MODESTO - Authorities placed the Stanislaus County Jail on lockdown after the discovery of a suspicious package in the lobby Wednesday afternoon.
The incident happened shortly after 2:00pm. Early reports indicate the item was located inside the 12th Street entrance.
Deputies shut down 12the Street between H and I Streets, directing vehicles exiting the parking garage toward I Street.
Further details will be posted as they become available.
MODESTO - Brandy Chapman entered the third day of searching for her mother, Shelly Suzanne Jennings, Wednesday.
During the search, Brandy posted several flyers at liquor stores and businesses while asking people if they had seen her mother. She also visited several mobile home parks on Seventh Street, River Road and South Ninth Street.
Brandy shared a new photo given to her of Jennings from about 2003.
Anyone with information regarding Jennings' whereabouts, or who may have seen her is encouraged to call (918) 424-3575. A GoFundMe fundraiser has been established to help with expenses during the search, if you are interested in donating you can do so by CLICKING HERE.
SALIDA - A collision involving an Acura sedan tore a fence out of a yard and damaged other parked vehicles early Sunday afternoon.
The crash happened at about 12:15pm on the 5000 block of Perez Street. The vehicle tore through a fence, ripping it from its posts and damaging other parked vehicles at the residence. The car came to a stop in front of the home's driveway where the occupants exited the vehicle and fled.
A female passenger was quickly detained, while the male driver attempted to flee through yards. He was taken into custody by California Highway Patrol officers. The vehicle was full of luggage, clothing, handbags and other property.
At time of publication, it was unclear wether the incident originated as a pursuit.
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.
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.
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.