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STOCKTON - Police arrested a man on terrorist threat and false imprisonment charges following a disturbance at a home Friday afternoon.

Authorities say a man at a home on the 1600 block of Chaparral Way was in an argument with a woman about relationship issues. The man had been drinking and threatened to kill the woman. She barricaded herself away from the man in an upstairs bedroom with their 13 year old son.

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Police SWAT officers, Crisis Negotiators and a drone unit arrived to assist with the incident. The SWAT team made a fast entry into the home when the man tried to break into the room where the woman and the boy were hiding. He was taken into custody without incident.

Police located a loaded AR-15 rifle and a safe believed to contain two more firearms.

Thomas Stevens, 38, was arrested on charges including terrorist threats and false imprisonment. No injuries were reported during the incident.

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MODESTO - Authorities have identified a man who died after being detained with the use of a taser and sheriff K-9.

Rudy Santillan, aged 36 of Modesto, died Wednesday morning in a hospital. Authorities say Tuesday evening at about 6:44pm, deputies were called to the 1000 block of Imperial Avenue for an altercation between a man and his adult son.

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Early reports indicated Santillan was "going crazy" and "breaking everything" and witnesses who called 911 said that there were 30 gang members and someone armed with a gun at the location.

Deputies arrived and made contact with Santillan, who appeared to be in an altered state, in a nearby vacant lot. Officials say he resisted when deputies attempted to take him into custody using physical restraint, tasers and a K-9. During the struggle, deputies asked for an ambulance to stand by in the area.

After Santillan was detained, deputies noticed he was unconscious and suffering from a medical emergency.

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Deputies began performing life saving measures on Santillan until medics arrived to transport him by ambulance to a hospital. He died early the next morning at Doctors Medical Center.

Stanislaus Sheriff Internal Affairs, Districy Attorneys and the Crimes Against Persons division is investigating the incident. Authorities are tentatively planning to release body worn camera video pending the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Fisher at (209) 525-7083.

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MODESTO - Authorities are investigating a fatal deputy involved shooting that took place late Wednesday night.

Deputies with the Stanislaus County Sheriffs Office were investigating a kidnapping/false imprisonment case when they located their suspect near the intersection of Vine and Madison Streets.

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A Ramey Warrant was obtained for the suspect, identified as 52 year old Stephen Murray. As authorities observed Murray, they saw he had the victim in this incident with him.

Deputies attempted to take Murray into custody, at which time he took the victim hostage with a gun. At least one deputy opened fire, striking Murray. The victim was unharmed, Murray died at the scene. Authorities recovered his weapon, which was determined to be a replica firearm.

Detectives with the Modesto Police Department responded to investigate the incident. The Stanislaus District Attorney’s Office and Sheriff Internal Affairs also responded to investigate.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Modesto Police Detective Sean Martin at (209) 572-9500.

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MODESTO - Authorities investigated the death of a man after he was taken into custody by deputies Tuesday afternoon.

Officials say deputies with the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on the 1000 block of Imperial Avenue for a report of a disturbance between a father and an adult son. Reports indicated the son was going crazy and breaking objects, according to a press release by the sheriff’s office.

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Additional reports to authorities indicated that the disturbance had moved out of the home, and several gang members became involved with one of them possibly armed with a gun.

Arriving deputies contacted the adult son in an empty lot nearby, where he resisted officials. The man appeared to be in an altered state, according to authorities. A taser and K-9 was used to apprehend him. During the struggle, authorities asked for an ambulance to stand by in the area.

After the deputies were able to control the man, he became unresponsive and suffered a medical emergency. Deputies began performing life-saving measures on him. He was rushed to a hospital for treatment but later died Wednesday morning.

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Authorities closed off a section of Frazier Street between Inyo and Lassen Avenues well into the night as they examined the area and investigated the incident. Several evidence markers could be seen on the ground near a discarded mattress and other debris on the side of a road.

The man’s age or identity was not released as of Wednesday night, however officials anticipated having more information to release Thursday. Release of body camera video was tentatively planned for release pending investigative interviews and processing of evidence.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Fisher at (209) 525-7083.

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SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY - Authorities investigated the weekend death of a woman on Interstate 5 after she was struck and killed by a vehicle.

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On Saturday July 13th at about 11:30pm, officers with the California Highway Patrol responded to the area of southbound Interstate 5 near Mathews Road. Authorities say that a 52 year old woman in a wheelchair was in the median of the highway before she was struck while trying to cross to the right shoulder.

Authorities say the woman was struck by a van traveling about 65 miles per hour in the middle lane. She suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

There were no 911 calls reporting the woman in the wheelchair before the crash. Investigators are looking at the possibility of the death as a suicide. Authorities do not believe the driver of the van was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The highway was closed down for about two and a half hours while officers investigated the collision.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Stockton CHP Office at (209) 938-4800.

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019 13:36

SWAT Teams Arrest Homicide Suspect in Ceres

CERES - Authorities have arrested a 20 year old man after what they are calling a senseless murder.

At about 2:15pm, authorities responded to the Liberty Books store on the 1000 block of Kansas Avenue where 38 year old Cinnamon Eades was found injured behind the counter.

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Police say the victim was suffering from gunshot wounds, and was rushed to the hospital where she died from her injuries. The violent crimes unit responded to investigate the case and determine who was responsible for the shooting.

During the investigation, detectives developed information that led them to 20 year old Favian Ramirez. Police say Ramirez made a purchase at the business and then shot the clerk. He grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and fled the scene.

Authorities say the key to locating Ramirez was the vehicle he was driving. Police say he was test driving the car from a used car dealership during the incident. The dealership assisted in identifying Ramirez.

SWAT teams, detectives, and other specialized units located the suspect in the vehicle leaving a residence in Ceres. Ramirez attempted to flee the area when he spotted authorities. Authorities were able to locate and arrest him after setting up a perimeter near Central and Pleasant Avenues.

Ramirez was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail without bail on murder and robbery charges.

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Tuesday, 09 July 2019 15:17

Police Investigate Crime Scene

MODESTO - Police closed off a business during a crime scene investigation Tuesday afternoon.

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Shortly after 2:00pm, officers with the Modesto Police Department responded to a business on the 1000 block of Kansas Avenue.

Authorities taped off the area as a crime scene. Detectives responded to investigate the circumstances regarding the incident.

Further details will be posted as information develops.

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Sunday, 07 July 2019 21:52

Multiple Alarm Fire in Modesto

MODESTO - A multi-alarm structure fire caused massive damages to a warehouse property Sunday evening.

The fire was reported shortly before 9:00pm near the intersection of 9th Street and Tully Road. Arriving fire crews reported visible smoke from the roof area.

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Within minutes of the investigation phase, fire conditions intensified, with fire extending to the rest of the building. Sections of roof and wall of the warehouse collapsed as more and more fire crews responded.

By 10pm the fire continued to rage through the building. At least three ladder trucks were extended, pouring water into the fire from above.

Various fire agencies from around the region responded to assist. An investigator also responded to the scene to determine the cause.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Stanislaus Fire Investigations Unit at (209) 525-5537.

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Sunday, 07 July 2019 17:22

Homicide Suspect Arrested

STOCKTON - Police arrested a 62 year old man in connection to a Saturday afternoon homicide.

Authorities say Robert Taylor was arrested and charged in the death of a 57 year old man Saturday afternoon on the 100 block of Weber Avenue.

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Officers arrived and located the victim who had been stabbed during a fight. Medical personnel attempted to revive the victim, but he died at the scene. During the investigation, authorities located a person of interest in another room of the building where the stabbing took place. The person of interest was interviewed by detectives.

Taylor was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail without bail on one charge of felony murder. He is expected in court on July 9th.

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Saturday, 06 July 2019 21:07

Police Investigate Downtown Homicide

STOCKTON - Police investigated a downtown homicide after a man was found deceased in a building Saturday afternoon.

Shortly before 5:00pm officers with the Stockton Police Department responded to a report of a disturbance at the 100 block of East Weber Avenue.

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Arriving officers located a 57 year old man who was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel. Early reports indicate the victim was located on the third floor of the building. According to authorities with the Stockton Police Department, the victim had signs of major injuries on his body. The nature of those injuries or cause of death was not released.

Officials say a person of interest was located in another room of the building and was taken in to be interviewed by detectives. No further information was released.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.

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