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Thursday, 06 September 2018 17:56

Fire Causes Heavy Damage to Home

CERES - Firefighters responded to a report of a fire that caused major damage to a home Wednesday morning.

The fire was reported at a home on the 1000 block of Stonum Road north of Hatch Road. Arriving fire crews encountered heavy smoke and fire conditions, with visible flame through the roof top.

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Authorities worked to determine the cause and origin of the incident. Neighbors in the area noted that the home appeared to be cluttered with debris and hazardous.

Anyone with information regarding this fire is encouraged to contact the Fire Investigations Unit at (209) 525-5537 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Wednesday, 05 September 2018 15:31

Police Investigate Sexual Battery Incidents

MODESTO - Authorities are seeking a vehicle in connection to two separate sexual battery cases in the northeast area of the city.

The Modesto Police Department published an image early Wednesday morning depicting a surveillance photo of a red pickup truck. Authorities say the truck was seen leaving the area where a man grabbed women's breasts and ran away.

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Police say the incidents happened east of Oakdale Road near Merle and Floyd Avenues. In both cases the victims were walking alone when they were approached by a caucasian male in his 20's or 30's. He is said to have had brown hair, a medium build and stands at about five feet eight inches tall.

Police say the red truck was seen leaving the area where one of the incidents occurred. Investigators are seeking the owner of the truck to see if they have any information regarding these cases.

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Here are some safety tips for walking:

- Wear comfortable shoes in case you need to run.

- Keep your cell phone and keys handy when approaching your home or car.

- Wear bright visible clothing.

- Carry pepper spray in case you need to defend yourself.

- Bring a friend along for a walk or jog if you can.

Authorities are encouraging anyone with information regarding theses incidents to contact Detective Sean Dodge at (209) 342-9123.

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 16:26

Body Found in Lake Believed to be Ceres Man

TUOLUMNE COUNTY - Authorities are working to confirm the identity of a body found in New Melones Reservoir Monday.

Authorities say the body was discovered by a fisherman Monday, near the area where  58 year old Richard Matlock of Ceres went missing August 18th.

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Emergency personnel conducted searches in the area for Matlock for several days using boats and sonar equipment but had no luck.

A post by a relative on a link to a gofundme fundraiser indicated that Matlock had been found.

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office said they were working to officially provide positive identification.

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STOCKTON- A pedestrian was rushed to the hospital late Monday night after reportedly being struck by a vehicle.

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The collision was reported at about 11:25pm near the intersection of Wilson Way and Park Street. Early reports indicate the pedestrian may have been run over more than once before emergency personnel arrived.

Police shut down Wilson Way to investigate the crash. The pedestrian was rushed to an area hospital by ambulance.

The victim appeared to be an adult male, according to an official at the scene. He did not know where the pedestrian was traveling to, or if the victim was in a crosswalk when the collision happened.

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The Stockton Police Traffic Unit responded to the intersection to examine the scene and take measurements for the investigation of the crash.

A pair of shoes and some other debris was scattered about the intersection closest to the southbound lanes.

There were no vehicles at the scene that appear to have stopped. Authorities indicated traffic cameras at the intersection may reveal more details about the crash.

Anyone with information regarding this crash is encouraged to call the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377.

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Thursday, 30 August 2018 09:56

Crime Scene Investigation in West Modesto

MODESTO - Deputies with the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office closed off a road to investigate a crime scene Thursday morning.

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The incident happened at about 9:00am on the 900 block of Seybold Avenue south of California Avenue. A section of the road was closed off with crime scene tape as investigators responded to the location.

By 10:00am, the homicide unit arrived at the scene.

Neighbors in the area indicated hearing gunshots the night before.

”I always hear gunshots,” another said.

Further details will be provided as information develops.

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STOCKTON - Police investigated a homicide early Saturday morning after three people arrived at a hospital suffering from gunshot wounds.

At about 2:40am, offices were called to St. Joseph’s Hospital for a report of three people who arrived with gunshot wounds. Police were told they were driving in the area of Hammer Lane and El Dorado Street when the shooting occurred.

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Authorities say a 27 year old man died from his injuries, and a 35 year old man was listed as critical. The third victim, a 25 year old man suffered non-life threatening injuries. Police have no motive and no suspect information.

Police encourage anyone with information regarding this case to contact the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377, or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers callers can remain anonymous.

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Thursday, 23 August 2018 16:43

Search Called Off For Missing Ceres Man

TUOLUMNE COUNTY - Authorities called off the search for a missing Ceres man presumed drowned in the New Melones Reservoir.

Officials believe 58 year old Richard Matlock went Missing last weekend and drowned at the lake. Multiple agencies searched the water over various days in an attempt to find and recover Matlock. Sonar equipment and dive teams were used, but there was no success in locating the victim.

Authorities say the extreme depths of the reservoir make rescue and recovery efforts highly strategic and very dangerous. The search and recovery efforts were called off August 21st.

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“We send our heartfelt condolences to the Matlock Family for their tragic loss,” authorities said in a statement.

“Our number one goal is to find Rick to be able to lay him to rest,” family wrote on social media.

They described Matlock as a big family man who was married to the love of his life for 40 years. He worked for E-Towing for almost 20 years and ran their Modesto yard. To his children and grandchildren, he was the center of their world. Relatives call the loss unimaginable and devastating.

“He was the guy that you called when you needed help, and he showed up, every single time, no matter what. Rick had so many friends and that he considered family, and a lot of people called him Dad.”

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Matlock’s family plans to be proactive in his recovery, although they don’t plan to do anything out of the scope of their experience. They are asking anyone who can volunteer their time and equipment to meet at the Tuttletown Boat Ramp at New Melones Reservoir on Saturday August 25th at 9:00am. Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to call Ric Nesslage at (209) 581-7634

A memorial fund in honor of Matlock was set up via GoFundMe. If you would like to contribute, you can do so by clicking HERE.

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Monday, 20 August 2018 12:04

Turlock Police Investigate Homicide

TURLOCK - Authorities are investigating the death of a Sacramento man as a homicide.

The incident happened Saturday night shortly after 8:00pm. Police responded to a report of a fight on the 100 block of Farr Street. Arriving officers located a man at the scene who was suffering from stab wounds.

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The victim, identified as 31 year old Alfonso Serrato of Sacramento, was rushed to a hospital where he died. Detectives are investigating the case and ask anyone with information to contact Detective Brandon Bertram at (209) 668-1200.

 

Anyone with information regarding this case can also call the Turlock Police Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.

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MODESTO - Detectives with the Modesto Police Department investigated a homicide Tuesday afternoon.

Police were called to a home on Kee Lane for a report of a suspicious death and discovered a deceased elderly woman.

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It was later determined that the elderly woman was the victim of a homicide. Officials say the victim has a daughter, identified as 53 year old Gisele Tadlock, and would like to speak to her.

Police are asking anyone who may know where Tadlock is to contact Detective Martin at (209) 342-6116.

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STOCKTON - A 34 year old woman was arrested after allegedly stealing an ambulance and led officers on a pursuit.

Shortly after 6:00pm Monday, Stockton Police officers responded to St. Joseph’s Hospital for a report of a person who stole an ambulance. Officers located the vehicle a short time later near the area of Bianchi Road and Townehome Drive and attempted to stop it. Police say the driver then fled, leading officers on a pursuit.

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The vehicle reached speeds of up to 90 miles per hour as the vehicle reached Interstate 5. Police then turned the pursuit over to the California Highway Patrol, who located the vehicle as it reached Highway 12 near Lodi. Officers were able to stop the vehicle as it was turning onto Highway 12 and take the driver into custody.

Natasha Scott, 34, was arrested on multiple charges including auto theft and evading officers.

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