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Modesto police officer assists in baby's delivery

A new mother and father are recovering in a Modesto hospital after receiving some special assistance from a Modesto Police Department officer.

Officer Brian Ferguson was on motorcycle patrol when he came across a car parked on East Morris Avenue. Sitting in the front seat was Gladis Gonzalez, next to her was Alfred Gonzalez.

Ferguson soon discovered Gladis was in labor.

Up to 300 mailboxes affected in ongoing Modesto mailbox thefts

The Postal Inspection Service are investigating a massive amount of mailbox break-ins over the past couple of days, affecting up to 300 mailboxes, according postal inspector Jeff Fitch.

The Modesto Bee reported Wednesday that many of the residents affected lived in northeast Modesto, and the affected mailboxes were served by the Hudson Post Office at Oakdale Road and Sylvan Avenue.

Fitch told the Bee that 19 total mailbox clusters, all served by the station, were broken into within the past several days. Each cluster had 12 or 16 individual mailboxes though some had as few as nine.

In total, between 200 to 300 houses were affected by these thefts, according to Fitch.

More details emerge in Modesto shooting involving two officers and suspect

More details emerge in Modesto shooting involving two officers and suspect

Modesto police department released more details on a shooting that left one suspect dead on Thursday, Dec. 17.

Heather Graves, the department's spokesperson, said that at 2:10 p.m. two Modesto officers tried to stop a man on the bike, who fled from them into a parking garage off 10th Street.

When officers approached the suspect, he pulled out a loaded .44 caliber handgun from his waistband and failed to comply with the officers' orders to drop the gun.

Several shots were fired by by both officers, according to Graves. Medical crews performed CPR on the suspect while he was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The suspect was later identified as 24-year-old Christopher Fletcher, who required the highest level of supervision through the Stanislaus County Probation Department, Graves said.

Two Modesto officers involved in shooting, suspect later dies


Modesto Police Department are investigating a shooting between two officers and a suspect who later died from his wounds Thursday afternoon.

According to the Modesto Police Department, around 2 p.m. officers tried to stop a man on a bike near the City Tower parking garage near 10th Street. When approached by officers, the suspect, who was armed with a gun, failed to comply with the officers' orders to drop his weapon.

Several shots were fired by both officers, Modesto police said. 

CPR was performed on the suspect until he was taken by an ambulance to a local hospital where he later died, the department said. 

The officers involved in the shooting were not injured and were placed on paid administrative leave.

Modesto police investigate fatal crash involving multiple vehicles

Modesto police are investigating a fatal traffic collision involving multiple vehicles that happened on Sisk Road Monday afternoon.

The Modesto police department posted two photos of the crash on their Facebook page, but no information was given on what caused the accident or how many vehicles were involved in the wreck.

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

14-year-old among suspects arrested in connection with Modesto armed robbery


Four suspects have been arrested in Modesto, including a 14-year-old, in connection with an armed robbery that occurred Saturday night.

Modesto Police officers made the arrest after pulling over a car that matched the description of a vehicle believed to have been used in an armed robbery that occurred earlier that evening.

According to police, as officers pulled over the car, one of the four individuals inside ran from the vehicle and was apprehended sometime later, a short distance away.

The three other men inside the car, all Modesto residents, police said, were also arrested.

I-5 traffic stalls south of Modesto as crews remove overturned big rig


California Highway Patrol officials report an overturned big rig has stalled traffic moving southbound along Interstate 5, just south of Modesto near Newman.