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Sunday, 30 December 2012 13:50

Turlock Police Investigate Murder

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On Saturday December 29th, Turlock Police responded to a report of a shooting victim in the 800 block of South Avenue.

When they arrived, they found 35 year old David Hernandez suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to an area hospital where he died.

Investigators responded to the scene to gather evidence of the crime. It is believed that the incident may be gang related, according to authorities.

Today (December 30th), police identified and contacted a man during a routine traffic stop that they determined was the shooter in the homicide. He is identified as 20 year old Ernesto Negrete, of Turlock. Negrete was detained on the 1200 block of Olive Avenue and taken into custody on charges including murder and possession of methamphetamine.

Police ask anyone with information on this case to contact Detective Navarro at 209-668-5550 extension 6619. You can also call crime stoppers at 209-521-4636 where you can remain anonymous.

Saturday, 29 December 2012 08:15

Merced Authorities Capture Escapee

December 29, 2012 just after 2:00 pm the Merced Sheriff’s Tactical and Reconnaissance Team (STAR) took Adrian Hicks back into custody.

After following leads for three days in an ongoing investigation, the Merced Sheriff’s Office STAR Team tracked down Hicks to an address in the 6200 block of Santa Fe Ave in Winton. After surrounding the house and searching the interior, Hicks was found hiding under a pile of clothes in the corner of a closet in a back bedroom.

Hicks said he had been bouncing from house to house in Merced until he was feeling too much “pressure” from law enforcement and went to Winton. Hicks was originally tried on the same charges and took a plea of three years. According to him he asked for and was granted a pass from the judge to take care of some personal business. He failed to turn himself back in and was subsequently arrested by Merced Police Department. The judge doubled his time since he failed to turn himself in on the pass, and Hicks said that was why he escaped last week. He felt he didn’t deserve the extra time.

The STAR Team had been working non-stop tracking and following leads since his escape, until his arrest today in Winton. The investigation is still ongoing and they are trying to determine if anyone else will be charged with aiding and abetting or harboring a fugitive.

Thursday, 27 December 2012 08:06

Modesto Police Investigate Bank Robbery

Modesto, CA- Modesto Police are investigating a bank robbery in north Modesto and are requesting the public’s help in identifying the robber.

On Thursday, December 27th, just before 2 P.M., employees at the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 3456 McHenry Avenue, reported a bank robbery. The suspect entered the bank, handed the teller a note and demanded money. The suspect claimed to have a gun, although no gun was seen or displayed. Once the suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of currency, she fled the bank. The suspect was last seen exiting the bank on foot.

The suspect is described as a black female adult, between 30 to 40 years old, heavyset, and having a distinguishable gap in between her two front teeth. She was wearing a tan beanie cap, light brown hooded sweater and blue colored pants.

Police ask anyone who may have information regarding this incident to please call Crime Stoppers toll free 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.

Thursday, 27 December 2012 08:05

Modesto Police Investigate Bank Robbery

Modesto, CA- Modesto Police are investigating a bank robbery in north Modesto and are requesting the public’s help in identifying the robber.

On Thursday, December 27th, just before 2 P.M., employees at the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 3456 McHenry Avenue, reported a bank robbery. The suspect entered the bank, handed the teller a note and demanded money. The suspect claimed to have a gun, although no gun was seen or displayed. Once the suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of currency, she fled the bank. The suspect was last seen exiting the bank on foot.

The suspect is described as a black female adult, between 30 to 40 years old, heavyset, and having a distinguishable gap in between her two front teeth. She was wearing a tan beanie cap, light brown hooded sweater and blue colored pants.

Police ask anyone who may have information regarding this incident to please call Crime Stoppers toll free 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.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 02:36

Inmate Escapes Merced Facility

December 26, 2012 an inmate from JLCC has managed to escape within the last few hours. Adrian Hicks, 39 of Merced was arrested on December 13th on a warrant by Merced Police Department for possession of stolen property, grand theft, both with priors and felony evading a peace officer, as was being held without bail.

After a head count after 6:30am, Correctional Officers discovered blankets on the fence behind one of the dorms. Another head count was conducted and it was discovered that Hicks had gotten out through a hole in the bathroom ceiling sometime after the morning head count.

A county wide Be On The Look Out has been sent to allied agencies, deputies, correctional officers and members from the AB109 Team are searching for the suspect at this time. Updates will be sent out as they come in. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 209-385-7445.

Monday, 24 December 2012 05:00

Ripon Police Welcome New K-9

Ripon CA: On 12-21-12, the Ripon Police Department introduced their newest employee to the public. “Kilo”, an 18 month old yellow Labrador retriever has joined the ranks of the police department to become the department’s second narcotics detection dog. The department’s first narcotics K-9, “Topper”, was retired in October, after seven years of distinguished service.

“Kilo”, and her handler, Field Training Officer Mike Perry, greeted a crowd of well wishers and benefactors on Friday at the police department. “Kilo” was purchased entirely with donated funds from the public. Kilo, will be tasked with narcotics detection on the streets, and in our local schools. She will also be available to allied state, local and federal law enforcement agencies upon request. Her additional duties will include classroom demonstrations for local students who wish to learn more about their police department.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 08:49

Shots Fired At Stockton Officers During Pursuit

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On December 11, 2012, at 6:50 pm, a 55 year old male was stopped in his vehicle (a white 2007 Ford F150 extended cab pickup) at a stop sign on American Street and First Street, when an unknown colored pickup pulled up and stopped in front of him. A white male and an unknown race female got out of the pickup and got into the victim’s vehicle where the male suspect punched the victim in the face, several times, drove him to the area of Hazelton Avenue and Aurora Street, and pushed the victim out of his vehicle. The suspects then drove away in the victim’s vehicle.

At 9:46 pm, a Stockton Police Sergeant was driving his marked patrol unit eastbound on Oak Street when he saw the victim’s carjacked vehicle parked in the 300 block of W. Oak Street. The Sergeant saw two male suspects walk from the victim’s carjacked vehicle and get into another vehicle (a maroon 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse). The vehicle then drove away. The Sergeant followed the suspect vehicle while awaiting for additional police cars to arrive. The Sergeant attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the driver failed to yield and a pursuit ensued. The suspect drove westbound on Park Street at a high rate of speed. The Sergeant saw the driver point an object out the window, in his direction, then saw a muzzle flash and heard multiple gun shots. The driver lost control as the suspect vehicle entered the northbound Interstate 5 on-ramp at Pershing Avenue. The vehicle launched into a tree and fell to the ground, coming to rest on its top. One female suspect was deceased as a result of the traffic accident and the other three suspects were trapped in the vehicle. SPD SWAT Officers secured the vehicle and scene so Stockton Fire Personnel could extricate the suspects from the vehicle. The suspects were then transported to local area hospitals. No Stockton Police Officers were injured during this incident and no Officers fired their weapons. Officers located a sawed-off rifle from the suspect vehicle and two loaded revolvers near the suspect vehicle.

A multi-agency protocol investigation was invoked with investigators from the Stockton Police Department, California Highway Patrol, San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, and San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office.

Suspects:

Eric Nolan, the shooter, a 30 year old white male, driver of the suspect vehicle, and a resident of Elk Grove. Nolan was arrested for multiple felony charges, including murder, attempted murder of a police officer, carjacking, kidnapping as part of a carjacking, along with multiple narcotic and weapons charges. He is still waiting to be booked into the San Joaquin County Jail. Nolan had what appeared to be minor injuries as a result of the traffic accident. Gabriela Garza Aparicio, deceased as a result of the traffic accident, a 27 year old Hispanic female, passenger in the suspect vehicle, and a resident of Stockton.

The other two passengers in the suspect vehicle were:

A 19 year old Hispanic, admitted to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries, and a resident of Stockton. A 22 year white female, admitted to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries, and a resident of Stockton.

Involved Officers:

Sergeant Matthew Garlick, hired in 2001, assigned to the Community Response Team. Officer Jeffrey Pope, hired in 2001, assigned to the Community Response Team. Officer James Manor, hired in 2007, assigned to the Community Response Team. Officer Thomas Heslin, hired in 2004, assigned to the Community Response Team.

All four Officers were placed on a three day paid administrative leave.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 12:01

Super Hero Bandit Hits Modesto Businesses

Modesto Police officers are looking for a suspect who was armed with a gun and wearing a super hero Halloween mask as he robbed two Modesto businesses on Monday. Police are asking the public’s help in identifying this armed bandit.

The first robbery occurred on Monday, December 10th, at about 2 P.M., at the Check ‘N’ Go Cashing located at 1717 Oakdale Road, in northeast Modesto. The suspect, who was wearing a “Captain America” Halloween mask, entered the business, brandished a handgun and demanded money. He then walked behind the counter and took an undisclosed amount of cash from a register. The suspect then exited the business and was seen fleeing in a white passenger vehicle, possibly a Ford Focus.

As officers were investigating the Check ‘N’ Go Cashing robbery, a second robbery was reported at about 2:30 P.M., at the William Douglas Jewelry store, located at 3020 Floyd Avenue, also in northeast Modesto. Employees at the jewelry store reported a suspect armed with a gun and also wearing a “Captain America” Halloween mask entered the business and demanded money. The suspect was able to take an undisclosed amount of money from the business before fleeing in a white passenger vehicle, possibly a Ford Focus.

The suspect description in both robberies is similar and investigators believe the suspect to be one and the same. He is described as possibly a Hispanic male adult, in his mid-20s to 30s, standing 5’8” to 6’ tall, and having a heavy set build. He was wearing a grey hoodie sweatshirt, black pants, and a “Captain America” Halloween mask.

If you have any information regarding this incident please 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.

Friday, 07 December 2012 08:50

Modesto Light Display For A Good Cause

You can find this light display on Thornhill Way in North Modesto.