Crime

Crime

Man found dead in alley is first homicide this year in city of Merced

A man killed Sunday night in a West 12th Street alley in Merced has been identified. The first homicide of the year in Merced comes almost at the end of the year. Homicides are down significantly in the city and countywide after three consecutive years of 30 or more homicides; the bloodiest period in Merced County history.

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Atwater janitor puts out arson fire, captures suspect

A seemingly unlikely hero emerged Tuesday morning in Atwater when he quickly extinguished an arson fire burning at City Hall, then chased the suspect for half a mile and detained him for police. Rob Parsons/rparsons@mercedsunstar.com
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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

Madera police officer shot at during pursuit through neighborhood 1:09

Madera police officer shot at during pursuit through neighborhood

Marijuana seized in Merced 0:39

Marijuana seized in Merced