Man arrested after unlawfully entering home and threatening estranged family member with knife Tuesday afternoon

On Tuesday, August 16th, 2022, at 1:04 pm, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported weapon offense that had just occurred at a residence in the 300 block of Lane St, Turlock, after a victim had a knife brandished at them by an estranged family member.

When officers arrived on scene, they made contact with and detained the suspect, Emory Fitzpatrick, 37, of Modesto, outside of the residence.

Officers began investigating and determined that Fitzpatrick had unlawfully entered the residence and made threats with a knife. Officers also learned that there was a court order between Fitzpatrick and the victim only allowing the two to have peaceful contact.

When dispatch ran Fitzpatrick, it was discovered that he had local two misdemeanor warrants, a $1,000 one for shoplifting and failure to appear and a $2,500 one for trespassing.

Fitzpatrick was arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of burglary, making criminal threats, contempt of court, brandishing a deadly weapon other than a firearm, and trespassing, as well as his two warrants.

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