STOCKTON - A bicyclist died after being involved in a collision with a vehicle late Saturday afternoon.
The crash was reported at about 6:42pm near the intersection of Eighth Street and Turnpike Road. Police responded to the scene, and the bicyclist was transported to a hospital where he died from his injuries.
Early indications suggest a motorist was driving through the intersection on a green light when the bicyclist crossed paths with the vehicle, resulting in the collision.
The bicyclist was not identified as of Sunday morning, but authorities say he appears to be a Hispanic man in his 50's.
Traffic officers responded to investigate the collision.
STOCKTON - Police arrested a man after he allegedly kidnapped and assaulted his ex-girlfriend early Sunday morning.
At about 12:15am, police say the victim was in the area of the 6500 block of Pacific Avenue when her ex-boyfriend arrived. The suspect, identified as 31 year old Clifford Meyers, forced her into her vehicle by grabbing her hair and drove her throughout Stockton, striking her.
As the two arrived in the area of DaVinci and March Lane, the victim escaped and ran to a nearby citizen. Police say Meyers attempted to run them both over with the vehicle, but then fled with her car.
Police later located Meyers who returned to the area and took him into custody as he attempted to flee. Meyers was arrested for kidnapping and carjacking.
STOCKTON - A man wanted in connection to a homicide that occurred December 30th turned himself in to authorities Saturday, police say.
Michael Anthony Flores, 28, was taken into custody by detectives Saturday. Police say Flores was wanted in connection with the shooting death of 25 year old Dallas Taylor on the 9100 block of Fitzpatrick Circle in Stockton.
Police responded to a report of a person shot early Friday morning at about 12:42am to a home on the 9100 block of Fitzpatrick Circle. When police arrived, they located the victim on the ground in the front yard of the residence with a gun shot wound. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Flores was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on several charges including murder. He is scheduled to appear in court on January third.
MODESTO - A man was rushed to the hospital Thursday evening after being found with a stab wound outside of a motel room.
The incident occurred at the Budget Inn on South 9th Street. At about 6:45pm, deputies with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the scene where a man was found on the ground outside of a room. The victim, who appeared to be an adult male, was rushed to the hospital as medics performed CPR.
Authorities taped off the motel in several areas. By 8:00pm investigators began to arrive. There was no suspect information or motive available at time of publication.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.
MODESTO - Police are investigating the shooting death of a woman, after she was found down near a roadway Monday night.
Police responded at about 9:30pm for a report of a person down near the intersection of Carpenter Road and California Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a 62 year old woman down on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds. Medics arrived and transported her to the hospital where she later died.
Investigators are working to determine what led up to the shooting, however no suspect information or motive has developed. Authorities encourage anyone with information regarding this case to contact the Crime Stopper tip line at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.
LOS ANGELES - Carrie Fisher, the actress best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, died Tuesday at the age of 60.
Fisher suffered cardiac arrest Friday on a flight while returning from London. Reports indicate medics performed CPR on her until she was rushed to a hospital. She never regained consciousness.
News of the loss stunned her co-stars. Mark Hamill wrote "no words. #Devastated," on Twitter.
"Carrie and I have been friends most of our adult lives," Modesto native and Star Wars creator George Lucas wrote. "She was extremely smart; a talented actress, writer and comedienne with a very colorful personality that everyone loved. In Star Wars she was our great and powerful princess - feisty, wise and full of hope in a role that was more difficult than people might think."
Production had wrapped in mid 2016 for the following Star Wars film which features Fisher. No announcements have been made regarding her character in future Star Wars projects.
Fisher was 19 when she starred in the first Star Wars film.
PATTERSON - A fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon caused significant damage to a home.
The fire was dispatched at about 2:15pm on the 1400 block of Longhorn Lane. Authorities closed several roads in the area as firefighteres battled the blaze. Reports indicate some neighboring homes were evacuated.
A damage estimate and cause of fire were not available at time of publication.
STOCKTON - A man was forced into a vehicle and driven around town during a robbery Sunday Afternoon.
The incident happened at about 5:59pm near the 3400 block of West Hammer Lane, according to police. The victim was in a parking lot when three men forced him into a vehicle and drove him around town. They took his property before dropping him off at the Budget Inn.
The suspects were described as two African-American adult males and a Caucasian adult female. No further description was available. The victim was not injured.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.
STOCKTON - A woman was able to break free and escape after a struggle during a kidnap attempt on Christmas Day, according to police.
The incident was reported at about 11:38pm, when the victim was walking in the area of Grant and Channel Streets. She was approached by the suspect who demanded she get into his car or he would kill her.
The suspect then grabbed the victim and began to drag her toward his car. A struggle ensued during which the victim was able to break free from the suspect. The suspect fled in a 90's two door red Toyota Celica in an unknown direction.
The suspect is described as an African-American adult male between the ages of 30-40 standing about five feet seven inches tall, weighing about 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, white shirt and blue jeans.
The victim was treated at an area hospital for her injuries.
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.
MODESTO - Detectives with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's STING unit spent their Christmas Eve giving back to the community.
The group in the "Special Team Investigating Narcotics and Gangs" unit identified a family living in the airport neighborhood who were underprivileged. They bought the family's two boys ages seven and eight, and their five year old girl toys and clothing.
The detectives also located several homeless citizens and provided them with bedding and warm clothing like gloves jackets and socks. Throughout the year, the detectives encountered several children across the county that they also delivered gifts to.