CRIME & SAFETY
Waterford School District substitute dismissed after concerns raised by student, law enforcement investigates
The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office is investigating a substitute teacher being dismissed by a principal at a school in Waterford after a student raised concerns about the substitute's behavior. A release from the Waterford Unified School District said the substitute was working in a classroom at Lucille Whitehead Intermediate School...
Family speaks out after Modesto mother killed in wrong-way crash on Thanksgiving
A North Valley family is opening up about the crash that changed their lives forever.
CHP investigates crash on Highway 99 in Modesto that left Sacramento man dead
The crash was reported around 2:30 a.m. on northbound SR-99 north of Woodland Avenue.
Newsom deploys CHP to crack down on organized retail theft. What that means in Stanislaus
“Blitz” operations are joint efforts of uniformed and undercover investigators, retail loss prevention and security personnel.
Dozens arrested, thousands recovered following retail theft operation
MODESTO, Calif. (FOX26) — Over two dozen people were arrested following a retail theft operation in Modesto. The Modesto Police Department says 28 people were busted for retail theft and five of them are from Modesto. Officers also mentioned that during the first week, over $12,000 worth of stolen...
Pedestrian hit on Modesto road still alive after false fatality report, CHP says
He reportedly was taken to a Modesto hospital.
Stanislaus County Man Arrested for Alleged Attempted Murder in Empire
A Stanislaus County man was recently arrested in connection with an alleged attempted murder in Empire. According to a press release by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office, Stanislaus Regional 911 received a report late on the night of November 19 concerning an incident involving an adult female and her ex-boyfriend on the 600 block of Santa Fe Avenue in Empire. The initial report indicated that a shooting had occurred at the location.
Modesto spending $1.4M to replace park bathrooms. City says they will be harder to vandalize
Which Modesto area park has the worst bathroom? Take our survey.
Pilot injured after small plane crashes in Modesto, officials say
MODESTO, Calif. — A pilot was injured Tuesday afternoon after their plane crashed at the Modesto City-County Airport, police said. The Modesto Police Department said it got calls around 3:39 p.m. about a small plane crashing near the runway. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane was a...
Thanksgiving Day Tragedy: Fatal Collision on State Route 99 Claims Two Lives
In the early hours of November 23, 2023, Thanksgiving Day dawned with tragedy on State Route 99 near Atwater, Merced County. A head-on collision involving a 2002 Hyundai Elantra and a Chevrolet Tahoe claimed the lives of two Modesto residents, 22-year-old Bryant Noyola and 35-year-old Norma Rodriguez. Noyola, the Elantra driver, was traveling in the wrong direction at high speeds when the vehicles collided near Westside Boulevard, causing the Tahoe to overturn and ignite.
Young Girl and Grandfather Identified After Tragic Sea Incident off Half Moon Bay
• A 5-year-old girl, identified as Naretzi Navarrete from Merced, died after being rescued at sea off the Half Moon Bay coast in California. • Her grandfather, 54-year-old Pascal A. Michelettosoriano of Hughson, was also swept into the ocean and remains missing.
Empire man pleads guilty to homicide that followed feud, pursuit of worthless lottery ticket
Michael Roger Bruce of Empire took a plea deal.
Fatal Car Accident on Yosemite Boulevard in Stanislaus County
On November 21, 2023, the California Highway Patrol reported a fatal auto crash on Yosemite Boulevard and Geer Road in Stanislaus County. The car accident occurred at approximately 1:40 a.m. and involved two vehicles, CHP officers reported. Details on the Fatal Auto Crash on Yosemite Boulevard. A preliminary release indicated...
Turlock police seek whereabouts of missing 10-year-old
TURLOCK, Calif. — Police are trying locate a missing 10-year-old in Turlock. The Turlock Police Department said Daisy McGill was last seen on the 300 block of Vasche Avenue and Saint George Place around 4:30 p.m. She was last seen wearing a baby blue sweater, purple t-shirt with a...
Police warn of increasing auto thefts in California during cold winter mornings
As cold mornings settle in, the Modesto Police Department urges residents to take proactive measures in preventing auto theft. With the dropping temperatures, it's essential to stay vigilant and avoid becoming victims of car theft during the winter season.
Riverbank School District provides counselors, resources in response to student’s death
The student was identified as 17-year-old Jacqueline Mendez.
Ceres man sentenced to prison for cyberstalking
FRESNO, Calif. (KGPE/KSEE) – A man was sentenced to multiple years in prison for cyberstalking and threatening a woman, according to the Department of Justice. According to the DOJ, 52-year-old Kevin James Strutz of Ceres was sentenced to three years and four months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for […]
Teenage Girl Dies After Being Struck by Train in Stanislaus County, Suspected Suicide
• A 17-year-old girl died after being hit by a train in Stanislaus County, California. • The incident occurred in the Riverbank area under the Atchison Street Bridge. • The death is believed to be a suicide according to early indicators from the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office.
Modesto man, woman killed in head-on crash on Highway 99
CALIFORNIA, USA — A Modesto man and a woman died in a crash Thursday in Merced County, according to California Highway Patrol. CHP got reports of a wrong-way driver on southbound Highway 99 around 4:15 a.m. Minutes later, CHP got reports of a crash along Highway 99 north of Westside Boulevard.