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Merced Officer Involved Shooting Print E-mail
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Thursday, 26 April 2012 11:29

MERCED - Police Detectives were traveling behind a vehicle (2007, Saturn, Ion) that had a Department of Justice (DOJ) notification to stop the vehicle as it was listed as being involved in a felony carjacking and vehicle theft crime in Stanislaus County. Detectives following the vehicle obtained conformation information through their police dispatcher of the DOJ stop on the vehicle.

Detectives activated the emergency lights and siren of their patrol vehicle to stop the suspect, but instead of stopping, the suspect increased the speed of the vehicle, trying to elude the police. Subsequently while traveling east bound in the 1400 Block of W/N Bear Creek, the suspect lost control of the car and collided into the front of a UC Merced commuter bus that was travelling west bound in the 1400 Block of Bear Creek Drive.

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FRAUD ALERT! Identity Theft and Account Takeovers Becoming Common in Valley Print E-mail
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Thursday, 26 April 2012 10:59

FRESNO – The Fresno Police Department is issuing a warning as it has received numerous reports of Identity Theft and Account Takeovers in recent months. Law enforcement nationwide is overwhelmed with identity theft and fraud crimes. Fresno is no exception. The account takeover has become a significant method of identity theft in Fresno.

Account takeovers occur when a criminal obtains your existing credit card or bank account information, and then attaches themselves to those accounts. The criminal gets name and Social Security number, and, with a little Internet research, they can learn enough about you to run your credit report for you. Once they have this, they know your bank and credit account numbers. All they have to do then is go shopping with your credit cards. You will find out about this when you get your bill.

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Update on Missing Sanger Teen Print E-mail
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Monday, 23 April 2012 08:36

FRESNO COUNTY - Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a Fresno man wanted for questioning in the disappearance of 16 year old Sammy Mercado.  Detectives are looking for 21 year old Ernie Chanmany.

Chanmany has been identified as one of the subjects possibly involved in Mercado’s disappearance.  He is described as a Lao male, 5-6/ 135 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

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What is Judge Wieland's Problem With The United States Marines Corp & Voters Rights? Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 24 April 2012 09:12

Another Exclusive Big Valley News Editorial: Monday I was reading the Letters to the Editor section of the Madera Tribune and local judge Charles Wieland decided to write an endorsement of Joseph Soldani for Madera County Superior Court Judge.

I always thought judges tried to avoid local politics and hold themselves to a higher standard by never slinging mud. It surprised me that a sitting judge would write a letter that was so slamming of a man that has only put himself out there to serve his country and community. But what surprised me the most was how something written by that same sitting judge could be so libelous?

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Lorenzo Ramos Convicted of Farm Equipment Theft Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 17 April 2012 07:12


MADERA
– Madera County District Attorney Michael R. Keitz announced Monday that Lorenzo Ramos, age 52, of Mendota was convicted on April 13, 2011 of grand theft charges.

A jury in the Madera Superior Court convicted Ramos for stealing a farm trailer early in the morning of January 11, 2012, from an equipment yard on Avenue 6 in Madera County. A farm employee witnessed the theft and alerted the Sheriff’s Office, who apprehended Ramos and recovered the stolen property within minutes.

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