Defendant in '06 murder case sent to mental hospital

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Placer

Defendant in '06 murder case sent to mental hospital

ROSEVILLE — Eric Martin Minchak, accused of using a knife in the death of a woman at a Roseville gas station in 2006, has been placed under the conservatorship of

Placer

Defendant in ’06 murder case sent to mental hospital

ROSEVILLE — Eric Martin Minchak, accused of using a knife in the death of a woman at a Roseville gas station in 2006, has been placed under the conservatorship of

San Bernardino

Teen gets 50-to-life for killing teen

FONTANA — Cordell Rabon was sentenced to a 50-year-to-life prison term for murdering 17-year-old Darius Simmons in January 2009. The sentence was announced by Judge Dwight W. Moore after a jury

San Luis Obispo

Three who targeted Cal Poly students arrested

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Three men, all in their early 20s, were arrested for a string of three robberies of Cal Poly students on or near campus on Saturday between

Tulare

Drug raid nets family meth makers

NEW LONDON — Two men and a woman operating a crystal methamphetamine lab out of a home in rural New London were arrested Wednesday by a regional drug enforcement task

Tulare

Visalia couple arrested in string of bank robberies

VISALIA — Police arrested a Visalia couple Tuesday suspected of robbing a check cashing store Jan. 2, as well as a string of banks in California and Colorado, Visalia police

Yolo

Two charged with Woodland motel strangulation

WOODLAND — Two people were charged Wednesday with the murder of a 46-year-old Davis woman at the Dunton Motel in Woodland. Aretha Goldine McDonald, a resident of the 1000 block

Tulare

Deputies catch wayward sex registrant

VISALIA — A registered sex offender was arrested Tuesday by Tulare County Sheriff’s detectives who tracked the man down after an eight-month investigation for falsifying his address, an official said.

Orange

Police nab dog-napper

IRVINE — A pizza delivery man started off the New Year by being arrested after leading police to the 3-year-old pug he had allegedly dog-napped and was holding for ransom.

Placer

Armed robbers hold up gas station store

ROSEVILLE — A Tuesday night convenience store robbery has police searching for the armed suspects responsible. The robbery occurred around 10:36 p.m. at a gas station convenience store on the