TWO ARRESTS IN DOUBLE SHOOTING: Anonymous phone calls led a Stanislaus County sheriff's detective to arrange the arrest of a brother and sister wanted in connection with a double shooting and home invasion robbery Sunday in the 1100 block of Avalon Avenue in southwest Modesto, officials reported. Detective Marc Nuno picked up Keyana Davis, 23, and J.D. Michael Davis, 19, in Oakland on Tuesday night. Oakland police arrested the Davises about 5:30 p.m. after Nuno asked police to check on a tip he received about where the pair might be. Both shooting victims are in stable condition, though one remains critical, Nuno said. Local authorities arrested a 16-year-old suspect Sunday night. According to initial reports, the men were sleeping Sunday when they were shot multiple times. The men's roommate returned home about 2 p.m., found them and called 911. One of the victims is 23, and the other man's age is unknown. The Sheriff's Department asks anyone with information about this incident to call Nuno at 525-7081 or CrimeStoppers at 521-4636. Callers to CrimeStoppers can leave tips anonymously and may be eligible for a reward.
METAL THEFTS AT SCHOOLS: Two several-thousand-dollar metal thefts at older Modesto junior high schools have police adding extra patrols, Modesto police reported. Sometime before 7 a.m. Tuesday, a janitor at La Loma Junior High School, 1800 Encina Ave., saw two men who had pulled $2,000 to $3,000 worth of copper wire from behind an air conditioner at the school, Lt. Jolene Gonzales said. They ran with the wire but left a bag of tools. The men appeared to be between 40 and 50 years old. They were wearing dark clothing. Both were riding mountain bikes pulling a cart, she said. Last week, metal thieves hit Mark Twain Junior High School, 707 S. Emerald Ave. Police are not sure whether the cases are connected. "These guys are like rats, pulling it from anywhere they can," Gonzales said.
ANGRY MAN IN CUSTODY: Modesto police used a Taser on Tuesday night to subdue a belligerent man who cut himself when he threw a glass bottle at approaching officers, Sgt. Aaron Tait said. Police said the man had been panhandling most of the day at the Vintage Faire Mall and had been asked by security to leave, but he was uncooperative. He finally left and returned to a camper parked near Chili's restaurant and was asleep about 9 p.m. when officers approached, Tait said. A witness said she heard the man yelling obscenities at the officers. He then threw the bottle, Tait said. The man, whose name wasn't known late Tuesday, was taken to a hospital for treatment. He will be arrested on suspicion of assault on a police officer and trespassing, Tait said.
BURN BAN LIFTED: As of Tuesday, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection lifted the suspension of burning on private land within its Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit. This includes Calaveras and Tuolumne counties and certain portions of San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. Burning is allowed, with a valid permit, during open hours on permissive burn days/nights, as established by the air pollution control district in each county. Anyone burning must get a permit from their local fire protection agency. Burning permits are required through Dec. 3. For more information, call a local air pollution control district: Stanislaus, 877-429-2876; Tuolumne, 533-5598; San Joaquin, 800-281-7003; or Calaveras, 754-6600.