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. The woman was not alone as scammers have been working overtime to ...
For most people, 'tis the season for giving; but for others, it's the season for taking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Riverbank police officers have arrested an Oakdale resident suspected of stealing a wheelchair and other items in a burglary.
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.
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. For more details see the Nov. 2 issue of The Oakdale Leader.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The red, white and blue pole that has been out in front of Norm's Barber Shop on West F Street in Oakdale for over 45 years has been stolen. The theft occurred overnight, sometime between when the business closed on Wednesday, Jan. 16 and re-opened the next day. The iconic barber pole was ripped off the wooden structure that it had been attached to for years.
For the second time in a year, Kerr Park has been hit by criminals and stripped of copper wire used for lighting the 14-acre North Stearns Road city park.
A 17-year-old validated Norteno gang member was arrested by Oakdale Police following a shooting at a large party on Post Road, where two men were shot early Sunday morning. This makes the second gang-related shooting in a month since the November night Abel Calderon and Ruben Mora were gunned down in front of the Oakdale Market.
The best part about the digital age is the ease with which retailers make it for consumers to do a large portion of their shopping from the comfort of their living room via the Internet. Emarketers estimated that Internet shopping will account for 24.3 percent of all U.S. retail spending during the traditional holiday season (November-December) and judging by the number of times the UPS, FedEx, and other mail carriers have been ...
Three suspects Oakdale Police are identifying as Norteno gang members were arrested for attempting to carjack a Ford Windstar minivan in the Bridle Ridge subdivision late Monday night, Dec. 10.
As the unseasonably warm Indian summer fades to the chill, foggy days of a Central Valley winter, Oakdale Police are reminding the community that criminals often look for quick opportunities to steal other people's property and a foggy night makes for perfect cover. "As soon as the fog starts to roll in, we see more crime because of the lower visibility," Sgt. Michael Nixon of the Oakdale Police Department warned. "You ...
A shooting left two people dead in front of the Oakdale Market on East I Street on Sunday night, Nov. 11. Police and sheriff's department personnel are investigating the crime that has already resulted in one arrest.