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. Marc A.
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.
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 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 not life-threatening, according to the Merced County Sheriff’s Office.
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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 entanglements, human trafficking, and deadly violence.
Lijun Wang came to the United States from China in February 2016 and worked in an “indentured servant capacity” as a prostitute to pay off her debt to the people who helped pay her way across the Pacific Ocean. A year later, she was dead, her body dumped in a trash bin in an alleyway in the 3100 block of G Street.
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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
Police and school officials are seeking the public’s help to identify a man who broke into a classroom last month in Atwater.
If you have any information as to the identity of this person please contact the Atwater Police Department at 209-357-6396 and reference Case # AG16-03639. Tips are confidential and callers may remain anonymous.
Video courtesy of Merced Union High School District
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 Parsonsfirstname.lastname@example.org
Madera police are looking for the people who fired more than a dozen rounds at an officer as he tried to pull over their vehicle early Sunday morning, Oct. 23, 2016. The officer was unhurt, but a civilian who was doing a ride-along received minor cuts from glass from the patrol car’s windshield. Police found the vehicle, a Mazda SUV, a few blocks from where the officer last saw the vehicle. An AR15-style pistol was found nearby.