A Modesto Police Department SWAT team surrounded a Waterford home for about three hours today on a tip that the man accused of killing a woman in a Modesto motel might be there, according to Sgt. Brian Findlen. The suspect was not found, and the operation was abandoned.
At around 1:30 p.m., the SWAT team set up a command post outside the Landon Court home of the parents of Erick John Vogel, who is wanted on suspicion of the murder of Katherine Voelker in a McHenry Avenue motel room early Wednesday morning.
Police said they suspect Vogel might be in the home, which he shared with Voelker, their children and his parents.