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TURLOCK NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH ACADEMY

TURLOCK NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH ACADEMY

On May 10, 2012 from 6:00pm-9:00pm the Turlock Police Department will be Co-Hosting a Neighborhood Watch Academy with the Modesto Police Department. The Academy will take place at the Modesto Police Department located at 600 10th Street, Modesto, CA 95354. The program is designed to provide Turlock & Modesto Neighborhood Watch Captains with information that can help them keep themselves and their Neighborhoods Safe. Topics such as Neighborhood Watch, Identify Theft, Gang Awareness, Personal Safety, Crime Stoppers and Crime Prevention & Awareness will be discussed.

Neighborhood Watch Captains wishing to attend should register early. There is limited space in the Neighborhood Watch Academy and registration is required.

Deputy, subject identified in Keyes shooting

KEYES, CA - The Stanislaus County sheriff's deputy and the man involved in Monday's shooting on the 5700 block of 10th Street were identified Wednesday morning.

According to Sgt. Anthony Bejaran of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Dept., the shooting occurred when the deputy responded to a call of a family fight at the residence around 4:39 p.m.  and an altercation occurred between the two.  The deputy evntually shot the man who was then taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

STORY: Man shot by Stanislaus Co. deputy dies

Bejeran identified the man who was shot and killed by the deputy as Jorge Ramirez, 32, of Keyes.

The deputy involved in the incident was identified as Art Parra Jr., a Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office employee of six years.

Name of man fatally shot by Turlock police is released

TURLOCK, CA - A man shot dead by a Turlock police officer Monday morning was identified as Alejandro Hernandez, 19, of Turlock.

Officers were sent to investigate four individuals reported as acting suspiciously in the area of Nikki Ann Way and N. Tully Road.

According to Officer Mayra Lewis, the preliminary investigation suggests Hernandez pointed a gun at an officer and the officer fired his service weapon in response to the threat.

Hernandez was shot in the upper torso on the 1900 block of Nikki Ann Way. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The handgun Lewis said Hernandez aimed at the officer was loaded and recovered at the scene.

Lewis said police had previous contacts with Hernandez.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. Anyone with information about what happened was encouraged to contact Det. Jason Tosta at (209) 668-5550 extension 6624.

1 dead in Turlock police-involved shooting

TURLOCK, CA - Turlock police were involved in a shooting late Monday morning in which one person was fatally wounded.

Officer Mayra Lewis said officers were dispatched to Nikki Ann Way and N. Tully Road at 11:31 a.m. to investigate a report of several suspicious individuals.

According to responding officers, one of the individuals showed a gun and an officer, feeling threatened, opened fire on the 1900 block of Nikki Ann Way.

One person was shot at least once and transported to an area hospital, Lewis said.

Emergency medical personnel pronounced the person dead.

Additional circumstances of the shooting were not immediately available.

Please check back with news10.net and News10 for more on this developing story.

Pregnant woman beaten, police horse assaulted

OAKDALE, Calif. (AP) -- Investigators say a California motorist leaving a rodeo in heavy traffic beat his pregnant passenger with a belt and assaulted a police horse when a mounted officer tried to intervene.

Fans were leaving the Oakdale Rodeo in stop-and-go traffic when the driver began attacking the woman in his car.

Oakdale police say an officer on a horse moved in to block the man's car, which kept inching forward.

The man was arrested. The horse wasn't hurt.

The Modesto Bee says Julio Cesar Gutierrez, 34, has been booked for investigation of domestic violence, resisting arrest, drunken driving and assault on a police horse.

He's in custody at the Stanislaus County Jail with bail on an immigration hold.

There's no information about the pregnant woman.

Remains identfied as teens who disappeared in 1980s

FRENCH CAMP, CA - The nearly three week-long efforts of an forensic anthropologist and scientists with the Department of Justice have determined three people were killed and hidden for years inside an abandoned Linden well.

Forensic experts were able to identify two out of the three remains found inside the Flood Road well in February, which is believed to be a burial site for serial killers Wes Shermantine and Loren Herzog. Letters from Shermantine to investigators helped locate the victims' remains.

Bureau Chief for the Bureau of Forensic Services Jill Spriggs said the remains were very degraded, but they were still able to make DNA identifications for 19-year-old Kimberly Billy who disappeared from Stockton on Dec. 10, 1984, and for 16-year-old JoAnn Hobson, who also disappeared from Stockton on Aug. 29, 1985.

The third victim has yet to be identified.

Man suspected of robbing deployed naval officer arrested

DENAIR, CA - The man suspected of burglarizing a deployed Naval officer's Denair home Tuesday night was arrested on Wednesday.

Sgt. Anthony Bejaran of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department said Petty Officer Tim Fanning who is currently away from his home in the 4600 block of Sioux Drive while serving in Afghanistan, called the Sheriff's Department Wednesday morning to ask for extra patrol on his residence following the robbery.

The Stanislaus Crime Reduction Team were called upon to investigate the burglary, speaking to several neighbors to attain clues as to the perpetrator's identity. During the investigation, Deputy Lloyd Mackinnon of the Crime Reduction Team remembered he had recently arrested Fanning's 24-year-old neighbor Douglas Yates, said Bejaran.

Deputies went to Yates' home and interviewed him about the burglary. During the interview, Yates admitted to breaking into Fanning's home, said Bejaran.