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.
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.
Oakdale resident and Modesto high school teacher Ralph Bradley Keith was found guilty of felony negligent discharging of a firearm and misdemeanor delaying and obstructing a peace officer on Monday, Oct 15 resulting from an October 2009 neighbor dispute.
There's a new scam hitting the local communities of Oakdale and Riverbank and it's particularly sophisticated, said Riverbank Police Chief Bill Pooley.
Stanislaus County narcotic task force agents arrested two individuals for marijuana cultivation and gun charges in response to an Oakdale Police Department investigation into a shots fired call from the 2000 block of East F Street at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept 26.
Oakdale Police are keeping busy following up on leads to identify the suspects in what looks to be two related brazen mid-day burglaries from Tuesday morning, Sept. 4.
Oakdale Police are in search of a known 17-year-old suspect who fled the scene leaving behind a sawed-off shotgun and ski mask after officers were called to the area of Stetson Drive and Branding Iron Street recently.
An Oakdale man wanted for possessing a pipe bomb and fighting with police in April was arrested Wednesday night, Aug. 1, but only again after trying to run from and fight with police.
Two separate shootings kept Oakdale Police busy early Thursday morning, Aug. 2, shortly after midnight.
An Oakdale man was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery at Walgreen's on West F Street on Monday morning, July 30.
A local parolee, arrested for a residential burglary, escaped police custody Wednesday morning, July 25, and was later apprehended after an hour-long search where he was found hiding near the neighborhood of the Oakdale Police Station.
Oakdale Police have brought in additional resources in the hopes of cracking a recent case that has put the community on edge.
Although cooler weather and a bout of rain showers on Friday, May 25 kept many people from the waterways, resulting in zero rescues on the Stanislaus River and Woodward Reservoir, a drive-by shooting on Saturday marred an otherwise quiet Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Members of the San Joaquin County Metro Narcotics Task Force served search warrants at two rural Escalon locations on Wednesday, May 9 confiscating several hundred marijuana plants and several thousand dollars in cash.
In an effort to curb water theft, which includes taking irrigation water out of rotation without permission from the ditchtender, the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors voted 4-1 to increase the district's fines to offenders. The fine had previously been $250 per occurrence. Now, the fines will be $500 for first offense, $750 for second offense, $1,250 for third offense. Plus, the offending party will be billed for all water that was potentially withdrawn at the out-of-district rate of $40 per acre foot. If the fine is not paid after 15 days of written notification, the offender ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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