Crime

Crime

Trial delayed in 2015 slaying of Merced taxicab driver

Joseph E. Castrillo, 20, has pleaded not guilty to murder in connection with the Jan. 5, 2015, slaying of 59-year-old Dean Barker, a driver for the Merced Taxicab Co. and a former Dos Palos police officer. Barker was shot and killed in the front seat of his cab in the 300 block of Mimi Lane, according to the Merced Police Department.

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Fire leads Merced deputies to marijuana grow

A house fire apparently sparked by faulty wiring rigged illegally led Merced County sheriff's deputies to nearly 200 marijuana plants early Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at a home in Winton. By Rob Parsons/mercedsunstar.com
rparsons@mercedsunstar.com
Fire leads Merced deputies to marijuana grow 1:50

Fire leads Merced deputies to marijuana grow

Video shows burglary suspect at Buchach High 0:31

Video shows burglary suspect at Buchach High

Atwater janitor puts out arson fire, captures suspect 1:30

Atwater janitor puts out arson fire, captures suspect

3 shot in Merced, suspect in standoff with police 0:57

3 shot in Merced, suspect in standoff with police