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.
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.
Two Gustine residents have been arrested in connection with a large identity theft and counterfeiting ring involving at least 50 victims and more than $5,000 in forged money, police Chief Doug Dunford announced Monday.
A Merced woman was arrested Saturday during a raid in which police seized heroin, methamphetamine, hundreds of prescription pain pills, along with psilocybin mushrooms, hashish oil and more than six pounds of marijuana close in a house close to a junior high school, the Police Department reported.