The Department of Water Resources urged people to avoid contact with the water at San Luis Reservoir in Merced County, CA, in a statement released Aug 10, 2018. Blooms of blue-green algae in the lake have risen to a dangerous level.
Officers and a K9 found $500,000 in cash during a search of a vehicle on Interstate 5 after noting “the driver’s extreme nervousness and strange story,” California Highway Patrol said. Any claimer will need to prove to a judge it’s legitimate.
A motorcyclist was found dead on I-5 in Merced County Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, as emergency personnel responded to a grass fire, according to California Highway Patrol Los Banos. Authorities were not able to identify him at the scene.
Cars located between the 200 and 500 blocks of Birchwood Avenue, the 500 block of Cabernet Avenue and the 500 block of Hardwood Court in Los Banos were reportedly shot at with a BB gun early Sunday July 22, 2018, police said.
Los Banos residents Alexander Cody Mossell, 22, and 23-year-old Obet Rodriguez, and 20-year-old Olympia resident Jessie James Lewis were arrested on suspicion of drug crimes before officers found finanical fraud equipment, police said.
Police and firefighters responded to a fire at a Los Banos playground Friday afternoon, according to a news release. Police questioned several children who were considered witnesses, but officers had no suspects Saturday.
A Merced County sheriff's deputy responded to reports of a family fight in a home in the 18800 block of Geer Avenue in Hilmar at about 11:50 p.m. Wednesday, deputies said. Randall Aaron Jones, a 59-year-old Hilmar resident, was "extremely intoxicated."
A Los Banos man who was a person of interest in a brutal slaying that killed an Atwater woman in Washington state was charged Friday with second-degree murder after DNA was confirmed on a samurai sword, prosecutors said.
The study found the Valley, including Merced, Fresno, Madera and Stanislaus counties, ranked low in air quality, high in poverty, high in uninsured population and high in Medi-Cal coverage, compared to the rest of the state.
A Dos Palos man says law enforcement officers have not explained why they came onto his property about a month ago, killed his dog and urinated on a fence. George Aguaristi filed a $1 million claim with Merced County for the loss of Samson.
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.