MODESTO - Authorities are investigating the death of a man who allegedly forced his way into his estranged wife's home armed with a gun Saturday afternoon.
Police say the incident occurred at a home on the 4100 block of Alexandra Court Saturday. Authorities began receiving 911 calls at about 4:00pm when a 53 year old man identified as Rick Foreman, reportedly forced his way into the home where his estranged wife and other family members lived.
Police say Foreman was armed with a gun and confronted a family member. During the altercation, Foreman fired the gun and began to struggle with the family member who attempted to disarm him. Several more shots were fired, however no one in the home was struck.
As Foreman was subdued and emergency personnel arrived, he lost consciousness. Life saving measures were performed but Foreman died at the scene.
Police say the investigation is ongoing and they are still working to determine the events that led up to Saturday's disturbance. No arrests have been made in the case.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.
MODESTO - Firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire late Sunday morning that caused damage to a home.
The fire was dispatched shortly after 10:30am at a home on the 2200 block of Jason Way. Early reports indicate the fire may have started in the kitchen area of the residence.
The majority of the fire was knocked down in about twenty minutes. One person may have suffered smoke inhalation.
At time of publication, a cause and damage estimate were not available.
STOCKTON - Authorities investigated a two alarm fire Monday that left one person dead and several residents of an apartment building displaced.
The fire happened at the building at the intersection of Hunter and Miner at about 7:00am. Firefighters arrived and found several residents hanging out of the second floor windows. In total about 14 occupants were rescued, one died as a result of the fire.
Officials note that the incident is suspicious in nature, indicating that the fire had several starting points, including the stairwell. Police and arson investigators worked closely together to determine the nature of the blaze.
STOCKTON - Authorities are investigating a fire after the discovery of a body in the blaze Monday morning.
The fire was dispatched to a building near the area of Lindsay and Miner Streets at about 7:00am. The fire reached at least two alarms with injuries reported and at least one fatality.
The Stockton Police Department has classified the fatal fire as a suspicious death investigation.
More details will be posted when they become available.
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.