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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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With parole looming in brutal murders, family seeks Governor’s intervention

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The murders of Philip and Kathryn Ranzo may have happened more than 40 years ago, but the impact of their deaths — the sheer barbarity and mercilessness of it — remains fixed in the community.

It’s rehashed by detectives who were playing cops and robbers when the killings happened. Prosecutors, who stroll the courtroom halls now, were mere toddlers in 1979, but every few years they return to the Ranzo case file.

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Turlock, Calif., Installs License Plate Cameras to Curb Crime

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(TNS) — Since well before back-to-back fatal shootings in downtown Turlock, plans have been in motion to employ technology to help solve crime in the city.

Chief Jason Hedden said the city by March will install license plate reader cameras (LPRs) at six intersections. The cameras not only record activity at the intersections but scan license plates to identify stolen or wanted vehicles that travel through them and instantaneously send alerts to officers.

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Man Allegedly Busts Into Ex-Girlfriend’s Bedroom, Repeatedly Stabs Current Boyfriend While 1-Year-Old Slept In Same Bed

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Alvino Alaniz is accused of forcing his way into his ex's home and attacking her new partner, who sustained life-threatening injuries but survived.

A man in northern California woke up to one of the worst scenarios imaginable. His girlfriend's ex allegedly forced his way into their home, kicked down their bedroom door and began stabbing him while his baby was just feet away.

Alvino Alaniz, 31, is accused of invading the victim’s Turlock home in the middle of the night on Tuesday. After busting into the couple’s bedroom door he allegedly began stabbing the 34-year-old victim as he lay in bed, according to the Modesto Bee.

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Turlock man is stabbed multiple times as 1-year-old lies at his side in bed

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A 34-year-old Turlock man was stabbed multiple times by an intruder early Tuesday as his 1-year-old child lay beside him in bed, police said. Also in the bed was the child’s mother, and elsewhere in the home was a 3-year-old.

The suspect, 31-year-old Alvino Alaniz, is the woman’s ex, said Turlock Police Department spokesman Sgt. Russell Holeman.

The 911 call about the stabbing was made at 1:50 a.m. The attacker forced his way into the residence on the 1200 block of Milhous St., kicked down the bedroom door and began to stab the victim, Holeman said.

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LA County Deputies Fatally Shoot Man Armed With Knife

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WHITTIER, CALIF. (AP) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says deputies fatally shot a man who advanced toward them with a knife after holding the weapon to the throat of a woman.

The shooting occurred late Sunday in unincorporated Whittier after a caller reported the man stated he wanted to be shot by police.

The department says deputies found the man holding the knife to the throat of an apparent family member and he refused orders to drop the weapon and moved toward them.

Deputies and a mental evaluation team had come to the residence more than two hours earlier due to reports of the man holding a machete and yelling and banging on windows.

At the time it was determined no crime was committed and he was left in his family's care.

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California toddler dies after left in hot car for hours while mother allegedly drank with friend, fell asleep

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A toddler in California died after she was left for hours in a car -- with the heat on and a blanket covering her, according to a coroner's report as authorities said Monday they are investigating her death.

June Love Agosto, 2, died at a hospital on Sept. 23 after she was discovered inside her mother's vehicle in the unincorporated area of Torrance in Los Angeles County.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a news release that deputies at the Carson station responded to a location regarding a "baby not breathing call" and found the 2-year-old unresponsive. Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics transported the girl to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

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Man with ax tased, arrested after 8-hour standoff

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LA GRANGE, California — A man was arrested after an 8-hour standoff on Sunday for attacking and threatening a woman with an ax and a rifle, according to Tuolomne County Sheriff's Office.

Victor Medina, 35, allegedly attacked the woman and threatened her with an ax. Deputies say as the woman was leaving, she saw Medina pointing a rifle at her.

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Cocaine, heroin found during I-80 traffic stop

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LANCASTER COUNTY – The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office confiscated 2.2 pounds of heroin and 6.6 pounds of cocaine during traffic stops on I-80 Wednesday.

According to LSO, around 7:55 a.m. members of a local task force stopped two vehicles traveling eastbound on I-80 near MM 395 for multiple violations.

The first was a Dodge Ram with Arizona plates driven by 26-year-old Veronica Brown-Sandoval, of Stockton, California.

The second vehicle was a Jeep driven by 28-year-old Alejandro Valencia, of Turlock California.

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Update: Suspect, car sought after off-duty Merced County deputy shot in Turlock

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Authorities are looking for a man in his 40s and a gray car after a shooting outside a Turlock business left a Merced County Sheriff’s deputy in critical condition.

Turlock Police spokeswoman Deandra Wiley said police “received a call of a male that sustained at least one gunshot wound in the 100 block of South First Street” at 2:30 a.m. “Officers responded and provided medical aid until the victim could be transported to a local hospital.”

Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke confirmed the victim is a Merced County Sheriff’s deputy and said he is expected to survive, but referred all other questions to Turlock Police, which is handling the investigation.

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