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Six Prisoners Escape From Merced County Jail

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MERCED – Six prisoners escaped from the downtown county jail in Merced shortly before midnight Saturday, authorities said.

A press release from the Merced County Sheriff’s Office said the escapees were able to gain access to the roof of the facility and used a home made rope to climb down a wall. The release also stated a task force was formed to track down and apprehend the escaped suspects.

The suspects faced charges such as murder and attempted murder, among other charges. The release stated all should be considered armed and dangerous.

Below are the list of escapees along with their charges:

Jorge Barron – 20 years old Hispanic man. Five feet, five inches tall, 140lbs with black hair, brown eyes. He is from Atwater and charged with violation of probation.

Gabriel Francis Coronado – 19 years old Hispanic man. Five feet, ten inches tall, 225lbs with black hair and brown eyes. He is from Atwater and charged with attempted murder, shooting at an inhabited dwelling, participation in a criminal street gang, felon in possession of a firearm, and violation of probation.

Manuel Allen Leon – 21 years old Hispanic man. Five feet, ten inches tall, 165lbs with black hair and brown eyes. He is from Vallejo and charged with assault with a firearm, shooting at an inhabited dwelling, evading a peace officer, reckless driving, participation in a criminal street gang, and carrying a loaded firearm.

Andres Nunez Rodriguez Jr. – 21 year old Hispanic man. Five feet, seven inches tall, 145lbs with black hair and brown eyes. He is from Planada and charged with attempted murder, shooting at an inhabited dwelling, participation in a criminal street gang, and felon in possession of a firearm.

Fabian Cruz Roman – 22 year old Hispanic man. Five feet, six inches tall, 145lbs with black hair and brown eyes. He is from Los Banos and charged with murder.

Edgar Eduardo Ventura – 22 year old Hispanic man. Five feet, eleven inches tall, 129lbs with black hair and brown eyes. He is from Portland, Oregon and charged with participation in a criminal street gang, felon in possession of a firearm, and violation of probation.

Authorities urge anyone who may have knowledge regarding the whereabouts of the suspects to not approach them and call 911 immediately.

Carlos Rodriguez is an Emmy Award winning photojournalist specializing in public safety and natural disasters. His passion for local news stems from a deep commitment to his community, with a selfless mission to inform the citizens of the valley. As he worked on assignment for 19 days at the devastating Camp Fire in Paradise, California, he spent most of his time helping survivors contact their loved ones to let them know they were ok. Carlos is a veteran of Univision, FOX, and Telemundo TV stations and a native of Modesto, California.

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Fire Burns Along San Joaquin River Near Newman

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NEWMAN – A brush fire burning along the San Joaquin River summoned a response from multiple fire crews Thursday.

At about 2:00pm firefighters responded to the area near Hills Ferry and River Roads for a report of a brush fire. Arriving fire crews requests more resources to the scene as the fire quickly grew.

By 2:30pm the fire had begun to burn on the east side of the San Joaquin River. Several trees, bushes, grass and at least one structure all caught fire.

Firefighters from Newman, West Stanislaus, Merced County, Mountainview and Woodland Avenue all responded to the scene. Newman Police and CHP officers provided traffic control.

No cause was available Tuesday afternoon.

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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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