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LODI - Police arrested a suspect accused of stabbing a homeless man Friday after a foot pursuit.

Authorities say at about 2:00am on July 14th, officers responded to Lockeford Street for a report of a man who had been stabbed. Arriving officers located a male victim only described as a homeless person suffering from multiple stab wounds. 

Investigating officers were able to identify 24 year old Harlan Kenyon of Lodi as a suspect in the crime.

At about noon Friday, officers Located Kenyon near the 200 block of Daisy Avenue. He was safely taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit. 

Kenyon was booked for attempted murder and obstructing a peace officer.

Mark Nelson

Friday, 14 July 2017 09:19

Family Fun Nights Are Here

MODESTO - Family Fun Nights have returned for Modesto residents for the 11th year during the month of July.

The events take place Friday July 14th, and Friday July 21st at the Apostolic Jubilee Center in South Modesto. The event features several resources for the community and includes free school supplies and information for many programs available to residents.

There will be free food, games, shaved ice and jumpers for the kids. Laptops and bikes will be given away, there will be free haircuts available.

RJ and Charlene Tapia, who are real estate and lending professionals, will have a booth with information, goodies and will also be raffling off a 50 inch television each Friday. The two will be on hand to help those with questions about homeownership as a way to give back to the community they grew up in.

Friday the 14th will be a safety, health and community resource fair, and the 21st is a kid's night and community celebration themed event. Both events are from 6:30pm-8:30pm.

The Apostolica Jubilee Center is located at 821 Lassen Avenue in Modesto.


For more information about homeownership, you can contact Charlene and RJ Tapia at:

Charlene Tapia, Loan Officer PrimeLending

NMLS # 1459753 

(209) 857-2064


RJ Tapia, Realtor®

Alison James Estates and Homes

Calbre #02001473

(209) 857-0487

Mark Nelson

Sunday, 25 June 2017 13:55

Drive By Shooting Claims Man's Life

MODESTO - Police investigated an early morning drive-by shooting that claimed the life of a man Sunday.

Police received several 911 calls at about 1:30am reporting a shooting on the 600 block of Thrasher Avenue. Arriving officers located a man suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was transported to a hospital where he died.

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Authorities say the man was in front of a home with several other people when a car drove by and an occupant opened fire on the crowd. Police say there is no suspect information, no motive and no additional victims have come forward.

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

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 21:14

Man Arrested in Triple Homicide Case

MODESTO - Police arrested a 28 year old man in connection to a Saturday evening triple homicide.

Shortly after 7:00pm, authorities responded to a home on the 1600 block of Bay Meadows Drive for an assault investigation. Arriving officers located 28 year old Oscar Espinoza suffering from what appeared self inflicted wounds in front of the home. He was transported to a hospital for care of his injuries.

Inside, police located 30 year old Tiffany Espinoza, 9 year old Spencer Giese and 4 year old Edward Espinoza, all deceased.

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Authorities say they responded earlier in the day to the residence after receiving a request for a security check. Police received no answer at the door after attempting to make contact.

Police responded to the scene again after receiving a report that there was a man with blood on himself down on the porch, and possibly others injured inside. That was when officers found Espinoza and the three victims inside.

Police say that although an official cause of death has not been released by the coroner, the injuries sustained by the victims are consistent with blunt force trauma. Authorities believe that evidence at the scene indicates the murders happened late Friday or early Saturday.

Espinoza was released from the hospital Wednesday and booked into the Stanislaus County Jail without bail on three counts of murder.

Mark Nelson

MODESTO - A Stanislaus County Sheriff Deputy and a suspect were both taken to hospitals following an early morning traffic stop.

The incident occurred shortly before 1:30am near the intersection of Crows Landing Road and Rio Grande Avenue. Early indications suggest the officials conducting the traffic stop struggled with the occupant of the stopped vehicle who became combative. A weapon may have been located in the vehicle.

During the struggle, a deputy requested backup and two ambulances. Additional Stanislaus Deputies and Modesto PD officers responded to assist. There were also indications that a taser was deployed. The injuries sustained and circumstances are still unclear. Both were rushed to hospitals.

Further details will be posted as they become available.

Mark Nelson

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 07:58

Body Reported Found in Canal

STANISLAUS COUNTY - A body was reported found in a canal Wednesday morning.

The incident was called in to the California Highway Patrol at about 7:36am on Taylor Road about a half mile west of Crows Landing Road.

At time of publication there were no further details available.

Mark Nelson

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY - Three people were killed in a fiery crash early Tuesday morning when their vehicle hit a tree.

The crash happened at about 1:45am near the intersection of Copperopolis and Jack Tone Roads east of Stockton. According to the California Highway Patrol, a 2002 Honda Accord crashed into a tree east of the intersection, killing the male driver, as well as the male and female passengers.

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Authorities say the Honda was traveling north at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and left the roadway. The Honda collided with a tree, breaking the vehicle apart and engulfing it in fire.

Authorities are working to determine wether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash. The occupants of the vehicle were not identified.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Stockton CHP office at (209) 938-4800.

Mark Nelson

MODESTO - Enochs High School was locked down Tuesday afternoon after a report of an armed student in a class room.

Early reports indicate the student was in a classroom with a gun in a backpack. The classroom was evacuated and the school was placed on lockdown. An administrator at the school attempted to confiscate the student's backpack, but the student refused to comply.

Police responded and made contact with the student and took him into custody at about 1:00pm. There were no reports of injuries.

Further details will be posted as information becomes available.

UPDATE:  Authorities report no gun was found, but a case used for sunglasses that may have been confused as a gun was located.

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MODESTO - Police investigated a drive by shooting Monday afternoon that claimed the life of a Sacramento man and injured another.

Police received multiple 911 calls at about 4:30pm reporting a shooting on Sutter Avenue near Nian in West Modesto. Officers arrived and found two men in the street who had been shot. They were both rushed to hospitals for care.


One victim, identified as 25 year old Terrelle Swearengin of Sacramento, died from his injuries. The second man, identified only as a 22 year old Modesto resident, was treated for injuries that were considered not life threatening.

According to police spokeswoman Heather Graves, the early investigation suggests that the two men were walking on Sutter Avenue when a vehicle pulled up and an occupant fired a gun striking both of them. A description of the suspect or suspects was not available.

Graves encourages anyone who may have any information regarding this incident to contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.

Mark Nelson

Saturday, 10 June 2017 14:49

Housing Market Leans in Favor of Sellers

MODESTO - With rents increasing, more people are looking to buy a home. This is creating an advantageous leverage for those looking to sell their homes.

RJ Tapia and his wife Charlene are real estate and loan professionals respectively, and say for those looking to sell their homes now is the time to do it. RJ is a Realtor™ with Allison James Estates and Homes, his wife Charlene is a loan officer with PrimeLending.


On the loan side, Charlene stresses the importance of knowing your credit. Knowing where your credit stands can make all the difference in acquiring a loan.

Charlene also encourages curious first-time buyers to look into qualifying for down payment assistance. She says there are several types of loans available and can see which ones are a good fit for applicants.

The Tapias can also help look at refinancing and loans for building a home. For more information, you can contact them at:


RJ Tapia

Allison James Estates and Homes

CalBRE # 02001473

(209) 857-0487

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Charlene Tapia

Prime Lending

NMLS #1459753

(209) 857-2064

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Mark Nelson