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Thursday, 21 February 2019 09:55

Search Warrant Prompts School Lockdowns

MODESTO - Police placed several area schools on lockdown as officers served a search warrant Thursday morning.

Freedom Elementary, Savage Middle School and Somerset Middle School were all placed on lockdown as a precaution, police said.

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The search warrant took place in the area of Merle Avenue. A large police presence, including a trailer, could be seen on roadways in the area. Traffic through the neighborhood was blocked off by officers.

Officials had no further information regarding the search warrant at time of publication. The lockdowns were lifted shortly after 10:00am

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Saturday, 16 February 2019 21:03

Two Men Shot in Ceres

CERES - Authorities investigate a shooting during a family gathering that left two men wounded Saturday afternoon.

The shooting happened on Chandra Court I’m Ceres shortly before 6:00pm. Early indications suggest the shooter fled in a vehicle after firing shots at the victims.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Ceres Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 23:23

Officer Involved Shooting Reported in Merced

Witnesses reported seeing a police chase come to an end near a home, then gunfire.

 

 

MERCED - A pursuit ending in gunfire prompted an investigation by authorities Tuesday night.

The incident happened during the 8:00pm hour in the area of Lopes Avenue and Sydney Court. One vehicle illuminated by police spotlights appeared crashed into the garage of a home. Law enforcement officials closed off the area for investigation.

Early reports indicate the incident began as a pursuit a short distance away, and no deputies or officers were injured. The status of any involved suspects was not available at time of publication.

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Monday, 11 February 2019 21:54

Authorities Led on Lengthy Pursuit

MERCED COUNTY - A lengthy pursuit beginning near Ceres ended after authorities used a spike strip to disable the fleeing vehicle.

Ceres Police, California Highway Patrol Officer and Sheriff Deputies all worked to bring the chase to a close. The vehicle, described as a pickup truck, fled at speeds reaching at some points 95 miles per hour. The pursuit wound through county roads between Ceres and Turlock before being spiked by a deputy, heading through Bradbury Road and Entering Highway 99.

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The pursuit ended at about 9:30pm near the Hammatt Avenue exit on Southbound Highway 99 in Livingston. Two people, a male driver and pregnant female passenger, were detained from the vehicle.

An ambulance was requested for the passenger who was reportedly vomiting. At time of publication no further details were available.

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Sunday, 30 December 2018 16:13

Deputy Involved Shooting in Salida

SALIDA - Authorities with the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office investigated a deputy involved shooting that happened Sunday afternoon.

The incident happened on the 5300 block of Stonehart Lane near Kiernan Avenue. Authorities say a suspect involved in the case was taken to the hospital. Their condition was not released at time of publication.

The events leading up to the shooting remained under investigation, and no deputies were injured.

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Wednesday, 26 December 2018 11:32

Newman Officer Killed During Traffic Stop

NEWMAN - A Newman Police Officer was shot and killed Wednesday morning, and authorities are asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect.

Corporal Ronil Singh conducted a traffic stop near Merced Street and Eucalyptus Avenue shortly before 1:00am, calling out shots fired to dispatch moments later. Corporal Singh’s partner responded and found him down in the road suffering from gunshot wounds. He was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

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Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to Newman after hearing the call. The suspect, who remained unidentified late Wednesday morning, fled the area prior to their arrival. Surveillance images released by authorities show a man in a liquor store purchasing what appeared to be cases of beer. His vehicle was described as a crew cab Dodge pickup truck, possibly silver in color with “AR” dealership paper plates.

Corporal Singh was a native of Fiji and served with Newman Police since 2011. He is survived by his wife and five month old son. Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s identity or whereabouts in this case is urged to not approach him, but call 911 immediately. He is considered armed and dangerous.

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Sunday, 23 December 2018 17:16

Motorcyclist Killed in Turlock Crash

TURLOCK - Authorities investigated a fatal crash that claimed the life of a man in his 30’s.

The Turlock Police Department identified 39 year old Michael Beede as a motorcyclist who was killed in the Saturday afternoon collision. Police say Beede was traveling westbound on Fulkerth Road when he collided with the back end of a pickup truck near Highway 99 around 6:00pm.

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The driver of the pickup, identified only as a 39 year old man from Modesto, remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Beede, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision, was ejected from the motorcycle and rushed to the hospital where he later died.

Police believe speed was a factor in the crash, and are asking for anyone with information regarding the collision to contact Officer Mike Simbalenko at (209) 668-5550 extension 6723.

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Wednesday, 05 December 2018 23:46

Woman Killed by Hit and Run Driver

MODESTO - Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle that fled after fatally striking a woman in a crosswalk Wednesday evening.

Family of 59 year old Irene Arellano Lopez had just celebrated her life with an early surprise birthday party Saturday. Her routine was to grab a cup of coffee and a pastry at Save Mart before walking to her north Modesto home.

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She was only a few feet away from the curb when she was struck and killed by a hit and run driver between 6:30pm and 7:30pm as she used a crosswalk on Pelandale Avenue.

Police are searching for a silver 2006-2008 model Volkswagen Jetta with front end damage, and possible rear end damage from a previous collision. Anyone with information regarding this crash is encouraged to contact Modesto Police Officer Phillips at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.

Irene would have been 60 on December 24th.

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Sunday, 11 November 2018 00:13

Two Homes Damaged by Fire in Modesto

MODESTO - Firefighters responded to a report of a fire early Sunday morning that damaged two homes.

The fire was dispatched shortly after midnight Sunday morning for a report of flames visible from a home on McGuire Drive. Fire crews arrived within a few minutes and located active fire between two homes. Several fire crews from both Modesto and Stanislaus Consolidated Fire responded to battle the blaze.

Early reports indicate firefighters may have encountered issues with a gas line. The cause and damage estimate were not available at time of publication, and no injuries were reported.

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Saturday, 10 November 2018 16:44

Police Investigate Highway Gunfire Incident

MODESTO - Officers with the Modesto Police Department detained several occupants of a vehicle after a report of shots fired on Highway 99 Saturday afternoon.

Early reports indicated a motorist was shot at by another vehicle as they traveled northbound on the highway through Ceres. A police officer later located a matching vehicle near Central Modesto on the highway and made a traffic stop with several other officers near Standiford Avenue. Several occupants of the vehicle, described as a red Acura, were detained.

A tow truck was later called by police for the vehicle, and early indications suggest a weapon was recovered. Traffic on highway 99 was stopped for a short time, no injuries were reported.

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