A 17-year-old boy who was suspended from Elliott Alternative Education Center for fighting with a girl was arrested the next day when Modesto Police found him near the campus with a gun in his backpack.
When Ceres police officers arrived at Josh Taylor’s home Wednesday afternoon to ask if he could identify his stolen bicycle, he said he could. When he stepped outside, though, the bike he was shown wasn’t his. It was one officers bought to replace it.
A Modesto police officer made a quick retreat when he entered an outbuilding at an airport neighborhood residence Tuesday afternoon and saw a handgun pointed at him. “Thankfully, he (the gunman) didn’t shoot or the officer would be dead,” said Police Department spokeswoman Heather Graves.
A judge on Monday gave the defense more time to review evidence, declining the prosecution’s request to schedule a preliminary hearing for Martin Martinez, who is accused of killing his girlfriend, Amanda Crews; her two daughters; his mother; and his niece.
A judge on Monday sentenced a former substitute teacher to 180 days in the Stanislaus County jail for inappropriately touching two girls in a fifth-grade class he was teaching three years ago at an Oakdale elementary school.
A judge on Friday rejected a defense motion challenging the constitutionality of charges against a teenage boy accused of murder in the shooting of 13-year-old Brisa Covarrubias. The girl was gunned down nearly five months ago while standing outside her west Modesto home.
Crime went down last year at California State University, Stanislaus, the 2016 Campus Security Report posted this week shows, including a substantive drop in reported rapes, the most worrisome statistic last year.
A man was taken to a hospital Friday morning after being stabbed multiple times during an altercation in the parking lot of the Budget Inn on South Ninth Street in Modesto, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department.