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Motorcyclist Leads Authorities on High Speed Pursuit

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STANISLAUS COUNTY – A motorcyclist led authorities on a pursuit through two counties that reached high speeds late Tuesday night.

At about 10:30pm, authorities attempted to stop a motorcycle that sped away from officers. The motorcycle fled via northbound Highway 99 into San Joaquin County. Speeds at times reached 120 miles per hour. The motorcyclist sped into the Stockton area before reversing course and coming back south on the highway.

Again, the motorcycle reached speeds of over 100 miles per hour as it re-entered Stanislaus County. California Highway Patrol Officers continued the pursuit as the chase exited Tuolumne Boulevard and into downtown Modesto.

After making a few loops through downtown streets, the motorcyclist rode into the airport neighborhood, at times seeming to travel in circles. Eventually, the motorcyclist fled through Yosemite Boulevard into downtown Modesto again. The chase led officers onto McHenry Avenue briefly, before turning around and heading south toward Ceres.

The pursuit continued into Ceres for a few moments with CHP Officers continuing behind the motorcyclist. Eventually, the rider fled west on Service Road then south on Crows Landing.

Officers continued south into the county behind the motorcyclist until it turned onto River Road from Crows Landing. The pursuit came to a stop shortly before midnight just north of LB Crow Road and the rider was taken into custody by officers without further incident.

An arrest record shows Dorothy Lee Parker, 41 of San Leandro, was arrested at 11:55pm by CHP and was held on $50,000 bail. Charges included reckless evading of a peace officer, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Parker’s motorcycle, a 2007 Suzuki GSXR sport bike, was taken by a tow service after the 83 minute pursuit.

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Firefighters Respond to Brush Fire

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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.

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Police Investigate Report of Stabbing

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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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Man Airlifted After Waking With Burn Injuries

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MODESTO – A man was flown by helicopter for care after he woke with life-threatening burn injuries to the front of his body.

At about 9:30am Monday, deputies with the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 600 block of South Seventh Street for a report of a burn victim. A man was found suffering from life-threatening injuries and was prepped to be airlifted by helicopter.

Fire crews set up a landing zone at a nearby truck stop where an air ambulance was called to transport the victim to a hospital out of the county.

Detectives with the Crimes Against Persons Unit responded to take over the investigation. A crime scene was taped off along South Seventh Street just under the Highway 99 overpass.

Authorities believe the victim was asleep under the overpass when he was burned. He then walked to a relative’s home to call 911 for help. The circumstances surrounding the incident were being investigated.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact Detective Veronica Esquivez at (209) 652-1792 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.

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