RIPON - Police report the discovery of a skimming device in a bank ATM and are seeking information on persons of interest.
The device was found on March 19th at an ATM machine at the Bank of Stockton located at 234 West Main Street in Ripon. Police have surveillance images of four persons of interest, and are asking for the public's help in identifying them.
Police say the device was placed on the ATM on March 19th at about 7:30am by an adult man and woman. At about 5:40pm the same day a different pair of adults returned to remove the device.
Authorities and bank officials say so far no bank accounts have been compromised.
STOCKTON - Police are investigating a double homicide that took place early Thursday morning.
The incident happened shortly before 1:30am when police responded to a report of a stabbing victim near the 3300 block of East Anderson Street. Arriving officers found a 49 year old man who was suffering from stab wounds.
The victim told police that the stabbing happened near the 3300 block of East Main Street and there may have been additional victims. Officers responded to that area and located a 52 year old man and a 37 year old woman who were stabbed. Medics arrived and pronounced them deceased at the scene.
Police detectives responded to take over the investigation. Authorities have no suspect information and no motive. The 49 year old man was transported to the hospital in critical condition but was stabilized.
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.
MERCED - Police arrested a Merced woman on a charge of homicide after allegedly striking a pedestrian with her vehicle and fleeing the scene during a fight.
At about 7:00pm Sunday, officers with the Merced Police Department received several calls of a large fight in progress in the area of 19th Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Responding officers received updates that a woman in a red car had just run someone over and struck several vehicles as she attempted to leave the scene.
As police officers arrived in the area, they witnessed a red vehicle near 19th and I Streets being driven by a woman. The vehicle had obvious visible signs of damage. Officers also found a woman down in the roadway requiring immediate medical attention, and several witnesses saying she had just been run over by the driver of the red car.
Police described the scene as very chaotic with a large gathering crowd. Witnesses identified the suspect driver as Ashley Sanders, a resident of Merced. The victim was transported to a hospital in Modesto where she died from her injuries.
Sanders was arrested by police without incident and booked into the Merced County Jail on homicide charges.
The name of the victim was not released by authorities, pending notification of family. She was only identified as a 20 woman who lived in the neighborhood.
MODESTO - Police have arrested a suspect in connection to a fatal shooting and have issued an arrest warrant for a second man.
On Friday, police arrested 24 year old Javier Carrillo as authorities served several warrants throughout Stanislaus County. He was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on a charge of murder.
The search warrants continued Sunday after authorities identified a second suspect identified as 20 year old Alberto Delacruz. Investigators believe Delacruz may have been involved in the shooting. He was not located, and a warrant for his arrest was issued.
The shooting happened Wednesday evening. Officers responded to Orchard Park Way just south of Floyd Avenue at about 8:15pm for a report of a person assaulted. They found 31 year old David Reyes suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. Reyes was transported to a hospital where he later died.
Investigators continue to work to determine what led up to the shooting, however they believe the victim and suspects knew each other.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.
GUSTINE - Police arrested a man accused of molesting a child in November of 2016.
Authorities say the victim was a female juvenile who lived in Salinas and was visiting relatives in Gustine when the incident happened. The case was assigned to two Gustine officers who located the suspect outside of his home on the 500 block of 6th Street Friday.
Officer Efren Fernandez and Corporal Telan Hosaka interviewed the suspect, identified only as a 54 year old Hispanic Man. He was taken into custody after confessing to the crime.
Authorities booked the suspect into the Merced County Sheriff's Detention Facility.
STOCKTON - Police are investigating a shooting that left one man injured early Sunday morning.
The incident happened at about 1:50am near the 2300 block of Pacific Avenue. The victim, identified only as an adult man, was driving away from the area when he heard someone yell at him followed by gunfire.
The victim, realizing he had been struck by gunfire, drove himself to an area hospital for treatment. He is expected to recover from his injuries.
The suspects were described as an African-American male in his 20's with dreadlocks, and a Hispanic man in his 20's. Both were seen in a newer white four door sedan.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377, or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.
RIVERBANK - Detectives investigated a stabbing that sent one person to the hospital Thursday afternoon.
Shortly before 3:30pm, authorities were called out to Cobblestone Bakery located at Third and Stanislaus Streets for a report of a person stabbed. Deputies located the victim with a stab wound to the abdomen a short distance away. He was transported to the emergency room where he is expected to survive.
During the investigation, authorities discovered that the victim was outside the bakery when he was approached by the suspect. The suspect walked into the business and the victim followed where a brief argument occurred before the stabbing. The suspect fled.
A man who identified himself as the owner of the bakery said the victim was the manager of the business who was unloading items when he was assaulted.
Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect responsible for the stabbing. The only description available was a Hispanic adult male.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Nunes at (209) 869-7162, or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.