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Wednesday, 02 December 2015 10:21

Child Escapes Suspicious Man

MODESTO - Police are investigating a rerport of a suspicious man who attempted to grab a six year old child Wednesday morning.

The incident happened near the area of Keller and Rumble Road. Reports indicate a man dressed in a blue jogging suit and wearing a yellow beanie attempted to grab the child, who was able to scream and escape.

Police were called to investigate. Anyone with information or may have witnessed this incident is encouraged to call police or Crime Stoppers where you can remain anonymous at (209) 521-4636.

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Wednesday, 02 December 2015 09:44

Family Seeks Missing Relative

MODESTO - Family of a man missing since Tuesday morning is seeking information on his whereabouts and concerned for his safety.

Jesus Covarrubias was last seen leaving his home in West Modesto at about 10am Tuesday to seek work. He is a 36 year old Hispanic man standing at about 5'6 and weighing about 180lbs.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black sweater and tan work boots. He has black hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo of Jesus Christ on one arm with the name Blanca underneath it, and a tattoo of the Virgin Mary on the other arm.

His family is concerned for his well being in the cold weather and say it is unnatural for him to not return home. He also does not carry a cell phone.

Anyone with information is asked to call his family at (209) 204-7559.

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MODESTO - Police are seeking the public's help in finding a missing adult.

Police say John Carlson left his care facility this morning near the area of Coffee Road and Norwegian Avenue Monday morning. A post on social media indicated he is a Vietnam veteran and was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. 

Carlson was last seen wearing a red shirt with khaki colored shorts. Anyone who may have information on his location is asked to call 911.

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Tuesday, 28 April 2015 22:33


MODESTO - Police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing elderly adult.

Santos Perez, 74, was last seen at about 5:00pm Tuesday afternoon when he left his home near Prescott and Sharon. He was last seen wearing cream colored clothing.

Mr. Perez suffers from Alzheimer's and dementia. Police ask anyone who may have seen him or know where he may be located to call 911.

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MODESTO - Police are asking for the public's help in the search for a missing adult.

Clark Douglas Waller, age 62, wandered away from his home near the Sylvan/Coffee area of northeast Modesto. Police say he walked away from his home on Kingswood Drive at about 10:15 Friday morning and has not been seen since.

Authorities say Mr. Waller has a significantly reduced mental health capacity as a result of previous medical issues.

Several police officers are searching for Mr. Waller and ask if anyone sees him to call 911 immediately. He may be using a walker and possibly not wearing any shoes.

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Monday, 25 August 2014 14:04

Safety Urged Traveling to and From School

MODESTO - Now that classes are back in session, officials are urging parents to discuss safety walking to and from school with their children.

On Friday, police received a report from a 16 year old girl that a person approached her near G and Third Streets as she was walking at about 11:38am.

A Hispanic man in his 30's with light facial hair drove up next to her and told her to get in the vehicle. Police say the girl ran to a neighboring home and called 911. Police responded to the area but were unable to locate the vehicle, described as a white or beige SUV.

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Heather Graves, Police Spokeswoman says the teen did the right thing. Immediately running to a safe location and calling for help will draw attention to the situation. Graves expressed the importance of having a plan and discussing safety with your children.

"The old saying 'safety in numbers' is true," Graves said. Walking in groups is encouraged rather than walking alone. Graves explained predators seek out individuals who are vulnerable.

Having a plan for these situations is important. Graves also said teaching your children about being a good witness is important in helping officers locate those who prey on children. Have them be observant about suspicious people, anything that distinguishes them physically and what type of vehicle they are in as well as their direction of travel.

Friday morning, a viewer posted a message to the CVTV Facebook page indicating a similar situation. A man in a "shimmery gold" pickup truck pulled up to a group of kids near Phoenix and Roble Avenue and asked them if they wanted a ride. 

That information has been forwarded to authorities.

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Thursday, 24 July 2014 18:23

Detectives Discover Body Near River

RIVERBANK - Investigators with Riverbank Police Services are looking into the discovery of an unidentified body near the Stanislaus river Thursday morning.

Two detectives were walking along the river around 9:30am handing out fliers in the hopes they could locate Juan Alipio Hernandez, a 47 year old man who was reported missing July 7th by relatives.

According to relatives, they had not seen Hernandez for about two weeks prior to reporting him missing. He is reportedly homeless and was known to frequent the river.

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While searching the area, investigators discovered a decomposed body of an adult male. They believe it to be Hernandez, as the body matches his physical description.

Authorities will not be able to positively identify the body or cause of death until an autopsy is performed and DNA results are returned. Officials say there does not appear to be any foul play involved at this time.

Anyone with information on this case or the disappearance of Juan Alipio Hernandez is asked to call Detective Dave Hickman at the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department at 209-525-7042.


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Published in News
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 02:05

Residents Cautious of Suspicious Persons

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SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY - Residents are sharing photos of a vehicle and a person on social media they say is connected to suspicious activities in the Manteca, Ripon and Escalon areas.

Two men in what is described as a burnt orange Isuzu Trooper type vehicle are seen in the photo. Residents warn that they have been seen trying to conduct burglary type of activities, and even going as far as trying to run down a homeowner to escape.

According to the residents, the men are described as being middle aged and possibly armed with guns. They were seen in the area of Carrollton and Lone Tree in Escalon as recent as yesterday.

If you witness any suspicious activity, you should call authorities right away.

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Ceres Police Investigators are looking for a person of interest after serving several search warrants in the area on Tuesday.

Police say On November 9, two Modesto men, ages 22 and 19, were headed to a friends house in South Modesto when they made a wrong turn on Lynne Renee Court. As the victims turned their vehicle around in the cul de sac, they passed a house where a group of Norteno gang members were partying.

Two vehicles occupied by gang members from the house chased the victims for several miles through the South Modesto area. During the chase, one of the chasing vehicles struck the victim's vehicle, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The victim's vehicle collided with a tree on the south side of Whitmore Avenue at Dallas Street.

The driver of the victim's vehicle fled on foot southbound through an orchard. Two Hispanic males in a silver SUV chased him. The two males captured the victim and assaulted him. The victim broke free and continued to flee away from the suspects on foot.

The passenger of the victim's vehicle also exited the car after the collision and was confronted by a group of gang members shouting obscenities and verbally identifying themselves as Norteno gang members. This victim was physically attacked and stabbed. The victim managed to escape from the group who chased him in a vehicle and attempted to run him over.

License plates from both suspect vehicles were left behind. One license plate was found near the victim's vehicle. The other license plate was located at a nearby residence where it had fallen off of the suspect vehicle when it collided into a fence.

During this investigation, 20 year old Modesto resident Eric Parra was positively identified as being involved in the altercation. Eric Parra has since been arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Jail for attempted murder. Eric Padilla, a 19 year old Ceres resident, is considered to be a person of interest in this investigation.

The suspects in this investigation are known documented gang members and this incident was determined to be gang-related. Investigators authored search warrants for numerous locations to include the 2400 block of Dallas Street, 1100 block of Standish and 1600 block of Morello Drive for evidence related to the attempted murder and criminal street gang activity. During the service of the search warrants, investigators located evidence of the attempted murder and the participation in a criminal street gang.

This investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information about the incident or the whereabouts of 19 year old Eric Padilla is encouraged to contact Detective Derek Perry by phone (209) 538-5730 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Friday, 08 November 2013 07:58

At Risk Missing Adult

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