Law & Order

SHOOTING WOUNDS MAN: Modesto police are investigating the Monday night shooting of a 24-year-old man at The Emerald Pointe Apartments, officials said. He underwent surgery and is expected to survive. About 11:15 p.m., witnesses reported hearing what they thought was gunfire. Police responded and found the man on the ground with a gunshot wound to the neck. He could not say what happened, police spokesman Sgt. Craig Gundlach said. The man's family also reported they didn't know what happened, he added.

POLICE SEEK KIDNAPPERS: Modesto police are looking for two young men who kidnapped a man and woman from Davis Park at gunpoint Monday, drove them around for an hour, left them in a field, then drove away in the man's truck, reported Sgt. Craig Gundlach, police spokesman. Neither victim was harmed. A 28-year-old man from Riverbank and a 24-year-old Modesto woman were eating ice cream about 10 p.m. when two men approached and started chatting with them. Gundlach said the men pulled out guns and took money from the woman before forcing them into the man's truck. The gunmen drove the truck, took money from the man and eventually left them in the country, driving away in the man's white, 1999 Chevy extended-cab pickup, California license number 7W88433. The vehicle has a dent near the rear passenger-side tire. One gunman is white, in his early 20s, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 135 pounds; he was wearing a black sweat shirt and black pants. The other, also white, appeared to be in his late teens with acne, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 130 pounds, wearing a grey, hooded sweat shirt and baggy jeans.

WOMAN ARRESTED AT SCHOOL: Modesto police arrested a woman who, according to officials, caused a disturbance Tuesday morning at Robertson Road School, carried an illegal throwing star onto campus and refused to leave. The 33-year-old Modesto woman walked onto campus, at 1821 Robertson Road, then went into several classrooms, yelling for her niece, said police spokesman Sgt. Craig Gundlach. She was escorted off campus and a security gate was locked, but the woman pounded on the gate and remained nearby. School authorities called police; when they arrived, the woman was walking near the school, holding a throwing star, Gundlach said. She followed police instructions to drop the weapon but struggled when police tried to handcuff her. During the struggle, one of the woman's legs was broken, Gundlach said, so police called for medical aid. The woman was moved into an ambulance and strapped to a gurney to be taken to the hospital. She freed one of her hands and tried to stab the emergency medical technician with an IV needle, Gundlach said, but stabbed herself in the hand and tongue. Police returned to the ambulance and handcuffed the woman to the gurney. She was arrested on suspicion of three felonies: assault with a deadly weapon, possession of the throwing star and bringing a weapon onto school grounds; and four misdemeanors, including assault on an emergency medical technician. The woman's name has been withheld until her mental state is determined. "At this point in the investigation, we're not sure what her mental capacity is," Gundlach said.