Shortly after 11 a.m., law enforcement authorities received a call of someone who may have dropped off a pipe bomb in front of the fire station at Highway 165 and 3rd Avenue, Deputy Daryl Allen said. The area has been evacuated.
Firefighters controlled a residential fire that broke out in the backyards of four homes in the 100 block of North Santa Rosa Street in Los Banos Thursday afternoon, officials said. The fire was under control as of 5 p.m. Thursday.
Several juveniles were arrested in connection with a residential burglary after Los Banos Police were led on a chase Thursday afternoon through the Ranchwood Estates neighborhood, authorities said. The driver of the suspect vehicle fled on foot.
The frontrunner in the Merced County District 5 supervisor race, Scott Silveira, commanded 61.46 percent of Tuesday's votes, according to election results updated Friday. But the second-place candidate isn't conceding yet.
The race between county Superintendent Steve Tietjen and Merced River District Superintendent Richard Lopez seemed to be settled on Wednesday when Lopez took to Facebook and thanked his supporters while speaking about his campaign in the past tense.
The election of the Merced County supervisor for District 5, which includes Los Banos, Dos Palos, Gustine and Santa Nella, may be wrapped up sooner than later as top vote-getter Scott Silveira holds a commanding lead.
A 19-year-old Dos Palos man was arrested over the weekend after investigators found 33 vehicles had been vandalized during the graduation ceremony at Pacheco High School in Los Banos, the Police Department reported Monday.
Four people were arrested this week in Los Banos after officers found more than two ounces of suspected methamphetamine during a search connected to a recent high-speed chase, the Police Department reported.
Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II is leading his challenger, Stanislaus County Deputy District Attorney Kimberly Helms Lewis in campaign donations, according to the latest campaign contributions reports.
A Los Banos man's wife told police he assaulted her and took her phone as she was calling 9-1-1 before he barricaded himself inside a locked garage, police said. Justin Glass, 45, was arrested Saturday and booked into jail.
A 22-year-old Dos Palos man tried to evade arrest on Monday while driving on a flat tire, according to police. The driver, who police identified as Bart Smith, led a pursuit through residential neighborhoods in town, officers said.
Students on Saturday took the anticipated walk across Scholars Bridge, through the Beginnings Sculpture for graduation Saturday. The School of Engineering and School of Natural Sciences' students will make the same walk Sunday.
More people have been failing to show for jury duty in Merced County, officials said. So Merced Superior Court judges are increasingly taking action. Judges are issuing orders to appear at hearings to explain why they didn't show.