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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 16:27

Anthony Silva Released on Bond

FRENCH CAMP - Anthony Silva, the former mayor of the city of Stockton, was released on bond Wednesday afternoon from the San Joaquin County Jail.

Silva was released on bond after a judge reviewed and approved his bail. His initial bail of $1 million was reduced to $350,000 Monday in court.

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Mark Nelson

Silva was arrested at the San Francisco airport on March 5th on return from a recent trip to Colombia, after investigators with the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office served warrants at the Stockton Kids Club and Silva's north Stockton home. Silva faces charges including money laundering, embezzlement, and grand theft.

Officials with the district attorney's office say Silva used stolen funds to pay for rooms at Motel 6, trips to the Philippines, and a subscription to filipinocupid.com.

Prior to these recent charges, Silva was arrested in 2016 and faces misdemeanor charges stemming from an incident involving an alleged strip poker game at a summer camp for kids.

As conditions of Silva's release, he is required to wear a monitoring device.

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MANTECA - Authorities with the Modesto Police Department served a search warrant Wednesday morning in relation to a homicide investigation that began in August of 2016.

Police detectives and the SWAT team served the warrant on Jade Place shortly after 10:00am Wednesday morning. At least one person at the home where the warrant was served was detained by authorities.

Police spokeswoman Heather Graves said a vehicle related to the case was recently recovered by the Stockton Police Department, but had no further details regarding that development.

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The homicide occurred on the early morning of August 19th, 2016. At about 2:00am, emergency crews responded to a report of a vehicle that had collided into a tree on Prescott Road just north of Plaza Parkway. The occupant, identified as 17 year old Mark Esparza, died from the crash.

Investigators later determined that Esparza was shot at as he tried to flee another vehicle near Mount Vernon.

Authorities are encouraging anyone with information regarding this case to contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.

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MODESTO - Authorities arrested a 31 year old man after he fled from a crash that claimed the life of an eleven year old boy, authorities say.

The crash happened near the intersection of Hatch and Carpenter Roads shortly before 11:00pm Monday night. According to the California Highway Patrol, a 31 year old man who was identified as Traves Krause was driving north on Carpenter approaching the Hatch Road intersection. His vehicle entered the intersection and struck the left side of a Toyota sedan.

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Mark Nelson

Authorities say Krause fled the scene and was later found injured at his home. He was transported to a hospital where he was treated for injuries sustained in the crash and then booked into the Stanislaus County Jail.

The 30 year old driver, a woman from Merced, suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. A 30 year old male passenger and a nine year old girl suffered major injuries and were transported to a hospital. Another passenger, an 11 year old boy, was taken to a hospital where he died.

Authorities say driving under the influence was determined as a factor in the crash. Krause faces charges of murder, resisting arrest, DUI causing injury, and felony hit and run causing injury or death. He is being held without bail.

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Saturday, 11 March 2017 10:59

Fatal Plane Crash Reported in Oakdale

OAKDALE - At least one person was reported killed in a plane crash in Oakdale Saturday morning.

The incident was reported at about 10:30am at the Oakdale Airport. Early reports indicate a small aircraft crashed into a vehicle, catching fire. The flames were threatening a hangar area, however fire crews were able to prevent the spread from happening.

Further updates will be posted as they become available.

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SNELLING - A 41 year old man who was a person of interest in a homicide case engaged authorities in a pursuit and shootout Thursday night.

The incident unfolded at about 7:45pm when detectives with the Turlock Police Department were conducting surveillance on a person of interest at a home near Quincy and Hawkeye Avenues. Authorities were preparing to serve a search warrant at the location in relation to a homicide that took place on the 300 block of North Thor Street on October 31st.

Authorities observed the suspect, identified as Kevin Mayhew, place a rifle case in the vehicle. Detectives and uniformed officers attempted to stop Mayhew as he left the area, but he fled leading officers on a lengthy pursuit.

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As the pursuit headed northbound on Snelling Road, Mayhew's vehicle became disabled after the use of a spike strip. Mayhew stopped the vehicle just south of State Route 59, west of the town of Snelling. He exited the vehicle and opened fire on the pursuing officers, including Turlock Police, Merced Police and Merced County Sheriff Deputies.

Authorities returned fire striking Mayhew several times. Officers provided medical care, and an air ambulance transported Mayhew to a hospital. He was later booked into the Merced County Jail on charges of attempted murder of a police officer. No officers were injured in the shootout. Turlock Police say one of their officers was involved in the shootout with Mayhew.

According to the Turlock Police Department, the purpose of the search warrant was to gather evidence in the October 31st shooting. Several items of evidence were recovered from Mayhew's Thor Street home, as well as several firearms recovered from Mayhew's vehicle involved in the pursuit.

No further information was released by authorities.

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Wednesday, 08 March 2017 11:17

Fatal Crash Reported in Merced County

MERCED COUNTY - Emergency crews responded to a crash south of the City of Merced Wednesday morning that claimed three lives.

The crash was reported to the California Highway Patrol at about 7:29am on the northbound lanes of Highway 99 near East Mission Avenue. Early indications suggest that 911 callers reported a gold Chevrolet Silverado traveling southbound on Highway 99 crossed over the median and collided with a black Ford SUV traveling north.

Two occupants of the pickup and an occupant of the SUV were killed in the crash. The two occupants of the pickup truck were identified as a man and woman in their 50's from Modesto. The occupant of the SUV was identified as a man in his 20's from Chowchilla.

Traffic was closed by officials until shortly before 11:00am.

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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 12:48

Man Arrested on Stolen Gun, Drug Charges

PATTERSON - Authorities arrested a man early Monday morning after a report of a large fight with weapons.

Shortly after midnight, deputies with Patterson Police Services responded to a report of a fight involving 15 to 20 people in an alleyway near the 200 block of South 3rd Street. Authorities say the 911 caller indicated two people had guns.

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As deputies arrived, they located three men in the alleyway. One of the men ran to a garbage can and tossed a firearm inside and refused to comply with orders according to authorities.

The man was detained and searched by deputies, who found drugs in his pocket.

Authorities arrested the man, identified as 24 year old Gerardo Rodriguez. He was booked on charges including possession of a stolen firearm, drug possession, resisting arrest and probation violation.

The other two men who were with Rodriguez were detained for a short time but later released.

SAN FRANCISCO - Former City of Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva was arrested Sunday afternoon by investigators with the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office.

Silva was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail at 5:38pm and faces numerous felony charges including money laundering, embezzlement by a public officer and grand theft.

The arrest was ordered Thursday, as investigators with the district attorney's office served search warrants at Silva's north Stockton home and the Kid's Club facility in South Stockton. Several boxes and envelopes were removed from the building, some labeled financial documents and pay records dating back several years.

The new arrest is reportedly unrelated to Silva's previous arrest charges.

Silva had left for Colombia on vacation Wednesday. He returned on a flight to San Francisco Sunday. He is being held on one million dollars bail and is expected in San Joaquin County Superior Court Monday afternoon.

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Saturday, 04 March 2017 21:07

Police, FBI Serve Warrants in Modesto

MODESTO - Authorities including Modesto Police and agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation served several warrants Saturday.

The warrants were served in various locations around the city of Modesto, including a section of Carver Road between 9th Street and Orangeburg Avenue. The Modesto Police SWAT team assisted in the operation.

Police spokeswoman Heather Graves confirmed the operation, however referred further inquiry regarding the warrants to the FBI. Graves said the department was providing assistance to the agency in serving the warrants.

Further updates will be posted as they become available.

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MODESTO - Authorities arrested a couple after investigating the abuse, torture and death of a child this week.

Officials say a 911 call was placed March 1st for a report of a child not breathing at a home on the 300 block of Standiford Avenue. First responders arrived and began performing life-saving measures on the child, who authorities identified as three year old Gilbert Escamilla.

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The child was transported to a hospital in critical condition and flown to Madera Children's hospital. Investigators were notified Thursday morning that Gilbert had passed away.

Authorities described the child's injuries as burns, lacerations and bruising. The cause of death has not been determined.

Detectives began an investigation after learning how badly injured the child was, processing the home for evidence and interviewing relatives that live there. The investigation led to the arrest of the 24 year old Connie Escamilla, the child's mother. She faces a charge of murder in the child's death. Escamilla's fiance, 20 year old Kylie Beasley, was also arrested on murder and torture charges.

Escamilla's seven year old daughter was placed into protective custody.

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