Police Chief Norm Andrade said Tuesday that officers did not use their firearms on the job through all of 2016 though police reported on the department Facebook page that officers fired at a suspect on Jan. 30, 2016.
A 56-year-old Merced man was ordered to serve the rest of his life in prison for the repeated sexual abuse of two children, beginning when they were 8 and 9 years old. Prosecutors said Daniel Hamilton’s sentence of five life terms without parole, plus 270 years, is one of the longest penalties ever handed down in Merced County.
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
Fire leads Merced deputies to marijuana grow
Video shows burglary suspect at Buchach High
Atwater janitor puts out arson fire, captures suspect