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Homicide Witness Arrested in Standoff

The Oakdale Leader has uncovered information indicating that one of the subjects arrested in the Tuesday, March 15 standoff on West Avenue in the city is a prosecution witness in a high-profile homicide case in the Stanislaus County Superior Court involving Frank Carson, a Modesto defense attorney. Carson is on trial, along with seven other individuals, including three former California Highway Patrol officers, for the murder of Turlock resident Korey Kauffman.

March 23, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Police Search Reveals Indoor Marijuana Grow

After receiving information of a possible marijuana grow inside a residence, and with the passage of a recent city ordinance prohibiting marijuana cultivation – medicinal or otherwise – Oakdale Police conducted a check of the East J Street residence and discovered a number of pot plants.

March 16, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Stolen Gun Follow Up Results In More Charges

Additional investigation into a known felon who was in possession of a stolen handgun from a March 3 arrest, resulted in Oakdale Police officers serving a search warrant on the lawbreaker's home and finding more contraband that resulted in more criminal charges.

March 16, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


DOJ Search Warrant Causes Neighborhood Ruckus

A quiet residential area was disrupted Tuesday morning, March 15, when raid gear clad agents from the California Department of Justice served a search warrant at a residence on Cabernet Drive.

March 15, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


OPD Bust Felon With Gun and Meth

What started out as a welfare check for a distraught woman on Thursday, March 3, resulted in an Oakdale man's arrest for possession of 19 grams of methamphetamine and a loaded gun.

March 04, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Police, Fire Departments Have Busy Thursday Night

Oakdale Police and Fire crews were busy Thursday night, Feb. 25 and into the early hours of Friday morning, Feb. 26.

March 02, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Police: IRS Scam Making The Rounds

Callers are getting bolder – and getting results – as some in the local area have provided information and money, thinking they are in trouble with the IRS.

March 02, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Crime


Probation Sweep Busts Five Dopers

A joint endeavor between the Oakdale Police Department and Stanislaus County Probation Department on Wednesday, Feb. 17 resulted in several arrests for separate narcotics violations by probationers living in the city.

February 24, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Police Accept Donation For Department K-9 Unit

The Oakdale Police Canine budget is slightly healthier thanks in part to a generous donation from Gary and Bonnye Spray on behalf of their late daughter Amanda.

February 24, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Swift Investigation Leads To Arrest, Property Recovery

By RICHARD PALOMA

February 17, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


POLICE BEAT

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public document. The listing of a name here does not imply that person's guilt or innocence. That can only be determined by a court of law.

February 17, 2016 | | Crime


Area Transient Arrested For Attempted Murder

By RICHARD PALOMA

February 17, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Area Transient Arrested For Attempted Murder

A local transient, wanted for the attempted murder of a Sonora woman, was arrested Wednesday night by Sonora Police after a manhunt by at least three police agencies since Monday, Feb. 8.

February 11, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Business Owner Stabbed In Burglary Interruption

Oakdale Police responded to the Cottonwood Restaurant at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday night, Feb. 2 regarding a report that the owner of the business had been stabbed when confronting two subjects who had broken into the South Yosemite Avenue establishment.

February 03, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


Suspicious Activity Leads To Arrest Of Four

Four people gathered at the rear of a U-Haul truck parked at Jerry's Motel on East F Street garnered the attention of Oakdale Police Sergeant Joe Carrillo as he drove past the location around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan 30. A closer examination by the veteran sergeant revealed that one of the subjects, a male, was attempting to pick the lock of the truck that was parked at the side of the establishment.

February 03, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


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NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public ...

August 24, 2016 | | Crime


Police Beat

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public ...

August 17, 2016 | | Crime


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NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public ...

August 10, 2016 | | Crime


Suspect In Stolen Car Pursuit Evades Arrest

Tuolumne County sheriff's deputies pursued a stolen U-Haul truck into Oakdale Sunday night, Aug. 7 resulting in the vehicle and driver escaping. The truck ...

August 10, 2016 | | Crime


POLICE BEAT

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public ...

August 03, 2016 | | Crime


POLICE BEAT

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public ...

July 27, 2016 | | Crime


National Night Out Set

Oakdale police will join community residents in observing National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

July 27, 2016 | | Crime


‘Thank You’ Offered To Oakdale Community

In the last two weeks we have witnessed terrible tragedy in our country. The ambush killing of police officers in Dallas, TX and Baton Rouge ...

July 27, 2016 | By MICHAEL HARDEN Special To The Leader | Crime


Wrong-Way Driver Arrested For DUI, Hit-And-Run

Shortly after area police were issued a 'be on the lookout' for a wrong-way driver on Highway 108 between Oakdale and Riverbank on Saturday, July ...

July 27, 2016 | | Crime


Brazen Daytime Thief Hits Downtown Antique Store

Local merchants are on guard for an individual causing a distraction under the guise of looking at merchandise and then stealing women's purses due ...

July 27, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Crime


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