Madera police are looking for the people who fired more than a dozen rounds at an officer as he tried to pull over their vehicle early Sunday morning, Oct. 23, 2016. The officer was unhurt, but a civilian who was doing a ride-along received minor cuts from glass from the patrol car’s windshield. Police found the vehicle, a Mazda SUV, a few blocks from where the officer last saw the vehicle. An AR15-style pistol was found nearby.
Prosecutors announced Wednesday they will not seek the death penalty against a Modesto man charged with the death of his 19-year-old girlfriend. But the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office filed a new charge of attempted murder against Jose Nery Cuevas in a separate alleged attack on Andrea Castro days before she was killed Jan. 22.
A judge on Wednesday ordered a Hughson man to stand trial on a charge of attempted murder in the stabbing of the defendant’s then-girlfriend as the couple sat in his parked car in north Modesto. After an argument over missed phones calls, the woman suffered at least seven stab wounds in the eye, neck, back and hands.
The RV veterinarian Aglaia Cardona calls home when she works as a contractor at a Modesto clinic was stolen Monday. Worse than losing her home and its possessions though, her beloved gray tabby cat Iris was inside.
A two-vehicle crash at Tully and Rumble roads Wednesday morning that fatally injured a driver is believed related to another incident farther south on Tully. A Kia driver reported to police that minutes earlier, a Mercedes driver struck her vehicle south of Briggsmore Avenue, then sped north on Tully.
Those faithful to the memory of Condit Country glory days of the 1980s and ’90s, when Gary Condit seemed to enjoy rock-star status around Modesto before his stunning fall from grace, will find much to embrace in “Actual Malice,” an edgy new book written with the former congressman’s help.
Neighborhood resident Bryon Karamchandani talks about how in a span of about 30 minutes, residents of Grantland Court off Morris Avenue in Modesto went from being terrorized by a bloodied, feces-smeared man to seeing him taken to a hospital. (Deke Farrowemail@example.com)
Six officers are on leave after a 33-year-old Modesto man who police said terrorized a quiet Modesto neighborhood Monday night fell ill during his capture and is now hospitalized in critical condition.
Angelica Castellanos-Davila was sentenced to a year in county jail and five years’ probation for driving drunk in a crash that killed her 6-year-old daughter, Elliana Alicia Davila. If the former Child Protective Services social worker violates probation, she could be sentenced to a maximum of 10 years in prison.
Mark Edward Mesiti, who is legally representing himself, says his right to a speedy trial has been violated and he wants a Stanislaus County judge to dismiss his death penalty case. But Mesiti wasn’t ready to proceed with his defense motion Friday afternoon because, he said, there was sewage flooding near his jail cell.