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Police: Arrest made in Saturday shooting death

TURLOCK - The man believed to be the shooter in the killing of a man on Saturday night was arrested by police one day later.

At about 9:15 p.m. on Saturday the Turlock Police Department received a call of shots fired in the 800 block of South Ave. When officers arrived they found a man with multiple gunshot wounds. 

The victim, who has been identified as 35-year-old David Hernandez, was transported to a local hospital but later died.

The suspect had already fled the area by the time officers arrived on scene.

On Sunday, officers made a traffic stop in the 1200 block of N. Olive Ave. and the driver was identified as the suspect in the Saturday night South Ave. shooting.

The driver, 20 year old Ernesto Negrete, was taken into police custody at the scene for murder as well as possession of methamphetamine.


Oakdale police seek leads in fatal hit and run

OAKDALE, CA - Police were looking for two individuals in connection to a hit and run collision that killed a 60-year-old Oakdale man Thursday night.

Ronald Wayne Anderson, aka "Sundance", did not survive his injuries after being hit by a light-colored Toyota Corolla, model year early 2000s, said Officer Daniel Peters.

The car will have damage to the front end, Peters said.

Witnesses said there were two males in the car but there were no further descriptions. Also, police said they could not release the location of the hit and run which was reported at approximately 8:50 p.m..

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has seen a car matching the one described was urged to call police at (209) 847-2231 and ask for Peters.

17-year-old arrested in shooting at Oakdale party

OAKDALE, Calif. (AP) - Police have arrested a 17-year-old suspected gang member in the shooting of two people at a party in the Central Valley.  

Police responded to reports of shots fired at the party in the Stanislaus County city of Oakdale around 1:50 a.m. Sunday. Oakdale is about 15 miles northeast of Modesto.  

The two unidentified victims - a 29-year-old Manteca resident and a 27-year-old from Modesto - were each suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  

They were taken to hospitals in Modesto. 

An officer spotted the vehicle seen fleeing the scene and found the 17-year-old inside. He was arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Juvenile Detention Center. 

Police say he is a Norteno gang member and was in possession of the firearm used in the shooting.

Church volunteer accused of molesting 2 Turlock youths

TURLOCK, CA - An observant priest at a Turlock church was suspicious of a man giving undue attention to two boys from his church and that has led to the arrest of the man for molestation, say police.

Officer Mayra Lewis with the Turlock Police Department said the two alleged victims told the priest that suspect Eduardo Sanchez Arellano, 34, had sexually abused them.

One of the victims spoke to police about the alleged molestation and Arellano was arrested on Dec. 6 on suspicion of sodomy, oral copulation, continual sexual abuse and other child molestation-related charges, Lewis said.

Arellano is from Turlock.

The police investigation has not found where any of the alleged molestation took place at Sacred Heart Church or at any church-sponsored events.

Det. Cristina Magana is investigating the case and urged any other possible victms of Arrellano to contact her at (209) 668-5550, ext. 6627.