Atwater

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Pietro retires as Atwater police chief; Joseph named interim

Frank Pietro, an Atwater native who rose from the ranks to become his hometown’s top cop and guided the city out of dire financial straits, has decided to retire. Samuel Joseph, a 19-year veteran with the Atwater Police Department, has been named interim chief of police, the Sun-Star has confirmed.

Atwater

Atwater police set DUI checkpoint

A DUI and driver’s license checkpoint will be held at an undisclosed location in Atwater on Tuesday. According to an Atwater Police Department news release, the checkpoint will be conducted by the department’s traffic unit within city limits.

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