MERCED Merced police have an open investigation into the theft of nine urns stolen from Evergreen Funeral Home and Memorial Park. Evergreen officials said the urns contained the ashes of families' loved ones and that the human remains are now missing along with the urns. Lt. Tom Trindad said detectives believe the theft happened sometime between 6 p.m. May 7 and 8 a.m. May 8, and no suspects are in custody.
LE GRAND LE GRAND An assault on a Le Grand man last week has turned into a homicide investigation, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported Monday.
A 32-year-old woman with outstanding arrest warrants was apprehended Tuesday by a dog with the Merced County Sheriff's K9 division, the department reported.
Delhi The Merced County Sheriff's Department reported finding an elaborate indoor marijuana operation Wednesday morning in the Delhi area.
MERCED A 22-year-old man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of robbing a convenience store, leading police on a car chase and then fleeing on foot. The robbery was reported 12:42 a.m. Tuesday at an am-pm minimarket, 1625 Highway 140, according to Merced police Lt. Tom Trindad.
MERCED Police said a 58-year-old man was injured Sunday night after a robber jammed the muzzle of a handgun into the victim's mouth, breaking one of his teeth.
DOS PALOS A 16-year-old boy accused of killing a rival gang member was arrested Tuesday. Authorities found Ryan Suarez inside an apartment in Mendota in Fresno County, said deputy Delray Shelton, the Merced County Sheriff's spokesman.
MERCED Three people were arrested by Merced police Saturday after a gang-related fight reported in the 3300 block of G Street, authorities said.
MERCED A 23-year-old man was in serious condition Tuesday after being shot at a residence in the 3300 block of San Mateo Court, Merced police reported. Police were called to the scene at 11:23 p.m. Monday and found the victim at the bottom of a stairway.
Merced County sheriff's deputies arrested escaped inmate Juan Ruvalcaba Medina in the south Dos Palos area Monday evening, authorities reported Tuesday. After an extensive investigation, Medina was found hiding at a house in the area, according to deputy Delray Shelton.
MERCED A Merced woman was arrested for elder abuse and theft after she tried to scam at least four elderly people out of money, police reported Thursday. Rosie Miller, 29, met one alleged victims after claiming she worked at the doctor's office where he gets treatment, authorities say.
ATWATER A woman accused of sending threatening text messages to herself and her boyfriend and lying to police about it was arrested this week. Atwater police detectives traced the threats to the woman's own prepaid cell phone.