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Federal and local officials meet in Modesto to combat mail theft

Around a table in a conference room on the sixth floor of Tenth Street Place, federal and local officials gathered to talk about the epidemic of mail theft in the Valley and state, the challenges of apprehending and prosecuting those responsible and what steps are being taken to protect Postal Service customers.

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Man arrested in Keyes shooting

Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office SWAT team and gang deputies surrounded a home in Keyes Friday morning to serve an arrest on a man wanted for attempted murder.

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Friends, family seek justice for teen shot while driving stolen car

Marcus Esparza was not a car thief, those who knew and loved the 17-year-old said at a vigil Wednesday evening at the spot he died. Early last Friday morning, the teen crashed on Prescott Road just south of Mount Vernon Drive after being shot. He was ejected from the stolen car during the crash and suffered major injuries.

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County law enforcement agencies team up against spike in fatal DUI crashes

In years past, 10 fatalities in Stanislaus County related to driving under the influence was a high number in the California Highway Patrol’s jurisdiction. Goals made for state grants to combat drunk and drugged driving in 2016 aimed for fewer than that number, but just over halfway through the year, “we are on pace to exceed it,” said CHP Officer Eric Parsons.

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Modesto police arrest suspects in homicide, shooting the next day

A Modesto resident was arrested Thursday morning in the shooting death of another man the night before in the 1300 block of East Rumble Road. On Thursday afternoon, while serving search warrants in the area related to the homicide, a police detective witnessed a shooting that later in the day resulted in the arrest of a Stockton man.

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Suspicious crash on Prescott Road in Modesto

A man was ejected and killed in a single-vehicle crash on Prescott Road south of Mt. Vernon early Friday following reports of high-speed vehicles and shots fired.
Deke Farrow dfarrow@modbee.com
Suspicious crash on Prescott Road in Modesto 1:07

Suspicious crash on Prescott Road in Modesto

Manhunt after officer sees shooting 1:11

Manhunt after officer sees shooting

Raw Video: Reports of shots fired in east Modesto 0:29

Raw Video: Reports of shots fired in east Modesto

Police investigate shooting in Ceres 0:36

Police investigate shooting in Ceres