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MODESTO - The satellite carrying Falcon 9 rocket launched by SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base put on a show for many spectators Sunday evening.

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The rocket was launched at about 7:20pm and was visible only for a few minutes. Officials warned the public that it was going to be noticeable and create a sonic boom.

Elon Musk, lead designer of SpaceX tweeted of the mission “This won’t be subtle.” The rocket will make an attempt to land back at the Air Force base after deploying the SAOCOM 1A satellite in space.

In Modesto, several residents stood in their yards and streets observing the launch.

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 12:53

Woman Killed in Shooting Identified

MODESTO - A woman who died as a result of a shooting early Monday morning near her home has been identified.

Darlene Danielle Martinez, 34, was identified as the victim of Monday’s shooting on Kerr Avenue. 

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Authorities believe Martinez was shot in the street on the 200 block of Kerr Avenue around 4:30am Monday morning. She was able to make it home where relatives stepping outside found her and began rushing her to a hospital. Dispatchers advised them to meet medics at the McDonalds near downtown Modesto, but she died in the parking lot.

The investigation later brought authorities to serve a warrant that same afternoon at a home on Mono Drive utilizing the Modesto Police SWAT team, however they did not have any releasable information on the development.

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Authorities have not released any suspect information or a motive for the shooting.

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

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STOCKTON - Police investigated a large crime scene Monday night after a triple shooting that injured a child and claimed the life of a 19 year old.

The incident was reported shortly before 7:30pm near the area of California and Park Streets. Emergency personnel arrived and located three victims. A 19 year old man was located on Sutter and rushed to the hospital where he died. A 5 year old was wounded by a stray bullet and a 28 year old man was also struck by gunfire. They were taken to a hospital and expected to survive.

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Detectives closed off several street blocks surrounding the area to examine and gather evidence. Police Spokesman Officer Joseph Silva stressed the importance of witness cooperation, and said there was very little information investigators were working with. A motive was unclear and there was no suspect information available.

“They don’t even deserve to be called suspects,” Silva said. “These are cowards with guns.”

Authorities indicated the child who was struck by gunfire was not an intended target and was only headed to a nearby liquor store with family to purchase items.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Stockton Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.

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Monday, 24 September 2018 14:30

MORE: Police Seek Child Abducted by Father

MODESTO - The search for a missing child who was abducted by his father Monday morning continues.

The child’s father and several other’s identified themselves as utility workers as they knocked on the door to Kimberly Valente’s home during the 7:00am hour Monday, she said during an emotional interview.

The door to her home was forced open, breaking the frame.

“They pepper sprayed everyone inside,” one of Valente’s sisters said.

The mother took 6 year old Jayce Cosso to her vehicle where she attempted to escape, but another vehicle blocked her path. The passenger side window was smashed and Jayce was quickly snatched and pulled out.

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Jayce was quickly rushed away in a vehicle as one of Valente’s relatives attempted to chase after the suspects. They were injured in a fall, suffering injuries consistent with road rash.

Police have identified John Cosso, 41, as a suspect in the abduction. He is the boy’s father.

Authorities are searching for a dark colored 2000’s model mid size vehicle. Anyone with information regarding the abduction is encouraged to contact the Modesto Police Department at (209) 552-2470 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.

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Monday, 24 September 2018 09:58

Modesto Police Investigate Child Abduction

MODESTO - Police are seeking a man suspected of abducting a child Monday morning.

John Cosso, 41, is a suspect in the abduction of a child from a northwest Modesto home police say. The victim is 6 year old Jayce Cosso.

Authorities say Cosso may be in a black 2000’s model mid size vehicle and are asking for anyone who may have seen him to call dispatch at (209) 552-2470 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.

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Friday, 14 September 2018 17:26

Three Alarm Warehouse Fire in Modesto

MODESTO - Multiple fire crews responded to a structure fire on 8th Street between H and I Streets Friday afternoon.

The building is warehouse and office properties, housing several businesses including Crescent Supply.

Shortly before 5:30pm firefighters requested a third alarm. There was no cause, damage assessment or injury reports immediately available.

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018 23:11

Clerk Runs For Cover as Gunman Fires on Store

EMPIRE - A convenience store clerk narrowly escaped serious injury after a gunman opened fire through the door of the business Wednesday night.

At about 9:17pm, deputies with the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office responded to a convenience store on the 200 block of South Santa Fe for a report of a shooting.

Arriving deputies found the glass door to the business shattered from gunfire.

According to Deputy Raj Singh, the employee at the business suffered a minor injury to the hand. It was unclear if the injury was from the gun fire or broken glass as they ran for cover.

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Authorities are unsure on why the gunman opened fire. The gunman did not appear to enter the business, and only opened fire from outside the building. It was unclear if the suspect’s motive was to rob the business or cause harm to the employee.

An evidence technician responded to the scene to assist with the investigation Wednesday night, photographing the broken glass.

The only suspect description authorities had was an adult Caucasian man.

Deputy Singh praised the business owner for having bright lighting at the business. He recommend business owners that operate into the night hours have the same, as well as good quality surveillance cameras. He also suggested not covering windows with posters to allow passing traffic to see inside.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018 10:18

Stockton Police Investigate Triple Shooting

STOCKTON - Police are investigating a shooting that injured three people Tuesday night.

The shooting happened shortly after 10pm near the intersection of Sutter and Oak Streets.

Authorities say a teenager, a 21 year old and 41 year old, all males, were hanging out near the area when they were approached by an unknown man armed with a gun.

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The suspect opened fire on the group striking the three victims.

Late Wednesday morning, Oak Street was still closed off by police between Sutter and Stanislaus. Several evidence markers lined the roadway as evidence technicians gathered shell casings and pieces of clothing.

The only suspect description police have is an unknown race male.

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

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 22:19

Pedestrian Killed in Hit and Run Crash

MODESTO - Authorities investigated a crash that claimed the life of a pedestrian Tuesday night.

At about 8:45pm, officers with the California Highway Patrol were dispatched to Spencer Avenue south of Maze Boulevard for a report of a pedestrian that was struck by a vehicle.

The victim, described as a middle aged man was rushed to the hospital but could not be saved. 

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Witnesses say the victim was walking home with a wheeled basket of recyclables in a southbound direction when he was struck by the vehicle. He was about two houses away from returning home.

Cans and other debris littered the roadway for several yards. A mangled red basket was laying in the roadway.

Officers with the California Highway Patrol closed Spencer Avenue for about two hours as they investigated the crash scene and took measurements.

According to witness accounts, the driver stopped his vehicle and exited. He briefly checked on the victim before re-entering the truck and fleeing.

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The driver was described as an African-American male adult appearing to be in his 40’s wearing a white shirt.

The vehicle officers are seeking is described as a white extended cab pickup truck with front end damage.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Officer Whittemore at the California Highway Patrol (209) 545-7440, or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.

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MODESTO - Police are investigating a fatal crash that claimed the life of an Escalon man and believe speed is a factor.

Shortly after midnight police responded to 14th Street between H and I Streets in downtown Modesto for a report of a vehicle collision.

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First responders located a red Honda that collided with a tree. The damage was devastating, trapping the occupant and breaking the car in half. Parts of the vehicle came to rest on the sidewalk and against a building.

Investigators closed off 14th Street to examine the crash scene and take measurements, lining the street with markers and using imaging tools to document the scene.

Police identified the victim as 21 year old Roberto Galvan Armaraz Jr. of Escalon. Authorities believe high speed played a role in the crash that took his life.

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