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Burglary suspect arrested while take a shower in the home he allegedly broke in to

Modesto police arrested a man on Monday after he was caught by security officers taking a shower in the house he allegedly broke into.

The officers responded to a home on the 300 block of El Rio Avenue after a security alarm was set off. Police said the officers found Jose Cruz, 21, fully clothed in the shower trying to wash blood from a cut he suffered breaking a window to gain access to the home.

Cruz then tried to hold the door closed, but the officers were able to get into the bathroom, wrestle Cruz to the ground and arrest him.

Police said Cruz was booked into jail on suspicion of burglary.

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Blog – Modesto turkey to get Presidental pardon

Blog – Modesto turkey to get Presidental pardon

It’s not often I get to write two blog posts in one day,but there’s just too much exciting business-related news out there.

I just got an email notifiying me that the turkey President Obama will pardon this year will come from Modesto’s Foster Farms.

The winning gobbler will be chosen from among 20 finalists in what I’m assuming is a turkey version of a beauty pageant on Nov. 19. Reporters, photographer and a group of fifth-graders from Eisenhut Elementary School will get to watch the selection... Read More

One dead in Modesto hotel fire

One person died in a hotel that caught fire early Saturday morning in Modesto.

Firefighters said a call came in at 5:30 a.m. that a hotel had caught fire on south 9th Street. One unit was completely damaged. Firefighters discovered a body in that unit.

No other information has been released at this time.

Modesto police squash social media rumors about potential Enochs High School violence

Modesto police determined rumored violence at James C. Enoch High School to be false.

Parents or students with any information surrounding the rumors are encouraged to call 209-5503401.

Modesto police search for 3 robbery suspects


Modesto police need help identifying three suspects who robbed a store Tuesday night.

According to the department's spokesperson Heather Graves, the robbery happened at Sam's Corner Market on Lucern Avenue.

No description of the suspects were provided by police, but the Modesto Police Department did tweet out surveillance video of the robbery in hopes that the suspects might be recognized.

If anyone has information on the robbery contact Modest police at (209) 577-5200

Two people shot in Modesto, one transported to hospital

Two people were shot in Modesto Tuesday night. One victim was transported to the hospital with injuries believed to be critical, another person was treated with non life-threatening wounds, according to Modesto police.

Modesto police spokesperson Ivan Valencia said the shooting happened before 9 p.m. in the 300 block of Rachelle Circle. Valencia said that several people had congregated in front of a home before two shots rang out.

Two were were hit and two to three people were seen leaving the area on foot. There were no description of the suspects, according to Valencia.

This is a developing story, check back for more information.