MODESTO – Police investigated a shooting that wounded two people Friday afternoon.
The Shooting happened on Presidio Lane near Coleman Brown Park at about 1:41pm. Officers responded to a report of gunfire in the area and were later updated of a person down.
Arriving officers located a vehicle that had crashed into a fire hydrant and a home near Celeste Drive. According to Captain Brian Findlen, a victim was found in the vehicle suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The vehicle was described as a dark Acura. A second crime scene was located just north of where the car crash occurred.
Officers began providing care to the victim, who was rushed to a hospital. Findlen said moments later a second shooting victim arrived at a hospital.
Coleman Brown School was locked down during the investigation, but later re-opened. Officials said police resources were diverted to the school as a safety precaution.
The condition of the victims was not available Friday afternoon and there was no releasable suspect information.
Authorities encourage anyone with any information regarding the shooting to contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.
Passengers Walk Away From Plane Crash in Lodi
LODI – Two passengers of an airplane that crashed during a training flight walked away without injuries Wednesday afternoon.
The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office received calls to their dispatch center at about 12:30pm reporting the plane crash. The incident happened near the 16000 block of North Fox Road in Lodi.
Authorities said a Cessna 150 with two occupants took off from Lodi Wednesday morning and were headed to the Linden area for training. At about 3,000 feet the plane began experiencing mechanical issues, resulting in a hard landing.
Authorities say the investigation into the crash is ongoing.
High School Teacher Arrested
MODESTO – A high school teacher was arrested Monday after a police investigation revealed he had an inappropriate relationship with a student.
Patrick Mester was charged with annoying or molesting a child under the age of 18. He was arrested by Modesto Police Special Victims Unit Detectives.
Mester was employed with the Modesto City Schools District since the 2003-2004 school year. He taught music and band at Enochs High School since the 2007-2008 school year.
Mester’s ability to visit school grounds and have contact with students was revoked by the district, authorities said.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective Garza at firstname.lastname@example.org or (209) 572-9564.
Police Investigate Early Evening Shooting
STOCKTON – Two victims with gunshot wounds arrived at a local hospital early Monday evening prompting an investigation.
At about 7:30pm, authorities received a report of gunfire on the 300 block of East Oak Street, between North San Joaquin and North Sutter Streets. Early indications suggest the victims arrived by private vehicle at a hospital.
Shortly before 8:00pm, a report was made of another victim arriving at a hospital.
Police responded to the area to gather evidence and investigate. No further details were available at time of publication.
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