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Saturday, 13 July 2013 05:39

Missing Person - Karissa Schell

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Karissa Aline Schell has been reported missing out of Turlock since July 6th 2011. She is a caucasian female born on December 11th, 1994. She stands 5'6 and is 140lbs with brown hair and eyes.

Karissa was last seen wearing a black and gray T-shirt, and blue jeans. She has dimple piercings and a tattoo of a pair of lips on her neck. She dyes her hair, and wears contacts occasionally.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this missing persons case 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.

Friday, 05 July 2013 09:24

Man Shot Dead On Wedding Day

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(Raw Video) Modesto -- On 07-04-13 at 2:11 p.m. Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 1200 Block of Figaro Avenue in Modesto, CA regarding a 911 call of a person shot. When deputies arrived they found a vehicle parked in the driveway of a residence. Inside the vehicle was 21 year old Ricardo Cobb of Georgia, Cobb was slumped over and had a gunshot wound. When emergency services personnel arrived they pronounced Cobb deceased on scene.

Detectives responded and took over the investigation. They worked through out the afternoon interviewing witnesses and processing the crime scene. At this point in the investigation, detectives do not have any suspect information. They believe that the residence where the vehicle was found is not the location where the shooting occurred.

Detectives know that Cobb was a passenger in the vehicle and while he and the driver were traveling down Robertson Road their vehicle was shot at. It is not known how many times or from what direction. The driver of the vehicle drove to the Figaro Avenue address where 911 was called. Detectives checked several locations on Robertson Road, but were unable to locate the crime scene.

Anyone with information about this investigation can call Detective Darwin Hatfield at 209-525-7100. You can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters can also e-mail tips at http://www.modestopolice.com/CrimeSto..., or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus the message and be eligible for a cash reward

Statement from a family member:

"the young man who was murdered found on figaro from Georgia his name was Ricardo Cobb from georgia he was going to marry my daughter on forth of july . he got shot in back of his head my son was in the car with ricardo and also my daughters boyfriend with our grand daughter in the car obviously my son in law ricardo was not murdered on figaro he was murdered somewhere else in the west side of modesto the police are still investigating the whole incedent . the bad sad news is me and my wife have to send my son in law back to georgia to his family once we get the ok from the morg to see him and say our last good bye's.

he had just arrived from the airport 2 days ago and yesterday he was pronounced dead."

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 11:05

City Hall Evacuated

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Officials evacuated City Hall in downtown Modesto for a couple hours this morning after a report of a suspicious package. It was later determined to be an envelope containing paperwork that was vaguely addressed, and not dangerous.

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 07:12

Twice Arrested For Counterfeiting

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Ripon: On 06-29-13, at approximately 2am, Officer Brett Delgado was conducting burglary patrols in the area of S. Acacia Ave. and Second St. He observed a suspicious male, riding a bike without lighting in the darkness through the neighborhood. The male was contacted and he was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine, counterfeit currency and marijuana. Antonio Orozco (41) of Ripon was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on felony charges that included possession of a controlled substance, possession of counterfeit currency, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana.

On 07-03-13, Ripon’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) responded to the 1200 block of Seventh St. to make contact with Orozco. Upon contact with Orozco, additional suspected counterfeit currency, marijuana and drug paraphernalia was discovered on his person and at his residence. Antonio Orozco (41) of Ripon, was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on felony charges that included possession of counterfeit currency, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana.

Ripon’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is working closely with federal law enforcement partners regarding these cases.

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 06:45

Robbery Suspect Arrested

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On June 27, 2013 at about 11:15 a.m., two suspects entered the Farmers and Merchants Bank located in the 900 block of Carpenter Rd. The suspects brandished handguns and demanded money from the bank employees.

The suspects were seen fleeing the scene in a white Mercedes that was recovered a short distance from the bank. Jose Garcia, 22 years-old of Watsonville, was identified as a suspect in the robbery and was taken into custody in Watsonville on June 28, 2013.

Jose was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on a charge of Robbery. Detectives are in the process of identifying additional suspects and are asking anyone with information about this robbery 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.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 01:20

Marijuana Crops Confiscated

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Denair, CA-On July 3rd, 2013 agents from Stanislaus Drug Enforcement, Central Valley HIDTA, CAL-MMET, Federal Drug Enforcement Agency and Department of Homeland Security located a large Marijuana grow in 1200 acres of almond trees in the area of Monte Vista Ave and Hall Rd east of Denair.

Agents eradicated over 15,000 Marijuana plants that had been planted between almond trees in the orchard.

During the investigation Agents located a second marijuana grow in the same orchard.

On July 9th agents eradicated another 23,000 Marijuana plants.

Over all 38,000 Marijuana plants were eradicated during the two day operation. Agents estimate the street value of the seizure was approximately $200,000.

Jesus Meraz Alvarez 56 of Washington, Elian Mendoza Gallardo 31 a transient, Mendoza Jesus Torres 29 a transient, were arrested for Cultivation of Marijuana and an ICE hold was placed on them for being in the country illegally.

The property owners were contacted and were unaware that the suspects had set up camps in the middle of their orchards and were growing the Marijuana.

The incident is still under investigation by agents.

Anyone with suspicious activity or any further information can contact the Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency at 209-558-6300

Calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and you may be eligible for a cash reward. Leave your tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636.

You can also e-mail tips at http://www.modestopolice.com/CrimeStoppers, or send information to Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to 274637. Type “TIP704” along with your message.

Monday, 01 July 2013 18:00

18 Displaced By Fire

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(Raw Video) 6 adults and 12 children living in one home are displaced by a 2 alarm fire. Note: The fire happened on Park Hurst, an incorrect location of Park Faith Lane is shown in the video.

Monday, 01 July 2013 08:13

Fire Destroys Home

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Raw Video: A fast burning fire destroys an unoccupied home on Hatch Road in South Modesto on Friday afternoon.

Saturday, 29 June 2013 05:33

Keep Yourself, And Your Pets, Safe

Ceres Police Officer Wren and K9 Partner Zeus regularly keep cool on hot days like today. Ceres Police Officer Wren and K9 Partner Zeus regularly keep cool on hot days like today.

With temperatures reaching well past the triple digit mark, the risk of suffering heat related illness also rises. It's always a good idea to keep yourself - and your pets - hydrated and cool during intense heat.

Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it's hot outdoors. Make sure you and your pets have a shady place to get out of the sun, be careful to not over-exercise them, and keep them indoors when it's extremely hot. Drinking water regularly to stay hydrated is very important, first responders warn. By the time you become thirsty you're already dehydrated.

Symptoms of overheating in pets include excessive panting or difficulty breathing, increased heart and respiratory rate, drooling, mild weakness, stupor or even collapse. They can also include seizures, bloody diarrhea and vomit along with an elevated body temperature of over 104 degrees. Animals with flat faces, like Pugs and Persian cats, are more susceptible to heat stroke since they cannot pant as effectively. These pets, along with the elderly, the overweight, and those with heart or lung diseases, should be kept cool in air-conditioned rooms as much as possible.

Never leave your animals alone in a parked vehicle. "On a hot day, a parked car can become a furnace in no time-even with the windows open-which could lead to fatal heat stroke," says Dr. Louise Murray, Vice President of ASPCA Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital. Also, leaving pets unattended in cars in extreme weather is illegal in several states.

Feel free to trim longer hair on your dog, but never shave your dog: The layers of dogs' coats protect them from overheating and sunburn. Brushing cats more often than usual can prevent problems caused by excessive heat. And be sure that any sunscreen or insect repellent product you use on your pets is labeled specifically for use on animals.

Please leave pets at home when you head out to Fourth of July celebrations, and never use fireworks around pets. Exposure to lit fireworks can potentially result in severe burns or trauma to curious pets, and even unused fireworks can be hazardous. Many types of fireworks contain potentially toxic substances such as potassium nitrate, copper, chlorates, arsenic and other heavy metals.