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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

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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. The

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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 Merced


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 before


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 accused


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 Marissa

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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 arrested


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. Police


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 inmate