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A crackdown for the Fourth of July weekend led to three arrests between midnight Tuesday and midnight Wednesday of people suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Stanislaus County, according to an Avoid the 12 news release Thursday afternoon.
Two teenage boys in stolen vehicles ripped up two community softball fields by spinning doughnuts in the diamonds Thursday. Ripon police pursued them, igniting a high-speed chase that ended with a crash.
A man was found shot to death inside a car in west Modesto on Thursday afternoon, and the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department was searching for his killer.
A Ripon man was arrested for the second time in five days on suspicion of possessing counterfeit currency and drugs, authorities said.
More than 16 years after authorities arrested him and later sentenced him to spend the rest of his life in prison, George Souliotes walked out a free man from a Stanislaus County jail Wednesday afternoon.
A "suspicious package" that led to the evacuation of the area around Modesto's Tenth Street Place on Wednesday morning contained a bible and coins, authorties said.
Modesto Police Department incidents for Tuesday, July 2
A Watsonville man identified as a suspect in a June 27 bank robbery in Modesto has been arrested. Jose Garcia, 22, was taken into custody in Watsonville on June 28.
Nothing will bring back the lives of Michelle, Daniel Jr. and Amanda Jones, who died after their Modesto rental home caught fire in 1997. But that middle-of-the-night blaze might not have been deadly had the Ronald Avenue home been equipped with a working smoke detector.
Former Modesto landlord George Souliotes was released from jail shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday.State prison officials had held up his release after a judge ordered him released after serving 16 years in prison.We'll have more on this story soon.
A Modesto man was sentenced to 151 months in prison Monday in U.S. District Court in Fresno for being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
The Chase Bank in the Century Center shopping center was closed for more than an hour Monday when a backpack left by a customer was deemed suspicious and the bomb squad was called.
The California Highway Patrol said it arrested a driver and his passenger after the driver fled from an officer in a stolen vehicle for nearly a mile near Jamestown and then struck another officer's car while trying to avoid capture.
The Better Business Bureau Serving Northeast California is warning the public of automated phone calls offering free medical alert systems that prompt consumers to disclose credit card information.