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SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY - Three people were killed in a fiery crash early Tuesday morning when their vehicle hit a tree.

The crash happened at about 1:45am near the intersection of Copperopolis and Jack Tone Roads east of Stockton. According to the California Highway Patrol, a 2002 Honda Accord crashed into a tree east of the intersection, killing the male driver, as well as the male and female passengers.

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Authorities say the Honda was traveling north at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and left the roadway. The Honda collided with a tree, breaking the vehicle apart and engulfing it in fire.

Authorities are working to determine wether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash. The occupants of the vehicle were not identified.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Stockton CHP office at (209) 938-4800.

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Mark Nelson

MODESTO - Enochs High School was locked down Tuesday afternoon after a report of an armed student in a class room.

Early reports indicate the student was in a classroom with a gun in a backpack. The classroom was evacuated and the school was placed on lockdown. An administrator at the school attempted to confiscate the student's backpack, but the student refused to comply.

Police responded and made contact with the student and took him into custody at about 1:00pm. There were no reports of injuries.

Further details will be posted as information becomes available.

UPDATE:  Authorities report no gun was found, but a case used for sunglasses that may have been confused as a gun was located.

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Mark Nelson

MODESTO - Police investigated a drive by shooting Monday afternoon that claimed the life of a Sacramento man and injured another.

Police received multiple 911 calls at about 4:30pm reporting a shooting on Sutter Avenue near Nian in West Modesto. Officers arrived and found two men in the street who had been shot. They were both rushed to hospitals for care.

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One victim, identified as 25 year old Terrelle Swearengin of Sacramento, died from his injuries. The second man, identified only as a 22 year old Modesto resident, was treated for injuries that were considered not life threatening.

According to police spokeswoman Heather Graves, the early investigation suggests that the two men were walking on Sutter Avenue when a vehicle pulled up and an occupant fired a gun striking both of them. A description of the suspect or suspects was not available.

Graves encourages anyone who may have any information regarding this incident to contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.

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Mark Nelson

Saturday, 10 June 2017 14:49

Housing Market Leans in Favor of Sellers

MODESTO - With rents increasing, more people are looking to buy a home. This is creating an advantageous leverage for those looking to sell their homes.

RJ Tapia and his wife Charlene are real estate and loan professionals respectively, and say for those looking to sell their homes now is the time to do it. RJ is a Realtor™ with Allison James Estates and Homes, his wife Charlene is a loan officer with PrimeLending.

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On the loan side, Charlene stresses the importance of knowing your credit. Knowing where your credit stands can make all the difference in acquiring a loan.

Charlene also encourages curious first-time buyers to look into qualifying for down payment assistance. She says there are several types of loans available and can see which ones are a good fit for applicants.

The Tapias can also help look at refinancing and loans for building a home. For more information, you can contact them at:

 

RJ Tapia

Allison James Estates and Homes

CalBRE # 02001473

(209) 857-0487

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Charlene Tapia

Prime Lending

NMLS #1459753

(209) 857-2064

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Mark Nelson

Monday, 05 June 2017 14:28

Man Dies From Gunshot Wound

STOCKTON - Police are investigating a Monday morning shooting that claimed the life of a 21 year old man.

At about 7:15am, police officers responded to the area of Davis Road and Lebaron Drive for a report of a person down. Arriving officers and paramedics found a man who appeared to have been shot. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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Homicide detectives responded to take over the investigation. There was no motive or suspect information available at time of publication.

Authorities are encouraging anyone with information to call Stockton Police at (209) 937-8377 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.

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Mark Nelson

STOCKTON - Stockton area California Highway Patrol Officers attended a graduation in honor of one of their own.

Chandler Miller graduated from 8th grade Friday, and his ceremony was attended by several CHP officers in uniform. Chandler is the son of Officer John Miller who was killed in the line of duty in 2007 when Chandler was four years old. 

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On November 16th, 2007 Officer Miller was searching for a drunk driver near North Livermore Avenue and Interstate 580 when he lost control of his patrol vehicle and struck a tree. 

The drunk driver was located near I-580 and Greenville Road and arrested by Livermore Police and CHP Officers. He was charged with DUI, evading police, and driving without a license.

In 2009, State Route 580 from Airway Boulevard to Flynn Road was named in memory of Officer Miller. He had served with the California Highway Patrol for one year and was assigned to the Dublin station.

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Mark Nelson

Sunday, 04 June 2017 13:23

Oakdale Officer Recognized by MADD

WOODLAND - An Oakdale Police Officer was recognized by MADD Saturday for his efforts in combating drunk driving.

Sergeant Benjamin Savage was recognized at the California Agriculture Museum in Woodland Saturday during a luncheon held by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Sergeant Savage was presented with an award and the "23152 pin" for his efforts in combating drunk driving.

Sergeant Savage had 34 DUI arrests in 2016.

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Mark Nelson

LODI - A Lodi Police Officer was recognized Saturday morning for his efforts in combating drunk driving.

Officer Mike Hitchcock was awarded during a luncheon held by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) for his DUI enforcement efforts. Officer Hitchcock made 75 arrests in 2016 for DUI offenses. 

Officer Hitchcock also had the single highest amount of DUI arrests of any officer in any San Joaquin County law enforcement agency.

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Mark Nelson

STOCKTON - Police investigated a shooting that injured one person, sending them to a hospital.

The shooting was reported at about 12:10am near the 2700 block of Blossom Circle, near Holman Road and March Lane. Police arrived and found an adult male victim suffering from at least one gun shot wound. He was transported to a hospital for treatment of his injuries. His current condition was unavailable at time of publication.

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Police also found several vehicles and homes struck by gunfire in the area. There was no suspect information available.

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.

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Mark Nelson

MODESTO - A traffic collision near Southwest Modesto injured one person, causing their vehicle to overturn and starting a fire.

The collision happened at about 4:00pm near the intersection of Vivian Road and West Whitmore Avenue. The crash involved two vehicles, causing one to overturn, trapping the occupant.

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An arriving sheriff deputy attempted to extinguish flames erupting from one vehicle as fire crews arrived. They were able to extinguish the fire and remove the trapped occupant. Early reports indicate at least one or more persons fled the crash scene prior to emergency crews arriving.

An air ambulance was dispatched to the scene to transport one injured person to a hospital.

The crash may have began as an armed robbery, according to the California Highway Patrol, however the investigation was turned over to the sheriff's office.

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