TWO RAPES SATURDAY: A 16-year-old girl walking on Crows Landing Road on Saturday around 5:40 p.m. was pulled into a new, green, box-type vehicle, taken to an abandoned house and raped by two men, officials said. Four hours later, a 25-year-old woman driving near West Grayson and Shiloh roads pulled over to look for her cell phone. A man in his 40s forced his way into her vehicle, said Stanislaus County sheriff's spokesman deputy Royjindar Singh. Using a knife, he made her drive to a remote area then raped her repeatedly, Singh said. The incidents do not appear related, Singh said. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 521-4636.
HOME INVASION ROBBERY: A man was assaulted and a woman and four children held at gunpoint during a home invasion robbery early Sunday morning. About 4:20 a.m. on the 400 block of Thrasher Avenue, four armed men identified themselves as police officers and forced their way into the home. They hit the man with a gun and stole several items before leaving in a gray car, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.
THIEVES BREAK INTO MAILBOXES: Thieves stole the mail of at least 40 people who live near Gorham Avenue and Citrus Drive, between East Orangeburg and East Briggsmore avenues, officials said. Modesto police believe two women in their 20s may be responsible for breaking into at least four shared mailboxes Saturday night, said Lt. Scott Blom.
FIRE DISPLACES FAMILY OF SIX: A family of six lost its home early Sunday when its duplex caught fire, said acting Capt. Matthew Criswell of the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District. There were no injuries. The district received a call about 8 a.m. about the burning duplex on the 400 block of South Conejo Avenue. The fire went to two alarms; engines from Modesto and Ceres arrived to assist. Criswell said the fire caused a "complete loss inside," and remains under investigation. The American Red Cross help the two adults and four children find temporary shelter.
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