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Suspect Arrested After Man Found Deceased in Burned Building

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Danny Stevens - Turlock Police Department

TURLOCK – Investigators with the Turlock Police Department arrested a man Tuesday afternoon in connection to the recent discovery of a deceased person in a partially burned building.

On Monday afternoon officers were given a tip reporting that a man who had possibly been assaulted was found in an abandoned building on the 1300 block of West Linwood Avenue. Detectives were called to the scene after the discovery of a deceased adult man inside of a partially burned room. A search warrant was obtained for the home so detectives could examine the scene more carefully and gather evidence.

Fire investigators responded to assist police detectives and spent several hours at the location processing the scene. The coroner responded to recover the victim, who remained unidentified as of Wednesday afternoon pending notification of family.

Detectives interviewed several witnesses Tuesday, leading to the identification of 58 year old Danny Stevens as a person of interest. He was later arrested at about 2:20pm on Esperanza Court as he tried to elude police. Stevens was interviewed and booked into the Stanislaus County Jail without bail on homicide related charges.

Police say the suspect and victim only knew each other for a short amount of time and that the motive is unclear, but do not believe the incident to be a random act of violence.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Gina Giovacchini at (209) 668-6539 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.

Carlos Rodriguez is an Emmy Award winning photojournalist specializing in public safety and natural disasters. His passion for local news stems from a deep commitment to his community, with a selfless mission to inform the citizens of the valley. As he worked on assignment for 19 days at the devastating Camp Fire in Paradise, California, he spent most of his time helping survivors contact their loved ones to let them know they were ok. Carlos is a veteran of Univision, FOX, and Telemundo TV stations and a native of Modesto, California.

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Shooting Injures Two Men in Stockton

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Police close off a roadway where two men were found shot.

STOCKTON – Two men were taken to a hospital after suffering injuries in a shooting Sunday night.

At about 10:18pm officers were called to the area Cemetery Lane and Harding Street for a report of two men shot. Both victims were taken to a local hospital and are expected to survive their injuries.

A short time later a crime scene was located near the area of 10th and Ophir Streets. There was no suspect information available at time of publication.

Anyone with information regarding this incident 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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Man Dies From Gunshot Wounds, Police Investigate

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Police officers investigate a shooting on Dijon Street on May 12th 2024.

STOCKTON – A 39 year old man died of his injuries from a shooting on Mother’s Day, police reported Friday.

The shooting happened May 12th at about 9:40pm. Officers responded to a report of a person shot on the 2000 block of Dijon Street. Arriving officers found the victim and began providing aid until medics transported him to a hospital for care.

On Thursday May 16th, investigators were notified that the victim died. No releasable suspect information or a motive was available Friday.

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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Police Shooting Investigated in West Modesto

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MODESTO – An officer involved shooting closed down a shopping center near a busy intersection early Tuesday morning.

The incident happened shortly before 1:00am near the intersection of South Martin Luther King Drive and Paradise Road. A police press release stated the shooting occurred when police encountered an armed person during a traffic stop. The suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment of the gunshot wound and was expected to survive. A firearm was recovered at the scene, and no officers were injured.

South Martin Luther King Drive was closed to traffic near the area where the shooting happened. The shooting appeared to have happened in a parking lot just east of the roadway near a Jack in the Box restaurant. A white car was examined by investigators in the parking lot, with police cars behind it.

The area was cleared and re-opened shortly before 9:00am.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Modesto Police or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.

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