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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.

Is Proposition 47 to blame for Modesto's high murder rate?


An unfortunate record has been set in Modesto, after another violent weekend. The city has experienced 26 homicides, that's two more than the previous high in 2012 and the year isn't over.

Law enforcement isn't just dealing with a high number of killings, law enforcement predicted something like this would happen.

About half of Modesto's killings are linked to gangs and drugs, a large number are linked to domestic problems.

A few are being linked, by police chief Galen Carroll, to Proposition 47.

"Just a quick look...three of our homicides...the suspect and victim were early releases from prison," said Carroll.

Man in critical condition after Modesto hit-and-run

A man is in critical condition after a hit-and-run in Modesto on Tuesday.

Police said the accident happened around 3:30 a.m. near Paradise Road.

The suspects car is described as a white utility vehicle.

This is a developing story. Refresh for more details as they come in.

Modesto police investigate fatal shooting that left one dead, one injured

Modesto police are investigating an early-morning shooting Sunday that left one man dead and another victim seriously injured.

Modesto police said that at 1:23 a.m. officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 2100 block of Sharon Way. When they arrived they found a man shot near the roadway; he was pronounced dead at the scene police said.

Another victim was found and rushed to a local hospital where he was listed in serious condition according to police.

Detectives are looking for an SUV that may have been involved in the shooting. If anyone has information, call Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636