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DUI Enforcement Operations Planned This Weekend Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 December 2016 12:42
FRESNO - Officers from The Fresno Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will deploy this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on Saturday, December 10, 2016 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests.

In California, this deadly crime led to 867 deaths and over 23,000 serious injuries in 2013 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Nationally, the latest data shows over 10,000 were killed by an impaired driver. From 2013 through 2015, officers have investigated 1,253 DUI collisions which have claimed 26 lives and resulted in another 273 injuries in the City of Fresno.
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Madera Auto Center Kicks-Off The Giving Season with Trucks of Hope Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 December 2016 11:03
MADERA - Madera Auto Center, an automotive dealership specializing in new Chevrolet, Toyota and pre-owned vehicle sales and service, announced the exciting return of their Trucks of Hope: Holiday Toy & Food Drive. This year, the program aims to benefit Valley Children’s Hospital and Madera County Food Bank.
 

From now until December 22nd, MAC invites everyone to proudly join them in lighting up a life and will be collecting toys for children of all age groups and food items. With the donation of a new, unwrapped toy or non-perishable food with a minimum $10 value, anyone who donates will receive a $20 voucher good towards a future service visit, installed accessory or complimentary wheel alignment check.

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Edward Gonzalez Arrested in Violent Carjacking Print E-mail
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Thursday, 01 December 2016 13:17

FRESNO - On November 16, 2016, just before 7pm the victim in this case was leaving her place of work, the Elm Dental Care building. She closed the building door and was walking toward her car when she was approached by a young Hispanic male who displayed a black handgun and demanded her car keys. The victim complied, and while handing him her keys the suspect violently snatched them from her hand. The armed male then jumped in her car and drove away.

On November 20, 2016, the California Highway Patrol observed the victims vehicle in Cathedral City California occupied by four males. A traffic stop was conducted and once the vehicle was determined to be stolen out of Fresno all occupants were detained.

 

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Gang Member Arrested For Reckless Discharge of Firearm Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 November 2016 09:43
FRESNO - Friday evening the Fresno Police Department received multiple 911 calls regarding shots fired in the area of Tyler Avenue and Thesta Street in Central Fresno. The callers stated that a man was shooting a gun from a white Honda type vehicle. In addition, the subject shooting the gun crashed his vehicle into a parked car and then drove off, leaving the broken bumper to his own vehicle behind with the license plate still attached.

Officers from the Central Fresno Policing District responded and began checking the area for the vehicle. Within minutes, officers located the vehicle stopped in the 1200 block of N. Doon Way, which is a short distance away from where the shooting took place. Jesus Espinoza, a 25 year old Fresno resident, was found driving the vehicle.
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Alert Citizens Notify Police Resulting in Capture of Residential Burglar Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 November 2016 09:33
FRESNO - On Friday a citizen observed suspicious activity at her neighbor's residence in the 2800 block of East Pico Avenue near Mariposa Avenue. The neighbor saw a rear bedroom window open with a large duffel bag full of property directly below the open window. The neighbor was aware the resident was away for the day so there should be no reason for the window to be wide open with a duffel bag below the window. The neighbor called the police.

As officers were converging on the area, another neighbor flagged down an officer and conveyed he saw a suspicious male walking away from the victim's residence. The neighbor did not recognize the male but thought it was odd and suspicious the male was carrying a large pickle jar full of coins. The neighbor told officers the suspect was walking through Cary Park.
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