CERES - Police detectives investigated a stabbing that happened Sunday afternoon resulting in the death of a woman.
Police say at about 5:00pm officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a home on the 3700 block of Central Avenue. A roommate directed officers to a bedroom in the home where they located a 26 year old woman with multiple stab wounds. Medical personnel treated the woman, but she died at the scene.
A 35 year old man was also found in the bedroom with knife wounds that appeared to be self inflicted. He was transported to an area hospital where he was said to be in serious but stable condition. Police say he is a person of interest in the case.
Investigators are still working to determine the circumstances regarding the case and have not released further details. The woman was identified as 26 year old Yeraldin Dominguez.
Authorities encourage anyone with information regarding this case to contact the Ceres Police Department at (209) 538-5712, or Detective Bryan Ferreira at (209) 538-5616.
OAKDALE - Fire crews responded to a report of a home on fire Monday afternoon.
The fire was reported on the 7100 block of River Road near Liberini Avenue. Arriving fire crews encountered heavy smoke and fire conditions from a two story home estimated to be about 3500-4000 square feet.
Within moments of firefighters arriving, the fire had vented through the roof of the home.
Further updates will be posted as they become available.
For some people, buying a home can be a scary and stressful process. One local couple who faced similar experiences decided to dedicate their careers to help their clients better understand how to buy a home.
RJ (CALBRE#02001473) and Charlene Tapia (NMLS#1459753) were both raised in South Modesto. Prior to the gang injunction introduced in 2009 to combat the crime in the neighborhood, South Modesto was considered a battleground for street level criminals. Growing up in the zone wasn’t always easy and opportunities to stay away from the street life were scarce.
The Tapias aspired for a better, more productive life and contributed one of their businesses together, Cen Cal Tacos. The business was an instant hit, bringing the power couple success and happiness, but their true passion proved to be real estate.
Charlene Tapia now has eleven years in the real estate business, and has since transitioned into the loan side of the industry. Her husband RJ is a real estate agent and together the two have helped their clients realize their “American dream” of homeownership. The results have both been rewarding and gratifying for the couple.
The Tapias have dedicated themselves to educating and assisting clients across the valley in the process and benefits of being a homeowner. RJ is an agent with Allison James Real Estate and Homes, and his wife Charlene is a loan officer with PrimeLending.
In the future, the Tapias plan to expand their knowledge to more locals who are looking to buy a home, or help someone with questions if they may not be sure if they qualify.
MANTECA - Authorities with the San Joaquin Office of Emergency Services reported a breach in a levee Monday evening.
The breach was reported south of Highway 120 near Airport Way and Perrin Road. Water was reported flowing in an easterly direction, prompting evacuations from Mortensen Road to Woodward Road and east to Union Avenue.
The Lathrop Community Center at 15552 Fifth Street has been opened as an evacuation center.
Further information will be posted as updates come in.
STANISLAUS COUNTY - A crash east of Modesto claimed two lives Monday morning according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash was reported at about 7:28am near the intersection of Milnes and Albers Roads. Early reports indicate two white pickup trucks were involved in the crash. Two people were killed and both were trapped in the vehicle.
The roadway was closed off as emergency crews worked the scene.
Further updates will be posted as information becomes available.
STOCKTON - Firefighters battled a massive structure fire Sunday morning near downtown Stockton.
The three alarm fire summoned multiple fire crews to the scene near the 1000 block of East Oak Street. Early reports indicate there were multiple structures on fire and people trapped.
We will post further updates as they become available.
STOCKTON - Police investigated a robbery that resulted in the death of an elderly man Friday night.
The incident happened at about 8:00pm near the 800 block of East March Lane. Police responded to the area for a report of a disturbance.
Authorities say a Hispanic man in his 30's was robbing a woman in her 80' in her room. A man, also in his 80's came to intervene. The suspect assaulted the elderly man, who then went into cardiac arrest and died. The suspect fled the scene.
The elderly woman was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Her injuries were reported to be non-life threatening. Homicide detectives responded to take over the investigation.
Police are encouraging anyone who may have information regarding this case to contact the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377, or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.
MANTECA - Highway 99 was closed late Wednesday morning as authorities investigated an officer involved shooting.
The incident took place near Lathrop Road, closing down northbound traffic. Reports indicate the highway was backed up well into Ripon.
Early indications suggest the shooting involved a man with a knife.
Further details will be posted when they become available.
NEWMAN - Authorities investigated an officer involved shooting in Newman Wednesday morning.
An officer called out shots fired over dispatch during an investigation on the 400 block of Bobolink Court Wednesday. One person was reported down, no injuries reported to the officer.
Medics were called for the person shot, as well as a woman with stab wounds. An air ambulance was dispatched to the scene. Sheriff Deputies also responded to assist with securing the scene.
At time of publication, CPR was being performed on at least one person. Further updates will be posted as they become available.
MODESTO - Authorities arrested a 34 year old man who was accused of groping several students as they walked to a school bus stop.
On January 31st, deputies with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office received a report from a 15 year old girl who said she had been groped by a Hispanic man on a bicycle as she walked to a bus stop near the intersection of Crows Landing Road and Butte Avenue.
Over the last two weeks, authorities conducted a search to locate and identify the suspect. Probation officers and detectives also assisted to try and identify the suspect. Authorities say seven victims were identified in this case.
Thursday morning, Sheriff detectives and deputies in the STING unit set up an undercover operation with a female deputy posing as a student. As the undercover deputy walked westbound on Butte Avenue toward Glenn Avenue, a man on a bike rode up and groped her. As he began to ride away, the undercover deputy grabbed him and took him into custody. Deputies with the STING unit arrived and arrested the suspect.
Authorities identified the suspect as 34 year old Richard Garcia of Modesto. He was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail for sexual battery. Detectives are expected to conduct a follow up investigation in the case, and are seeking any more possible victims. The contact is Detective Esquivez, who can be reached at (209) 525-7050.