Armed suspects of a Jan. 11 home invasion in Los Banos were tracked to a residence on Badger Flat Road, where Los Banos police and the Merced County Sheriff’s SWAT team were serving a warrant Friday morning, according to law enforcement.
A 66-year-old man believed to have been drinking allegedly crashed a truck into a Los Banos home after fleeing another collision he was involved in, according to Los Banos police. The man who was arrested is from Salinas.
A motorcyclist was killed after hitting a dog on a Merced County street and getting thrown onto the roadway, then being hit by a suspected drunk driver minutes later, according to California Highway Patrol.
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.