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Winton man arrested for DUI related fatality

A young mother of two and her boyfriend, an Iraq war veteran, were killed on Friday, May 8 in an alcohol related traffic accident on the 99 Freeway just north of Chowchilla. According to the California Highway Patrol, Vanessa Tapetillo, 28 and a sociology student at Cal State Stanislaus, was killed along with her boyfriend, former Marine Juan Barragan, ...Full Article

Central Valley fight promoters arrested in Northern California

UPPER LAKE, LAKE COUNTY – 5 men and a 17-year-old from the California Central Valley area were arrested traveling through Upper Lake in preparation for a big fighting match. ...Full Article

Merced criminals migrating north caught by the law

On Monday this week the Sonoma County Sheriff’s office announced the arrest of a man in the town of Cloverdale, 200 miles north of the Central Valley city of ...Full Article

A little cooking accident results in explosion and arrest

MERCED  – It wasn’t just dinner this guy was fixing. A 23-year-old Merced man is behind bars after his attempt to cook hash oil resulted in an explosion yesterday just ...Full Article

Gang suspects booked in shooting

MERCED COUNTY – Dos Palos – Two suspects have been arrested for their alleged participation in a gang-related shooting last month. Gilberto Cortez, 18, and Fernando Sigala, 19, are ...Full Article

Mom and Dad have a lot of guns…

Merced gangsters stowed guns, authorities say Two gang members were arrested in Merced this weekend with a cache of weapons in their home, according to police. Pedro Garcia, 36, and ...Full Article

Unauthorized Copying is Against the Law

34-year-old Juan Carlos Soto of Los Banos filed a petition for release and for formal probation on December 16, and was denied.  On June 21, 2010, Soto had been ...Full Article

Atwater Teenager Arrested for Fatally Beating Dog

ATWATER – A 19-year-old was arrested this week for allegedly brutally beating a dog to death with a wooden board and then dumping the remains in a trash bin. ...Full Article

California Public Records Access at Risk

In a move the legislature and Governor may have hoped would go unnoticed, language was introduced in Assembly Bill 76 that would make public access to records more difficult, ...Full Article

Back to the Clink for Escaped Inmate

Early Monday morning, the Merced County Sheriff’s Department reported an inmate had escaped from the John Latorraca Correctional Center near El Nido. Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Delray Shelton identified said ...Full Article
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