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THE LARGEST FENTANYL BUST IN VALLEY HISTORY

Originally published as a CHP Merced Facebook post – “……And we will give you one guess who is responsible for it. After stopping a 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan for a violation of 22356(b) of the California Vehicle Code (speeding), a California Highway Patrol Officer noted several factors and tradecraft that led him to believe the driver and passenger were engaged in criminal activity. CHP K9 “Beny” was asked to sniff the exterior of the Volkswagen and alerted to the odor of narcotics.
MERCED, CA
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Former Bay Area police officer charged with murder after alleged DUI crash

The Tuolumne County District Attorney's Office filed murder charges Monday against a retired East Bay police officer in connection with the death of a 27-year-old Modesto woman in a head-on crash on State Route 49 in the California Sierra foothills. Theodore Young, 63, a former sergeant with the Pleasanton Police...
MODESTO, CA
Modesto Bee

Coroner searching for family of Modesto man

The Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office is looking for the family of a Modesto man who died last week. Ricardo Quinonez Lopez, 64, died at Doctors Medical Center on Jan. 19 after being transferred there from a care home. Family of Quinonez Lopez is asked to contact the coroner’s office...
MODESTO, CA
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CHP: Retired sergeant charged after crash leaves Modesto woman brain dead

MODESTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A Modesto woman was declared brain dead on Friday after a retired law enforcement officer, who is suspected of driving drunk, crashed into her car.  The California Highway Patrol said they arrested 63-year-old Theodore Young, a retired Pleasanton police sergeant, on Saturday on suspicion of murder and driving under the influence.  […]
MODESTO, CA
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Modesto Explores Hiring Park Rangers To Keep Parks Clean And Safe

MODESTO (CBS13) – Modesto city leaders are looking at a new way to keep city parks clean and safe for families. The city council approved Tuesday evening to hire city park rangers to patrol parks. Like so many other communities, city leaders say they’ve seen an increase in homelessness and illegal activities in the areas. “When it’s dark, there will be like a lot of homeless people walking around,” said Gilbert Corona. The city wants to crackdown on people visiting parks afterhours while enforcing camping and public drinking ordinances. It’s adopting the idea of hiring park rangers through a pilot program, which would last 18...
MODESTO, CA
L.A. Weekly

Felix Alvarez, Amy Hernandez, Holly Patrick Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash on Central Avenue [Ceres, CA]

3 Hurt in Two-Vehicle Collision near Grayson Road in Ceres. According to reports, the incident occurred around 4:50 a.m., on Central Avenue just north of Grayson Road. Investigators say the driver of a northbound Nissan sedan hit the center-left side of a Dodge Ram pickup-truck for reasons unknown. The impact then sent the Dodge onto the roof of the sedan.
CERES, CA
Modesto Bee

Modesto man dies after rollover crash into yard

A Modesto man died Saturday following a rollover crash into a front yard northeast of Briggsmore and Rose avenues. Just after 8 a.m., the driver of a 2011 Nissan Altima was westbound on Lancey Drive when, for unknown reasons, his vehicle veered off the roadway, according to Modesto Police Department spokeswoman Sharon Bear.
MODESTO, CA
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Valley Link — a future train solution to Bay Area commuting

The classic children’s book, The Little Engine That Could, tells the story of a scrappy blue engine that courageously steps forward to save the day – pulling a stranded train over a steep mountain – motivated by anguish it sees in the eyes of its passengers. It’s...
MODESTO, CA
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Melo Toste Correia Injured in Motorcycle Crash on Highway 165 [Hilmar, CA]

Motorcycle Crash on Highway 165 near Fowler Road Left One Hurt. The incident happened around 2:37 p.m. at Highway 165 near Fowler Road, authorities said. Furthermore, according to the report, a northbound 1999 Honda Accord driven by a 76-year-old woman made a left turn along the highway. Consequently, her car...
HILMAR, CA
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Cause determined of Ceres sulfur fire that promoted 12-hour shelter in place advisory

The source of a hazardous materials fire that prompted a 12-hour shelter in place advisory for some Ceres residents on Monday was determined to be a light bulb. An employee at Stanislaus Farm Supply on East Service Road was changing a light bulb inside a 40,000-square-foot warehouse that contained a large amount of fertilizer-grade sulfur, said Dustin Bruley, supervisor of the Stanislaus Regional Fire Investigation Unit.
CERES, CA
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Sulfur fire in Ceres caused by workers changing a lightbulb, officials say

MODESTO, Calif. — Asulfur fire at the Stanislaus Farm Supply in Ceres that led to a shelter-in-place order for the surrounding area for several hours on Monday was ignited by sparks from a lightbulb being changed by workers, the Modesto Fire Department said Tuesday. After the fire broke out...
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Fire Burns At Modesto Home Overnight

MODESTO (CBS13) – Firefighters responded to a fire in Modesto overnight. Just after midnight, firefighting crews responded to a fire at a two-story home in the 3500 block of Beresford Dr. in Modesto. When crews arrived, they found smoke coming from an attached garage. They went offensive mode to contain the fire to just the garage. There were no injuries reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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