Nineteen-year-olds Jesus Tapia from Palo Alto and Francisco Cruz from Patterson were arrested Thursday night after illegally possessing guns and leading police on a pursuit that spanned Merced County, according to Merced police.
Police are asking residents for any information about a string of shootings that hit Dos Palos last week. Three separate shootings injured two people, one of them critically, Dos Palos Police Chief Rich McEachin said.
A Sacramento jury found Los Banos Detective Jairo Acosta used unreasonable force when he fired the second of two shots that killed 43-year-old Sonny Lam in 2013, when he was an officer, according to the Los Banos Police Department.
A K9 Beny sniff turned a speeding stop into a drug investigation on Pacheco Pass at about 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, according to California Highway Patrol. Crystal methamphetamine was found in a secret hood compartment, officers said.
A former employee and friend of Los Banos-based Toscano RV is facing an embezzlement charge after he reportedly billed the Toscano RV Center more than $450,000 for equipment he sold online at near-half price to buyers, officials said.
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.
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.
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.