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  • 2 Beyer Students Arrested in High School Snapchat Threat

    MODESTO — Two Beyer High School students were arrested to an alleged threat posted to Snapchat, police say. Officers were called late Monday to investigate the photo, which investigators say showed a student holding a gun and included the caption, “Don’t go to school tomorrow.” Police say they arrested two students before school started on Tuesday. The Modesto Police Department said in a Facebook post that the teens were not armed when they were arrested, that no guns were found […]

  • Man Suspected in Karen Garcia Killing Arrested in Mexico

    COLUSA — After a year and a half on the run, Salvador Garcia Jr. is in a Colusa County jail awaiting trial. The U.S. Marshals Service found the suspect in Guadalajara, Mexico, last week. He’s accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, Karen Garcia in 2018. She was 21 years old and the mother of his child. “I’m just always going to miss her. I literally have not stopped thinking about her since the day she went missing,” said Linda Quintero. A life […]

  • Mortar Shell Found in Placerville Goodwill Donation Box

    PLACERVILLE — A mortar shell was found inside a Goodwill donation box in Placerville, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said. The shell was discovered Friday, according to the sheriff’s office, and was taken away and disposed of by a bomb squad. No injuries were reported. The sheriff’s office said items like this often pop up when family members clean out homes of relatives who were veterans. It’s unclear if that was the case in this specific instance. They added […]

  • Woman Found Dead after Arden-Area Apartment Fire

    SACRAMENTO — A woman is dead following an apartment fire early Monday near Cal Expo. Metro Fire spokesman Chris Vestal says the woman was found in the upstairs unit at a complex on Woodside Lane. The cause of the fire was not immediately known. Only one apartment was said to be affected by the fire.

  • Body Found in Burning Car in Rancho Cordova

    RANCHO CORDOVA — A body was found inside a burning car Wednesday morning in Rancho Cordova, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies were called to the scene at the end of El Manto Drive, near the river access point, around 5 a.m. Firefighters who had responded to reports of a burning car said a body was found inside. Investigators say the person’s age, gender and ethnicity are all unknown. Anyone with information about the fire or the person in […]

  • Stockton Police Seek Help in Identifying ‘John Doe’ in Hospital

    STOCKTON — Police in Stockton are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man taken to the hospital on June 27. The man, known only as John Doe for now, was found at Pacific Avenue and Yokuts Avenue and taken to the hospital after having some type of medical condition. Police said they were unable to identify the man by his fingerprints. Anyone with information about the man or how to contact his family is asked to get in […]

  • Smoke Shop Clerk Accused of Sexual Battery

    NEVADA COUNTY — A clerk at a Nevada County smoke shop has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a customer. Nevada County sheriff’s investigators say the assault happened Sunday in the back of Hot Spot Smoke Shop off Highway 49 near Lake of the Pines. The Combie Road store is in a shopping mall with a grocery store, real estate businesses and medical offices. While many residents said the business is out of character for the small, […]

  • Crash, Downed Power Lines Close Part of Auburn-Folsom Road in Loomis

    LOOMIS — Part of Auburn Folsom Road, between Horseshoe Bar Road and Miner’s Drive, was closed Wednesday afternoon following a crash. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says power lines were down in the roadway. The stretch of road is expected to be closed for a few hours, deputies said, and drivers were urged to find alternate routes. It was unclear if anyone with injured or what led to the crash. ⚠️⚠️Closure of Auburn Folsom Rd btw Horseshoe Bar Rd and […]

  • Man Critically Wounded in Fairfield Officer Involved Shooting

    FAIRFIELD — Police in Fairfield are investigating an officer-involved shooting. Officials say no officers were injured but one suspect was wounded at the scene near Claybank Road and Horizon Drive. Officers were responding to a burglary alarm at a business and say they saw a man walking with what appeared to be a handgun. Police chased the man through a commercial area before the shooting. The man was taken to the hospital where he is said to be in critical […]

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