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 ...
There were no big surprises with the recent crime statistics report released by the Oakdale Police Department but the numbers certainly seem to reflect the ongoing economic struggle faced by the state of California as crimes such as theft and vandalism have seen increases from the prior year.
Oakdale Police said they received multiple 911 calls reporting the sound of gunshots in the area of West F Street and Oak, with one caller indicating a home at 20 N. Oak Ave. was involved. Officers responding to the scene located three subjects outside the home at 20 N. Oak. They were detained and it was determined they were the victims of the drive by shooting.
Several people were hurt and one man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder by Oakdale Police following a stabbing early morning Saturday, Feb. 25 at a local bar.
Oakdale police have obtained a felony arrest warrant for the mother of a 44-day-old girl that died in December. Toxicology results returned in January showed the infant had a high level of methamphetamine in its system at the time of its death.
With nearly a month passing since receiving toxicology reports listing high levels of methamphetamine in a 44-day-old baby that died in December, Oakdale Police still have the case listed as an open investigation.
Gun shots that were initially believed to be fired at an Oakdale police officer late afternoon on Jan. 29 resulted in a multi-agency dragnet and the eventual arrest of two suspects. No officers were hurt or struck by the gunfire and by the end of the evening, both suspects were in jail. Police later determined the shot fired was "accidental" by one of the suspects who had just committed a burglary.
The December death of an infant has now been classified as suspicious by the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office and is on the cusp of becoming listed as the third homicide for Oakdale in 2012.
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.
The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office reduced charges on Wednesday, Jan. 9 for an Oakdale man accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at a December party he was hosting.
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.
The Cowboy Capital of the World is taking on another trait of the Old West, this one definitely not a characteristic it may want to continue.
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 rumbling down city streets, that estimate seems on target.
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.
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.