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Thursday, 23 August 2018 16:43

Search Called Off For Missing Ceres Man

TUOLUMNE COUNTY - Authorities called off the search for a missing Ceres man presumed drowned in the New Melones Reservoir.

Officials believe 58 year old Richard Matlock went Missing last weekend and drowned at the lake. Multiple agencies searched the water over various days in an attempt to find and recover Matlock. Sonar equipment and dive teams were used, but there was no success in locating the victim.

Authorities say the extreme depths of the reservoir make rescue and recovery efforts highly strategic and very dangerous. The search and recovery efforts were called off August 21st.

“We send our heartfelt condolences to the Matlock Family for their tragic loss,” authorities said in a statement.

“Our number one goal is to find Rick to be able to lay him to rest,” family wrote on social media.

They described Matlock as a big family man who was married to the love of his life for 40 years. He worked for E-Towing for almost 20 years and ran their Modesto yard. To his children and grandchildren, he was the center of their world. Relatives call the loss unimaginable and devastating.

“He was the guy that you called when you needed help, and he showed up, every single time, no matter what. Rick had so many friends and that he considered family, and a lot of people called him Dad.”


Matlock’s family plans to be proactive in his recovery, although they don’t plan to do anything out of the scope of their experience. They are asking anyone who can volunteer their time and equipment to meet at the Tuttletown Boat Ramp at New Melones Reservoir on Saturday August 25th at 9:00am. Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to call Ric Nesslage at (209) 581-7634

A memorial fund in honor of Matlock was set up via GoFundMe. If you would like to contribute, you can do so by clicking HERE.

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Monday, 20 August 2018 12:04

Turlock Police Investigate Homicide

TURLOCK - Authorities are investigating the death of a Sacramento man as a homicide.

The incident happened Saturday night shortly after 8:00pm. Police responded to a report of a fight on the 100 block of Farr Street. Arriving officers located a man at the scene who was suffering from stab wounds.


The victim, identified as 31 year old Alfonso Serrato of Sacramento, was rushed to a hospital where he died. Detectives are investigating the case and ask anyone with information to contact Detective Brandon Bertram at (209) 668-1200.


Anyone with information regarding this case can also call the Turlock Police Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.

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MODESTO - Detectives with the Modesto Police Department investigated a homicide Tuesday afternoon.

Police were called to a home on Kee Lane for a report of a suspicious death and discovered a deceased elderly woman.

It was later determined that the elderly woman was the victim of a homicide. Officials say the victim has a daughter, identified as 53 year old Gisele Tadlock, and would like to speak to her.

Police are asking anyone who may know where Tadlock is to contact Detective Martin at (209) 342-6116.

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STOCKTON - A 34 year old woman was arrested after allegedly stealing an ambulance and led officers on a pursuit.

Shortly after 6:00pm Monday, Stockton Police officers responded to St. Joseph’s Hospital for a report of a person who stole an ambulance. Officers located the vehicle a short time later near the area of Bianchi Road and Townehome Drive and attempted to stop it. Police say the driver then fled, leading officers on a pursuit.

The vehicle reached speeds of up to 90 miles per hour as the vehicle reached Interstate 5. Police then turned the pursuit over to the California Highway Patrol, who located the vehicle as it reached Highway 12 near Lodi. Officers were able to stop the vehicle as it was turning onto Highway 12 and take the driver into custody.

Natasha Scott, 34, was arrested on multiple charges including auto theft and evading officers.

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Thursday, 05 July 2018 10:54

Family Fun Night Event Returns

MODESTO - The 12th annual Family Fun Night returns to the Apostolic Jubilee Center for two nights this year. 

The event is a combination of family fun events and games, as well as a community resource fair. The goal of the event is to build relationships and provide information and educate members of the community on various resources available.

There will be bounce houses for children, student performances, free haircuts, snow cones, food and games and more. There will also be giveaways and raffle prizes such as backpacks for first through eighth grade students, as well as bicycles and laptop prizes.

During each event RJ and Charlene Tapia, hosts of the CVTV show Home with the Tapias will be raffling off a 50 inch smart tv at their booth. Attendees can visit their booth for details.

Family Fun Nights will be held at the Apostolic Jubilee Center at 821 Lassen Avenue from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on July 6th and July 13th.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 11:52

Turlock Police Investigate Homicide

TURLOCK - Police are investigating a homicide after a man was found shot dead in a home.

Shortly before 11:30am, police were called to a trailer home on the 100 block of Almond Avenue after a citizen reported a person who appeared deceased. Officers arrived and located a 50 year old man identified as Daniel Russell. Authorities say Russell was shot at least one time.

Detectives interviewed witnesses and gathered evidence at the scene, and believe the victim was shot and killed several hours before being discovered. Authorities say the shooting was not random or gang related, and that the victim and suspect(s) may have known each other. A motive for the crime was not released by police.

Police are encouraging anyone who may have information regarding this case, or who may have been in the area the night of June 18th or early June 19th to contact Detective Jason Tosta at (209) 668-5550 extension 6624, or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.

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TUOLUMNE COUNTY - An aircraft low on fuel made an emergency landing on Highway 49 Sunday afternoon.

Sheriff Officials say the Boeing Biplane took off from the Columbia Airport around 4:45pm. They received a call shortly before 5:30pm reporting the plane having to make an emergency landing because of low fuel.

The airplane safely made an emergency landing on Highway 49 near the Stevenot Bridge. There were no vehicles on the highway at the time, and no one was injured.

Officers with the California Highway Patrol responded to close the road while the pilot safely pushed the airplane onto the shoulder. There was no damage to the craft. The road remained closed while the plane was refueled. Shortly after the pilot was able to take off again.

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CERES - Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying the driver of a vehicle that fled the scene of a fatal collision Friday.

Shortly after 6:00pm, authorities say a 27 year old Ceres man was riding a BMX style bicycle in the area of Service and Moffett Roads. The bicyclist was struck by dark gray or black colored crew cab GMC Sierra, believed to be a 2014 or 2015 model.

The bicyclist died from his injuries. Authorities say the pickup was last seen traveling westbound after the collision before turning north onto Blaker Road. The truck should have front passenger side damage on the headlight, fender and mirror.

Officials are asking anyone with information regarding this collision to contact the California Highway Patrol at (209) 356-2900.

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Sunday, 17 June 2018 12:54

Deceased Man Found in Creek

MERCED - Authorities are conducting a death investigation after the discovery of a deceased man in a creek Saturday afternoon.

Shortly before 3:00pm police were called to the area of West 16th Street and Highway 59 for the report of a person floating in the creek. Early reports indicate a pedestrian was walking in the area and noticed an odor before finding the body. Arriving police officers located a deceased man who has not been identified.

Detectives responded to investigate the incident. Officials with the Merced County Coroner will continue the investigation to determine the man's identity and cause of death.

TRACY - Police investigated a shooting that claimed one life and injured four others Thursday evening.

Police responded to the end of West 6th Street in Tracy for a report of a shooting. First responders located a juvenile suffering from at least one gunshot wound who was pronounced deceased. Four other victims arrived at a hospital suffering from injuries, but those were considered non-life threatening.

Lieutenant Terry Miller with the Tracy Police Department said the incident began as an altercation near railroad property that carried into the street. The cirumstances of the altercation and the events leading up to the shooting were still under investigation.

Several police cars and ambulances were gathered at a nearby hospital but it was unclear if there was any connection to the shooting. Police closed off traffic on Tracy Boulevard as investigators examined the scene.

No suspect information was released. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Tracy Police Department.

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