Crime

Crime

Modesto man wanted in south Merced homicide case

A warrant has been issued charging Joseph Onate, an 18-year-old Modesto man, with murder in connection with the November 27, 2016, stabbing death of Luis Gonzalez. The 33-year-old Merced man was killed in an alleyway in the 1200 block of West 12th Street in south Merced. Three other people, including Onate’s brother, Toby Onate, already have been arrested in connection with the slaying and robbery.

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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