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Monday, 29 August 2016 09:08

Rescue at Spencer Avenue Fire

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MODESTO - Fire crews responded to a structure fire with at least one person in the building Monday morning.

The fire was dispatched shortly after 9:00am on the 800 block of Spencer Avenue. Burbank-Paradise Fire crews reported heavy black smoke visible from a residential unit.

Moments later the incident commander requested additional resources and an ambulance, indicating a rescue was in progress.

Further updates will be posted as they become available.

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Monday, 29 August 2016 08:45

School Locked Down After Weapon Tip

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TURLOCK - Authorities placed a school on lockdown Monday morning after receiving an anonymous tip of an armed student.

Stanislaus County Sheriff Deputies and officers with California Highway Patrol responded to Roselawn School to do a safety sweep after receiving the tip. 
It is unclear if the student left the school on the bus or what type of weapon was seen.
Further details will be posted as they become available.
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Sunday, 28 August 2016 15:19

Local Crews Respond to San Andreas Wildfire

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SAN ANDREAS - Several local fire agencies responded Sunday afternoon to assist in a swift moving brush fire threatening several homes.

The Willow Fire grew from 50 to 300 acres in a couple hours, threatening several nearby residences. At time of publication, the fire was 3% contained.
Evacuation advisories were issued for homes in the areas of Mountain Ranch and Willow Creek Roads. California Highway Patrol Officers have closed off traffic in the area.
Further updates will be posted as they become available.

MODESTO - Police closed off Prescott Road early Friday morning after a fatal collision reportedly stemming from gunfire.

Police responded to the scene at Prescott Road just north of Plaza Parkway at about 2:20am for a report of a vehicle collision with a person ejected. Emergency crews responded to the scene and closed down the road. Medical personnel pronounced at least one person deceased at the scene.
Early reports indicated the incident may have began with shots being fired. The vehicle impact caused the motor to break apart and land in the roadway while the car landed upside down on the sidewalk.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or may have information is encouraged to contact the Modesto Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.
Saturday, 13 August 2016 15:21

Fundraiser Established for Ceres Homicide Victim

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CERES - An online donation fundraiser has been established for a man who was shot at a bar early Saturday morning and later died.

Luis Malagon was shot inside Latino's Bar on Mitchell Road in Ceres shortly after midnight. Police responded and closed off the area as a crime scene. Medics transported the victim to a hospital where he later died.

Malagon leaves three children and a fiance.

Officers did not have any suspect information for release, but did serve a warrant in connection to the case later Saturday morning. The circumstances regarding the shooting are under investigation.

If you would like to donate to his fundraiser, you can do so by clicking the LINK HERE.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Ceres Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.

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Thursday, 11 August 2016 20:28

Central Avenue Closed for Shooting Investigation

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CERES - Authorities are closing down a large portion of Central Avenue after a shooting injured at least one person.

Emergency personnel responded to the report of the shooting shortly before 8:30pm. Early indications suggest at least one victim was injured by gunfire while driving a vehicle. 
Police closed off Central Avenue between River Road up to the Caswell Avenue area as a crime scene.
Further updates will be provided as information becomes available.
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 17:53

Suspicious Item Neutralized by Bomb Squad

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MODESTO - Authorities closed off a section of 9th Street in downtown Modesto Tuesday night for a report of a suspicious item.
Officers responded to a citizen's report shortly before 8:00pm to the McDonald's parking lot for the item.
Police spokeswoman Heather Graves described the item as being wrapped in electrical tape. Officers closed off the area and called in the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Bomb Squad.
Unable to determine what was inside the item, the bomb squad decided to neutralize the item in place. Graves said the item contained tire weights and valve stems, but it was not explosive.
The roadway was re-opened at about 10:30pm.