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Murder


Posted Date: 7/2/2014

Modesto Police

On Sunday, August 24, 2008, at approximately 1:53 A.M., three men were brought to a Modesto hospital for gunshot wounds. Police later located a crime scene on Yosemite Boulevard, near Riverside Drive in the southeast part of Modesto. One of the men shot later died from his injuries. The three men were driving in the area of Yosemite and Riverside drive when the car they were riding in was shot at. All three men sustained gunshot wounds and eventually were able to drive to an area hospital.

 

Murder


Posted Date: 7/2/2014

On Thursday May 3, 2007 at approximately 10pm Christopher Sisk, (shown) was killed while trying to prevent a thief from stealing his truck. The incident took place in the parking lot of Swaids Market located at 800 W. Hatch Road. Witnesses said that Christopher Sisk was inside Swaids Market getting coffee. Sisk was a tow truck driver for A&R Towing in Modesto and parked his tow truck in front of the market. Suddenly, Sisk ran out of the market to confront a man who was in the drivers seat of the truck attempting to steal it. As Sisk tried to gain entry into the vehicle the suspect began to drive away. Sisk tried to stay on the vehicle but was run over as the suspect fled the parking lot.Sisk suffered major injuries to his head and chest.He was transported by ambulance to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto where he died from his injuries. About 11:00 pm officers located the tow truck abandoned on Lombardy Street in Modesto.Witnesses described the suspect as a black male in his early 20s, about six ft tall, wearing dark clothing and a white bandana or t-shirt on his head. It is not known if Sisk was working at the time of the incident.Witnesses said he was a regular at the market.Sisks family owns the towing business.Costco Wholesale Corporation is also offering an additional reward of $20,000.00 in this case.

 

Murder


Posted Date: 7/2/2014

Ceres Police

On 7/8/2007 at approximately 2:00 AM a fight broke out involving gang members in the 3000 Block of 10th Street in Ceres. At one point during the fight several shots were fired striking and killing 18 year old Michael Ilttreb (pictured at left). Detective Johnson from the Ceres Police Department is asking for anyone with information regarding this case to contact him at 209 538 5729.

 

Murder


Posted Date: 7/2/2014

Oakdale Police

On 7/5/06, between midnight and 3:00 AM, the Victim, Joseph Ross, (pictured at left) was walking home from the Dugout bar (108 North Yosemite Ave-Oakdale) to his home on the far west side of Oakdale. Sometime during his walk home, he was confronted in the 500 block of West "F" St. by an unknown assailant and fatally stabbed. Residents found Joseph on the morning of July 5, 2006 at 522 West "F" St. The investigation into his murder is on going. Detectives are asking for witnesses to come forward with any information. Contact Detective Dan Taylor or Sgt. Julio Rosa @ Oakdale Police, 209-847-2233

 

Murder


Posted Date: 7/2/2014

Stanislaus Sheriff

(Shown Victim Jaime Garcia) Sheriffs Detectives are asking the public's help in locating suspects of a drive-by shooting that killed 31-year-old JAIME GARCIA of Modesto. At 8:10 PM March 22, 2007, GARCIA was walking on Rutherford Street and Inyo Ave when a white 4-door vehicle approached him on Rutherford Street. As the vehicle approached GARCIA, someone from inside the vehicle fired several shots hitting GARCIA. The vehicle then drove away westbound Inyo Ave. GARCIA was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. GARCIA was the father of six children and was walking to the store to buy diapers when the shooting occurred. Detectives say that the shooting is possibly gang related.

 

Murder


Posted Date: 7/2/2014

Stanislaus Sheriff

On June 8, 2005 the victim PAUL BARAZZA (pictured left) was walking with a friend in the 800 blk of Sonora Ave (S. Modesto) when a vehicle with a loud muffler approached them. An argument took place between the people in the vehicle and the two walking. Someone in the vehicle then shot at the two people on the street, hitting the victim and killing him. Suspect Description: Only description is a vehicle with a loud muffler.

 

Murder


Posted Date: 7/2/2014

Stanislaus Sheriff

On July 1, 1993 at about 2:00am the victim Thomas Kealanui Leimbach (pictured) was found shot to death at Stoddard and Technology Dr. in Modesto, CA. The area where the victim was located was a new business park which was being developed. Leimbach was last seen around midnight, July 1, 1993 when he left his best friends residence. He was suppose to go to a store and return. An additional reward is offered by the Governor's Office for $50,000.00 leading to the arrest & conviction of those persons responsible.

 

Murder


Posted Date: 7/2/2014

Stanislaus Sheriff

Stanislaus Sheriff's Department is asking assistance for information on a fight that occurred on 12/15 or 12/16/2010 in the 600 blk River Road between two subjects. Victim Roy Michael McLain was involved and was injured, and subsequently died from his injuries. The family and Sheriff's Detectives need any information from anyone who may have seen this fight. If you know anything about the incident that resulted in the death of Roy McLain please contact Crime Stoppers.

 

Murder


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Posted Date: 7/2/2014

Stanislaus Sheriff

At 1:50PM on March 25th Stanislaus County Sheriffs Department went to the 2500 block of Paradise Rd, Modesto for a person who had been shot. Gregory Bettencourt, 51 (shown in photo) of Modesto, was shot inside his residence. Bettencourt was pronounced dead at the scene. During the investigation Detectives located video surveillance showing a vehicle pulling into a nearby market at approximately 10:58 AM. The vehicle is similar to a light colored 86 Toyota Celica with a dark colored hood. Two male subjects, wearing dark hooded sweatshirts, get out of the car and walk toward the victim's residence. The driver remained in the vehicle. A short time later the vehicle leaves without the two subjects. Detectives located a legal marijuana grow at the residence and are unsure at this time if it is related to the shooting. No arrests have been made at this time. Detectives are requesting assistance identifying the vehicle and subjects in the video for questioning.

 

Murder


Posted Date: 7/2/2014

Unsolved Homicide - Michael Strong

On Saturday, February 13, 2010, at about 1:30am, Michael Bryan Strong, 40 years old, was found shot to death behind the Hope Chest Thrift Store at 1241 McHenry Ave. As of this date, a suspect in the case has not been identified.

 

 
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