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Modesto hit by apparent Snatch ransomware attack

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After recovering from a cyber attack in February that impacted the city's police department and compromised residents' personal information, Modesto appears to be the target of another ransomware attack.

On Monday, Modesto was added to the "victims list" of a ransomware group known as Snatch, according to ThreatMon Ransomware Monitoring , a cyber threat intelligence platform.

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Man arrested after lighting fire in front of officer Saturday night

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On Saturday, March 18th, 2023, at 10:35 pm, a Turlock Police officer near the intersection of S Broadway and A St, Turlock, observed a man using a lighter to light some trash in the gutter of the roadway on fire, so he got out with him.

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Two dead, two injured in south Modesto shooting

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Two people are dead and two others injured following a shooting on Lassen Avenue on Wednesday night.

Modesto Police responded to a report of multiple people shot in the 1100 block of Lassen Avenue at around 10:34 p.m. and found four people outside suffering from gunshot wounds, according to a press release.

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20×20 sinkhole forms in Turlock

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 Crews are trying to repair a roadway in Turlock after a sinkhole formed.

Turlock Police Department said the sinkhole was at North Olive Avenue and Monte Vista Avenue and was about 20x20 feet in size.

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3 killed after driver runs stop sign in Modesto

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 Three people are dead after a driver ran through a stop sign at a Modesto intersection, officials said Monday.

The California Highway Patrol said a dodge Dodge Ram failed to yield at the intersection of Orange and Elm avenues, driving directly into the path of a Dodge SUV that had three people inside.

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Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office looking for families of 3 people who died this year

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The Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office is looking for the families of three people who died this year.

Michael Sutherland Jr., 49, died of natural causes at his home in Modesto on Jan. 26.

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Crash leaves three people dead, two injured in Stanislaus County

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Three people died and two were hospitalized after a crash involving two vehicles in rural Stanislaus County on Monday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP’s Modesto office said that around 2:20 p.m., the agency received a call about a crash near Orange Avenue and Elm Avenue, an area that is about 3 miles east of Patterson.

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Man Wanted After Committing Bank Robbery Saturday Morning

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On Saturday, February 25th, 2023, at 10:22 am, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported bank robbery that had just occurred at PNC Bank, 1955 Geer Rd, Turlock.

When officers arrived on scene, they contacted employees who told them that a man had entered the bank and walked up to a teller demanding money, standing that it was a robbery. 

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Woman arrested in connection to guns, drugs, stolen trailer and stealing power

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 A woman was arrested in connection to a stolen trailer, stealing power, illegal drugs, and guns in Turlock, according to deputies.

The Merced County Sheriff’s Office was called to a property on Bradbury Road on Thursday for an unrelated incident involving an aggressive dog.

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Serial Shoplifter Arrested On 26 Warrants Tuesday Afternoon

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On Tuesday, February 21st, 2023, at 12:46 pm, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported shoplift in progress at The Home Depot, 2800 Countryside Dr, Turlock, after a known shoplifter had been spotted by a loss prevention officer inside the business selecting merchandise.

While officers were responding, the suspect, Ricky Agundez, 42, of Turlock, discarded the merchandise he had selected and exited the business.

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