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Feds’ Boogaloo Indictment Details Inside of Northern California Extremist Group

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TURLOCK (CBS13) – A Turlock man is accused of founding a militia-style group connected to the killing of two officers in 2020.

The so-called “California Grizzly Scouts” was part of the “Boogaloo” movement based in Northern California. Newly unsealed court documents take us inside a radical organization, one that trained for combat, and ultimately led to the alleged killing of two officers.

Hawaiian shirts and heavy tactical gear are the signature uniforms of so-called “Boogaloo” groups. They are an anti-government and anti-law enforcement movement. A Northern California Boogaloo group is tied to the shootings of a federal officer and a sheriff deputy over a one-week span in 2020.

Former Travis Air Force Base airman Steven Carillo is charged with the killings.

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Police: Pair Suspected Of Stealing From Hobby Lobby Stores Across Valley

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LODI (CBS13) — Detectives are asking for help in identifying a pair suspected of stealing from Hobby Lobby stores up and down the Valley.

On Monday, the Lodi Police Department released a surveillance photo of the pair after they allegedly stole multiple items from the Kettleman Lane store.

Police say the same suspects are believed to have been involved in thefts from other Hobby Lobby stores in Elk Grove, Modesto, Roseville, Stockton and Turlock.

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Turlock Police Report Spike In Cars Being Left On Blocks After Rim Thefts

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TURLOCK (CBS13) — Police are alerting Turlock residents about a spike in cars being left on blocks after having their rims and tires stolen.

Turlock police say that, since mid-February, they’ve fielded at least 12 reports of cars having their rims and tires stolen overnight. The victims often walk out to their vehicles, only to find them on bricks and cinder blocks.

It appears that the suspects are targeting newer-model Toyota Corollas, Camrys, and Honda Accords with stock sport rims and tires.

Police say six of the thefts have happened in apartment complex parking lots.

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One suspect still at-large in shooting at Stanislaus County deputy

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STANISLAUS COUNTY, Calif. — Officers are still looking for one suspect involved in a shooting at a Stanislaus County deputy on Wednesday night, according to the sheriff’s office.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office said a drive-by shooting had been reported at the Four Seasons Park in Turlock shortly before 10 p.m.

A deputy spotted a vehicle that matched the description of the vehicle involved, officials said.

Someone in the suspect vehicle then opened fire on the deputy’s vehicle, leading to a short chase.

The suspect vehicle stopped on Golden State Boulevard on Turlock and three suspects inside got out and ran away, officials said.

No one was hurt in the shooting, officials said.

The search and investigation lasted for six hours, and two of the three people involved were located, police said.

Authorities are still searching for 18-year-old Ernesto Covarrubias Jr. Police are asking anyone who spots Covarrubias to contact authorities.

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23 arrested after Patterson police operation in Stanislaus County combatting human trafficking

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PATTERSON, Calif. — After a multi-agency effort to combat human trafficking, police in Stanislaus County said 23 people have been arrested.

Patterson Police Service said the multi-agency bust happened on Nov. 6. They worked alongside Turlock Police Department, State Parole, the Stanislaus County Probation Office, Stanislaus County Adult Detention Division, the Stanislaus County Sheriffs Office, Waterford Police Services and Riverbank Police Services.  

"Human Trafficking is a serious issue and everyone should know that we are out actively fighting against it," police services said on their Facebook Sunday night.

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Sheriff: Deputies shoot, kill suspect armed with hatchet in Stanislaus County

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Two deputies were hurt and a suspect was shot and killed by deputies in Stanislaus County early Sunday morning, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies responded to the 800 block of Business Park Drive around 4:57 a.m. for reports of a silent burglary alarm, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office said.

When they arrived, deputies contacted a man in his 40s who was armed with a hatchet outside of the business.

The shooting happened while deputies tried to take the man into custody. Two of the deputies were hurt and the man was shot in the struggle, officials said.

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Modesto PD investigate after possible stabbing leaves man with facial wounds

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Police are investigating after a man was found with possible stab wounds to the head and face in Modesto on Sunday.

The Modesto Police Department said a Stanislaus County Sheriff’s deputy found the man with facial wounds around 11:45 a.m. in the 100 block of Calaveras Avenue.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital and underwent surgery for fractures and possible stab wounds, police said.

Suspect information is unknown.

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Sheriff, Residents Respond To Stanislaus County’s Move To Charge Thieves With Looting Amid Coronavirus Crisis

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STANISLAUS COUNTY (CBS13) — The Stanislaus County District Attorney announced that anyone who commits burglary or theft in the county during the coronavirus state of emergency could also be charged with looting.

The announcement came Wednesday from Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager. In a press release, Fladager said “anyone who commits a crime of burglary in the second degree, grand theft, or petty theft, in our county, during the state of emergency could be charged with looting in violation of Penal Code 463.”

As of Thursday, the DA’s office said they have filed 21 counts of looting during the state of emergency, 17 of which are felonies against 12 defendants. The remaining four are misdemeanor charges. The arrests came from Modesto, Turlock and Waterford.

“Criminals are criminals and obviously they don’t care about the law anyway,” Stanislaus County Sheriff Jeff Dirkse said.

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Stanislaus County May Charge Thieves With Looting During Coronavirus State Of Emergency

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STANISLAUS COUNTY (CBS13) — During the coronavirus state of emergency, the Stanislaus County District Attorney announced anyone who commits burglary or theft in the county could also be charged with looting.

The announcement came Wednesday from Stanislaus County DA Birgit Fladager. In a press release, DA Fladager said: “anyone who commits a crime of burglary in the second degree, grand theft, or petty theft, in our county, during the state of emergency could be charged with looting in violation of Penal Code 463.”

So far, the DA’s office said they have filed 15 counts of looting during the state of emergency, 12 of which are felonies against seven defendants in six different cases. The remaining three are misdemeanor charges. The arrests came from Modesto, Turlock and Waterford.

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As coronavirus pandemic roils Modesto region, nonprofits adapting

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Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus has stopped offering nearly all of its face-to-face services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking because of the novel coronavirus. Staff members now provide case management, counseling and help filling out restraining orders over the phone.

Executive Director May Rico said her nonprofit has adapted to keep helping people, but she worries the very actions we are being told to do to be safe during the pandemic — stay home as much as possible and keep our distance from others when out — create the ideal circumstances for abusers who like to isolate their victims.

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