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Los Banos Area CHP Reports Fatal Collision - The Paper
On October 21, 2018 at approximately 2232 hours, the Merced Communications Center received a call of a traffic collision with unknown injuries at Valeria Avenue and Bryant Avenue. Officers from the California Highway Patrol Los Banos Area Office were dispatched to the scene to perform a traffic coll
Thousands of marijuana plants discovered in Los Banos cornfield, authorities say
The Sheriff’s Office says five subjects were detained at the residence, where deputies located about 4,000 marijuana plants. Authorities say the residence had been turned into a grow operation as well as a processing and packaging center for high-grade marijuana.
Your chance to tell Los Banos veterans, ‘Thanks!’ ... and get some pancakes
We’ll have an excellent opportunity to thank our veterans for their service on Nov. 3 when the Los Banos Veterans host the fifth Veterans Parade.The Saturday event begins at 11 a.m., starting from the corner of Sixth and J streets to the Veterans Building on E Street near the Fairgrounds.The Veteran
‘Temporary’ fix coming soon to dangerous Merced County intersection, Caltrans says
A Highway 152 intersection that Los Banos residents have for years described as dangerous for students and other pedestrians may get an effective, albeit temporary, fix by the end of the month.Caltrans is expecting to finish installation of a High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) at the intersec
Most Wanted: Timothy Allan Babb, Grand theft
NAME:Timothy Allan BabbCHARGE:Grand theftDESCRIPTION:55 years old; 5 feet, 10 inches tall; 168 pounds; blond hair; blue eyesTHE CASE:Babb is wanted by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department on drug charges and suspicion of grand theft.REPORT A TIP:Police ask anyone with information about Babb’s
One of Merced County’s Most Wanted has been captured, authorities say
Authorities say deputies went to the residence in an attempt to locate Gonzalez. When deputies arrived, Gonzalez took off running, leading them on a chase through the neighborhood, according to the news release. After losing sight of Gonzalez for a short time, authorities say that a yard to yard sea
Two people found shot in Tulare Co; Highway closure for investigation
TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) --Tulare County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating a fatal shooting just west of Lindsay leaving one man dead and one woman injured.They were discovered around 7:30 a.m. near Highway 137 and Road 180.CHP says a woman came out of an orchard suffering from a gun
Body found in a Los Banos canal, investigation underway
The Merced County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious death after a body was found in a Los Banos canal.The body was discovered near Pioneer Road and Ortigalita Road Friday afternoon.Deputies say the body has been recovered and an autopsy will be performed.This story will be updated as mo
Deputies are investigating a suspicious death near a canal in Los Banos
LOS BANOS, California - Merced Sheriff's deputies are investigating a suspicious death near a canal Friday afternoon in Los Banos. Detectives are in the 22000 block of Pioneer Road, says Deputy Daryl Allen, spokesperson for the department. The investigation is ongoing and little details are availabl
Dos Palos man arrested for DUI after striking, killing motorcyclist, CHP says
A motorcyclist was killed after hitting a dog on a Merced County street and being thrown onto the roadway, then being hit by a suspected drunk driver minutes later, according to the California Highway Patrol.The driver, 38-year-old Dos Palos resident Leroy Leon Conley, was arrested and booked into M
Police: Possible threat made on social media to Morgan Hill school is regional
MORGAN HILL (KRON) - Morgan Hill police say a possible threat made on social media to a local school for Monday is a regional threat and may not be specific to a school in Morgan Hill. Police tweeted about the possible threat late Sunday and said other cities are involved. The investigation is ong
Police chief: Los Banos public safety, essential services need Measure H votes
Hello my name is Gary Brizzee, and I am the Chief of Police for the City of Los Banos.In 2017, the Los Banos Police Department received 19,047 9-1-1 calls and police department personnel worked over 49,500 total incidents. Our police and fire departments serve one of the fastest growing areas in Cal
Man fatally shot in east Modesto neighborhood
At about 8 p.m., officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 400 block of Donegal Drive, northeast of Yosemite Bouilevard and El Vista Avenue.
Downtown Merced block evacuated after gas main break
Merced City Hall and the nearby UC Merced building were evacuated Monday after a gas main was ruptured by construction crews in downtown Merced.The Merced City Fire Department responded to a call at about 8:35 a.m. of a gas leak after a three-quarter-inch main was ruptured in the area of the El Capi
Woman shot in head, shoulder at Modesto mobile home park
A woman was shot in the head and shoulder Sunday night at a south Modesto mobile home park, but is expected to survive, according to a Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department sergeant.
Body with traumatic injuries found at a southeast Fresno property, deputies say
FRESNO, California - A body was found at a southeast Fresno vacant property Sunday night, deputies say. Fresno County Sheriff's deputies responded to reports of a body found around 5:30 p.m. at Willow and Jensen avenues, said Sgt. Quintin Hawkins with the Fresno County Sheriff's Office. Hawkins say
Governor reverses man’s parole decision for third time in killing of Modesto couple
For the third time in three years, Gov. Jerry Brown has reversed the state parole board’s decision and ordered Jeffrey Maria to remain in prison for the June 1979 killings of Philip and Kathryn Ranzo, a Modesto couple brutally attacked in their home.
Mother crashes with 3 young kids in back seat. Arrested on suspicion of DUI.
Shortly before 11:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash on Eighth Street between H and I streets, Lt. Steve Stanfield said. Officers found that Kianna Monique Pugh, 28, had struck a fixed object. She showed signs of intoxication and had three young children in the back se
Scam artists approaching people with bags of money
MODESTO, Calif. —The Modesto Police Department issued a warning Wednesday: "...it is not normal for someone to approach you with a bag of money and ask you to help donate it or ask you if you want to share it."Police said they were receiving reports of a ring of scam artists in the Modesto area who
Burglary becomes home invasion when resident confronts teens
At about 3:45 a m., officers were in the area of Boise Avenue south of West Hatch Road on an unrelated call when they saw a juvenile male running through a neighborhood. They stopped the youth because of the suspicious behavior, Lt. Steve Stanfield said, and while talking with him heard a call of a