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LODI - A Lodi Police Officer was recognized Saturday morning for his efforts in combating drunk driving.

Officer Mike Hitchcock was awarded during a luncheon held by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) for his DUI enforcement efforts. Officer Hitchcock made 75 arrests in 2016 for DUI offenses. 

Officer Hitchcock also had the single highest amount of DUI arrests of any officer in any San Joaquin County law enforcement agency.

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Mark Nelson

STOCKTON - Police investigated a shooting that injured one person, sending them to a hospital.

The shooting was reported at about 12:10am near the 2700 block of Blossom Circle, near Holman Road and March Lane. Police arrived and found an adult male victim suffering from at least one gun shot wound. He was transported to a hospital for treatment of his injuries. His current condition was unavailable at time of publication.

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Police also found several vehicles and homes struck by gunfire in the area. There was no suspect information available.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.

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Mark Nelson

MODESTO - A traffic collision near Southwest Modesto injured one person, causing their vehicle to overturn and starting a fire.

The collision happened at about 4:00pm near the intersection of Vivian Road and West Whitmore Avenue. The crash involved two vehicles, causing one to overturn, trapping the occupant.

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An arriving sheriff deputy attempted to extinguish flames erupting from one vehicle as fire crews arrived. They were able to extinguish the fire and remove the trapped occupant. Early reports indicate at least one or more persons fled the crash scene prior to emergency crews arriving.

An air ambulance was dispatched to the scene to transport one injured person to a hospital.

The crash may have began as an armed robbery, according to the California Highway Patrol, however the investigation was turned over to the sheriff's office.

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Sunday, 21 May 2017 15:11

Fire Damages North Modesto Home

MODESTO - Fire crews responded to a report of a fire at a home Sunday afternoon.

The fire was dispatched shortly after 3:00pm on the 4100 block of Woodwind Court in North Modesto. Early reports indicate a resident called to report smoke from the neighbors home.

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Fire crews arrived and noted smoke from the second floor attic area of the home. As crews were setting up operations, fire broke through the roof of the home.

All occupants were reported out of the home. Further details will be posted as they become available.

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Mark Nelson

Sunday, 21 May 2017 14:05

Crash Near Oakdale Injures Driver

OAKDALE - A traffic collision that damaged a utility pole resulting in downed power lines and a vegetation fire injured a driver Sunday afternoon.

The crash was dispatched to the California Highway Patrol at about 1:41pm near the intersection of Sierra and Laughlin Roads. Early reports indicated a vehicle collided with a PG&E pole, knocking down live power lines and causing a brush fire.

The involved driver was said to be injured, but was able to exit the vehicle.

No further details were available at time of publication.

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STANISLAUS COUNTY - Emergency crews responded to a report of a drowning victim Sunday afternoon at the Modesto Reservoir.

The incident was dispatched shortly after 1:15pm near the west shore of the Modesto Reservoir. Early reports indicate the victim was still under water at the time of dispatch, but was pulled out of water by a witness. 

First responders began arriving at about 1:26pm. An air ambulance was dispatched to the scene, but later cancelled. At time of publication, cpr was in progress.

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 09:36

Bicyclist Killed in Crash

DENAIR - A bicyclist was struck and killed in an early morning crash Wednesday according to the California Highway Patrol.

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The crash was reported at about 7:00am on the 7300 block of East Avenue. Early reports indicate the bicyclist, identified only as a 30 year old man, was struck by a pickup and ended on the right hand shoulder.

The bicyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene. Notification of next of kin was pending at time of publication.

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Mark Nelson

MODESTO - A GoFundMe account has been established for a Stanislaus Sheriff Community Service Officer who was killed in a vehicle collision Saturday morning.

 
Raschel Johnson was a 15 year veteran of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office. She served as a community service officer for about half of that time.
 
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"Her love for her community was shown in her commitment to her career as a CSO," wrote Gina Shoars on the fundraiser link.
 
Johnson is survived by her spouse, three children, two grandchildren and "more friends than she could count."
 
"She loved without reservation," the link said of Johnson.
 
Johnson and Deputy Jason Garner were involved in a collision Saturday morning while responding to a burglary call. The crash happened near the intersection of Crows Landing Road and South Seventh Street at about 8:20am.
 
If you would like to donate to the fund you can do so by clicking HERE.
 
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Mark Nelson
Saturday, 13 May 2017 08:33

Patrol Vehicle Involved in Crash

MODESTO - A collision reportedly involving a patrol vehicle occurred Saturday morning.

The crash was reported shortly before 8:30am near the intersection of Crows Landing Road and South Seventh Street.

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Early indications suggest the collision involved at least one other parked vehicle and there were two fatalities. Emergency crews found a vehicle well involved on fire. An air ambulance was initially dispatched but later cancelled.

More information will be released as it develops.

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KINGMAN, ARIZONA - A man wanted by Modesto Police on charges of child molestation was killed in Arizona, authorities say.

Kevin Marcus Robertson, 37, was killed when his pickup truck collided into a pole in the city of Kingman according to police. Authorities in Arizona say they were contacted by Modesto Police Investigators at about 9:30pm with information that Robertson was in the area and wanted on a felony warrant. 

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According to the Kingman Police Department, Robertson was reportedly armed with a handgun and suicidal.

An officer located Robertson's vehicle at about 9:30pm in the parking lot of a business near the 1900 block of East Andy Devine Avenue. Robertson fled from the officer after refusing to comply with commands, reaching excessive speeds. His vehicle struck a sign post of the Power House Visitor Center after reaching speeds of 95 miles per hour. He was killed in the crash.

The roadway was closed until 7:00am. Authorities are unsure if Robertson, who was wanted on charges of child molestation of a victim under the age of ten, crashed intentionally. The investigation is ongoing.

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Mark Nelson