CERES – A police officer was rushed to a hospital after he was stabbed by a robbery suspect late Saturday afternoon.
Shortly after 6:00pm, officers with the Ceres Police Department were called to the Quick Stop at the intersection of Morgan and Service Roads for a report of a robbery that had just happened. Responding officers were told that the suspect did not use a weapon during the robbery, and he was last seen on foot heading north on Morgan Road from the business.
The officers quickly located 33 year old Joseph John of Turlock, who matched the description of the robbery suspect. John was stopped near the intersection of Morgan and Hackett Roads, however he would not comply with officers according to authorities. As other officers began to arrive, he walked away. An officer holding a taser tried to order the suspect to surrender, but he fled on foot. He then fought with officers after a short foot chase, stabbing one of them with what was described only as a concealed weapon.
The suspect was taken into custody, and the wounded officer was rushed to a hospital. He was said to be stable Saturday night. Modesto Police Officers and Stanislaus County Sheriff Deputies also responded to the scene to assist. The intersection was closed down for a few hours while authorities investigated the incident.
According to a release from the Ceres Police Department, Joseph John was said to have several outstanding warrants for his arrest. He was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on charges including robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Amador at (209) 538-5729.
Police Investigate Reported Shooting
MODESTO – Police responded to a report of a person shot Thursday near a busy intersection.
Shortly before noon officers were called to a report of a shooting near the intersection of McHenry and Orangeburg Avenues.
Early reports indicate one person was found injured near a bus stop. Arriving first responders attempted life saving measures.
The parking lot of the Pep Boys/Advance Auto Parts was closed off as a crime scene along with Orangeburg Avenue east of McHenry Avenue. By 12:30, investigators were arriving on scene.
One person may have been detained, a second person may have ran to a hospital for care. Stay tuned for further details.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Modesto Police or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.
Shooting Investigated in South Modesto
MODESTO – Emergency personnel responded to a report of a person shot Saturday night near Imperial Avenue.
Shortly before 10:00pm emergency personnel responded to the 100 block of Imperial Avenue for a report of a person shot. Arriving deputies located one person who was shot in a pathway between Imperial and Glenn. Fire and medical crews also responded to the scene.
There was no confirmed suspect information available at time of publication, but it was believed the person responsible fled the area on foot.
The area was taped off by deputies.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.
Shooting Investigated on Pacific Avenue
STOCKTON – Officers with the Stockton Police Department investigated a report of a person shot late Thursday morning near Sherwood Mall.
The shooting happened at about 10:45am in the mall’s parking lot. Early reports indicate at least one person was struck by gunfire. The area was taped off and surrounding roadways were closed to traffic.
An alert from San Joaquin Delta College read as follows:
“Mustang Alert!: Police Activity at Mall – Shooting across from Stockton campus at the mall. Suspects fled away from campus. Delta is safe. Avoid Pacific Avenue.”
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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