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  • Woman Arrested in Stockton Armed Carjacking

    STOCKTON — Police in Stockton arrested a woman they say carjacked someone at gunpoint Thursday night along Quail Lakes Drive. Investigators say 50-year-old Elizabeth Antonio Perrott approached a woman around 9:45 p.m., flashed a handgun and ordered the woman out of her car. Perrott drove away in the woman’s car, police said, and was found a short time later by the woman’s friends. According to investigators, the woman’s friends confronted Perrott, who then fired a BB gun at them. The […]

  • Elementary School Evacuated after Bomb Threat

    CERES — Sinclear Elementary School was evacuated Tuesday because of a bomb threat, according to Ceres Police. Police said in a Facebook post just afternoon that fire and school officials were searching the campus for any suspicious items. Investigators later said the only “suspicious” item found was an unattended trombone case. Students were said to be safe, escorted off campus out of an abundance of caution to Central Valley High School where parents can pick them up. People were asked to […]

  • Man Dies After Shooting Outside Modesto Movie Theater

    MODESTO — A man died late Tuesday night after a shooting outside a Modesto movie theater. According to the Modesto Police Department, emergency responders went to the Regal Modesto Stadium 10 around 11:30 p.m. after someone called 911 about a shooting in the parking lot. Officers say two people were already giving the man CPR when responders arrived. The man was taken to the hospital, where he died. Investigators believe the 21-year-old man was with a group of people when […]

  • Elk Grove Couple, Considered At-Risk, Found Safe

    ELK GROVE — Police in Elk Grove say an elderly couple, considered to be at-risk, has been found safe. Dale and Donna Sassman left their Bradshaw Road home Monday around 6:30 p.m. They were driving their brown 2014 Nissan Altima. Dale Sassman is said to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and Donna Sassman has dementia and can easily become disoriented. The Sassmans were last seen in Lincoln around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Early Tuesday afternoon, Elk Grove Police tweeted that the […]

  • Highway 99 Near Galt Reopens after ‘Large Boulders’ Block Northbound Lanes

    SACRAMENTO COUNTY — An overturned truck shut down northbound Highway 99 Monday for around three hours. The truck was carrying 40,000 pounds of large rocks or boulders, which spilled onto the road just north of Galt around 1:15 p.m. According to the CHP, the truck clipped part of a Caltrans message board over the highway, causing the massive sign to fall. Lanes south of Twin Cities Road reopened around 4:30 p.m. The driver was uninjured in the crash.

  • Police Investigate Deadly Shooting in South Stockton

    STOCKTON — Police are investigating a deadly shooting in south Stockton. The shooting happened Tuesday on Colfax Court, in a neighborhood between Pock Lane and Highway 99, around 11:20 a.m. Police say an 18-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. When the teen’s mother and grandmother arrived at the court, they weren’t allowed to cross the yellow crime scene tape and reach their loved one. The mother was also frustrated that her other son, who’s 14, was already escorted […]

  • Wildlife Officials Say There’s No Evidence of Alligator in Elk Grove Lake

    ELK GROVE — It certainly has the neighborhood abuzz. Some neighbors near Elk Grove’s Camden Lake say they spotted an alligator in the water last week. Sharon Anderson, the Camden Neighborhood Association President, saw the alligator herself on Thursday evening and is warning her neighbors to be alert. “Just kind of stay clear. Keep your eyes open,” said Anderson. “When we don’t see the ducks and geese in the water, maybe that’s an indication that we should be clear of […]

  • Disturbing Animal Cruelty Case Investigated in Clarksburg

    CLARKSBURG — Officials in Yolo County are investigating a troubling case of animal cruelty in the Clarksburg area. On April 10, animal services responded to a spot along Willow Point Road near Jefferson Boulevard for reports of an injured pit bull. The white and tan dog was found emaciated with an injured reproductive area and with a large, infected cut on her abdomen. “When our officer arrived there and looked the dog over, he saw this huge long incision on […]

  • Crews Respond to Early Morning House Fire in Modesto

    MODESTO — Crews are investigating the cause of a house fire that broke out early Thursday morning in Modesto. Firefighters investigating a report of smoke responded to a home along Park Place, near Prescott Junior High School, shortly before 3 a.m. The fire department says the home was boarded up, and firefighters had to pry off the boards to get inside. Four more fire engines and one ladder truck also responded to the fire, which was contained in about 20 […]