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Turlock Transit bus driver engaged in inappropriate conversations with student, police say
TURLOCK — Detectives arrested a man accused of inappropriately communicating with a young student with the intent of having sex, the Turlock Police Department said Wednesday.Modesto resident Rene Ledezma, 52, works as a transit bus driver in Turlock. A school employee spotted Ledezma handing clothing and food to the minor near a school fence on Tuesday, police said.Conversations with the student led officers to identify Ledezma and his place of work, Turlock Transit, which confirmed he was a contracted employee. Turlock detectives arrested Ledezma at the end of his work shift that day.A search of Ledezma's phone revealed "inappropriate conversations" between him and the student, police said.Ledezma was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center and faces charges of contacting a minor with intent for sex and attempted lewd or lascivious acts with a child.Detectives said there is no evidence of other victims.The Turlock Unified School District said this incident happened at Dutcher Middle School and said it was an isolated event.The Turlock Police Department said Storer Transit Systems, which manages Ledezma's employment, placed him on administrative leave pending the conclusion of the investigation.
Merced County Feb 20 Weekly Crime Report: 139 Incidents and 10 Crime Stories
Merced County Feb 20 Weekly Crime Report: 139 Incidents and 10 Crime Stories. During the last week, Merced County reported a total of 139 crime cases. The majority of these cases, 90 in total, were categorized as 'Other', which includes a variety of instances such as area checks, bicycle stops, and alarm calls. The second most common crime was vandalism, with 15 reported cases. Theft and disturbances were also notable, with 11 and 10 cases respectively. More serious offenses such as assault and burglary were less frequent, with 5 and 2 cases respectively. A single case of a domestic related crime was also reported. The data suggests a relatively high level of minor offenses and disturbances, but a lower occurrence of serious crimes, painting a mixed picture of the crime situation in the place.
🚧 Road Closure on SR-165 in Merced County After Incident Involving Big Rig
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Stockton, CA. A road closure has been announced on State Route 165 just north of Santa Fe Grade in Merced County, following an incident involving a big rig. Authorities expect the road to reopen by approximately 10:30 p.m. Local residents and travelers are advised to avoid this route until the road has been cleared. For up-to-date traffic and road closure information, please refer to the provided Quickmap link: https://t.co/sgfT02rMbM.
North Valley 13-year-old girl reported missing
SALIDA, Calif. (FOX26) — A teenage girl has been reported missing out of Salida near Modesto. The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office says 13-year-old Elizabeth Patricia Barragan was last seen Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the 5100 block of Countryvale Drive. Elizabeth was last seen wearing a blue sweater, light...
Taste of Japan in Merced: 3 Restaurants That Will Whisk You Away
In this article, we will be exploring three exceptional Japanese restaurants in Merced. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these locations yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Puppies Today in Los Banos, CA
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of los banos..
Flooded roadways cause delays for drivers in Merced County
Flooding along Highway 59 caused delays for drivers in Merced County on Monday morning.
Stanislaus area has a shortage of childcare services. What’s the county doing to help?
To fulfill the demands of the workforce, the county needs to create an additional 36,000 childcare slots.
Drunk Driver Arrested After Erratic Episode at Restaurant
At about 10:23pm Monday, Turlock Police responded to a trespass in progress at Applebee’s in the 2500 block of Fulkerth Road. The caller reported that a man was sitting in a booth ordering food, saying he couldn’t pay for it. He was also trying to go into the kitchen with his small dog, mumbling to himself.
Atwater girls fall in semis, Anker gets MW honor
Watch Monday’s 11 p.m. sportscast, which among other things, included an update on a girls basketball playoff run, and a Tulare Western alum being honored after a terrific performance for Fresno State over the weekend.
Savor the Flavors: Top 5 Italian Restaurants in Los Banos
In this article, we explore five exquisite Italian restaurants in Los Banos. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Local Alert: Lower Portion of Hagaman Park Closed Due to Flooding
Due to current flooding, the lower portion of Hagaman Park is closed until further notice. Hagaman Park sits along the Merced River south of Hilmar and due to its low elevation in certain spots, it commonly floods during periods of high flows. The Park’s upper parking lot is still open. Signage and caution tape are in place. During flooding events, please follow all emergency signage.Visit here for more details.
Coach, Mentor, Mom: Former Blue Devil Star Gives Back From the Bench
Merced College alumna Jordan Pierce is running down basketball coaching opportunities like the loud, enthusiastic shooting guard she was for the Blue Devils from 2016-2018. The current assistant coach for the Merced College women’s team also guides the girls varsity program at Stone Ridge Christian High School. Her love for basketball is a big love, so double-dipping with programs on different levels feels right.
‘Superstars’ to bring award-winning illusions to Modesto. Here’s when and where
Clean comedy, jazz bands and art events are also coming to Stanislaus County.
Teenager arrested after death of Turlock High School basketball coach
(FOX40.COM) — A teenager was recently arrested in connection to a fatal car accident that claimed the life of the Turlock High School basketball coach last year. “The Turlock High School and TUSD community is profoundly saddened by the loss of John Williams,” Turlock Unified School District said in a press release on Dec. 31, […]
Juice Up Your Day: Discover 3 Exceptional Juice Bars & Smoothies in Turlock
In this article, we explore three exceptional juice bars and smoothie spots in Turlock. Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts, so please feel free to leave your comments below!
Los Banos, February 23 High School 🏐 Game Notice
The Oakdale High School volleyball team will have a game with Pacheco High School on February 23, 2024, 20:00:00 CST.
State Rejects Groundwater Plan for Modesto Subbasin
The late Vance Kennedy was appalled when he learned tens of thousands of groundwater-dependent acres had been planted with almond orchards on in the foothills on Stanislaus County’s east side. “That groundwater is our savings bank,” said Kennedy, then a resident of the City of Modesto. “That’s our reserve...
Castle Air Museum hosts its spring Open Cockpit Day May 18
Castle Air Museum is continuing to do the great work of saving and preserving military aviation history. Executive Director Joe Pruzzo joined the show with an update on everything happening at the museum. Castle Air Museum is hosting its spring Open Cockpit Day May 18 from 9 a.m to 4...
PD: Woman alleged to attempting to kidnap a child in Merced
MERCED, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A woman has been arrested for allegedly annoying a child in a supermarket in Merced, the Merced Police Department said. Officers say they received several inquiries and concerns of an alleged attempted kidnapping incident at Raley’s Supermarket in Merced, where a woman approached and tried to pick up a child strapped […]