Frederick Darren Berg, a 55-year-old Washington state resident serving 18 years for wire fraud, money laundering and bankruptcy fraud, was discovered missing from the prison camp at about 3:30 p.m., according to an Atwater prison news release.
A 26-year-old man who led police on a wild chase through an almond orchard and several cities with his infant daughter in the car is still at large after family members urged him to turn himself in, police said.
Copper thieves targeted the Atwater Veterans of Foreign Wars post this week, causing thousands in damages, the second of at least two vandalism incidents affecting Merced County military-service groups less than a week after Veterans Day.
Ramnik Samrao, the public defender representing 19-year-old Obdulia Sanchez Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, stands with Sanchez during her trial setting conference at Merced Superior Court. Sanchez's original trial date was delayed to give her defense more time as critical bloodwork is retested.
Obdulia Sanchez appears in court as her trial date is postponed
Ex-Los Banos priest convicted of child porn-again
Merced Court orders psych evaluation in alleged Satanic killing