CERES – A double shooting from Monday is now being investigated as a homicide after one victim died from his injuries.
The shooting happened on Malik Avenue near Strawberry Fields Park shortly before 9:00pm Monday.
At the time of the shooting, an official at the scene said one victim was struck in the elbow, the other victim was in surgery.
Ceres Police says investigators were notified January 15th that one of the shooting victims identified as 18-year-old Miguel Peña from Ceres died from his injuries.
Police said investigators are following up on several leads but ask that anyone living in the area who may have surveillance video from that day to contact Detective Jon Vera at (209) 538-5730.
No suspect information was released at the time of publication but anyone with information is encouraged to contact Officer Brian Petersen at (209) 538-5627. If callers wish to remain anonymous they can contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 or 1-866-602-7463.
Fire Burns Along San Joaquin River Near Newman
NEWMAN – A brush fire burning along the San Joaquin River summoned a response from multiple fire crews Thursday.
At about 2:00pm firefighters responded to the area near Hills Ferry and River Roads for a report of a brush fire. Arriving fire crews requests more resources to the scene as the fire quickly grew.
By 2:30pm the fire had begun to burn on the east side of the San Joaquin River. Several trees, bushes, grass and at least one structure all caught fire.
Firefighters from Newman, West Stanislaus, Merced County, Mountainview and Woodland Avenue all responded to the scene. Newman Police and CHP officers provided traffic control.
No cause was available Tuesday afternoon.
Firefighters Respond to Brush Fire
STANISLAUS COUNTY – Firefighters from Salida and Escalon responded to a vegetation fire on Carver Road Tuesday night.
The fire was reported shortly after 10:00pm on Carver Road just north of Ladd Road. Neighbors in the area reported hearing a boom shortly before seeing flames burning into dry brush. One neighbor said it appeared the fire was growing quickly, but the response from firefighters was just as fast.
The fire burned on both sides of Carver Road and extended to a few acres. It was controlled in about an hour by fire crews. A cause was unavailable Tuesday night.
Police Investigate Report of Stabbing
MODESTO – Police responded to a report of a person stabbed Tuesday night near Downtown Modesto.
The report was dispatched shortly after 9:00pm to the area of Tenth and K Streets. Early reports indicate the victim was stabbed and fled to Cesar Chavez Park where he called for help.
Police, fire and medical personnel responded to the park where they located the victim. He appeared to have visible wounds and blood on his back. He was taken by ambulance for care.
Officers searched the area near where the stabbing was said to have occurred for any signs of a crime scene. A confirmed suspect description and circumstances surrounding the incident were not available at time of publication.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Modesto Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.
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