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Wednesday, 13 June 2018 17:39

Fire in Waterford

WATERFORD - Emergency crews responded to a report of a fire Wednesday afternoon.

The Fire was reported on the 12000 block of Hernandez Avenue at about 5:30pm. Early reports indicated dark smoke from behind a structure. Fire spread to a second structure, and a call for a second alarm was made.

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An ambulance was also requested to the scene, but neighbors reported no one was inside the home. Firefighters quickly stopped the flames from spreading any further as more resources responded to the scene.

No details on the cause of the fire were available at time of publication.

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 00:18

Suspicious Death Investigated

MODESTO - Authorities with the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office investigated a suspicious death Monday morning.

Fire and EMS personnel were called to an apartment on Imperial Avenue for a medical call indicating a person down in the home. When they arrived they located an adult woman who had obvious signs of death.

Detectives responded and took over the investigation. No identification of the woman or cause of death was released Monday, however the incident was said to be suspicious in nature.

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 23:07

Suspects Open Fire in Turlock Home Depot

TURLOCK - Police responded to a report of gunfire inside of a Home Depot Store early Wednesday morning.

At about 4:20am, authorities received several 911 calls from Home Depot employees reporting a burglary in progress. At least one caller reported gunfire while on the phone with a dispatcher. Responding police officers arrived at the business within three minutes, but the suspects had already fled.

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Authorities said the two suspects entered the business by force through the south doors. Both suspects were inside the store for about a minute when one opened fire. He fled out the north door, while the other fled back out through the south door. Both suspects, believed to be men in their 20's were wearing dark colored clothing and had their faces covered. They left the area in an unknown type vehicle.

Authorities are asking for anyone with information to contact Detective Tim Redd at (209) 664-7325, the Turlock Police tip line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

No one was injured during the incident and nothing was stolen.

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STOCKTON - Police announced the arrest of a pastor who was also a volunteer police chaplain on child molestation charges.

Authorities said Wednesday on May 14th, two girls ages 12 and 15 reported that they were molested by their church pastor. Detectives conducted an investigation and arrested 57 year old Bruce Echevarre on child molestation charges.

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Police say Echevarre was a pastor at the United Church of the Living God in Stockton. He was immediately relieved of his chaplain duties.

No further details of the crime were released, however authorities are seeking any more potential victims and are encouraging them to come forward. Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigations division at (209) 937-8323 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.

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Monday, 21 May 2018 15:01

Turlock Police Investigate Homicide

TURLOCK - Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a 16 year old boy that occurred Saturday evening.

Shortly after 7:30pm, police responded to the 500 block of Vermont Street for a report of a teenager that had possibly been shot. Arriving officers located a teen outside of a residence suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Police performed CPR on the vicitm until medics arrived. He was transported to a hospital where he died from his injuries.

Detectives arrived to the scene to take over the investigation, gather evidence and speak to witnesses. They say the victim lived in the area, and are asking for anyone with information to help with the case. No motive or suspect information was provided.

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A gofundme page circulated on social media identified the victim as Ismael Guzman.

"In life we never seem to prepare ourselves for these type of situations. We never stop to think that these type crisis can happen to us. I ask you all for a single prayer to help our family get through this diffcult time. I also ask if any of you would like to donate anything. I apperciate everything in advance. May god bless you all. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." You will forever be miss our beloved son, brother, uncle," the post said.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Tim Redd at (209) 668-5550 extension 6625, or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 09:17

21 Year Old Man Killed in Shooting

MODESTO -  police are investigating a shooting that claimed the life of a 21 year old man late Tuesday night.

At about 11:30pm, police received a 911 call reporting a person who had been shot in the parking lot of Regal Cinema on McHenry Avenue. First responders arrived and found two people providing CPR to the victim. Medics quickly transported the victim to a hospital where he died from his injuries.

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Early indications suggest the victim was with a group of people in the parking lot when the shooting took place. Police are still investigating the cause of the shooting and working to determine who shot the man.

Police 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 - A 38 year old man who was involved in an altercation with Stanislaus County Sheriff Deputies died while in custody Saturday.

At about 10:30am, the man flagged down deputies to the parking lot of the Country Girl Truck Stop on South 7th Street indicating something was wrong with his truck. Deputies later learned the vehicle was unregistered and notified the man he would be receiving a citation. Authorities said the man became upset and began fighting with deputies. Additional deputies responded and the man was taken into custody.

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Authorities say that as the man was transported by a deputy to a local hospital to be medically cleared, he became unresponsive. Hospital staff provided medical care to the man, but he later died.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s Office are investigating the incident to determine the events leading up to the man’s death. An autopsy is pending and the identity of the man was not released by officials.

Authorities are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective Carter at (209) 525-7075.

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TRACY - Authorities investigating a hit and run that claimed the life of a teen in April made an arrest in the case Friday night.

On April 21st, 15 year old Alexia Rubio was struck and killed by a hit and run driver on MacArthur Drive near the Tracy Cemetery. The only description provided to authorities was a white four-door car that fled the scene.

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Through tips from the public, investigators developed leads that brought their attention to the 200 block of La Monte Lane. Authorities served a search warrant at the location and discovered a white Honda Accord with damage consistent with the crash. The car belonged to 32 year old Gabriel Jon Bailey who was located on Perry Lane and taken into custody.

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Bailey was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail with a $500,000 bail.

Investigators say the case is still active and are asking for anyone with information to contact Tracy Police at (209) 831-6650 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 831-4847 where callers can remain anonymous.

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Saturday, 28 April 2018 09:01

Child Killed in DUI Crash

STOCKTON - Police arrested a man suspected of driving under the influence and crashing a vehicle, claiming the life of a child.

Shortly after 8:00pm emergency crews responded to the area of Wilson Way and Hazelton Avenue for a report of a traffic collision. Arriving officers located a vehicle that had collided with a pole.

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A two year old child in the vehicle was critically injured and rushed to a hospital but died. Another child who was also in the vehicle was uninjured and turned over to a family member who responded to the crash scene.

Police arrested the driver, 28 year old William Tabke, on child endangerment and DUI charges. He was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail.

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SACRAMENTO - A 72 year old man and former police officer was arrested by authorities including the FBI who was said to be the suspect authorities have sought for so long dubbed “The East Area Rapist.”

The announcement of the arrest came following what authorities credit to be an advent in DNA technology. A discarded DNA sample belonging to 72 year old Joseph James DeAngelo was said to be the key to crack the case. During a press conference Wednesday afternoon at a Sacramento crime lab, Sheriff Scott Jones said that DeAngelo was surprised to be taken into custody by authorities who were conducting surveillance on him.

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Officials with the FBI were still at DeAngelo’s Citrus Heights home gathering evidence as of Thursday morning, two days after the arrest. The East Area Rapist is allegedly linked to at least 12 murders and dozens of rapes across the state.

Two cases in Modesto and two in Stockton have been reopened following the announcement of the arrest.

According to Heather Graves, spokeswoman for the Modesto Police Department, detectives were reassigned the cases Wednesday. Both incidents happened in June of 1978, and with the circumstances being similar, detectives are looking to see if there is a connection to DeAngelo.

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On September 16th, 1977, the suspect hit Stockton, terrorizing a married couple on the 3700 block of Portage Circle North. The suspect entered the bedroom shining a flashlight and said “don’t move or I’ll kill you.” At one point, he held a knife to the male victim’s throat, then led the woman out of the room and sexually assaulted her.

The second Stockton incident happened on March 18, 1978. Around 1:00am a man and his wife were awakened by the suspect who was holding a flashlight and a gun. Both victims were threatened and tied up, then he took the woman to another room where he sexually assaulted her.

DeAngelo served in the Navy, then was a police officer in Exeter, California and Auburn, California. He was terminated after being convicted of shoplifting a hammer and dog repellent from a store. He went on to work at a Save Smart distribution center from which he retired. Sheriff Jones said investigators are working to determine wether any of the crimes committed occurred during his time as a police officer.

DeAngelo is in custody on suicide watch.

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