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Man shot in head for trespassing

Police-lightsTURLOCK, CA – A man was shot in the head after trespassing on private property in Turlock on Tuesday morning.

According to the Turlock Police Department officers responded to the 1100 block of Dianne Road after receiving reports of a shooting just before 8 a.m. Tuesday.

When officers arrived they discovered the body of a 22 year-old, White male, in a field with apparent gunshot wounds to the head.

According to investigators the man had been seen trespassing onto private property on several occasions by the homeowner, 58-year-old Robin Boyer.

Boyer observed the man collecting items from his property and when he confronted the subject an altercation ensued, leading to the shooting of the 22-year-old. It’s not known how many times the man was shot, but a shotgun was found at the scene.

Officers found the body in a field separated by another house from Boyer’s residence. The 24-acre sweet potato field belongs to neighbors Yooav and Lily Mary Osso. The couple did not know what had happened until officers knocked on their door.

“I am shocked to hear someone was killed here,” Lily Mary Osso told the Modesto Bee, “We’ve had no problems here. No problems with theft or anything like that.”

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Brandon Bertram at (209) 668-5550, ext. 6623.

Couple busted stealing tractor in Roseville

Amanda Razick Roseville PD

Amanda Razick
Roseville PD

Jerrad Dominquez  Roseville PD

Jerrad Dominquez
Roseville PD

ROSEVILLE, CA – A couple of would be thieves are resting safely behind bars after trying to steal a tractor in Roseville on Tuesday.

According to the Roseville Police Department’s Dee Dee Gunther, the two were attempting to load a tractor onto a construction trailer sometime after 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the 1800 block of Taylor Road, when an alert citizen confronted the pair. Realizing the jig was up, the couple dashed down the Miner’s Ravine bike trail.

Responding officers surrounded the bike trail in search of the suspects and as officers started tracking the tractor thieves, they encountered a number of like-minded trail users who wanted to do nothing more than to help out officers, so they pointed out the path the dynamic duo took.

Read about Roseville’s relentless police work

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Officers caught up with 34-year-old Jerrad Dominquez of Elk Grove and 34-year-old Amanda Razick of Sacramento in the area of Orvietto Drive. Both were arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft, possessing stolen property and other related charges. Dominquez was rewarded with an additional charge for violating his parole.

Roseville police are investigating if the truck and trailer they were using was also stolen.

To all you trail-blazers that assisted local law enforcement – thank you, our tractors are safe once again. Yee Haw!

Victim identified in Modesto homicide

Police-lightsMODESTO, CA – The identity of the woman found off of Briggs Avenue in Modesto has been identified.

According to the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department the body of a woman found in the 500 block of Briggs Avenue has been identified as 27-year-old Rachel Anne Ortega of Modesto.

Modesto police were called to the area at approximately 6:30 a.m. Sunday, after someone reported finding a body under a car port.

The victim was killed sometime during the night Saturday, but very few details were available.

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Area where woman was found
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A witness was walking home and discovered the body under a car port. The witness immediately went home and contacted police.

Modesto police arrived on scene, secured the area and then contacted the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department. The sheriff’s department took over the investigation.

The home owners, where the victim was located, are cooperating with detectives and did not know the crime had occurred until they were contacted by law enforcement.

Anyone with information about this investigation can call Detective David Hickman at 209-525-7042. You can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters can also e-mail tips at http://www.modestopolice.com/CrimeStoppers, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing “Tip704″ plus the message and be eligible for a cash.

GMO found in corn field – not what you think

Tim Sang Chanthala San Joaquin County Sheriff

Tim Sang Chanthala
San Joaquin County Sheriff

FRENCH CAMP, CA – The San Joaquin County Metro Narcotics Task Force discovered a large Growing Marijuana Operation (GMO) on Tuesday in the middle of a corn field.

Yes! All you healthy people out there beware.

Not only do you have to worry about the Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) found in corn, but now you’ll have to worry about the other type of GMO involving the growth of pot in your corn.

Oh my.

The crack (not to be confused with the drug) team of officers discovered the large growing operation on Monday in the area of South Endow Road.  Estimated street value of the plants is around $32 million. Sounds like another Monsanto to us.

Imagine that. Not only does Monsanto infiltrate our corn fields with their GMO, but now with this new variant of GMO they could induce people, who unknowingly eat this new variant of corn, to get the munchies, causing them to consume even more quantities of their GMO laden corn products.

Nom Chanthala San Joaquin Sheriff

Nom Chanthala
San Joaquin Sheriff

Will it ever end?

If the San Joaquin County Metro Narcotics Task Force has anything to do withit, it will.

Task force members arrested 50-year-old Duangchai Pradabseng, 45-year-old Tim Sang Chanthala and 48-year-old Nom Chanthala after finding close to 16,000 marijuana plants well hidden in between corn stalks.

In a statement, San Joaquin County Metro Narcotics Task Force Captain, Chris Pehl, said “This is a substantial and sophisticated growing operation that was hidden quite well from detection. We are extremely grateful for the assistance from our law enforcement partners with this investigation.”

“This discovery underscores, the individuals and organizations involved in the illegal cultivation of marijuana are becoming increasingly brazen, operating practically on law enforcement’s doorstep,” said Ray Greenlee, assistant special agent in charge for Homeland Security Investigations, San Francisco, in a written statement.

All three suspects were arrested on suspicion of the illegal cultivation of marijuana and booked into San Joaquin County Jail.

Fatal Florin fire leads to Huntington Beach death

Sacramento NewsSACRAMENTO, CA – The man wanted in connection with a fatal fire in the Florin area of Sacramento County has been positively identified as one of the bodies of two men found dead in Huntington Beach.

On Tuesday the Huntington Beach Police Department positively identified 32-year-old Abraham Felmley as one of two men found dead at Bartlett Park in Huntington Beach on Tuesday. Both men were found with multiple gunshot wounds. The identity of the second victim has not been released.

According to the Huntington Beach Independent, the interim director of the Orange County Public Works department, Ignacio Ochoa, who lives in the area, said he heard five to six gunshots around 11:30 p.m. Sunday. He said he thought they were fireworks at first but decided they sounded more like gunshots.

Abraham Felmley Sacramento County Sheriff

Abraham Felmley
Sacramento County Sheriff

If the gunshots described by Ochoa are responsible for Felmley’s death then it would appear he had nothing to do with setting the fire  at the home in Sacramento.

Bartlett Park is known for homeless people and has had a problem with noise and fights in the area. According to one resident, “It’s not a community park.”

Read: Person of interest identified in house fire that killed 2

Felmley had been identified on Monday as a person of interested in a deadly fire that killed 84-year-old Chesley Felmley and his son Dennis Porter.

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire crews responded to a call around 11 a.m. Monday to the 7300 block of French Road. When crews arrived they found a single story home fully involved with flames visible from the windows and doors. Crews battled the deadly blaze and conducted what is being called an “aggressive” search for any occupants, as they fought through thick smoke, making it difficult to see. Eventually fire fighters discovered the father and son’s bodies.

Shortly after the incident, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department put out an alert that they were looking for Abraham Felmley as a ‘person of interest.’

Following the fire, deputies said that Felmley carjacked a fisherman near Highway 152 in Merced County and drove away in a green, 1992 Toyota Camry with paper plates.

On Tuesday deputies discovered around a dozen guns in the charred remains of the home on French Road where the first two victims died.

6-year-old boy drowns in El Dorado County

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Jenkinson Lake
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EL DORADO COUNTY, CA – A 6-year-old boy’s body was found after disappearing along the shores of Jenkinson Lake on Sunday.

According to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department 6-year-old Trip Demetri of Latrobe was found dead after drowning in Jenkinson Lake at around 4 p.m.

Demetri was playing along the shoreline with his sister in the Bumpy Meadows picnic area when he disappeared in the water. The two were visiting the lake with their father.

Searchers located his body around 5:20 p.m., approximately 10 feet from shore.

Trip and his sister were visiting the lake with their father.

A person of interest identified in house fire that kills 2

Abraham Felmley Sacramento County Sheriff

Abraham Felmley
Sacramento County Sheriff

SACRAMENTO, CA – Two people died in a house fire in the Florin area of Sacramento County earlier today and now officials have release the name of a person of interest.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is looking for Abraham Felmley, who is also a wanted parolee. Deputies believe he may be driving a 1992 green Toyota Camry with paper plates.

Fire crews were called out at around 11 a.m. Monday to the 7300 block of French Road.

When crews arrived they found a single story home fully involved with flames visible from the windows and doors. Crews battled the deadly blaze and conducted what is being called an “aggressive” search for any occupants, as they fought through thick smoke, making it difficult to see.

During their efforts a power line fell across one of the fire engines.

District Captain Chris Quinn praised fire crews saying, “It was a valiant effort at great personal risk,” continuing he said, “During the search of the residence, unfortunately, we found two people who perished.”

The home was heavily damaged.

Davis man arrested for ‘up-skirting’ young girls

Tyler Dean Luke Davis PD

Tyler Dean Luke
Davis PD

DAVIS, CA – A man has been arrested for videotaping young girls at a local Target store in Davis.

The Davis Police Department responded to the Target store at 4601 2nd Street on Sunday at around 1:45 p.m., regarding a man that was observed possibly videotaping young girls in the store.

When officers arrived, they attempted to contact 32-year-old Tyler Dean Luke of Davis. When Luke noticed officers he attempted to run, but was quickly caught in the store. A struggle ensued as Luke continued to resist officers. Officers were able to subdue the suspect and take him into custody.

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Target in Davis
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Officers determined that Luke had been videotaping pre-teen girls under their clothing as they walked through the store, which is sometimes referred to as ‘up-skirting.’

Luke was booked into Yolo County Jail for using video equipment to film under individuals’ clothing, tampering with evidence, and resisting an officer with violence.

Anyone who believes they may have been victimized by Luke are urged to contact the Davis Police Department at 747-5400.

2 die in fast moving house fire

sac-metro-fireSACRAMENTO, CA – Two people have died in a house fire in the Florin area of Sacramento County.

According to the Sacramento Metropolitan Fired Department, fire crews were called out at around 11 a.m. Monday to the 7300 block of French Road.

When crews arrived they found a single story home fully involved with flames visible from the windows and doors. Crews battled the deadly blaze and conducted what is being called an “aggressive” search for any occupants, as they fought through thick smoke, making it difficult to see.

During their efforts a power line fell across one of the fire engines.

District Captain Chris Quinn praised fire crews saying, “It was a valiant effort at great personal risk,” continuing he said, “During the search of the residence, unfortunately, we found two people who perished.”

The home was heavily damaged and the cause has not yet been determined.

Body found in Modesto

Police-lightsMODESTO, CA – A body was discovered Sunday morning in the West Modesto area.

According to the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department, Modesto police were called out to the 500 Block of Briggs Avenue at approximately 6:30 a.m. Sunday, after someone reported finding a body under a car port.

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Area where body was found
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It appears the victim was killed sometime last night, but very few details are currently available.

A witness was walking home and discovered the body under a car port on Briggs Avenue. The witness immediately went home and contacted police.

Modesto police arrived on scene, secured the area and then contacted the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department. The sheriff’s department took over the investigation.

The home owners, where the victim was located, are cooperating with detectives and did not know the crime had occurred until they were contacted by law enforcement.

The victim has not been identified and the cause of death is not being released due to the active investigation.

Anyone with information about this investigation can call Detective David Hickman at 209-525-7042. You can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters can also e-mail tips at http://www.modestopolice.com/CrimeStoppers, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing “Tip704″ plus the message and be eligible for a cash.

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