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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

Police identify suspect in stabbing outside Modesto doughnut shop

Detectives have identified and arrested a man suspected of stabbing a woman leaving a Modesto doughnut shop a few months ago. Thomas Kelley, 24, was taken into custody Tuesday at a northeast Modesto home, the Modesto Police Department announced in a news release Wednesday afternoon. Kelley was booke

MODESTO BEE - 2018-03-21 22:42:00

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

He gambles. He tips staff. He eats alone. All the while, he stocks his Vegas suite with guns. | The Modesto Bee

Sometimes we see him as other hotel guests would have seen him: as the tall gambler intent on the video poker machine across the casino floor, or as the customer standing in line in front of you at the gift shop, buying snacks, or as the guy you briefly glance at as he waits for you to get off the e

MODESTO BEE - 2018-03-22 18:19:00

'I was sent to end you,' he told man who taunted him. Then he swung his machete, Hawaii police say | The Modesto Bee

Witnesses said tensions were high between two Hawaii men on the bus ride to a Maui mall on Sunday. But they didn't know it would end in murder charges. Eduardo Alejandro Cerezo, 35, became agitated when he boarded the bus and noticed that another man - Kumulipo Sylva, 23 - was staring at him from th

MODESTO BEE - 2018-03-22 20:16:00

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

Homeless man who dug out an underground pad says prairie dogs are 'the best neighbors' | Merced Sun-Star

Sean Heron, 43, started digging in February 2017, with the purpose, he thought, of giving his gear some cover against the weather in Clovis, N.M. He had recently lost his job and his home, reported the Eastern New Mexico News, and he kept digging for a month and a half, when his hole in the ground b

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-03-22 19:55:00

California police fired 20 times at black man fatally shot while holding a cellphone | The Modesto Bee

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

MODESTO BEE - 2018-03-21 16:16:00

She found a dead newborn on her deck. Neighbor had tossed the baby over a fence, Colorado cops say | The Modesto Bee

A Colorado woman was getting ready to use the hot tub on her deck in January when her dog smelled something unusual - leading to a horrifying discovery. There was a dead newborn on the back deck of the woman's Highlands Ranch, Colo., home on Jan. 2, KDVR reports. When the woman found the child, its


Man found dead in Ceres home, sheriff's officials call it a homicide

Stanislaus County sheriff's detectives are investigating the death of man found by medics Monday night at a Ceres home near Central Valley High School. Sheriff's officials on Tuesday morning had not released the name of the man found dead. Authorities were still in the process of notifying his famil


She embezzled from Stanislaus Union School District, including its Christmas party fund | The Modesto Bee

A Modesto woman has been convicted of embezzling nearly $10,000 from the Stanislaus Union School District when she worked there as an administrative assistant. Evonne Michelle Tagre, 39, on March 9 pleaded guilty to felony embezzlement, the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office announced Mond


Sheriff's detectives investigate Blaker Road homicide

A Monday evening call for medical aid in the 4200 block of Blaker Road switched to a homicide investigation launched by the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department. Emergency medical personnel rushed to the home just outside of Ceres' southern city limit line at approximately 9:17 p.m. When they arri

CERESCOURIER.COM - 2018-03-21 16:44:00

Deputies looking for 10-year-old with special needs who walked away from Merced County school

The Merced County Sheriffs Office is currently searching for a 10-year-old special needs child who walked away from Joe Stefani Elementary School in Merced County. Mason Drury is an Autistic student at the school who was last seen wearing a grey sweatshirt and grey sweatpants. He has brown hair, bro


Ready for another helping of gruesome TV comedy from Modesto's Timothy Olyphant? | The Modesto Bee

Modesto native Timothy Olyphant stars in season two of the comically gruesome "The Santa Clarita Diet," returning Friday, March 23, on Netflix and streaming thereafter. Olyphant stars with Drew Barrymore, who plays a wife and mother who wakes up one day to find herself an undead who feasts on human


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


Pit bull gets inside elementary school, causes 'chaos' by chasing and biting students, NC officials say | The Modesto Bee

Seven children were bitten and scratched Monday afternoon after a stray male pit bull got into a southeast Charlotte elementary school and began chasing students as they fled for cover. All seven victims suffered minor injuries, but an ambulance was not called, officials said. The incident happened


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


Teen with Down syndrome stripped of badges as he nears Eagle Scout rank, lawsuit says | The Modesto Bee

Chad Blythe recalled just how happy his son was after learning that his Eagle Scout project had been approved in November. "When we actually got the approval, he was so elated," Blythe told Fox13, "and the three people that approved it actually took pictures of it because he was so happy and overjo


CA: Turlock Man Pleads Guilty to Hitting Helicopters with Laser Beam Above Modesto

March 19--A Turlock man pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of hitting two helicopters with the beam of a laser pointer in October. Roger Shane John, 32, is scheduled for sentencing on June 11 in federal court in Fresno. John faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Th


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