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Turlock police identify victim, suspect in drive-by shooting

TURLOCK, CA - Turlock police identified a man found shot to death inside a Turlock home last Wednesday night as 24-year-old Simon White.

Officer Mayra Lewis said officers were dispatched to a call of shots fired at a residence on the 100 block of Vermont Avenue at 10:46 p.m. There they found White with at least one gunshot wound. Others in the home at the time of shooting were not injured.

Lewis said investigators working the case believe White was the victim of a drive-by shooting and suspect Gabriel Miranda, 23, is the gunman.

Why White was shot is being investigated, Lewis said.

Lewis said Miranda is considered armed and dangerous and shouldn't be approached. Anyone with information about Miranda was urged to contact Det. Tim Redd at (209) 668-5550, ext. 6625 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and possibly be eligible for a cash reward. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous.

Turlock man shot to death inside home

TURLOCK, CA - A Turlock man was found shot to death inside his home around 10:46 p.m. on Wednesday.

Lt. Ron Reid of the Turlock Police Dept. said officers and medical personnel responded to the home on the 100 block of Vermont after receiving a call of shots fired. Upon arrival, crews found a man in his 20s deceased with at least one gunshot wound.

An initial investigation revealed the shooting appeared to have originated from the street in front of the home, said Reid.

Other individuals were inside the home at the time of the shooting, but none were hit by gunfire.

Reid did not provide any information on possible suspects or motives for the shooting.

Anyone with information regarding this incident was encouraged to contact Detective Tim Redd at (209) 668-5550 extension 6625.

Man convicted of strangling grandmother he buried in Riverbank

YERINGTON, Nev. (AP) -- A California man has been convicted of strangling his 73-year-old grandmother and stealing her car and credit cards before burying her body in a flower bed.

A Lyon County District Court jury in Yerington found James Masterson, 23, guilty of strangling Peggy Herlacher in July 2010 in her hometown of Silver Springs, about 50 miles east of Reno.

Carson City's Nevada Appeal reports he awaits sentencing June 25 after being convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder, grand larceny and fraudulent use of a credit card.

After killing his maternal grandmother, Masterson carried her body in the trunk of her car to his hometown of Riverbank, Calif., where he buried her in the backyard of his paternal grandfather.

He was arrested in Sacramento three days after the slaying.



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.

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