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Feds: Prolific Modesto armed robbery suspect indicted

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Modesto man federal prosecutors accuse of sticking up seven local banks, two of them with a sawed-off shotgun, was indicted Thursday on seven counts of armed robbery and two counts of brandishing a firearm during a crime on violence.

Anthony Edward Fuerst, 51, is alleged to have robbed a Citibank at 1340 Oakdale Road three times (March 9, 2012; June 12, 2012; and Aug. 27, 2012); Farmers and Merchants Bank at 901 N. Carpenter Road (Aug. 13, 2012); Chase Bank at 2609 McHenry Avenue (Sept. 17, 2012); Farmers and Merchants Bank at 3001 McHenry Avenue (Jan. 18, 2013); and BBVA Compass Bank at 2601 Oakdale Road (also on Jan. 18, 2013), according to court records. Fuerst was arrested after the Jan. 18 robberies were committed within two hours of each other.

Teen killed, 3 arrested in stabbing at Modesto park

MODESTO, Calif. - An 18-year-old teen died following a stabbing at Creekwood Park in Modesto Tuesday night.

According to the city of Modesto website, Modesto police officers were dispatched to the park around 8:30 p.m. in response to a reported stabbing.

The first officer at the scene spotted a man near the intersection of Creekwood Drive and Claus Road who matched the caller's description of one of several individuals seen in the vicinity of the stabbing. The man was initially cooperative with the officer, but then fled on foot. He was arrested near the Johansen High School Stadium following a brief foot pursuit, according to the report.

The man, Jacob Segura, 18, of Modesto was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder and robbery, said Lt. Rick Applegate.

Modesto shoppers followed by armed driver

MODESTO, CA - Police in Modesto are hoping to find the driver of a Corvette who followed, attempted to block and even waved a gun at two female shoppers.

The two incidents happened at the Plaza Parkway shopping center, just off Highway 99. Police said the first potential victim was approached by the man who attempted to open her car door. The second woman was told to get into the man's car, and he was seen waving a gun.

"There's people in that lot (shoppers). This is very brazen," Modesto Police Department Sgt. Evan Valencia said. "The incident where he shows the firearm really raises our concern."

Valencia described the suspect as a Hispanic man in his 20s or 30s, muscular and with a crew cut. The silver Corvette is thought to be a late 90s model.

Video shot by cameras on top of the Walmart store caught images of the car, but the pictures were too grainy to get a license plate.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Suspected robber punches store clerk

MODESTO, CA - Store surveillance camera photos captured a man punching a store employee during a robbery in Modesto Monday evening.

The Coach store at Vintage Faire Mall was robbed just before 6:26 pm., said Modesto police spokesman Ivan Valencia.

A man came into the store and snatched up several handbags on display, according to Valencia. As the man left, a store clerk tried to stop him and was punched for her effort. She fell and the robbery suspect ran off with the purses.

Witnesses described the robber as Hispanic and about 5 feet 10 tall. He wore a gray sweater with a red hood, blue jeans and a black Cincinnati Reds baseball cap.

Man arrested in connection with Leon Way homicide in Modesto

Man arrested in connection with Leon Way homicide in Modesto

MODESTO, Calif. - A man was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with the homicide of an 18-year-old man in Modesto on Jan. 3.

STORY: Man dies after fight turns into shooting in Modesto

Following the shooting death Marty Kent on the 900 block of Leon Ave. 13 days ago, Stanislaus County homicide detectives developed evidence linking Richard Lionheart Teputepu, 19, of Modesto with the crime, said Sgt. Anthony Bejaran of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department 

At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, sheriff's detectives and Modesto PD SWAT officers served a warrant at a home on the 900 block of Snead Drive where they believed Teputepu to be located. Teputepu surrendered peacefully at the scene and was taken into custody.

3 arrested in connection to 3 Modesto armed robberies

MODESTO, CA - Modesto police say they arrested three men for an armed market robbery Monday night and believe the trio are connected to two other similar crimes committed the same evening.

Police officers stopped a black Volvo at about 9:12 p.m in the area of Carpenter and Hatch roads that matched a car description of the vehicle involved in an armed robbery at Millennium Food and Liquor in the 500 block of Sycamore about four hours earlier, according to police spokesman Ivan Valencia. In the crime, two individuals entered the store and robbed the store clerk. One of the robbers wore a bandana and brandished a handgun, according to a witness. The witness also noted the robbers left the store in a black Volvo.

Body found near footbridge is missing Modesto woman

MODESTO, CA - A body found by a Modesto footbridge Friday night has been identified as that of a 28-year-old Modesto woman who went missing in December.

Eldoris Christine Graham was reported missing on Dec. 15, 2012 by her mother after not hearing from her for two days, Modesto police Lt. Rick Armendariz said. Graham's mother told police that she last talked to her daughter on Dec. 13 when her daughter said she was going to the Bay Area with her live-in boyfriend, 39-year-old Anthony Coxum.

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