During the weekend, the Los Banos Police Department took several vandalism reports in areas around the city, police said on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. The suspect was captured on a video surveillance system as he committed the vandalism, police said. If you can identify him, police ask you to call the police department at 209-827-7070.
The Atwater Veterans of Foreign Wars hall located at at 1390 Broadway Ave. in Atwater, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. According to VFW Quartermaster Jonathan Mudgett, 46, a Saturday morning inspection revealed that an air conditioning units, which hadn't been working since Wednesday, had been gutted of its copper wiring and tubing.
Merced firefighters respond to the scene of a structure fire which occurred in a multi-family residential housing complex in the 1100 block of West 19th Street in Merced, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. According to Capt. Nathan Frankhauser, two families have been displaced by the fire and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
Los Banos police released this surveillance footage of a man robbing Westamerica Bank Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in the 900 block of West Pacheco Boulevard. Anyone with information is being asked to call Detective Sgt. Justin Melden at 209-827-7070, ext. 114.
Greg Hostetler, a farmer and developer in Merced, gave away 1,000 turkeys and packages of almond this week to those in need in Merced and Los Banos. In the last four years, Hostetler has grown the event in honor of his late wife Cathie, who started the tradition of giving away turkeys more than 30 years ago.
On Thursday Nov. 16, 2017, fourth-graders at Miano Elementary School in Los Banos took a tour of Memorial Hospital Los Banos Rural Health Clinic. They learned the role rural health clinics play in Central Valley communities. firstname.lastname@example.org
A 9-year-old boy was struck by a car near R Street and Loughborough Drive in Merced on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, according to Police. He was taken to Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera. Editor's note: The officer is Sgt. Dan Dabney.