Law & Order


Manteca police believe a student placed a video camera aimed into the girls' locker room at East Union High School. A female student discovered the camera Friday. After speaking with students and receiving some tips, police arrested a 15-year-old boy Friday night on suspicion of disorderly conduct using a video camera, according to a news release from the Manteca Police Department. It said the boy was released to his parents. The camera was on a windowsill on an upper-level window beyond public view, according to the release, which said that a ladder likely would have been needed to place the camera there. It had run out of tape. School resource officer Eva Steele reviewed the tape and found images of people getting dressed but no nudity or faces. No one in the tape has been identified.


Several units in a north Modesto apartment complex were evacuated Monday after some residents smelled an odd odor, then they began to itch, according to the Modesto Fire Department. At 9 p.m., Edward Guevara, 45, went to smoke a cigarette outside his home in Emerald Pointe Apartments at 301 Standiford Ave. just west of McHenry Avenue. He said his wife, Melissa Guevara, 28, asked him what he was smoking because she was starting to itch. Just then, a neighbor began to cough loudly and asked them, "Hey, do you feel this?" Guevara said. The Fire Department and medical personnel were called to investigate. At 9:40 p.m., several people had been loaded into ambulances, and medics were walking around holding babies, trying to comfort them. Edward Guevara said neither he nor his wife were hospitalized, but about a half-dozen residents were taken in for treatment. Firefighters donned hazardous-material suits to inspect the apartments from where the odor might have come, a Fire Department spokesman said.


A Stanislaus County sheriff's deputy arrested three people in Patterson for burglary-related violations after the truck they were in sailed through a stop sign, officials reported Monday. About 7:20 a.m. Sunday, the deputy saw the pickup go through the stop sign at Creekside and Beaver Creek drives, then chased the truck almost a mile to James Burke Avenue and Kestrel Drive, said deputy Royjindar Singh, a sheriff's spokesman. Three people in the truck ran, but the deputy arrested April Magmize, 24, of Hilmar, who stayed in the vehicle, Singh said. After surrounding the area, Singh said, deputies caught two of the truck's other occupants: Misty Jones, 22, of Ceres and Jeremy C. Wattles, 28, of Modesto, who was the driver of the truck. All three faced felony violations of receiving stolen property, Singh said. Deputies determined that the pickup was "cold plated," Singh said, which means the truck had been stolen but its license plate came from another vehicle. Deputies found stolen property and burglary tools in the truck, they said. The women faced felony violations for having previous theft convictions, deputies said, and Magmize had burglary tools on her when she was arrested, which added a violation. The women had posted bail and were out of jail Sunday evening, but Wattles remained at the Honor Farm on Monday night, held on $40,000 bail on eight violations, five of them felonies, Singh said. Another man who fled from the truck wasn't found.