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STOCKTON - Stockton area California Highway Patrol Officers attended a graduation in honor of one of their own.

Chandler Miller graduated from 8th grade Friday, and his ceremony was attended by several CHP officers in uniform. Chandler is the son of Officer John Miller who was killed in the line of duty in 2007 when Chandler was four years old. 

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On November 16th, 2007 Officer Miller was searching for a drunk driver near North Livermore Avenue and Interstate 580 when he lost control of his patrol vehicle and struck a tree. 

The drunk driver was located near I-580 and Greenville Road and arrested by Livermore Police and CHP Officers. He was charged with DUI, evading police, and driving without a license.

In 2009, State Route 580 from Airway Boulevard to Flynn Road was named in memory of Officer Miller. He had served with the California Highway Patrol for one year and was assigned to the Dublin station.

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Mark Nelson

Sunday, 04 June 2017 13:23

Oakdale Officer Recognized by MADD

WOODLAND - An Oakdale Police Officer was recognized by MADD Saturday for his efforts in combating drunk driving.

Sergeant Benjamin Savage was recognized at the California Agriculture Museum in Woodland Saturday during a luncheon held by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Sergeant Savage was presented with an award and the "23152 pin" for his efforts in combating drunk driving.

Sergeant Savage had 34 DUI arrests in 2016.

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LODI - A Lodi Police Officer was recognized Saturday morning for his efforts in combating drunk driving.

Officer Mike Hitchcock was awarded during a luncheon held by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) for his DUI enforcement efforts. Officer Hitchcock made 75 arrests in 2016 for DUI offenses. 

Officer Hitchcock also had the single highest amount of DUI arrests of any officer in any San Joaquin County law enforcement agency.

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STOCKTON - Police investigated a shooting that injured one person, sending them to a hospital.

The shooting was reported at about 12:10am near the 2700 block of Blossom Circle, near Holman Road and March Lane. Police arrived and found an adult male victim suffering from at least one gun shot wound. He was transported to a hospital for treatment of his injuries. His current condition was unavailable at time of publication.

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Police also found several vehicles and homes struck by gunfire in the area. There was no suspect information available.

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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MODESTO - A traffic collision near Southwest Modesto injured one person, causing their vehicle to overturn and starting a fire.

The collision happened at about 4:00pm near the intersection of Vivian Road and West Whitmore Avenue. The crash involved two vehicles, causing one to overturn, trapping the occupant.

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An arriving sheriff deputy attempted to extinguish flames erupting from one vehicle as fire crews arrived. They were able to extinguish the fire and remove the trapped occupant. Early reports indicate at least one or more persons fled the crash scene prior to emergency crews arriving.

An air ambulance was dispatched to the scene to transport one injured person to a hospital.

The crash may have began as an armed robbery, according to the California Highway Patrol, however the investigation was turned over to the sheriff's office.

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Sunday, 21 May 2017 15:11

Fire Damages North Modesto Home

MODESTO - Fire crews responded to a report of a fire at a home Sunday afternoon.

The fire was dispatched shortly after 3:00pm on the 4100 block of Woodwind Court in North Modesto. Early reports indicate a resident called to report smoke from the neighbors home.

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Fire crews arrived and noted smoke from the second floor attic area of the home. As crews were setting up operations, fire broke through the roof of the home.

All occupants were reported out of the home. Further details will be posted as they become available.

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Mark Nelson

Sunday, 21 May 2017 14:05

Crash Near Oakdale Injures Driver

OAKDALE - A traffic collision that damaged a utility pole resulting in downed power lines and a vegetation fire injured a driver Sunday afternoon.

The crash was dispatched to the California Highway Patrol at about 1:41pm near the intersection of Sierra and Laughlin Roads. Early reports indicated a vehicle collided with a PG&E pole, knocking down live power lines and causing a brush fire.

The involved driver was said to be injured, but was able to exit the vehicle.

No further details were available at time of publication.

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STANISLAUS COUNTY - Emergency crews responded to a report of a drowning victim Sunday afternoon at the Modesto Reservoir.

The incident was dispatched shortly after 1:15pm near the west shore of the Modesto Reservoir. Early reports indicate the victim was still under water at the time of dispatch, but was pulled out of water by a witness. 

First responders began arriving at about 1:26pm. An air ambulance was dispatched to the scene, but later cancelled. At time of publication, cpr was in progress.

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 09:36

Bicyclist Killed in Crash

DENAIR - A bicyclist was struck and killed in an early morning crash Wednesday according to the California Highway Patrol.

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The crash was reported at about 7:00am on the 7300 block of East Avenue. Early reports indicate the bicyclist, identified only as a 30 year old man, was struck by a pickup and ended on the right hand shoulder.

The bicyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene. Notification of next of kin was pending at time of publication.

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MODESTO - A GoFundMe account has been established for a Stanislaus Sheriff Community Service Officer who was killed in a vehicle collision Saturday morning.

 
Raschel Johnson was a 15 year veteran of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office. She served as a community service officer for about half of that time.
 
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"Her love for her community was shown in her commitment to her career as a CSO," wrote Gina Shoars on the fundraiser link.
 
Johnson is survived by her spouse, three children, two grandchildren and "more friends than she could count."
 
"She loved without reservation," the link said of Johnson.
 
Johnson and Deputy Jason Garner were involved in a collision Saturday morning while responding to a burglary call. The crash happened near the intersection of Crows Landing Road and South Seventh Street at about 8:20am.
 
If you would like to donate to the fund you can do so by clicking HERE.
 
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