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$20,000 Fraud Nets 60 Days in Jail, 3 Years Probation

MODESTO – Yet another former insurance agent was convicted of fraud recently, this time in Modesto.  41-year-old Kannai David Scantlen was sentenced to 60 days in jail and three years

Butte Stanislaus Yuba

Suspects Linked to Mexican Drug Cartel Arrested in Yuba City

Evidence seized during Butte investigation YUBA CITY — Eleven suspects were arrested last week in Yuba City who are believed to be linked to a Mexican drug trafficking cartel. One

Alameda Sacramento Stanislaus

Folsom Burglar Who Crashed Into Van Has a Long History of Trouble

Steven Russell Carson, Sacramento County booking photo, and 2010 Facebook image A Career Burglar is Caught Once Again A Modesto man was caught after a police chase in Folsom on Monday,

Fresno San Joaquin Stanislaus

Central Valley insurance fraud suspects arrested

Many have gone through it before. You are in a car accident, and, assuming everyone involved is physically okay, your biggest concern is what lies ahead for you. You have


The smallest things can lead to a big arrest

MODESTO – Sometimes in an upscale neighborhood something that is just a little out of the ordinary, which would likely go unnoticed in many places, can raise suspicions. A person

San Benito Stanislaus

Hollister police looking for shoplifter, while Hollister shoplifter is caught in the valley

The Hollister Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a shoplifting suspect who took several items from the Walgreens store on Tres Pinos Road without paying for them. On


School employee arrested for relationship with student

A few months ago, Daniel Ornelas, a 43-year-old employee of the Modesto City High School District, began an apparently consensual relationship with a 17-year-old girl, a student at Thomas Downey


Modesto carjacking trio arrested

One suspect is still wanted by police Early on Thursday morning, at 6 am, two people were out, most likely for breakfast at the International House of Pancakes on Orangeburg


Skateboarder – motorist conflict turns into murder

MODESTO – An argument between a skateboarder and a driver escalated to a fight Sunday, and resulted in the death of one young man and the other arrested for murder.


Modesto drug fraud ring busted

Doctors in general have a well known reputation for writing illegibly when filling out prescriptions, but ironically enough, that sloppy handwriting is one of the key measures to prevent prescription