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California police fired 20 times at black man fatally shot while holding a cellphone | Merced Sun-Star

Stephan Clark was holding only his cellphone when he was fatally shot Sunday night by two Sacramento police officers who fired at him 20 times, the department said Tuesday. Department officials on Tuesday offered more details about what happened in the moments before Clark, 22, encountered officers

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-03-21 16:16:00

Prison staff are looking into an Atwater inmate's attempt to stab a staffer | Merced Sun-Star

U.S. Penitentiary Awater staff were able to prevent a staff member from being stabbed by an inmate this week, officials said on Wednesday. An inmate, who was not identified, with a "sharpened homemade weapon" tried to assault a staff member about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday inside the prison, according to

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-03-22 00:30:00

He didn't mean to pay his water bill with crystal meth - but it's what employees found, Ark. cops say | The Modesto Bee

He didn't mean to pay his water bill with crystal meth - but it's what employees found, Ark. cops say "Check your bills for contraband before you put them in the dropbox." That's what Greene County Sheriff David Carter said after an Arkansas man was arrested when employees at the county water utilit

MODESTO BEE - 2018-03-21 18:08:00

Suspect arrested after passing out in stolen car

A 24-year-old Merced man suspected of stealing a car was arrested Sunday afternoon after he was reported passed out or asleep in the driver's seat of that Honda. A person called 911 at 4:05 p.m. about a possibly intoxicated man passed out in the Honda as it was parked near the Hatch Road Carl's Jr.

CERESCOURIER.COM - 2018-03-21 16:40:00

Have you seen these two fugitives sought by Los Banos police? Tips could lead to cash

The Los Banos Police Department is seeking the public's help to capture two Merced County women listed among the Merced Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted. Lindsey Manzanedo, a 31-year-old woman known to live in Merced, is wanted on two warrants for prior charges of possession of a controlled substance

LOS BAÑOS ENTERPRISE - 2018-03-20 21:38:00

An Atwater inmate found unresponsive has died, officials say

A prisoner at U.S. Penitentiary in Atwater was pronounced dead Tuesday, a day after being found unresponsive in his cell, according to prison officials. Thomas Douglas Smith was discovered in his cell at about 7 a.m. on Monday and staff began life-saving measures, officials said in a news release.

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-03-20 19:46:00

Online shooting threat at Oakdale High School was an unfounded rumor, police say | The Modesto Bee

An online shooting threat at Oakdale High School turned out to be unfounded, police said Wednesday. The threat was reported to have come via Instagram at 10:13 p.m. Tuesday. "Police were able to obtain the actual Instagram post and determined it did not contain threats of a shooting or violence," a

MODESTO BEE - 2018-03-22 04:16:00

Stranger in Scrubs Walks Through Modesto Family's Front Door While They're Home

MODESTO -- A stranger wearing hospital scrubs is seen in surveillance footage cutting across a lawn, climbing over an entry gate and walking right inside a Modesto home. "I didn't really process the scrub thing until I opened the speakeasy and I was like, 'What are you doing in my house?'" said Apr

FOX40 - 2018-03-22 06:19:52

A Merced County man has been convicted of murder for shooting a couple on a walk | Merced Sun-Star

A Delhi man was recently found guilty of first-degree murder and attempted murder for the 2016 shooting of a couple, according to the Merced County District Attorney's Office. A Merced County jury found 27-year-old Juan Carlos Gonzalez guilty in the March 6, 2016, shooting death of Abram Sigula Her


Mall abduction rumor returns, and so does Modesto police reminder that it's not true | The Modesto Bee

Modesto police took to Facebook on Monday morning to shut down a false story spreading on social media of an attempted abduction of a teenage girl from Vintage Faire Mall. "These rumors are not credible and no reports have been filed," the Police Department posted on its Facebook page. The post note


Update: 10-year-old Merced boy found safe

A 10-year-old Merced boy with special needs who went missing this morning for about two hours has been found safe, the Sheriff's Office confirms. Mason Dury disappeared around 10:20 a.m. at Joe Stefani Elementary School in the Beachwood/Franklin area of unincorporated Merced. He was found just befor


Inmate who escaped Atwater prison sentenced to longer term

An inmate who escaped U.S. Penitentiary in Atwater for about 24 hours last year was sentenced Monday to serve another 18 months in federal prison as a result of the escape, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Guaymar Cabrera-Hernandez, 27, pleaded guilty in October to escaping from the federal


Man booked on attempted murder charges after allegedly ramming cars in Lemoore | The Modesto Bee

A man who rammed two cars in Lemoore Monday faces attempted murder and other charges, police say. The 26-year-old suspect was identified as Damian Alston, 26, of South Carolina. Police said Alston, in a stolen car, intentionally slammed into a car at a Fastrip fueling station, forcing that car into


Los Banos woman injured in collision

A 25-year-old woman from Los Banos was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries on Monday morning after a vehicle collision, California Highway Patrol reported. Maria Mendoza was driving a Chrysler 200 westbound on Volta Road at about 7:42 a.m. four miles outside of Los Banos, Officer Sh


Turlock Structure Fire Displaces Four People

TURLOCK - Last night, just before 9 p.m. Turlock City Fire Department responded to a working residential structure fire in the 1900 block of Geer Road. Reports indicated that the residence had several occupants but they were able to escape to safety with their dog. Fire crews however, successfully f


Playhouse Merced director led non-profit through recession. Here's why he was ousted

Patrons, parents and other supporters of Playhouse Merced were startled when the non-profit theater group posted a message on its Facebook page signaling a "different direction." As they commented online with questions and concerns about Playhouse Merced's future, it became clear the organization h


Cops found a bestiality video on former Texas deputy's laptop - and then child porn | Merced Sun-Star

It was Andrew Craig Sustaita's own colleagues at the Harris County Sheriff's Office who arrested him for obscenity in January 2017. A high-tech crime unit within the office uncovered a video of the then-deputy engaged in a sex act with a small dog on a "pay-to-play" bestiality website. He was immed


Train crashes into car in Atwater. Road remains closed.

The intersection of Atwater Boulevard and Shaffer Road in Atwater will be closed for several hours Friday after a train hit a car, according to the California Highway Patrol. The intersection is expected to be closed until 6 p.m., Officer Eric Zuniga said. Traffic is being diverted and "choosing an


Modesto shooting spree leads to arrest of 12 people, guns, drugs recovered

12 people have been arrested and multiple guns recovered Thursday night after a shooting spree in Modesto. Modesto Police say the shootings began on New Year's Day when multiple shots were fired at a home in the 3400 block of Penny Lane. The resident of the home was in the garage at the time of the


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do