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Modesto police arrest 'Super hero bandit' suspect

MODESTO, CA - Police arrested a man they said wore a "Captain America" mask while robbing two Modesto businesses earlier this week.

Aaron Gonzalez, 22, was arrested after what Modesto police Lt. Rick Armendariz said was a failed attempt to rob the Rogers Jewelers in northwest Modesto on Wednesday.  

3 arrested for baby funeral scam in Modesto

MODESTO, Calif. - Modesto police said they arrested three suspects for allegedly scamming people into giving them money for the death of an infant.

Police said Mark Barajas, 35, Janie Barajas, 26, and Lisa Barajas, 37, were standing on the side of the road near the intersection of Sisk Road and Briggsmore Avenue holding a poster size sign, which depicted a picture of an infant and a caption that read "Funeral donations for Baby Daniel Lopez."

The three suspects were soliciting drivers to raise money for the baby's funeral costs and ended up raising $400; however, after police talked to the three suspects, they discovered the fundraiser was a scam.

Police said their investigation revealed the three printed pictures of an infant they found online. Additional posters, depicting a picture of a toddler, were also located in the truck of the suspect's vehicle.

Man wounded after fight in Modesto market leads to shooting

MODESTO, Calif. - A man was wounded after an argument escalated into a shooting Saturday night.

The shooting happened around 8 p.m. at the Alex and Sons Market on the 500 block of Martin Luther King Drive, Modesto police Lt. Craig Gundlach said.

One person fired shots at the other when the fight between at least two people escalated.

Gundlach said the victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police at the scene continue to gather evidence and witness statements.

Deputies look for man involved in Modesto shooting

MODESTO, Calif.  - Deputies search for a suspect involved in a shooting that left one man injured after an attempted robbery on Saturday morning.

According to Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Anthony Bejaran, a 47-year-old man was shot after the suspect attempted to rob him near Figaro and Colorado avenues around 11 a.m.  

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, 5'7'', weighing 120 to 150 pounds, with dark hair and a goatee; he was last seen wearing all black clothes.

The victim did not suffer life-threatening injuries, Bejaran said.