MAN AND WOMAN SOUGHT IN SHOOTING
Two men are in critical condition after being shot sometime Sunday, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department reported. Detectives arrested a 16-year-old Modesto boy Sunday night on suspicion of attempted murder and home invasion robbery, sheriff's spokesman deputy Royjindar Singh said. They are looking for two other suspects from Modesto in connection with the incident: Keyana Davis, 23, who is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds, and J.D. Michael Davis, 19, described as 6 feet 5 inches and weighing 250 pounds. Singh did not know whether they are related. The two injured men's roommate returned about 2 p.m. to their home in the 1100 block of Avalon Avenue in southwest Modesto, found them and called 911. According to initial reports, the men were sleeping when they were shot multiple times. One of the victims is 23 and the other man's age is unknown, Singh said. The Sheriff's Department is asking anyone with information to call Detective Marc Nuno at 525-7081 or CrimeStoppers at 521-4636. Callers to CrimeStoppers can leave an anonymous tip and may be eligible for a reward.
ROCK CLIMBER DIES IN YOSEMITE
A rock climber died in Yosemite National Park over the weekend, a park spokeswoman reported Sunday. The climber's name was not released. Two men went up Cathedral Peak on Saturday and told a ranger they planned to return Saturday after dark, Yosemite park ranger Adrienne Freeman said. The climbers were in their 30s or 40s; their hometowns were unavailable Sunday. The climbers chose a difficult route that took them longer than expected. As the men were descending, the weather changed, said Freeman. It was very cold and windy, and by early Sunday it had begun to sleet and snow. One of the climbers walked out of the Cathedral Peak area about 7:30 a.m. Sunday and was picked up on the road by a ranger. The park service sent a rescue team to Cathedral Peak, where the other climber's body was found. His cause of death is under investigation, but initial reports indicate that it may have been weather-related, Freeman said. The climbers' route is commonly done but is challenging technically.
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MAN HELD IN STABBING
A Patterson man stabbed his wife's uncle in the upper torso, authorities reported, leaving the victim in critical but stable condition Sunday night. A family dispute led to the stabbing, said deputy Royjindar Singh, spokesman for the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department. The uncle, 45, of Patterson showed up at his niece's home in the 500 block of Henley Parkway at 12:30 p.m. The woman's husband, Kevin Easter, 25, greeted him at the door with a knife, chased him across the street and stabbed him once or twice, Singh said. The victim drove to a fire station at 2142 Sperry Ave. for medical aid and was taken to a hospital, Singh said. Deputies learned that Easter was going to be picked up by friends in a certain vehicle; they found the vehicle in Patterson and pulled it over. Easter was in the car. He was taken to the Sheriff's Department for questioning, Singh said, and was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
WRECK CLOSES STRETCH OF SCENIC DRIVE
A man driving on Scenic Drive early Sunday crashed into a power pole and sustained injuries that were serious but not life-threatening, authorities reported. The man's identity was not released. He was "intoxicated and driving too fast," Sgt. Ed Steele of the Modesto Police Department said. The crash occurred about 3:30 a.m. on Scenic between Coffee Road and Bodem Street. That stretch of Scenic was closed until 1 p.m. as Modesto Irrigation District workers repaired the pole. Traffic was detoured to East Morris Avenue between Coffee and Bodem during the road closure.
SECOND SUSPECT ARRESTED IN SHOOTING
Modesto police have arrested a second suspect in the death of 31-year-old Jaime Torres, who was shot Friday near his home in the airport neighborhood. Juanmingo Becerra, 20, of Modesto was found at a house in the 300 block of Claribel Road early Sunday, according to a Police Department news release. Becerra was taken to Stanislaus County Jail and booked on suspicion of murder. A 15-year-old boy was arrested Saturday in Torres' death.