News & Notes

Teenager arrested in armed robbery

Police arrested a 17-year-old who tried to rob a Modesto man at knifepoint after a witness saw the teenager don a ski mask and demand money from the 46-year-old victim, authorities said. The man withdrew cash from an ATM at Wells Fargo, 3424 Dale Road, at 4:30 p.m., said Modesto police Sgt. Ed Steele. As he was walking to his car, the teenager came at him. A witness yelled to the teen that he had called police. The teenager ran and police surrounded a Braden Avenue apartment complex, Steele said. Shortly afterward, an officer saw a young man walking out of the complex who, except for his clothes, matched the assailant's description. The teenager confessed after officers found the mask, weapon and other clothes from the attempted robbery in his backpack, Steele said. The victim and witness identified the teenager. No one was injured and the teenager obtained no money. He is being held at juvenile hall on suspicion of armed robbery. Police ask anyone who saw the crime to call the Modesto police at 572-9551.

Riverbank's best honored at dinner

Norma Torres-Manriquez was named Riverbank's Citizen of the Year at the city's annual community awards dinner Saturday night. Daisy Torres was named Youth of the Year and County Bank was Business of the Year. Torres-Manriquez is known for volunteering to train youngsters in native Mexican dances. She also raises money for band boosters, teaches catechism and is involved in several other social and civic programs. With a

3.4 grade point average, Daisy still manages to be involved in leadership, volleyball, color guard and the folkloric dance team. She also is a religious education teacher at St. Frances of Rome Church and a sixth-grade camp counselor for Cardozo Middle School.


75 YEARS AGO: Jack Hazard, secretary for the Stanislaus district YMCA, was leaving for Cambria Pines to attend a conference of secretaries representing town and country work of the YMCA.