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SWAT Team Moves In For Homicide Arrest
poplar street
SWAT and homicide detectives converged at a home in the 100 block of Poplar on Wednesday morning, arresting Stephen Frederick in connection with a September homicide on Twildo Road.

In a Wednesday morning, Nov. 4 incident in Oakdale, the Stanislaus Sheriff’s Office SWAT team arrested Stephen Frederick, 28, of Oakdale for the September shooting death of Katrina Allen.

Allen, 39, was also from Oakdale. SWAT was assisting homicide detectives who had learned that Frederick was at a residence in the 100 block of Poplar Street in Oakdale. The arrest was made about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, with traffic on Poplar blocked off during the operation, between North First and Pinkston avenues.

On the evening of Sept. 26, 2020 Oakdale Police Department was dispatched to Oak Valley Hospital for a report of a female with a gunshot wound in the emergency room. Allen was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Early the next morning, Stanislaus Sheriff’s detectives learned that Allen had been shot in the 2300 block of Twildo Road, east of Oakdale, and took over the homicide investigation.

Detectives continued to work the case and were able to identify Frederick as the shooter. Detectives learned that Frederick was at a residence on Poplar Street and he was taken into custody without incident. Frederick was to be booked at the Public Safety Center and charged with murder; 187(a) PC.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Detective Silva at 209-525-7091.

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