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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

Labor Day Weekend Busy For Cops

From DUIs to fights, the Labor Day holiday weekend kept Oakdale Police running from one call to the next as hot temperatures and too much alcohol translated to hot tempers.

September 07, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Crime

Spiraling Consequences

Laura and David Daley of Oakdale suffered an ugly shock Friday, Aug. 5 when they received a phone call at 6:15 in the morning from the people who lease cattle on the Daley's 430 acres near Highway 108 - somehow their six horses had escaped the pasture and were running loose.

August 24, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Crime

Police Chief Speaks To SWAT Theft

Police arrested a Modesto man - a former Oakdale Public Works employee - accused of stealing SWAT gear and equipment from a storage locker housed within the Oakdale Police Department, igniting a fire storm of questions and concerns in regards to the procedures followed for evidence and equipment lock up.

August 17, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Crime

Ex-Parent Club Treasurer Charged In Embezzlement Case

The former treasurer of the Oakdale Junior High School Parent Teacher Club appeared in court on July 14 to face criminal charges of forgery and embezzlement.

July 20, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Crime

Gangs Discussed In Meeting

Local merchants filled the room at Medlen's House of Beef to hear representatives of the Oakdale Police Department give a presentation about gangs in the area, including what the merchants can do to help the blight created by the undesirable bands of street criminals.

July 06, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Crime

Gang Concerns Grow - “Colors” Of Oakdale

The battle between red and blue is escalating as recruitment is on to increase numbers for their causes. The red and blue differentiation, however, is not red states and blue states that are portrayed in election years, but the war between the Norteño and Sureño street gangs, a sight that is becoming more noticeable in the City of Oakdale.

June 01, 2011 | Richard Paloma | Crime

Police Chasing Firebug

Oakdale Police are reporting four separate arson fires - all involving vehicles - that occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 26, between roughly 2:45 a.m. and 4:25 a.m.

Police said all four cases were determined to be arson, with the vehicles fully engulfed in flames when firefighters and officers arrived. The first call, just before 2:45 a.m., resulted in a Jeep being burned in the 400 block of East F St. The second call came in a half hour later, in the 1200 block of East D, where an Oakdale Joint Unified School ...

March 26, 2011 | Marg Jackson | Crime

Men Rob Costless Market At Gunpoint

Two men walked into Costless Market on Yosemite Avenue wearing ski masks and robbed the cash registers at gunpoint, Sunday evening, Jan. 30 around 10:40 p.m.

January 31, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Crime

New Year Holiday Keeps Cops Busy

There were plenty of calls to keep Oakdale Police busy throughout the New Year's Eve holiday, said officials.

January 05, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Crime

Homicide Shuts Down Milnes Road

Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputies shut down parts of Oakdale Waterford Highway, Milnes and Claribel roads around 7:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10 in response to a homicide that may be connected to a home invasion robbery in Hickman that occurred earlier that morning.

December 10, 2010 | Kim Van Meter | Crime

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Virtual Neighborhood Watch Program Available In City

In an effort to help facilitate a virtual Neighborhood Watch program and foster neighbor-to-neighbor communications, the Oakdale Police Department's Neighborhood Watch groups have partnered ...

November 18, 2015 | Richard Paloma | Crime

Child Passenger Safety Remains CHP Priority

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is enhancing its efforts to ensure children are safely secured while traveling California's roadways. The CHP has partnered with ...

November 04, 2015 | | Crime


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