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Sexual Assault Yields Internet Predator Arrest

Using Facebook to make contact with his victims, a 20-year-old Oakdale man has been arrested in connection with the possible sexual assault of a minor.

February 08, 2012 | | Crime


The Ripple Effect - Crime Spikes, Fewer Resources Affect Quality Of Life

Tom Locklin has reason to be upset.

January 18, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Crime


Scammers Find High-Tech Ways To Steal

Recently, a local woman found herself on the receiving end of a new scamming technique that is the latest twist of the email "phishing" scheme, called "smishing," which is when the victim receives a text message or automated message from a trusted source, such as bank or Paypal, claiming there is an issue with their account.

December 28, 2011 | | Crime


Shoplifters Scrooge Christmas

For most people, 'tis the season for giving; but for others, it's the season for taking.

December 21, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Crime


Attempted Murder Arrest

Police arrested a 23-year-old Oakdale man on Monday, Dec. 19 on charges of attempted murder and domestic violence after he beat, choked and restrained his 20-year-old fiancée, resulting in injuries sufficient enough to send her to the hospital.

December 21, 2011 | | Crime


$5000 Hit - Vandals Cause Damage

Vandals attacked the Sierra Railroad Dinner Train, yet again, breaking six windows and causing $5,000 worth of damage on Sunday, Dec. 18, said Sierra Railroad Dinner Train President, Chris Hart.

December 21, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Crime


Knife Wielding Suspect in Custody

An Oakdale man who reportedly held his family against their will and brandished knives at police officers was safely taken into custody on Sunday, Dec. 11.

December 12, 2011 | | Crime


Citizens Apprehend Car Thief

Oakdale City Council members and Oakdale Police Chief Marty West recognized two Oakdale citizens for apprehending and detaining a car thief, with recognition coming at the Dec. 5 Oakdale City Council meeting.

December 08, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Crime


Alert - Suspicious Van In Area

Police have issued an alert to all Neighborhood Watch captains regarding a suspicious white van that had been reported as following a 15-year-old Oakdale girl for four blocks before driving off when the frightened teen ran in the direction of a police officer.

November 30, 2011 | | Crime


Wheelchair Stolen, Suspect Arrested

Riverbank police officers have arrested an Oakdale resident suspected of stealing a wheelchair and other items in a burglary.

November 16, 2011 | | Crime


Gang Crackdown - Police Sweep Fifth Avenue

The message was clear and direct and delivered with a flash bang on a cool, early Friday morning - there's a zero tolerance policy in 95361 when it comes to gang activity.

November 02, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Crime


Police Crack Down On Gang Members

After a rash of drive-by shootings since Dec. 2010, many of which occurred in August of this year, Oakdale Police Department recently conducted a sweep of gang members on Fifth Avenue with the help of other agencies.

November 01, 2011 | | Crime


Vehicle Theft On The Rise

With dwindling resources, fewer officers on the street, and police enforcement going from proactive to reactive, the news that vehicle theft is on the rise isn't a shocker to those on the front line.

October 19, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Crime


City Coffers - ‘Phishing’ Scheme Siphons $118,000

The City of Oakdale recently discovered it had been the victim of a sophisticated Internet "Phishing" scheme in which a chameleon-type email disguised as appropriate infected a city computer and gained access to the passwords to a checking account held at Oak Valley Community Bank.

September 28, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Crime


The Cost Of Vandalism

It's a quality of life issue - one that is visible and jarring to those affected - and Oakdale is under assault by those who have little reason to care.

September 21, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Crime


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Two Surrender From Summer Gang Assault

A six-month investigation of a gang assault that has led to several arrests of gang members as well as a Jan. 12 sweep that involved over 40 officers from six agencies, has resulted in two additional suspects surrendering to police.

February 11, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Residents Warned Regarding IRS Phone Scam

Local police report that residents are continuing to receive scam phone calls from people demanding money or a refund in order to trick victims into sharing private information. Some of the callers have been able to alter a telephone's caller ID to make it appear that the call is coming from the Internal Revenue Service.

January 21, 2015 | | Crime


Gang Sweep Nets Two Arrests

A four-month investigation into a large gang fight from last summer resulted in a multi-agency gang sweep in Oakdale Monday morning, Jan. 12.

January 12, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Forgery Suspect Caught

A suspect wanted in connection with stealing and forging checks was arrested by Oakdale Police on Friday, Jan 9 when observed in a car on F Street.

January 09, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Website Allows Residents To Check Crime Activity

With the use of a personal computer or mobile device, local individuals and businesses can now retrieve crime information from the Oakdale Police Department and will be able to make police reports.

November 26, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Crime


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