Suspects Arrested, Guns Recovered After Shots Fired at Deputy
TURLOCK – Authorities arrested all suspects after shots were fired toward a Stanislaus County Sheriff Deputy Wednesday night.
Turlock Police Officials said they were called to assist the Stanislaus Sheriff’s Office at around 8:44 p.m. on a Be On The Look-Out for occupants of a white sedan. Occupants of the car were reportedly seen shooting near the area of Berkeley and Alderson Roads, an area outside of the Turlock City limits.
Police said at around 9:21 p.m. a vehicle matching the description of the wanted car was found by a deputy.
After the deputy attempted to stop the car in the Seasons Park Drive area, one person inside fired toward the deputy.
According to Turlock Police, the deputy was not injured and did not fire his gun back at the suspects.
After a short pursuit, the suspect car stopped near the area of Spring Crest Drive. The three people inside the car ran from the deputy.
Deputies with the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office and officers with Turlock, Modesto, Ceres and California State University Stanislaus Police Departments responded to the incident.
Modesto and Merced California Highway Patrol officers responded to assist as well.
A six hour search led authorities to three firearms and two suspects whose identities were not being released.
Police continued to search for the third suspect identified as 18-year-old Ernesto Covarrubias, known to be a Turlock resident. He was located Thursday afternoon by Sheriff’s Office Investigators near Mitchell and East Hawkeye Avenues. He faces charges including attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, and being under 21 in possession of a firearm.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Timothy Redd at (209) 664-7325, Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780 or Crime Stoppers, where callers can remain anonymous at (209) 521-4636.
Two Injured in Downtown Assault
MODESTO – Police closed off a section of Tenth Street early Saturday Morning after a report of a stabbing that sent two victims to hospitals.
The incident occurred shortly after midnight at a nightclub near Tenth and J Streets. People leaving the area on foot who wished to remain unidentified said they were inside of the Rancho Fresco Cantina when they noticed what appeared to be a fight break out.
Two ambulances were called to the scene to treat the victims and take them to hospitals for care. At time of publication there was no word on either victim’s condition. Bloody clothing was left in a planter on Tenth Street and in the alleyway behind the businesses.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.
Officer Involved Shooting Investigated in Tracy
TRACY – One person who was said to be armed with a knife was rushed to a hospital Friday afternoon after being shot by a police officer.
Shortly before 2:00pm officers were called to the area of Mosswood Court for a report of a person with a knife chasing another. During the encounter an arriving officer fired his gun at the person said to be armed with a knife.
Officials at the scene said the person shot was rushed to a hospital in unknown condition. They had identified that person but were holding that information for a proper time.
The neighborhood was closed off while investigators responded to determine what took place.
No other injuries were reported.
Aircraft Emergency Investigation Closes Mitchell Bridge
MODESTO – An investigation into an aircraft emergency closed the northbound lanes of the Mitchell Road Bridge Wednesday afternoon.
At about 1:00pm emergency crews were dispatched to the fields east of the Mitchell Road Bridge north of the Tuolumne River for a report of a plane crash.
Arriving rescuers found a plane crashed face down into the ground near a group of trees. One person was deceased in the aircraft according to an official at the scene.
One witness at the scene said he was driving down Hatch Road when he noticed the plane at an awkward angle, but thought nothing of it at first.
No cause of the crash or estimated time of opening for Mitchell Road was available at time of publication.
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