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Wednesday, 10 July 2013 06:03

Vigil For Bicyclist

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A vigil is being held this evening at Silva Park in Riverbank tonight for a teen who lost his life in a collision early monday morning.

Authorities say Bruno Diaz was riding a bicycle near the area of Terminal Avenue and Plainview Road at about 4:30 am when he was struck by a Jeep Cherokee traveling the same direction. Diaz was thrown off and died at the scene. Officials say he did not have reflectors on his bike nor was he wearing a helmet.

Authorities say drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the collision, and no citations have been issued.

The vigil is scheduled for 6:30 this evening. Friends tell us Diaz was a sophomore at Enochs High school and it would have been his 17th birthday.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 04:01

Missing Pet - Captain

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From a viewer: "my dog captain has ben missing 1 week today from E Redwood rd in Ceres i have checked the pound every day he is not there he has tag and a tag with my number and his name plz help me find him heart broken family"

Francisco Meza Carranza

Francisco Meza Carranza is wanted by Modesto Police on murder charges as of June 26th, 2013. Authorities say the Murder of Juan Gabriel Barajas occured on June 27th, 2007.

Carranza is a hispanic male adult, date of birth on October 4th, 1986. He is 5'11 210 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.

One suspect has been arrested in this case.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this murder to call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters can also text information to Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to 274637. Just type “TIP704” along with your message.

Monday, 08 July 2013 11:32

Busy 4th Of July For Fire Crews

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Fire crews in the Modesto region experienced a rash of structure fires on the 4th of July, climaxing to this one on Royalton Court that damaged two homes.

Monday, 08 July 2013 08:51

Fire Resources Burned

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On Sunday July 7th, 2013 firefighter from the Modesto Regional Fire Authority and other agencies responded to the area of Hillside Drive and Kerr Avenue for a report of a brush fire. The call came in just after 3pm.

The fire burned approximately just under 2 acres and spread to trees as well. This area has seen a rash of fires in the past, causing frustration amongst fire crews. One firefighter on scene noted that it takes resources away from the rest of the city.

Crews were on scene several hours extinguishing hot spots.

Monday, 08 July 2013 04:24

Fundraiser Opened For Homicide Victim

Ricardo Cobb was shot to death on July 4th, the date he was to be married. Ricardo Cobb was shot to death on July 4th, the date he was to be married.

Relatives of Ricardo Cobb who was shot to death on July 4th has set up a fundraiser page to assist with his funeral.

According to relatives, Cobb had just flown in from Georgia two days before and was to be married on July 4th. Stanislaus County Sheriff Deputies were called to a home near Leon and Figaro for a report of a shooting. They arrived and found Cobb suffering from gunshot wounds. Medics pronounced him deceased at the scene.

"We are helping his family so he can rest at his home in Georgia where he lived. We opened a donations pay pal account to help out The family for his funeral," relatives told CVTV. "all funds will go to his family to help out with the funeral arrangements."

Anyone with information about this investigation can call Detective Darwin Hatfield at (209) 525-7100. You can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters can also e-mail tips at http://www.modestopolice.com/CrimeStoppers, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing “Tip704″ plus the message and be eligible for a cash reward

The link to the donations page is here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=22NDQKGGK9SV4

Sunday, 07 July 2013 08:22

Shooting Victim Airlifted

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On 7-7-2013 at 3:05 p.m., Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a person shot in a field near Simmons Rd and Washington Rd in the unincorporated area of Turlock California.

The victim and the suspects’ wife had been working in a watermelon field on Simmons Road. They were walking to their cars with several co-workers after finishing work for the day. As they were walking they heard a car approaching them at a high rate of speed. As they turned around the suspects’ wife saw her husband, 42 year old Eduardo Favian Maldonado, driving his dark red Mercury towards them. Maldonado began shooting at them, striking the victim and barely missing his wife. The victim was transported by Medi-Flight to Memorial Hospital in Modesto, where he succumbed to his injuries at approx 8:00 a.m. this morning. The victim has not been identified.

Eduardo Maldonado was seen fleeing the area and has not been seen since. He was driving a dark red or maroon 1999 four door Mercury Mystique, California license plate number 5FLX194. Maldonado may be attempting to flee to Mexico, where he is originally from. He is wanted for 187PC-Murder, 664/187-Attempted Murder and 664/273.5PC-Attempted Corporal Injury on a Spouse. It is unknown at this time the reason Maldonado was shooting at his wife and her co-workers. The case is still under investigation.

Anyone with information about this investigation can call Detective Cory Brown 209-567-4485. You can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters can also e-mail tips at http://www.modestopolice.com/CrimeStoppers, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus the message and be eligible for a cash reward

Saturday, 06 July 2013 08:27

Bomb Squad Responds To Bag

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On Friday afternoon Modesto Police Officers responded to a report of a suspicious bag left in a business on the 3300 block of McHenry Avenue. Employees carried that bag outside and awaited authorities who later called out the Stanislaus County Bomb Squad. After investigation and several businesses being evacuated in the shopping center, it was later determined to be a laptop and remote controlled car in the bag. Officials believe the items were stolen in a vehicle burglary earlier in the day. The person who left the bag was reportedly exhibiting odd behavior and was not located.

Saturday, 06 July 2013 04:19

SFO: Boeing 777 Down

Video by Scott Traylor.

Photo by David Eun Photo by David Eun

A Boeing 777 operated by Asiana Airlines has crashed at San Francisco International Airport, the FAA confirms. The airline is based out of Taipei, South Korea. Fire crews are on at least a 3rd alarm assignment. Witness statements indicate the tail may have hit the runway when the aircraft was landing.

Passenger David Eun of New York says "There are emergency personnel all over the place. I haven't felt this way since 9/11"

We'll have more details as the story develops.

Saturday, 06 July 2013 03:57

Woman Shot Dead At Intersection

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(Raw Video) Modesto, CA- Detectives are asking for your help with information to a shooting that occurred just before midnight on July 4th, leaving one person dead.

At about 11:58 p.m., 911 dispatchers received several calls of gunshots being fired in the area of Colorado Avenue and Pelton Avenue. When officers arrived they found 21 year-old, Teresa Provencio of Modesto, with a fatal gunshot wound. Witnesses reported the gunshots were being fired from a 90's model compact vehicle that was light in color.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this murder to call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters can also text information to Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to 274637.