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Just around 10pm on January 29th, Modesto Police Officers were dispatched to Chrysler Drive in Northwest Modesto for a report of a shooting. When they arrived they found a victim inside of his home who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. It appears the suspect walked up to the victim's residence and opened fire through a window with a gun, striking the victim. The suspect fled through the area, unknown if on foot or in a vehicle. The victim was taken to the hospital, police are investigating the incident.

Modesto Police Detectives have arrested a second suspect in connection with last week's double homicide in northeast Modesto.

In the evening hours of Friday February 10th, officers were called to the 2400 block of Vera Cruz in northeast Modesto to investigate a shooting. Officers responded and found 15-year-old Rolando Luna and 19-year-old Andrew Ensey in front of an apartment complex both with gunshot wounds. Luna was pronounced dead at the scene while Ensey was transported to a local hospital. Ensey died from his injuries the next day.

Detectives were called to the scene and started gathering witness and suspect information. The investigation led to the arrest of 20-year-old Modesto resident Robbie Blackwell. He was booked Thursday into Stanislaus County Jail for two counts of homicide.

On Friday detectives arrested 26-year-old Nicholas Spangler of Ceres in connection with the shooting deaths of Luna and Ensey. He was also booked on two counts of homicide into the Stanislaus County Jail.

Detectives are still continuing with this investigation and are following up on additional leads.

Police still ask anyone who may have information regarding this incident to call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters can also text information to Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to 274637. Just type “TIP704” along with your message

On Thursday evening at around 9:45 PM a motorcyclist was traveling northbound on Tully Road toward the intersection of West Union Ave. At the same time a sport utility type vehicle was driving southbound on Tully Ave and was making a left eastbound turn onto West Union Ave. The motorcycle and the vehicle collided in the intersection. The motorcyclist was thrown off of his motorcycle and eventually came to rest in the backyard of a residence in the immediate area.

The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital where he later passed away due to his injuries. He is identified as Aaron Carrillo, a 41 year old Modesto resident. The driver of the other vehicle sustained minor injuries not requiring medical attention at the time.

The motorcycle being ridden was a 2005 Suzuki GSX-R. The sport utility vehicle being driver was a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. The motorcyclist appears to have been wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. Neither alcohol nor drugs appear to be a factor in the collision.

At this time, no fault or cause to this collision has been determined. This comprehensive collision investigation is in the early stages of the process. Witness statements and physical evidence will be thoroughly evaluated before any collision factor or cause will be determined.

Anyone with information or witnesses this collision is encouraged to contact Traffic Officer Boyle at 209-652-3157.

Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters can also text information to Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to 274637. Just type “TIP704” along with your message.

Monday, 06 February 2012 09:38

Police, FBI Agents Raid Riverbank Home

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On January 30th, FBI Agents and Police Officers served a state level warrant at a home on Arizona Avenue in Riverbank. At least one person was arrested, several large containers of marijuana and an uzi was confiscated from the home, but the FBI would not comment any further on the case. Surrounding schools were placed on lockdown during the operation.