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BB Gun Incident at Easterby School Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 September 2016 13:58
FRESNO - On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at 12:08 PM, officers were dispatched to Easterby School in the city of Fresno, regarding two second graders that were shot at with a BB gun. Upon arrival, officers contacted two male second graders in the administration office of Easterby.

The second graders were walking on the south side of the campus, near the administration office, when a suspect on the south side of Tulare Street shot at them with a BB gun. One of the second graders saw the suspect remove the BB gun from his trouser pocket and point it at them. The suspect then fired the BB gun and struck the other second grader in the upper body.
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Runaway Tractors Damage Thousands of Dollars Worth of Crops Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 September 2016 13:54
FIREBAUGH - Detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Ag Task Force are searching for the person(s) who stole two tractors and used them to destroy thousands of dollars in crops. The crimes are believed to have occurred between the hours of 5:00 pm on September 15 and 7:00 am on September 16.

Around 8:00 am on September 16, 2016, deputies responded to a farm located at Brannon and Nees Avenues in Firebaugh. A New Holland T6020 tractor was stolen from this location. The suspect placed the tractor into “creeper mode” and then jumped out of the cab. Creeper mode allows the tractor to crawl at a slow speed and is often utilized when towing trailers carrying workers who are harvesting crops.
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Pro-Active Policing Turns Kids Opinions of Cops Print E-mail
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Monday, 19 September 2016 07:04
FRESNO - The area of Fairmont and Holt Streets had two shootings in the area on Thursday September 15, 2016 (one of them being accidental). Officers with the Northwest Violent Crime Impact Team of the Fresno Police Department have been conducting proactive patrol to prevent any additional violence in the area.

In the early evening hours of Friday September 16, 2016 while completing a probation search in the area, the team noticed a female and a child on the north side of the street. Both of them had their cell phones out and it appeared that they were recording the officers.
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Do You Really Stand For What Trump Believes? Print E-mail
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Written by Common Sense   
Sunday, 18 September 2016 08:54
EDITORIAL - You say you are voting for Donald Trump. He stands in front of dozens of flags and tells people that he will pay court costs when a white man sucker punches a black man. You say nothing.

His vice president candidate refuses to call DAVID DUKE deplorable. You say nothing.He calls POWs losers. You say nothing. He calls Mexicans rapists and in front of those flags he advocates violating constitutional religious freedom protections. In front of American flags ... and you say nothing.
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Two Arrested in Madera Crackdown on Counterfeit Goods Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 September 2016 07:33
MADERA –  Madera County District Attorney David A. Linn is expected to file charges as early as the week against two men arrested by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Thursday afternoon during the execution of state search warrants at five local retailers suspected of selling counterfeit and misbranded goods, including pharmaceuticals.  HSI special agents received assistance with the operation from Madera County District Attorney investigators.  Along with the arrests, cease and desist orders were also served.

Nicholas Ramon Ramirez, 60, of Madera, was taken into custody at Del Valle Food, located in the 200 block of 9th Street. During a search of the store, HSI special agents recovered a large quantity of misbranded medications and pharmaceuticals, including three bottles of the powerful pain killer Tramadol, a controlled substance which can cause addiction and even death if misused.

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Sex Offender Captured in Oregon After Being on the Run for 23 Years Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 07:23
FRESNO - On September 9th, 2016, Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies booked 55 year old Arturo Rangel into the Fresno County Jail on felony charges of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14. Earlier in the day, deputies traveled to the Coos County Jail in Oregon to take Rangel into custody and transport him to Fresno.

In 1993, Arturo Rangel was arrested and booked on four counts of Lewd or Lascivious Acts with a minor under 14 years old and one count of annoying or molesting a child under 18 years old. These crimes occurred from 1991 to 1992. Rangel pled guilty to the charges and was scheduled to receive seven years in prison.
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Two Fresno County Sheriff’s Correctional Officers Hospitalized After Being Shot; Suspect Arrested Print E-mail
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Saturday, 03 September 2016 19:41
FRESNO - Two veteran Correctional Officers of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office are in the hospital after being shot in the head and neck areas. Juanita Davila, who has 18 years of experience, is listed in critical, but stable condition. Toamalama Scanlan, who has 10 years of experience, is listed in critical condition.

The suspect who has been arrested is 37 year old Thong Vang of Fresno. He is a known gang member who is a sex registrant and parolee. In 1998, he was sentenced to 19 years in prison on multiple rapes charges involving teenagers aged 14 and under. He served 16 years of his time and was released on Sept. 4th, 2014. He has not had any criminal violations until today.
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