home and an ambulance was called to the scene for her care.

Fire officials would like to remind the public to keep the areas surrounding your properties clear of vegetation and debris in a 100 foot radius. Defensible space helps firefighters protect your property in the event of a fire.