The arrest record of Ethan Morse, son of District Attorney Larry Morse II, can be destroyed, a judge ruled Wednesday. Morse, 18, was arrested last year and charged with murder in the 2013 slaying of Bernabed Hernandez-Canela outside a house party. The judge, however, cleared Morse of any wrongdoing in November.
An issue investigated by the California attorney general’s office into whether Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II violated any laws by storing a firearm in his office is considered closed, Merced Sheriff Vern Warnke said.
One man was arrested and another was cited and released Friday after a traffic stop in Atwater during which police seized a stolen firearm, more than an ounce of methamphetamine and nearly half an ounce of marijuana, the Police Department reported.
A nearly 2-year-old drunken driving case against an Atwater police detective was delayed again Tuesday after her attorney said he still has not received all of the documents necessary to argue the case in Merced Superior Court.
Federal agents have arrested 10 people suspected of participating in a counterfeit music and movie operation, distributing tens of thousands of CDs and DVDs to sellers in Modesto, Atwater, Stockton and Sacramento.