FRESNO Former Madera County Supervisor Harry Baker was arrested last month in Merced, accused of shooting a gun inside a hotel room, Merced police confirmed. It's the second case involving Baker, police and a hotel room. Since 2009, he's been fighting a charge of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor in connection with an alleged 2007 incident in a Fresno hotel room with a 13-year-old girl.
An Atwater store clerk was robbed at gunpoint Monday morning, Atwater police reported.
Merced Police Department incidents for Friday, July 5, 2013
LOS BANOS A 51-year-old Sonora man faces up to 10 years in prison after being convicted of driving under the influence when he caused a five-car crash on Highway 152 that killed one person.
Fire officials reported varying numbers of incidents during the Fourth of July holiday, and some expect more during the long weekend.
Merced Police Department incidents for Thursday, July 4
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DOS PALOS The case of 20-year-old man injured in last month's Dos Palos shooting is now a homicide investigation. Francisco Almaraz died Tuesday at an area hospital from gunshot wounds he suffered, according to Dos Palos Police Chief Barry Mann. Almaraz was hurt in a shootout between two drivers around 3:25 p.m. June 18 in the area of Valeria Street and Highway 33.
MERCED After a robbery last year, a Highway 59 churchs fireworks booth was struck with some more bad luck Tuesday.
Merced Police Department incidents for Tuesday, July 2
VISALIA A domestic dispute in Visalia turned violent Saturday when one person set fire to the other person and their home, Visalia officials said Sunday.
Atwater police say an elderly man was robbed of his wallet last week in the 2800 block of Shaffer Road.
FRESNO Two Fresno men were convicted of murder Monday in the 2011 shooting death of another man at a Fresno hotel during an attempted robbery.