SECOND SUSPECT ARRESTED IN TURLOCK ASSAULT
The second teenage suspect in the beating and carjacking of a 60-year-old female Turlock foster care facility worker was arrested Friday in Fresno, the Turlock Police Department reported.
The Fresno County Probation Department was alerted to the suspect's whereabouts by family members, and he was taken into custody, Turlock police Sgt. Nino Amirfar said. The other suspect was arrested Wednesday morning in Fresno.
The assault and carjacking took place in 1100 block of Tuolumne Road on Monday. The woman was treated at a hospital for bruises, abrasions and a broken rib and was released from the hospital, police have said. Her car was recovered in Fresno.
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The two suspects were acquaintances in Fresno County before being placed at the residential facility, Amirfar said. The suspects face charges of carjacking, felony battery and false imprisonment, all felonies, Amirfar said.
DOWNTOWN CAMERAS HELP POLICE IN TWO ARRESTS
Two men were arrested in the robbery of a Turlock man early Friday in downtown Modesto. Officers monitoring the newly installed downtown cameras saw the incident and alerted officers on patrol.
Just after 2 a.m., the officers saw two men approach a man in the parking lot at 11th and K streets, according to a police news release. The two suspects circled the victim and began to assault him. At one point, one suspect picked up the victim, held him over his shoulders and slammed him to the ground. One suspect then acted as the lookout, while the second suspect rolled the victim over and took his wallet. The suspects then drove off in a nearby vehicle. Police working the cameras alerted officers in the field and directed them to the suspects, who still were in the downtown area. Officers stopped the vehicle, which had property belonging to the victim, according to the news release.
Arrested on suspicion of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery were Jason Bracamonte, 22, of Modesto and Roland Sanchez, 22, of Ripon. The victim was treated for his injuries at the scene.