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Three arrested after attempted carjacking in north Modesto

Carjacking attempt in north Modesto

Police took three males into custody. Used unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone aircraft, to search for third male and any weapon that may have been tossed on a roof. Deke Farrow/jfarrow@modbee.com
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Police took three males into custody. Used unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone aircraft, to search for third male and any weapon that may have been tossed on a roof. Deke Farrow/jfarrow@modbee.com

Police took three men into custody after an attempted carjacking in north Modesto on Tuesday afternoon.

Police Sgt. David Mullins said the carjacking was reported at 3:20 p.m. in the 400 block of Dorado Lane. Mullins was patrolling in the area and responded.

Mullins saw two men matching the description of the suspects and apprehended them. “The guys saw me chasing them down and threw down a weapon,” he said.

Police recovered a gun and two large ammunition magazines, fully stocked.

A third man ran down East Union Avenue, then doubled back and went down Dorado Lane, Mullins said. Police established a perimeter and searched the area, using the department’s new unmanned aerial vehicle as well as officers.

A carjacking was reported at 3:20 p.m. in the 400 block of Dorado Lane on Aug. 9, 2016. While escorting a resident to his home on Dorado Lane, officers spotted the third suspect’s feet through bushes and found him hiding outside the home.

While escorting a resident to his home on Dorado Lane, officers spotted the third suspect’s feet through bushes and found him hiding outside the home, Officer Billy Boyle said. Police officers, assisted by Stanislaus County sheriff’s deputies, swarmed to the home and took the suspect into custody shortly before 4 p.m.

The would-be victim of the carjacking sped away rather than give up her vehicle and was not hurt, police spokeswoman Heather Graves said.

The identities of the three men arrested were not immediately available Tuesday.

Deke Farrow: 209-578-2327

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