LATHROP - Authorities investigate a shooting that left one person injured early Sunday morning.
At about 1:37am, deputies with the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a person shot on the 200 block of J Street. Arriving deputies located a male that had been shot.
The victim was transported to an area hospital for care, and is expected to survive. Authorities had no further information to release including a suspect description.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office at (209) 468-4400.
MODESTO - Authorities placed the Stanislaus County Jail on lockdown after the discovery of a suspicious package in the lobby Wednesday afternoon.
The incident happened shortly after 2:00pm. Early reports indicate the item was located inside the 12th Street entrance.
Deputies shut down 12the Street between H and I Streets, directing vehicles exiting the parking garage toward I Street.
Further details will be posted as they become available.
ESCALON - A man was arrested for several warrants and weapons violations after he fled from police at high speeds.
An Escalon Police Sergeant attempted to make contact with a motorcyclist on January 2nd in the Plaza Shopping Center near Burger King. As the sergeant was checking the plate of the motorcycle, the rider dropped several items and fled at a high rate of speed.
The Sergeant followed but terminated his pursuit after the rider reached speeds in excess of 90mph, running several stop signs and riding in a reckless manner. Further investigation and surveillance video led to the identification of the rider as 24 year old Alexandro Xavier of Farmington.
Xavier was on Post Release Community Supervision and had several outstanding warrants from Escalon Police and the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities caught up to Xavier in Farmington on January 9th at a last known address when he attempted to flee. Xavier attempted to run out a back door of a home, but was arrested by detectives.
Officials located two backpacks and the motorcycle Xavier fled in. Inside the backpacks were parts for rifles and shotguns, including lower receivers for FN FAL type rifles. Officials say the discovery of these parts alone constitutes possession of a firearm/assault weapon.
Xavier was booked into jail for evading a police officer, resisting arrest, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of an illegal assault weapon, and two warrants for traffic violations.
STOCKTON - A man was killed early Tuesday morning as he attempted to cross a street against a light, police say.
The collision happened at about 6:05am near the intersection of California and Walnut. A motorist traveling south on California was driving through a green light continuing through the intersection at Walnut when the pedestrian crossed his path and was struck.
Emergency crews arrived on scene and pronounced the pedestrian deceased. Traffic officers responded to take over the investigation.
The pedestrian was only identified as an adult male.
MODESTO - Police officers took several people into custody Monday morning after a report of a car crash involving a light pole and gun fire.
The incident happened shortly before 7:00am just south of Christine Sipherd Elementary on East Orangeburg. Police received several reports of the crash followed by the sound of gun fire. Witnesses reported seeing at least one person flee from the crash. Early reports indicated one person was seen fleeing with a bag and a handgun.
Officials say the vehicle involved in the crash was spinning donuts in the school parking lot prior to the crash. The driver of the Subaru Impreza was apprehended at the scene. Police spokeswoman Heather Graves says evidence of gunfire was located near Sipherd park, and that the occupants of the vehicle sustained injuries in the crash.
Authorities including K-9 officers and deputies with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office responded to establish a perimeter. A UAV team also responded to assist with the search, with a perimeter extending from Orangeburg to Scenic Drive.
Police surrounded a home and conducting announcements calling the occupants out. A total of four people connected to the incident were taken into custody. At time of publication, it was unclear if a weapon was recovered. The school lockdown was later lifted shortly before 9:30am.
MODESTO - Brandy Chapman entered the third day of searching for her mother, Shelly Suzanne Jennings, Wednesday.
During the search, Brandy posted several flyers at liquor stores and businesses while asking people if they had seen her mother. She also visited several mobile home parks on Seventh Street, River Road and South Ninth Street.
Brandy shared a new photo given to her of Jennings from about 2003.
Anyone with information regarding Jennings' whereabouts, or who may have seen her is encouraged to call (918) 424-3575. A GoFundMe fundraiser has been established to help with expenses during the search, if you are interested in donating you can do so by CLICKING HERE.
MODESTO - A Pedestrian was killed after being struck by a train in downtown Modesto Tuesday afternoon.
The crash happened shortly after 6:30pm, dispatched near the intersection of 8th and K Streets. Emergency crews arrived on scene and located the pedestrian, only identified as an adult male, behind the lumber yard north of L Street.
First responders arrived and pronounced the pedestrian deceased at the scene. The stopped freight train blocked several downtown intersections as authorities investigated the crash.
MODESTO - An Oklahoma woman is seeking help finding her mother who has been missing for 23 years.
Brandy Chapman drove for two days from her home in Oklahoma after receiving several tips that her mother, Shelley Suzanne Jennings, was seen in Modesto recently. She recently received a tip that her mother had been arrested in Redding, however after flying out to Northern California, she was a step behind and unable to find her.
Brandy has shared her mother's picture on social media and received numerous tips. Her mother is homeless and suffers from mental illness. Brandy believes her mother was given a ride by a truck driver from Redding to Modesto.
The day Brandy's mother disappeared was her 12th birthday. She spoke to her on the phone momentarily before she vanished.
Brandy plans to spend the next few days in Modesto in an attempt to find her mother. A GoFundMe account has been established to help her with expenses during her search. If you are interested in helping, you can do so by clicking HERE.
Anyone with information or who may have seen Shelley Suzanne Jennings is encouraged to call (918) 424-3575.
MERCED COUNTY - Emergency crews responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Highway 99 Sunday evening.
The incident was dispatched to the California Highway Patrol at about 7:46pm and reported to be in the northbound lanes of Highway 99 near the Collier Road offramp. Early reports indicate a male attempted to run across the highway and was struck by a vehicle.
Fire and ambulance personnel were dispatched to the scene. Traffic was stopped at Hammett and Winton Parkway. Highway Patrol says the collision scene was blocking the number one lane.
At time of publication, the extent of injuries was not available.
SALIDA - A collision involving an Acura sedan tore a fence out of a yard and damaged other parked vehicles early Sunday afternoon.
The crash happened at about 12:15pm on the 5000 block of Perez Street. The vehicle tore through a fence, ripping it from its posts and damaging other parked vehicles at the residence. The car came to a stop in front of the home's driveway where the occupants exited the vehicle and fled.
A female passenger was quickly detained, while the male driver attempted to flee through yards. He was taken into custody by California Highway Patrol officers. The vehicle was full of luggage, clothing, handbags and other property.
At time of publication, it was unclear wether the incident originated as a pursuit.