Mered sheriff asks for deputy raises for third year in a row
Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke, joined by many county residents, urged the board of supervisors on Tuesday to give deputies raises in an effort to curb recruitment and retention struggles and to improve low staffing and response times.
A woman waiting for her order alongside a taco truck on Hwy 59 near Merced is shown being attacked by a would-be purse snatcher. The Merced County Sheriff's Department seeks your help in identifying the assailant. The assault took place March 28.
Two short social media videos played a small but pivotal role breaking a case against two men who robbed three stores in less than an hour last year in Merced County. Video from the Merced County District Attorney's Office
An elderly man was taken to the hospital and another man was arrested around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, after a dispute in traffic turned ugly at G and 21st streets in Merced, police said. Video by Rob Parsonsfirstname.lastname@example.org
Nicandro and Gloria Sanchez discuss the heartache after learning their daughter, Obdulia Sanchez, 18, was behind the wheel and live-streaming before the vehicle she was in crashed, killing her 14-year-old sister Jacqueline Sanchez. (KFSN-TV/Fresno
A 21-year-old Merced man landed behind bars Wednesday after leading authorities on a wild chase through Merced and Mariposa counties while hauling construction equipment with a stolen flatbed truck, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office reported. M
WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS VIOLENCE & EXPLICIT LANGUAGE A Merced police officer was injured and multiple people were arrested early Sunday after “a large melee” at Chandelier’s Hookah Lounge & Smoke Shop on Main Street.
A carjacking suspect in Winton led law enforcement on a high-speed chase Tuesday morning on Highway 99 before crashing outside a fast-food restaurant. The driver, Andrew J. Ramirez, 23, of Fresno, was bloodied during the crash, his injuries were
A murder mystery that began two months ago when the body of a 30-year-old Chinese immigrant was found in a trash bin in a dark Merced alleyway ended Friday with the arrest of a 50-year-old San Francisco man in a case police say involves romantic e
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