OAKLAND - Raiders quarterback Derek Carr suffered an injury Saturday that some are considering a devastating blow to the team.
In the Christmas Eve game against the Indianapolis Colts, Carr took a hit from Colts outside linebacker Trent Cole, resulting in a broken right fibula. Coach Jack Del Rio stated after the game that Carr is ruled out for the January first game against the Denver Broncos.
The injury came early in the fourth quarter as the Raiders led over the colts 33-14. Carr's leg appeared to be pinned during the sack by Cole. Carr was unable to put weight on the leg and had to be helped off the field. After examination, he was transported away on a cart.
Backup quarterback Matt McGloin filled in for Carr during the remainder of the game. The Raiders won over the Colts 33-25. Carr is scheduled to undergo surgery on Sunday.
MODESTO - Firefighters battled a blaze that significantly damaged a care home Saturday morning.
The fire was dispatched at about 8:30am at a residence on the 1000 block of Elmhurst Drive. Arriving fire crews encountered heavy fire conditions at the front of the home.
Fire crews aggressively attacked the blaze from the interior of the home, bringing it under control within 15 minutes. The fire did not extend into the attic of the home.
Firefighters searched the home to make sure no one was trapped inside. The house was reportedly being used by the occupant as a board and care facility.
The cause of the fire is under investigation and said to be suspicious in nature, and early damage estimates are placed at $100,000. Five engines, a truck, two chief officers and an investigator all responded ot the scene.
MODESTO - Fire crews responded to a report of a home on fire Friday night.
The fire was dispatched shortly after 9:30pm at a home on the 1500 block of Galvez Avenue. Early reports indicated a citizen had entered the home to rescue an animal.
Fire crews arrived within minutes and found smoke coming from the garage. Crews went to work quickly and contained the flames before they were able to spread to the rest of the home.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. At time of publication a damage estimate was not available. There were no mention of injuries.
MODESTO - A 24 year old man was arrested by authorities on charges stemming from homicide in November.
Police believe Steven Rodriguez is the man responsible in the stabbing death of 35 year old Fadi Salman, who was visiting relatives in Stanislaus County from Yemen. A second man who was also stabbed was treated for injuries and released from the hospital.
The incident happened on November 19th at about 12:15am when police received several 911 calls reporting a stabbing in a parking lot at Oakdale Road and Sylvan Avenue. Police believe an argument between the suspect and victims took place that escalated in the back parking lot.
Police arrested Rodriguez Thursday and booked him into the Stanislaus County Jail on murder and attempted murder charges.
Authorities encourage anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective Pouv at (209) 572-9826, or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.
MERCED - A pedestrian was struck and killed after crossing paths with a train Friday morning.
The crash happened at about 7:40am on the Santa Fe Railroad tracks east of Highway 59. Police say they received a call from BNSF reporting the pedestrian being struck by a freight train. Emergency personnel responded to the scene to provide aid to the pedestrian. The injuries sustained were too major, and the pedestrian died at the scene.
Police indicate the pedestrian, identified only as a caucasian man in his mid 20's, was walking near the south end of a Wal Mart when he cross the path of the train. His identity was not released by authorities, pending notification of family members.
Authorities ask anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Merced Police Officer Arias at (209) 384-4188, or the tipster line at (209) 385-7826.
STOCKTON - Police are investigating a carjacking after the victim had offered his vehicle for sale.
The incident happened at about 8:06pm near the area of Commerce and Vine Streets. Police say the victim went to a home on Pilgrim Street to sell his silver 2005 BMW. The two suspects which expressed interest in purchasing the vehicle went along with the victim for a test drive of the car.
The suspects pulled over near Commerce and Vine and pointed a gun at the victim, taking his belongings and his car.
The suspects were described as African-American adult men. One had long dreads down his lower back, was about 30 years old standing five feet nine inches tall and weighing approximately 180 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and was armed with a black semi automatic handgun. The second suspect was about 24 years old standing at about five feet eleven inches tall and weighing about 175 pounds.
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.
CERES - Emergency crews responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle late Friday morning.
The crash was dispatched at about 11:49, indicating the collision happened near the intersection of East Hatch Road at Richland Avenue.
At time of publication, extent of injuries was not available.
STOCKTON - Authorities closed a roadway down to investigate a collision that claimed the life of a pedestrian Tuesday afternoon.
The collision was dispatched to the California Highway Patrol at about 5:45pm on West Benjamin Holt Drive between Pacific Avenue and Gettysburg Place. Early indications suggest a pedestrian was struck by a white Dodge pickup truck.
By 7:30pm, the coroner had arrived to take custody of the deceased pedestrian. The eastbound lanes of Benjamin Holt Drive were blocked. No further details were available at time of publication.
CERES - Authorities arrested a man wanted on several warrants totalling more than $100,000.
At about 10:33am on December 12th, two Ceres Police lieutenants observed two vehicles exit the freeway near El Camino Avenue and Fourth Street at high speeds, apparently chasing each other.
As the officials attempted a traffic stop, the lead car fled, while the pursuing vehicle yielded. The vehicle, described as a blue 2005 Chevy Malibu, stopped in the area of Third and Magnolia Street where the driver fled on foot.
Lieutenant James Yandell gave chase of the driver while Lieutenant Crane remained with the suspect vehicle. Yandell chased the suspect for two blocks and through several yards before apprehending him near Second Street and Whitmore Avenue.
Authorities say the suspect, identified as 28 year old Mario Mosqueda of Modesto, was being chased by bail bondsmen since the 400 block of Hatch Road. Mosqueda was determined to have multiple warrants totalling more than $100,000. He was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail.
MODESTO - A man was arrested after leading deputies on a slow speed pursuit through south Modesto that ended at a home.
The pursuit began at about 8:45pm Monday near the area of Crows Landing and Hatch Roads when a deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for traffic violations. The vehicle failed to stop and led the deputy on a pursuit, at one point nearly colliding with the patrol car.
The pursuit continued at speeds of 20-30 miles per hour before turning north onto Dallas Street from Hatch Road. The vehicle pulled into the driveway of a home on the 700 block of Crater Avenue where deputies attempted a felony traffic stop.
The occupant of the vehicle, described only as a Hispanic adult man, exited and entered the home and closed the garage door. Deputies called the man out several times, even deploying a beanbag gun. The driver was uncooperative and entered the home.
Additional deputies responded and the man was detained by about 9:15pm. Two ambulances were called to the scene.
Early indications suggest authorities dealt with the driver before in a similar incident in January.