The Turlock Police Department is investigating two separate shootings at Columbia Park in the last week, one of which resulted in the arrest of two men and two juveniles.
Additionally, the investigation led to the discovery of firearms and narcotics at the park, said Turlock Police spokesperson Sgt. Michael Parmley.
One shooting was reported to the police department at 12:55 a.m. Sunday. The reporting party said four men were in the park and one of them had just fired several rounds up into the air. The caller was able to provide a description of the shooter, Parmley said.
Officers quickly arrived at the park and located the four individuals, including the one described as the shooter, Parmley said.
All four were detained and a search of the area was conducted. Officers found three loaded handguns and “a large baggie of narcotics,” Parmley said.
Based on the investigation, all four were arrested on suspicion of weapon violations. Two of the suspects were juveniles and as such the two adults were also charged with child endangerment. The two adult suspects were identified as Nicholas Webb-Toline, 25 and Alexander Arroyo, 20, both of Turlock. Both men were booked into the Stanislaus County Jail.
The names of the juveniles were not released. Both were booked into Juvenile Hall.
The Sunday shooting followed a drive-by shooting that happened shortly before 4 p.m. Feb. 12 at the park.
In that incident, witnesses said a silver Chrysler convertible was driving near the north end of the park when an occupant fired several rounds at a group of people sitting on the park benches.
The people all scattered, with some running to a nearby home. Officers made contact with them at the home, but they did not provide any information about the shooting, Parmley said.
There were no reports of injuries.
Officers did find evidence of the shooting at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.