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Man shot while driving his vehicle in Modesto

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 A man was driving in Modesto overnight when he was shot.

Modesto police say there was a shooting in the area of McHenry and Woodrow avenues between midnight and 2 a.m. During that time, an officer pulled a driver over for a traffic-related issue, and when the officer made contact with the driver, a male, the driver told the officer he had been shot but that he didn't know who shot him.

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Police seize black-market marijuana, illegal flavored tobacco

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A report about marijuana being sold illegally at a smoke shop on Lander Avenue turned into a multi-agency compliance check of smoke shops across Turlock on Tuesday.

A total of 10 businesses were visited, resulting in seven seizures, six citations issued (four civil and two criminal). Black-market marijuana, flavored inhalants, and flavored tobacco products were also seized as a result of the search warrant at the Lander Avenue business.

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Third suspect arrested in Modesto armed robbery, police report

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The third and final suspect in a Modesto robbery on Monday was identified and arrested Tuesday afternoon, police reported.

Leland Lennear, 26, of Modesto faces charges of robbery, hit-an-run and criminal conspiracy, Modesto Police Department spokeswoman Sharon Bear said.

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Turlock teen last seen in company of sexual assault suspect

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Local law enforcement is seeking the public’s help in finding a missing Turlock teenager last seen with a suspected sexual predator.

The California Highway Patrol issued an Emergency Missing Advisory on Tuesday afternoon for 16-year-old Monica Ascensio. The advisory was issued out of concern for her safety.

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UPDATE: Arson suspect identified in Turlock fire that damages duplex, displaces residents.

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A fire Sunday night damaged a duplex in Turlock and led to the arrest of one person allegedly connected with the fire, authorities said.

Turlock police said that Santiago Estorga Oheda was arrested on suspicion of arson. Police said Oheda, who is in his early 30s, knew some people who were living in the duplex, including his former girlfriend.

Oheda was in Stanislaus County jail with bail set at $985,000.

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Man arrested in Turlock on suspicion of poisoning ex-girlfriend

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Turlock police on Thursday arrested a man on suspicion of poisoning his ex-girlfriend.

The victim called police around 1 a.m. to report that a man she’d dated for about a year and recently broke up with had put rat poisoning in her food, makeup and marijuana, according to Turlock Police Department spokeswoman Dominique Sanchez.

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Turlock police investigating ‘antisemitic messages’ left on residents’ lawns

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 Antisemitic messages found on Turlock residents' lawns are now being investigated, according to officials.

The Turlock Police Department says the messages were found at "various households" in the northeast part of the city and cases similar to this have happened throughout California.

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Modesto man clearing his gun accidentally shoots, kills his 83-year-old mother

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An 83-year-old woman died after being accidentally shot by her son inside their Modesto home on Wednesday, according to police.

The incident occurred around 9 a.m. in the 300 block of Emerson Avenue, southeast of Rumble Road and McHenry Avenue.

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Turlock Aug 11 Weekly Crime Report

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Last week, we got a total of 9 safety incidents from Turlock. The incidents varied in nature with theft being the most common, accounting for 3 of the incidents. Arrests and assaults were next, each making up 2 of the incidents. The remaining two incidents were classified as 'Other' and 'Vandalism'. These incidents were spread throughout the week, with no specific patterns in their occurrence.

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Schools employee accused of assaulting former student who was too intoxicated to stop attack

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A school district employee is accused of sexually assaulting a former student who was too intoxicated to stop the attack, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office.

The incident took place on the night of July 23, and was reported to authorities the following day, the Sheriff's Office reported.

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