A warrant has been issued charging Joseph Onate, an 18-year-old Modesto man, with murder in connection with the November 27, 2016, stabbing death of Luis Gonzalez. The 33-year-old Merced man was killed in an alleyway in the 1200 block of West 12th Street in south Merced. Three other people, including Onate’s brother, Toby Onate, already have been arrested in connection with the slaying and robbery.
The man suspected of robbing the Chase Bank near the Vintage Faire Mall on Valentine’s Day turned himself into Modesto Police on Tuesday. Feb. 14 also was the suspect Nickolas John Gulley’s 25th birthday.
California Department of Justice officials on Tuesday testified that an analysis of DNA evidence and a shoe print failed to link Carlos Ivan Flores to the scene of a 2015 deadly home-invasion robbery in west Modesto.
Turlock police arrested a 44-year-old man on suspicion of starting Tuesday’s fire at the vacant building that once housed the Almond Tree Restaurant. Shannon Zumbrunnen was arrested on suspicion of reckless burning and booked into the Stanislaus County jail.
A former Modestan who fatally shot a man at a bar in 1986 then spent eight years on the run before being arrested and convicted of murder was denied parole this month, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office.
A male suspect was shot Wednesday morning by a Newman police officer who responded to a report of a fight with weapons at a home on Bobolink Avenue. The man died at a hospital. Deke Farrowemail@example.com
Fatal officer-involved shooting
Man who forced way into home, fired shots, dies after struggle with victims