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Suspects Arrested, Guns Recovered After Shots Fired at Deputy

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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.

Ernesto Covarrubias Photo: Turlock Police Department

Gaby Muro is a journalist specializing in local issues and breaking news. She holds two degrees from San Joaquin Delta College. In 2018, she was considered one of the top 40 journalism students in the United States and received a scholarship to cover international conflict news near the Israeli-Syrian Border for 10 Days. Some of her work as a student has been submitted to the Student Emmy Awards. She was crowned the 2019 Miss Merced County title holder through the Miss America Organization and competed for the title of Miss California, advocating for epilepsy awareness. She has been featured on Investigation Discovery, profiling local homicide cases. Gaby is a native of Stockton, California.

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Robbery Suspect Arrested in Lodi

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LODI – Lodi Police said a suspect wanted for an armed robbery that occurred January 9th in a Walmart parking lot was arrested.

According to police, 26-year-old Troy Rose was identified by detectives as the suspect in the robbery.

After arrest and search warrants for his apartment were issued, Rose left the area as detectives were waiting to arrest him and a perimeter in the area was established.

Authorities said Rose was found hiding in a backyard of a nearby home and was taken into custody.

During the search in Rose’s apartment several illegally obtained firearms, ammunition, body armor, and jewelry from the robbery were found.

Rose was booked on several charges including robbery, resisting arrest, and multiple weapons violations.

Troy Rose. Photo: Lodi Police Department

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Stockton Police Investigate Homicide

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STOCKTON – Police investigated a homicide Thursday evening after a man arrived at a hospital with gunshot wounds.

Authorities said at around 5:36 pm officers responded to the area of Seventh Street and Nightingale Avenue after a report of gunshots fired.

Arriving officers were able to locate a crime scene. It was the discovered that a 28-year-old shooting victim was privately transported from the area and arrived at an area hospital.

Police said the victim later died at the hospital and at the time of publication there was no motive or suspect information available.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Stockton Police non-emergency number at (209) 937-8377 or the Investigations Division at (209) 937-8323.

Callers who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600.

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Ceres Shooting Case Becomes Homicide

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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.

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