Woman arrested after threats to deputies

November 15, 2013 

Stanislaus County sheriff’s deputies responded very carefully after a woman being evicted threatened to meet them with a shotgun. According to a news release, Velma Foster came to the department’s civil office Wednesday to discuss her eviction from a home in the 1400 block of Pelton Avenue in Modesto. She complained to a clerk that her landlord was avoiding her, so she could not pay the money necessary to delay the eviction. Foster said she would be waiting for deputies with a shotgun. When they went to serve the eviction Friday morning, deputies took extra precautions, bringing in several patrol units. The eviction was served without incident, and Foster was arrested on a charge of making criminal threats. Officials said they are on heightened alert after a man being evicted in April 2012 opened fire, killing a deputy and a locksmith.

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