A gang sweep in Planada on Thursday night resulted in the arrest of 12 individuals. In the wake of increased gang activity and a recent drive-by shooting in Planada, the Merced County Sheriff's Department STAR team, along with the state parole and county probation officers conducted a zero tolerance sweep of the area. Teams hit several different houses along with extra units patrolling the area and arrested 12 individuals during the operation. The charges ranged ...
The Modesto Police Department is investigating the attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl as she walked home from school Thursday afternoon.
A Merced man was sentenced to more than two decades in a federal prison for his role as the leader of a major drug distribution ring that used the Central Valley as the base to ship out cocaine to cities across the United States.
A Winton couple has found themselves in trouble with the law after they were accused of taking a purse they found in a Merced County courtroom.
A 17-year-old boy who was shot in Modesto last week, died from his wounds and investigators are seeking the public's help to identify the suspects.
Merced County is the recipient of a $30,000 grant to study traffic collisions. The grant, provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety, will pay for a new Geographic Information System that will be used to study the county's traffic flows and incidences. GIS is a computerized system which collects, analyzes, and presents data that is linked to specific locations. "The software will allow for the automatic reading of Statewide Integrated Traffic Record System data ...
Police suspect a man drowned in the swollen Orestimba Creek in Newman Tuesday night after going around the signs warning of the flood.
The Modesto Police Department is seeking the public's help in their investigation of a shooting that wounded a 17-year-old boy.
A Livingston family was tied up and threatened by four armed men Thursday afternoon during a home invasion robbery, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.
A traffic stop of a truck that almost hit a Merced County Sheriff's patrol car resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine and a handgun and numerous charges for the driver.
A 21-year-old Waterford man was taken into custody Monday night on the suspicion that he fatally wounded his father during a family fight.
The Merced County Sheriff's Department made three arrests in the double homicide that occurred on Jan. 5 in Dos Palos.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department arrested a 23-year-old woman Thursday night on the suspicion that she killed her 3-year-old daughter.
A 21-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were the victims in a double homicide discovered Tuesday morning in Dos Palos, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.
A high school girl in Modesto escaped two would-be abductors Tuesday afternoon, according to the Modesto Police Department.