Category Archives: Collision

Extremely drunk driver spits on officer and vomits on himself after being arrested Sunday night

On Sunday, November 27th, 2022, at 11:33 pm, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported vehicle collision at McDonald’s, 2400 Geer Rd, Turlock.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a single vehicle involved, a gray Honda sedan that had struck a bollard in the business’s drive-through.

The vehicle had a single occupant, its driver, who at this point we only know as William. William did not suffer any injuries.

The vehicle had sustained very minor superficial damage and was able to be driven by an officer to a parking space in the parking lot.

While officers were speaking with William, they noticed that he was exhibiting objective symptoms of being under the influence, so they began asking him DUI interview questions. During the interview, William stated that he had been at “24 Central Turlock” drinking “Turlock Soda”. 

During the interview, William was also asked if he was diabetic and he stated that he was. American Medical Response responded to check William out and they determined that he was not suffering any type of diabetic emergency.

Officers then asked William if he would be willing to participate in standardized field sobriety tests. William agreed and began the first test, however, was unable to complete it due to his level of intoxication.

Based on the totality of the circumstances, officers determined that William was under the influence of alcohol.

William was arrested and refused to provide an evidentiary breath or blood sample as required by California’s implied consent law. He then spat on an officer and was transported to the Turlock Police Department. During the transport and upon arrival, William vomited several times on himself and the back seat of the police vehicle. He was eventually released to be transported to a local hospital by American Medical Response.

It’s currently unknown how exactly the collision occurred.

Baby airlifted after being involved in rural rollover crash Monday evening

On Monday, November 21st, 2022, at 6:08 pm, the California Highway Patrol, Denair Fire Protection District, Turlock Rural Fire Protection District, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of Santa Fe Ave and E Keyes Rd, Denair.

When crews arrived on scene, they found at least one vehicle involved, a Toyota sedan, that had overturned several times. Information indicates that a second vehicle was possibly also involved, however, that has not yet been able to be confirmed.

The Toyota sedan had a total of two occupants, an adult driver and a baby passenger. The adult suffered major injuries and was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital after having to be extricated by firefighters, while the baby suffered unknown injuries and was air transported by PHI Air Medical Services to a regional children’s hospital.

The Toyota sedan sustained major damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

Two suffer major injuries after vehicle strikes tree and overturns Saturday night

On Saturday, November 19th, 2022, at 9:06 pm, the California Highway Patrol, Denair Fire Protection District, Turlock Rural Fire Protection District, Keyes Fire Protection District, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries on N Gratton Rd just south of Underhill Rd, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a single vehicle involved, a Chevrolet pickup truck, which had overturned and was on its roof.

The vehicle had two occupants, driver Damon Feery, 24, of Turlock, and passenger Katelynn Delao, 25, of Turlock. Both suffered major injuries and were ground transported by American Medical Response to local hospitals after having to be extricated from the vehicle by firefighters.

The vehicle sustained major damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away.

Officers began investigating and determined that the vehicle was heading southbound on N Gratton Rd from Underhill Rd, when for an unknown reason, Feery turned it to the left and caused it to leave the roadway from the east edge. The front of the vehicle struck a tree stump and it continued in a southerly direction before striking a tree, overturning, and coming to final rest facing a northwesterly direction.

Neither alcohol nor drugs were a factor in the collision. Both of the vehicle’s occupants stated that they were wearing their seatbelts and Feery stated that he was not on his phone when the collision occurred.

Man in roadway dies after being struck by driver who flees scene Monday night

On Monday, November 21st, 2022, at 11:44 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries in front of a residence in the 1200 block of Geer Rd, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a man later identified as William Hanson, 36, of Turlock, down in the roadway with a weak pulse and the vehicle that had struck him gone.

Officers immediately began chest compressions and were relieved by firefighters minutes later. Unfortunately, despite everyone’s best efforts, Hanson had suffered major injuries which he succumbed to at the scene around 12:05 am.

The Turlock Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team responded to the scene to process it, which required both southbound lanes between Twentieth Century Blvd and Wayside Dr to be closed until just before 4:00 am.

Originally, the involved vehicle was believed to be a silver SUV, however, that information has since been updated to a white 2000s Chevrolet Tahoe or GMC Yukon. It’s unknown which direction the vehicle went after the collision, however, it was headed southbound prior to it.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred, besides the fact that Hanson was in the roadway outside of a crosswalk in the southbound lanes.

The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is encouraged to call Officer Richard Fortado at 209-664-7399.

Man suffers major injuries after t-bone collision Friday night

On Friday, November 18th, 2022, at 9:53 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Stanislaus State Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of E Tuolumne Rd and N Olive Ave, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. The first one was a white Toyota sedan and the second one was a silver Nissan sedan. The silver Nissan sedan had also struck a tree.

Both vehicles only had single occupants, their drivers. The driver of the white Toyota sedan did not suffer any injuries, while the driver of the silver Nissan sedan suffered moderate injuries. He was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital.

Both vehicles sustained major damage as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away.

Officers began investigating and determined that the white Toyota sedan had been traveling eastbound on E Tuolumne Rd from Meadowlark Dr approaching the intersection, while the silver Nissan sedan had been traveling northbound on N Olive Ave from Delbon Aveapproaching the intersection. The two vehicles arrived at the intersection at the same time and entered it, which resulted in the front of the white Toyota sedan colliding with the left side of the silver Nissan sedan. The white Toyota sedan came to final rest in the roadway, while the silver Nissan sedan went up onto the sidewalk and came to final rest after colliding with a tree. Fault has yet to be determined.

Elderly woman injured after causing vehicle to overturn in neighborhood Friday night

On Friday, November 18th, 2022, at 8:54 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Stanislaus State Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision in the 2000 block of Georgia Way, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. The first one was a gray Subaru SUV, which had overturned and was on its roof, and the second one was a white Chevrolet SUV.

The gray Subaru SUV had a single occupant, its driver, an elderly woman, who suffered minor injuries and refused to be transported to the hospital. The white Chevrolet SUV was parked on the side of the road and unoccupied when the collision occurred.

The gray Subaru SUV sustained moderate damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away. The white Chevrolet SUV sustained minor damage and was left parked where it was.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

Teen injured in rollover collision Wednesday morning

On Wednesday, November 16th, 2022, at 8:11 am, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of Atherstone Rd and N Golden State Blvd, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. The first one was a Jeep SUV that had overturned and was on its roof, while the second one was an Acura sedan.

At least one person, the 17-year-old boy driving the Jeep SUV suffered minor injuries, however, it’s unknown if he was transported to the hospital or if there were any other patients.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

Drunk driver arrested after crashing into fire hydrant and fleeing Sunday night

On Sunday, November 13th, 2022, at 10:08 pm, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported hit and run that had just occurred at Tesoro Fine Mexican Restaurant, 1687 Lander Ave, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a knocked-down fire hydrant that had been struck by a vehicle that was no longer there.

Officers were able to locate the involved vehicle, a black Jeep pickup truck, unoccupied and parked behind Arco AMPM, 1801 Lander Ave.

Officers were also able to locate the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Balraj Singh, 25, of Turlock, in front of Khadim Jewelers, 1647 Lander Ave. Singh did not suffer any injuries.

While speaking with Singh, officers noticed that he was exhibiting symptoms of being under the influence.

Based on the totality of the circumstances, officers determined that Singh was under the influence of alcohol.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

Singh was arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and hit and run causing property damage. He was also issued an administrative driver’s license suspension order by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and his vehicle was impounded.

Three injured after driver allegedly attempts to beat traffic light Saturday afternoon

On Saturday, November 12th, 2022, at 1:59 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of Countryside Dr and W Monte Vista Ave, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. The first one was a Ford SUV and the second one was a Toyota sedan.

There were a total of five people involved, of which one suffered moderate injuries, two suffered minor injuries, and two didn’t suffer any injuries. At least two people were ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital.

At least one of the vehicles was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away.

It’s currently unknown how exactly the collision occurred, however, one of the original callers told dispatchers that one of the involved vehicles had attempted to beat the traffic light. If that’s actually what occurred, it remains unclear which vehicle it was.

Woman in roadway dies after being struck by vehicle Saturday night

On Saturday, November 5th, 2022, at 10:14 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries in the 1600 block of W Main St, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a single vehicle involved, a silver Toyota sedan, which had struck a woman.

The vehicle had a single occupant who did not suffer any injuries. The woman that the vehicle had struck, later identified as Maria Castillo Rodriguez, 71, of Hayward, suffered major injuries and was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital. She unfortunately succumbed to her injuries shortly after her arrival at the hospital.

The vehicle sustained minor damage and was able to be driven away from the scene.

Officers began investigating and determined that the vehicle was traveling westbound in the left lane of W Main St from N Tully Rd, while Rodriguez was crossing W Main St in a northerly direction while not in a crosswalk. Rodriguez successfully made it across the eastbound lanes and the turn lane, however, was struck by the vehicle when she arrived in the westbound left lane. The driver of the vehicle claimed that she did not see Rodriguez until she was right in front of her and was unable to stop in time.

Officers also determined that neither alcohol nor drugs were a factor in this collision.

The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is encouraged to call Officer Mike Simbalenko at 209-668-6523.

Drunk driver arrested after crashing into two vehicles and fleeing scene Wednesday night

On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022, at 11:12 pm, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported hit and run that had just occurred in front of a residence in the 500 block of N Palm St, Turlock.

As officers were responding, they received information that a witness to the collision had followed the suspect vehicle to Wayside Villa Apartments, 651 Wayside Dr.

Officers arrived at the apartment complex and located the suspect vehicle, a white Scion sedan.

The vehicle had a single occupant, its driver, Jason Dutra, 29, of Turlock. He did not suffer any injuries.

While officers were speaking with Dutra, they noticed that he was exhibiting objective symptoms of being under the influence, so they asked him if he would be willing to participate in standardized field sobriety tests. Dutra agreed and completed the tests.

Based on the totality of the circumstances, officers determined that Dutra was under the influence of alcohol.

Dutra was arrested and provided two evidentiary breath samples at the scene as required by California’s implied consent law. The breath samples revealed that Dutra had a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater.

Other officers responded to the collision scene and found two vehicles left there. One was a gray Chevrolet SUV and the other one was a black GMC SUV.

Both vehicles had been unoccupied and were legally parked on the side of the road when the collision occurred.

The white Scion sedan and the gray Chevrolet SUV both sustained moderate damage and were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away. The black GMC SUV sustained minor damage as a result of the collision and was left parked where it was.

Dutra was transported to a local hospital where he was medically cleared.

Afterwards, Dutra was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater.

Officer involved in vehicle collision after driver makes unsafe turn in his path Tuesday night

On Tuesday, October 25th, 2022, at 10:43 pm, a Turlock Police officer traveling westbound in the 1600 block of W Main St, Turlock, was involved in a vehicle collision.

Other officers were only about a hundred feet away on an unrelated traffic stop when the collision occurred. They released the stopped driver and ran to the collision, finding two vehicles involved. The first one was a white Nissan sedan and the second one was a Turlock Police Department black and white Ford SUV.

The white Nissan sedan had a single occupant, its driver. He did not suffer any injuries. The police vehicle also had a single occupant, its driver, Officer Andy Khounlivong. He too did not suffer any injuries.

Both vehicles sustained moderate damage and were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away.

Officers began investigating and determined that the white Nissan sedan was traveling eastbound on W Main St from northbound State Route 99, while the police vehicle was traveling westbound on W Main St from N Tully Rd. As the two vehicles approached each other in the 1600 block of W Main St, the driver of the white Nissan sedan began making a left turn into a parking lot and failed to allow the police vehicle that had the right of way to pass. During the turn, the two vehicles collided head on. The driver who failed to yield the right of way to the officer had a corrective lenses restriction on his driver’s license, however, he was not wearing them at the time of the collision.

Coincidentally, this is Officer Khounlivong’s first year as a police officer and he was already involved in another on-duty collision back in June, when a drunk driver crashed into his open driver door while he was on a stop investigating a weapon offense.

Woman injured after striking power pole and causing vehicle to overturn Friday morning

On Friday, October 21st, 2022, at 9:18 am, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries in the 2000 block of N Waring Rd, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a single vehicle involved, a Lexus sedan, which had overturned after striking a power pole.

The vehicle had a single occupant, its driver. She suffered moderate injuries and was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital.

The vehicle sustained major damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

UPDATE: Man from August 10th DUI hit and run arrested after release from hospital Wednesday afternoon

On Wednesday, October 19th, 2022, at 12:38 pm, a Turlock Police officer near a residence in the 600 block of Rockwood Ave, Turlock, recognized the man who had been involved in the DUI hit and run leaving a child injured on Monday, October 10th, 2022, at the intersection of Lander Ave and E Linwood Ave, so he got out with him knowing that he was wanted on the case.

James Hilton, 26, of Turlock, had been arrested the night of the incident, however, was released to be admitted into a local hospital. Shortly after his admission, he was discharged from the hospital.

Hilton was arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury, driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater causing injury, hit and run causing injury, driving with a suspended driver’s license due to a DUI conviction, and failing to provide evidence of financial responsibility upon the demand of a peace officer while driving, as well as a warrant. The warrant was a $10,000 misdemeanor bench warrant out of Merced for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater, and driving with a suspended driver’s license due to a DUI conviction.

Drunk driver arrested after fleeing collision scene and reporting he was carjacked Friday morning

On Friday, October 14th, 2022, at 6:44 am, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported hit and run that had just occurred in front of a residence in the 1200 block of N Olive Ave, Turlock.

When officers arrived on scene, they found three vehicles involved, one of them being a gray Toyota sedan.

At the time of the collision, the gray Toyota sedan only had a single occupant, driver Jose Cardenas, 47, of Turlock. He had suffered minor injuries and fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival, however, was later located and refused to be transported to the hospital. The other two vehicles were parked and unoccupied.

About an hour and a half later, at 8:10 am, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported carjacking that had just occurred at Dutcher Middle School, 1441 Colorado Ave.

Officers arrived on scene and met with the “victim” of the carjacking, Cardenas, who was displaying objective symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. Cardenas was bleeding and told officers that the people who had taken his car had beat him up, however, he had told another person in the area a different story about how he had just been involved in a collision. A witness to the collision was taken to Cardenas and they were able to positively identify Cardenas as the man who they had seen fleeing the scene on foot.

Cardenas was arrested and released on a citation on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and hit and run causing property damage. Additionally, he was issued an administrative driver’s license suspension order by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and his vehicle was impounded.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

Drunk and high driver with concealed handgun arrested after crashing into parked vehicle early Sunday morning

On Sunday, October 16th, 2022, at 2:37 am, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported vehicle collision near the intersection of W Monte Vista Ave and Sunset Dr, Turlock.

When officers arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. The first one was a black BMW SUV and the second one was a white GMC pickup truck.

The black BMW SUV had a single occupant, driver Steve Herghelian, 45, of Turlock. He did not suffer any injuries. The white GMC pickup truck was parked and unoccupied.

While speaking with Herghelian, officers noticed that he was exhibiting objective symptoms of being under the influence, so they asked him if he would be willing to participate in standardized field sobriety tests. He agreed, however, prior to officers starting them, they conducted a pat down search of Herghelian for weapons. During the pat down, officers came across a handgun. When officers had originally made contact with Herghelian, they had asked him if he had any weapons and specifically asked if he had any firearms, which he replied no to. A more extensive search of Herghelian after the discovery of the handgun led to the discovery of narcotics.

Officers proceeded with the standardized field sobriety tests and Herghelian completed them.

Based on the totality of the circumstances, officers determined that Herghelian was under the combined influence of alcohol and drugs.

Herghelian was arrested and refused to provide an evidentiary blood sample as required by California’s implied consent law. Herghelian was then transported to a local hospital where a blood sample was forcefully taken after a judge issued a search warrant and he was medically cleared.

Afterwards, Herghelian was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded and operable firearm, carrying a loaded firearm, and driving under the combined influence of alcohol and drugs.

The black BMW SUV sustained major damage, while the white GMC pickup truck sustained moderate damage. The black GMC SUV was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away. The white GMC pickup truck was left parked where it was.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

Drunk driver with his infant and toddler arrested after crashing into parked vehicle early Sunday morning

On Sunday, October 16th, 2022, at 12:54 am, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported vehicle collision in front of a residence in the 400 block of West Ave S, Turlock.

When officers arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. The first one was a red Toyota sedan and the second one was a silver Infiniti coupe.

The red Toyota sedan had a total of three occupants, driver Brayan Inocente, 29, of Turlock, his infant daughter, and his toddler son. Their extent of injuries remain unknown. The silver Infiniti coupe was parked and unoccupied.

While speaking with Inocente, officers noticed that he was exhibiting objective symptoms of being under the influence, so they asked him if he would be willing to participate in standardized field sobriety tests. He agreed and completed the tests.

Based on the totality of the circumstances, officers determined that Inocente was under the influence of alcohol.

Inocente was arrested and provided an evidentiary breath sample at the scene as required by California’s implied consent law. The breath sample revealed that Inocente had a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater. Inocente was then transported to a local hospital where he was medically cleared.

Afterwards, Inocente booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury, driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater causing injury, and child abuse or endangerment under circumstances likely to produce great bodily harm or death.

Both vehicles sustained moderate damage and were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision. The red Toyota sedan was towed away and the silver Infiniti coupe was left parked where it was.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

Drunk driver arrested after injuring child and fleeing scene, striking second vehicle while doing so Monday evening

On Monday, October 10th, 2022, at 7:55 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported hit and run with injuries at the intersection of Lander Ave and E Linwood Ave, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a single vehicle left at the scene, a white Chevrolet pickup truck. The other involved vehicle was a white Acura sedan that had been last seen heading eastbound on E Linwood Ave.

The white Chevrolet pickup truck had two occupants, an adult driver and a child passenger. The child passenger suffered minor injuries and was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital.

The white Chevrolet pickup truck sustained moderate damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

While crews were still handling the first collision, at about 8:02 pm, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to another reported vehicle collision, this one in front of a residence in the 1500 block of E Linwood Ave.

When officers arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. The first one was a white Acura sedan and the second one was a blue Chevrolet pickup truck. A mailbox, sign, and wheelbarrow were also involved. The white Acura sedan was determined to be the same one that had fled from the first collision.

The white Acura sedan had a single occupant, its driver, James Hilton, 26, of Turlock. He suffered moderate injuries and was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital. The blue Chevrolet pickup truck was parked and unoccupied.

The white Acura sedan had sustained major damage, while the blue Chevrolet pickup truck had sustained moderate damage. Both vehicles were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away.

Prior to Hilton being transported to the hospital, while officers were speaking with him, they noticed that he was exhibiting objective symptoms of being under the influence. Officers did not ask him to participate in standardized field sobriety tests due to his injuries, however, they learned that he had a suspended driver’s license due to DUI and also had a warrant for DUI.

Based on the totality of the circumstances, officers determined that Hilton was under the influence of alcohol.

Hilton was arrested but then released to be transported to the hospital.

It’s currently also unknown how the second collision occurred.

UPDATE: Driver from Tuesday’s hit and run arrested, vehicle recovered, and victim identified Thursday morning

On Thursday, October 13th, 2022, at 5:00 pm, the Turlock Police Department came out with an update regarding the hit and run that had occurred on Tuesday, October 11th, 2022, in the 2100 block of Fulkerth Rd, Turlock, which left an 83-year old man dead.

The Turlock Police Department announced the arrest of the responsible driver, the recovery of the involved vehicle, and the identity of the deceased victim.

At about 10:30 am, Armando Michael Arreola, 25, of Turlock, went to the Turlock Police Department to turn himself in as the responsible driver.

Arreola was interviewed by the Major Accident Investigation Team and the interview led to the discovery of the whereabouts of the involved vehicle. At the request of the Turlock Police Department, the Modesto Police Department responded to the 600 block of E Coolidge Ave, Modesto, and recovered the vehicle. It was taken to the Turlock Police Department where it will eventually be processed for evidence associated with the hit and run.

At the conclusion of the interview, Arreola was arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of hit and run causing injury or death and manslaughter.

The deceased victim was identified as Santiago Estrada-Gonzalez, 83, of Delhi.

“The investigation into this incident is not over with the arrest of Arreola and the recovery of the involved vehicle,” said Turlock Police Acting Captain Russell Holeman. “The Traffic Safety Unit will be serving additional search warrants and will continue their work to gather evidence to solidify this investigation. We offer our sincere condolences to Santiago’s family during their time of loss,” he continued.

The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is encouraged to call Officer Richard Fortado at 209-664-7399.

Elderly man struck and killed by driver who flees scene Tuesday afternoon

On Tuesday, October 11th, 2022, at 3:31 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported hit and run with injuries in the 2100 block of Fulkerth Rd, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a pedestrian down in the westbound lanes of Fulkerth Rd directly in front of the bus stop.

The pedestrian was later determined to be an 83-year old Hispanic man with a last known address in Modesto. He was suffering major injuries which he succumbed to at the scene. His identity is yet to be released, pending next of kin notification.

The Turlock Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team responded to the scene to investigate the collision. The roadway was closed for nearly four hours as they processed the scene and gathered evidence. It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred, however, officers were told by witnesses that the vehicle that had struck the pedestrian was a small white sedan which was last seen westbound on Fulkerth Rd. Through investigation, the vehicle was later determined to be a white 2004 Acura TL, bearing California license 8LMZ774. The vehicle has damage to its front windshield and front right side. If spotted, immediately call 9-1-1.

“This investigation is a top priority for the Traffic Safety Unit,” said Turlock Police Officer Richard Fortado. “I ask that anyone who may have information about the identity of the responsible suspect or who may have seen the damaged white Acura TL, to please contact me,” he continued.

The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is encouraged to call Officer Richard Fortado at 209-664-7399.

Horse injured in three vehicle and trailer collision Thursday night

On Thursday, October 6th, 2022, at 8:11 pm, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported vehicle collision at the intersection of W Main St and S Kilroy Rd, Turlock.

When officers arrived on scene, they found three vehicles and a trailer involved. The first vehicle was a white Chevrolet SUV hauling an involved white S & H trailer, the second vehicle was a gray GMC pickup truck, and the third vehicle was a white Intentional tractor hauling an uninvolved trailer.

There were a total of seven people involved, none of which were injured. A horse riding in the white S & H trailer was involved, however, and it suffered minor injuries. Its owners stated that they were going to take it to a veterinarian.

The white Chevrolet SUV sustained moderate damage and was able to be driven away from the vehicle, while the other two vehicles and trailer involved also sustained moderate damage, however, were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

Man arrested after leading officers on two high speed pursuits and crashing into brick wall Wednesday night

On Wednesday, October 5th, 2022, at 10:55 pm, a Turlock Police officer near the intersection of N Broadway and W Canal Dr, Turlock, spotted a vehicle which looked like one that had led another officer on a pursuit a few days prior, so he attempted to make a traffic stop on it, however, it failed to yield and a pursuit ensued.

The vehicle made its way southbound through town and eventually made it to the intersection of Fifth St and E Linwood Ave, where it made an eastbound turn. The officer was still quite a ways behind the vehicle on Fifth St and mistakenly thought that the eastbound turn was onto Hartvickson Dr, so he lost it. This pursuit’s duration was about four minutes and speeds during it reached about 70 miles per hour.

A short time later, at 11:16 pm, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s airship arrived overhead in the area where the vehicle was last seen in an attempt to locate it. They spotted a potential match just outside of town near the intersection of E Linwood Ave and S Verduga Rd. The sheriff’s airship followed the vehicle as it ultimately returned to the city, guiding Turlock Police officers to it.

A Turlock Police sergeant was able to get behind the vehicle near the intersection of Alpha Rd and E F St and attempted to stop it again, however, it failed to yield and a second pursuit ensued. This pursuit ended within about a minute as the sergeant lost the vehicle while it was leaving town eastbound on East Ave. Speeds during this pursuit reached about 100 miles per hour.

The sheriff’s airship continued to follow the vehicle to Denair, while it continued driving at high rates of speed and not stopping at stop signs. When the vehicle arrived in Denair, it began endlessly driving around in a neighborhood until it spotted a police vehicle and began recklessly heading back towards Turlock.

The sheriff’s airship continued to follow the vehicle and Stanislaus County Sheriff’s deputies were able to ultimately assist by setting up spike strips near the intersection of E Tuolumne Rd and Geer Rd. As the vehicle approached the intersection, it ran over the spikes which quickly deflated its tires.

The vehicle continued westbound on W Tuolumne Rd until its driver ultimately lost control and crashed into a brick wall at N Tully Rd.

The vehicle’s driver bailed on foot and attempted to hide on Shadow Park Dr, however, was found a few minutes later by a sheriff’s canine. He was arrested without incident and identified as Gerardo Partida, 25, of Delhi.

Partida was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of flight from a peace officer with disregard to public safety, hit and run causing property damage, and driving a vehicle with lighting equipment not maintained in good working order.

Vehicle collision declared mass casualty incident after seven injured Sunday evening

On Sunday, October 2nd, 2022, at 5:28 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, Modesto Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of N Olive Ave and Hartwick Ave, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. The first one was a black Honda sedan and the second one was a blue Hyundai hatchback.

There were a total of seven people involved, one of which suffered major injuries, four of which suffered moderate injuries, and two of which suffered minor injuries. The one who suffered major injuries was air transported by CALSTAR Air Medical Services to a local hospital, while the rest were ground transported by American Medical Response to local hospitals.

Both vehicles sustained major damage and were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred, however, a person claiming to be a witness commented on a Facebook post stating that she had seen both vehicles racing prior to the collision.

The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is encouraged to call Officer Raymond Croxen at 209-668-6542.

Bicyclist injured in hit and run by motorcyclist Thursday evening

On Thursday, September 22nd, 2022, at 7:07 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of Seventh St and W F St, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a downed bicyclist. Witnesses reported that a motorcyclist had struck him and fled the area.

Although the bicyclist was down, he was alert and conscious when contacted. He was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital with an unknown extent of injuries.

Officers began investigating and were told by a witness that they had seen the motorcyclist traveling westbound on W F St approaching Seventh St at a high rate of speed prior to the collision. The motorcyclist was described as a man wearing dark clothing. Officers were then told by another witness that they observed the bicyclist riding his bike in the area of the intersection when he collided with the motorcyclist. The motorcyclist then reportedly fled the scene westbound on W F St towards Lander Ave. Officers found and collected pieces of a blue and charcoal motorcycle fairing on the south side of W F St just west of the intersection.

The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is encouraged to call Officer Gavin Allison at 209-668-5550 extension 6698.

Woman and two small children injured after man reportedly turns into their path Monday evening

On Monday, September 26th, 2022, at 6:13 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of Hedstrom Rd and James Ln, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. The first one was a white Ford hatchback and the second one was a gray GMC SUV.

The white Ford hatchback had a single occupant, its driver, who suffered minor injuries, while the gray GMC SUV had three occupants, including two small children, all of which suffered minor injuries. All four were ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital.

The white Ford hatchback sustained major damage, while the gray GMC SUV sustained moderate damage. Both vehicles were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away.

Witnesses who saw the collision stated that the white Ford hatchback was traveling eastbound on Hedstrom Rd from Gail Ave, while the gray GMC SUV was traveling westbound on Hedstrom Rd from Case Way. As the two vehicles approached each other near the intersection, the driver of the white Ford hatchback reportedly attempted to turn northbound onto James Ln and did so in the path of the gray GMC SUV, causing the collision. Both vehicles then came to final rest on the northwest corner of the intersection.

Man injured after causing vehicle to overturn and come to rest partially over canal Monday afternoon

On Monday, September 26th, 2022, at 4:36 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries across the street from a residence in the 2100 block of W Taylor Rd, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a single vehicle involved, a red Honda coupe. The vehicle had gone off of the roadway, struck an irrigation system, overturned, and come to final rest partially over the canal.

The vehicle had a single occupant, its driver, who suffered moderate injuries. He was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital.

The vehicle sustained major damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

Drunk driver arrested after injuring woman and two children in freeway rollover Sunday afternoon

On Sunday, September 25th, 2022, at 4:37 pm, the California Highway Patrol, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries northbound State Route 99 just north of W Linwood Ave, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a single vehicle involved, a Chevrolet pickup truck, which was in a dirt field east of the freeway between the overpass and Esperanza Ct.

The vehicle had four occupants, including driver Severo Ramirez, 33, of Stockton, and front passenger Sharayah Sanders, 31, of Stockton. A nine-year old female of Stockton and seven-year old female of Manteca were also seated in the back. Ramirez suffered minor injuries, Sanders suffered major injuries, the nine-year old suffered major injuries, and the seven-year old suffered minor injuries. Ramirez refused to be transported to the hospital, Sanders and the seven-year old were ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital, while the nine-year old was air transported by PHI Air Medical Services to a regional children’s hospital.

The vehicle sustained major damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away.

Officers began investigating, and determined that Ramirez was under the influence of alcohol. Officers determined that Ramirez was traveling northbound on State Route 99 from Lander Ave, when his intoxicated state caused him to lose control of his vehicle near the W Linwood Ave overpass. At that point, his vehicle struck the center median barrier and crossed all lanes of traffic headed in a northeasterly direction. His vehicle then left the edge of the roadway, rolled over, and came to final rest where it was found after colliding with a cyclone fence.

Ramirez was arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater causing injury. He was also issued an administrative driver’s license suspension order by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and his vehicle was impounded.

Two suffer minor injuries after driver makes turn in path of other vehicle Friday night

On Friday, September 23rd, 2022, at 11:07 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries in the 1000 block of East Ave, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. The first was a white Dodge pickup truck and the second was a white Toyota sedan.

The white Dodge pickup truck had two occupants. Its driver did not suffer any injuries, while its passenger was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital with minor injuries. The white Toyota sedan had one occupant who suffered minor injuries and refused to be transported to the hospital.

The white Dodge pickup truck sustained moderate damage, while the white Toyota sedan sustained major damage. Both vehicles were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away.

Witnesses reported that the white Dodge pickup truck was traveling eastbound on East Ave from S Center St, while the white Toyota sedan was traveling westbound on East Ave from Minaret Ave. As the two vehicles approached each other in the 1000 block of East Ave, the white Toyota sedan reportedly made a left turn directly into the path of the white Dodge pickup truck while attempting to enter a parking lot. The front of the white Dodge pickup truck then collided with the front right side of the white Toyota sedan and pushed it a few feet to the east where both vehicles came to final rest.

Drunk driver arrested after injuring man in collision and fleeing scene early Sunday morning

On Sunday, September 18th, 2022, at 3:39 am, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of W Main St and N Orange St, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. The first was a white BMW sedan and the second was a black Toyota sedan. A fire hydrant had also been struck and knocked off its post.

Both vehicles only had single occupants, their drivers. The driver of the white BMW sedan, Daniel Anzures, 23, of Turlock, did not suffer any injuries, while the driver of the black Toyota sedan suffered minor injuries. He refused to be transported to the hospital.

Both vehicles sustained major damage and were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away. It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

Anzures had fled the scene on foot prior to crews’ arrival, however, he called police a few minutes later claiming that he wanted to surrender and was near a church in the area. Officers began searching for him and located him in the 300 block of S Laurel St.

Officers noticed that Anzures was exhibiting objective symptoms of being under the influence, so they asked him if he would be willing to participate in a standardized field sobriety test. Anzures agreed and completed the test.

Ultimately, based on the objective symptoms that Anzures was exhibiting, his performance in the standardized field sobriety tests, the fact that he had just been involved in a collision which he had fled from for no other apparent reason, his statements, and the totality of the circumstances, officers determined that he was under the influence of alcohol.

Anzures was arrested and provided an evidentiary breath sample at the scene as required by California’s implied consent law. The results of the breath sample revealed that Anzures had a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater.

Ultimately, Anzures was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety on charges of hit and run with injuries and driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury. He was also issued an administrative driver’s license suspension order by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and his vehicle was impounded.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

Motorcyclist suffers moderate injuries including broken wrist after colliding with vehicle Tuesday night

On Tuesday, September 13th, 2022, at 9:46 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of Lander Ave and W Main St, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. The first one was an unknown motorcycle and the second one was a gray Honda sedan. The motorcyclist was found down in the roadway.

The motorcycle had a single rider. He was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital with moderate injuries, including a broken wrist. The other vehicle had an unknown number of occupants, however, neither of them were injured.

Both vehicles were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

Two suffer minor injuries in vehicle collision Monday morning

On Monday, September 12th, 2022, at 6:04 am, the Turlock Police Department, Stanislaus State Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of E Tuolumne Rd and N Olive Ave, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. The first one was a silver Lexus sedan and the second one was a white Ford pickup truck.

The silver Lexus sedan had a single occupant, its driver. She was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital with minor injuries. The white Ford pickup truck had two occupants, a driver and a passenger. Its driver suffered minor injuries and refused to be transported to the hospital, while its passenger did not suffer any injuries.

Both vehicles sustained moderate damage and were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

Drunk driver arrested after striking three parked vehicles early Monday morning

On Monday, September 5th, 2022, at 1:03 am, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with unknown details in the 1100 block of East Ave, Turlock.

When officers arrived on scene, they found four vehicles involved. The first was a white Chevrolet pickup truck, the second was a white Ford pickup truck, the third was a silver Dodge sedan, and the fourth was a gray Dodge pickup truck. A fence was also involved.

The white Chevrolet pickup truck had a single occupant, its driver, Omar Jimenez, 27, of Turlock. The other three vehicles were parked and unoccupied.

The white Chevrolet pickup truck sustained moderate damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away. The other three vehicles sustained minor damage and were left where they were parked.

While speaking with Jimenez, officers noticed that he was exhibiting objective symptoms of being under the influence, so they asked him if he would be willing to participate in standardized field sobriety tests. Jimenez agreed and was able to complete one, however, was not able to complete the remaining two due to his level of intoxication.

Ultimately, based on the objective symptoms that Jimenez was exhibiting, his performance in the one standardized field sobriety he was able to complete, the fact that he had just been involved in a collision, his statements, and the totality of the circumstances, officers determined that he was under the influence of alcohol.

Jimenez was arrested and provided an evidentiary breath sample at the scene as required by California’s implied consent law. The results of the breath sample revealed that Jimenez had a blood alcohol content of .19.

Jimenez was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater. He was also issued an administrative driver’s license suspension order by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and his vehicle was impounded.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

CHP investigates two fatal collisions two hours apart Friday night

On Friday, September 3rd, 2022, at 11:37 pm, the California Highway Patrol, Keyes Fire Protection District, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries in the 3100 block of N Washington Rd, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a single vehicle involved, a Honda. Its driver was found underneath it.

The vehicle had two occupants, its driver, a 51-year old man of Stockton whose identity has not yet been released, and his passenger, Victor Bedoy, 22, of Stockton. The vehicle’s driver suffered major injuries which he succumbed to at the scene, while Bedoy did not suffer any injuries.

The vehicle sustained major damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away.

Officers began investigating and determined that the vehicle was traveling westbound on W Monte Vista Ave approaching N Washington Rd at about sixty miles per hour. As the vehicle approached the intersection, it failed to stop for the stop sign and continued in a westerly direction onto a private dirt road. A few seconds later, the front left side of the vehicle collided with a power pole. The vehicle’s driver was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle, thrown in its path, and run over by it. The vehicle came to final rest a short time later.

Officers believe that alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in the collision.

The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is encouraged to call Officer Aaron Fay at 209-545-7440.

Less than two hours later, at 1:12 am, the California Highway Patrol, Keyes Fire Protection District, and American Medical Response were dispatched to another reported vehicle collision with injuries, this one in the 5700 block of E Keyes Rd.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. One was a Mazda sedan and the other was a Chevrolet pickup truck.

Both vehicles only had a single occupant, their drivers. The identity of the driver of the Mazda sedan has not yet been released, however, the Chevrolet pickup truck was being driven by Richard John Agresti, 31, of Ceres.

The driver of the Mazda sedan suffered major injuries which he succumbed to at the scene, while the driver of the Chevrolet pickup truck suffered major injuries and was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital.

Both vehicles sustained major damage and were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away.

Officers began investigating and determined that the Mazda sedan was traveling eastbound on E Keyes Rd from Pioneer Rd, while the Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling westbound on E Keyes Rd from Mountain View Rd. As the two vehicles met in the 5700 block of E Keyes Rd, for an unknown reason, the Mazda sedan veered to the left into the westbound lane and collided head-on with the Chevrolet pickup truck. The Mazda sedan’s driver was ejected from his vehicle and landed in the roadway. The Mazda sedan came to final rest on its wheels on the south shoulder of the roadway facing northwest, while the Chevrolet pickup truck came to final rest on its wheels in an orchard facing southwest.

It’s currently unclear whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision.

The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is encouraged to call Officer Matthew Pender at 209-534-7440.

Drunk driver arrested after attempting to flee from officer but crashing into fence Thursday night

On Thursday, September 1st, 2022, at 10:32 pm, a Turlock Police officer near the intersection of E Glenwood Ave and Golf Rd, Turlock, observed a vehicle violate the California Vehicle Code, so he attempted to make a traffic stop on it.

The driver of the vehicle, Jorge Quintero, 34, of Turlock, took off from the officer, however, did not make it very far and drove straight into the fence of a residence in the 2000 block of Golf Road.

A high risk stop was conducted and Quintero was detained in handcuffs at gunpoint.

When officers had their dispatcher run Quintero, he returned with a local $10,000 misdemeanor warrant for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater.

While officers were speaking with Quintero, they noticed that he was exhibiting objective symptoms of being under the influence. Ultimately, officers determined that he was under the influence of alcohol.

Quintero was arrested and provided an evidentiary breath sample at the scene as required by California’s implied consent law. The results of the breath sample revealed that Quintero had a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater.

Quintero was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater, and driving with a suspended driver’s license due to a DUI conviction, as well as his warrant. He was also issued an administrative driver’s license suspension order by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and his vehicle was impounded.

At the time of the collision, Quintero was the vehicle’s only occupant. He did not suffer any injuries.

Quintero’s vehicle sustained minor damage.

The collision occurred because Quintero was traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on E Glenwood Ave and was unable to turn when he approached Golf Rd.

Truck driver arrested for DUI after crashing into traffic light Wednesday evening

On Wednesday, August 31st, 2022, at 6:41 pm, a Turlock Police officer near the intersection of N Golden State Blvd and W Canal Dr, Turlock, observed a vehicle collision occur at the intersection involving a semi-truck and traffic light.

After the collision, the truck did not stop and drove off westbound from the scene. It was stopped by the officer a few seconds later near the intersection of Chestnut St and N First St.

The officer made contact with the truck’s driver, Carrie Keeton, 41, of North Carolina, noticed that she was exhibiting objective symptoms of being under the influence, and smelt a faint odor of alcohol coming off of her.

The officer removed Keeton from her truck and asked her if she would be willing to participate in standardized field sobriety tests, which she agreed to and completed.

Ultimately, based on the objective symptoms that Keeton was exhibiting, the odor of alcohol that was coming off of her, her performance in the standardized field sobriety tests, the fact that she had just been involved in a collision, and the totality of the circumstances, officers determined that she was under the influence of alcohol.

Keeton was arrested and provided an evidentiary breath sample at the scene as required by California’s implied consent law. The results of the breath sample revealed that Keeton had a blood alcohol content of .04 or greater.

Keeton was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving a commercial vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .04 or greater. She was also issued an administrative driver’s license suspension order by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and her vehicle was impounded.

At the time of the collision, Keeton was the truck’s only occupant. She did not suffer any injuries.

Keeton’s truck sustained minor damage.

The collision occurred as Keeton was making a westbound turn onto W Canal Dr from northbound N Golden State Blvd.

One suffers minor injuries after rollover vehicle collision Monday afternoon

On Monday, August 29th, 2022, at 3:57 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of W Main St and N Kilroy Rd, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. One was a black Toyota sedan while the other was a white Nissan SUV. The black Toyota sedan was rolled over on its driver side.

The driver of the black Toyota sedan, who was its only occupant, did not suffer any injuries, however, had to be helped out of the vehicle by bystanders. The driver of the white Nissan SUV, who was also its only occupant, suffered minor injuries and was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital.

Both vehicles sustained moderate damage and were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away.

Officers began investigating and determined that the black Toyota sedan was traveling eastbound on W Main St in the left lane while the white Nissan SUV was traveling westbound on W Main St in the right lane. When the two vehicles approached the intersection, the black Toyota sedan entered the left turn pocket and began executing its left turn to go northbound on N Kilroy Rd. While the black Toyota sedan was executing its turn, the front of the white Nissan SUV collided with the passenger side of the black Toyota sedan and caused it to roll over. It’s currently unclear which vehicle had the right of way at the intersection at the time.

Man engaged in sideshow arrested after crashing into innocent bystander’s vehicle Sunday evening

On Sunday, August 28th, 2022, at 7:12 pm, the California Highway Patrol and Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a reported sideshow in progress at NASA Crows Landing Airport, Bell Rd, Crows Landing.

As the sheriff’s office’s airship and deputies on the ground began arriving in the area, the group of over two hundred vehicles began dispersing.

One of the vehicles, a silver Ford coupe, caught the attention of the airship after it had been seen driving recklessly at speeds in excess of 110 miles per hour. Deputies on the ground did not attempt to stop the vehicle, however, it was followed by the airship as it eventually made its way into Turlock.

Due to the vehicle’s continued reckless driving, the decision was made to deploy spike strips at the intersection of W Main St and N Tegner Rd. The spike strips were successful and slowed the vehicle down to about ten miles per hour.

Eventually, the silver Ford coupe collided with an innocent bystander’s black Kia SUV at the intersection of W Main St and northbound State Route 99.

The silver Ford coupe’s driver immediately exited and began fleeing on foot, while his two passengers remained in the vehicle. He was taken into custody shortly later in the dirt field at 201 N Tully Rd and identified as Sergio Valencia, 24, of Santa Clarita.

The Turlock Police Department was dispatched to handle the vehicle collision.

At the time of the collision, the silver Ford coupe had a total of three occupants, while the black Kia SUV had two. No one suffered any injuries.

Both vehicles sustained minor damage. The silver Ford coupe was towed away from the scene while the black Kia SUV was able to be driven away.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

Valencia was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of reckless driving, engaging in a motor vehicle speed contest on a highway, and hit and run.

Driver causes vehicle to overturn after falling asleep early Thursday morning

On Thursday, August 25th, 2022, at 4:57 am, the Turlock Police Department and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with unknown details near the intersection of N Golden State Blvd and Fulkerth Rd, Turlock.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a single vehicle involved, a silver Scion coupe which had overturned and was on its roof.

The vehicle had a single occupant, who did not suffer any injuries.

The vehicle sustained moderate damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away.

It’s currently unknown how exactly the collision occurred, however, the driver was traveling northbound on N Golden State Blvd from Fulkerth Rd when it occurred and reported that he had fallen asleep while driving.

T-bone collision leaves two drivers with minor injuries Wednesday night

On Wednesday, August 24th, 2022, at 9:53 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Stanislaus State Police Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with unknown details at the intersection of E Monte Vista Ave and N Berkeley Ave, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. One was a gray Honda SUV while the other was a green Toyota sedan.

Both vehicles had a single occupant, their drivers. Both drivers suffered minor injuries. The driver of the gray Honda SUV was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital while the driver of the green Toyota sedan refused to be transported to the hospital.

Both vehicles sustained moderate damage. The gray Honda SUV was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away, while the green Toyota sedan was driven away from the scene.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

Man injured after woman makes U-turn in front of his vehicle Saturday evening

On Saturday, August 20th, 2022, at 5:42 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries in the 300 block of W Hawkeye Ave, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. One was a Kia hatchback, while the other was a Ford sedan.

Both vehicles only had a single occupant, their drivers, one of which suffered minor injuries while the other suffered moderate injuries. The one who suffered minor injuries refused to be transported to the hospital while the one who suffered moderate injuries was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital.

Both vehicles sustained moderate damage and were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away.

Officers began investigating and determined that one of the drivers was traveling westbound on W Hawkeye Ave, while the other was traveling eastbound. The one who was traveling eastbound decided to make a U-turn and did so directly in front of the one who was traveling westbound. The driver that was traveling westbound was unable to avoid the collision.

Pedestrian walking in roadway struck and killed by vehicle early Friday morning

On Friday, August 19th, 2022, at 12:16 am, the California Highway Patrol, Keyes Fire Protection District, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries near the intersection of N Golden State Blvd and W Barnhart Rd, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a single vehicle involved, a silver Ford sedan, which had struck a pedestrian who was down in the roadway.

The pedestrian, later identified as Michael Burks, 51, of Modesto, was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital with major injuries which he later succumbed to. The driver and only occupant of the silver Ford sedan, Kaisee Budworth, 32, of Turlock, did not suffer any injuries.

Budworth’s vehicle sustained minor damage.

Officers began investigating and determined that Budworth was traveling southbound on N Golden State Blvd at a speed between forty and 45 miles per hour, while Burks was walking in the middle of the southbound lane just south of her vehicle wearing all black clothing. As Budworth approached Burks, the front of her vehicle collided with him as she was unable to see him and stop in time due to the limited lighting in the area and the fact that he was wearing dark clothing.

The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is encouraged to call Officer Jeff Abrahamson at 209-545-7440.

Man found unresponsive after crashing motorized scooter Wednesday night

On Wednesday, August 17th, 2022, at 8:28 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries in the 2200 block of Carmichael Way, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a single vehicle involved, a motorized scooter, whose rider had fallen off of it.

The rider was found breathing, but unresponsive. He was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital with unknown injuries.

The motorized scooter sustained minor damage.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

Juvenile arrested after leading officers on reckless pursuit against traffic and sideswiping two vehicles Saturday afternoon

On Saturday, August 13th, 2022, at 1:33 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a security check at the intersection of Fulkerth Rd and N Golden State Blvd, Turlock, after a man had been seen passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle.

Firefighters and paramedics got on scene prior to officers and attempted to make contact with the vehicle’s driver, later identified as a 17-year old Hispanic male juvenile. The juvenile immediately woke up and sped off at a high rate of speed, nearly striking one of the paramedics with his vehicle.

A few minutes later, officers located the vehicle near the intersection of Fulkerth Rd and N Tully Rd cutting off other vehicles and traveling at a high rate of speed. Officers attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle, however, the juvenile driver failed to stop and a pursuit ensued.

The juvenile led the officers through a shopping center in the area and then up to Monte Vista Crossings before heading back to where he was originally found southbound on N Golden State Blvd. In the process, the juvenile continued driving at a high rate of speed and even drove into oncoming lanes against traffic.

The vehicle finally became disabled and the pursuit came to an end near the intersection of W Canal Dr and N Golden State Blvd after the juvenile drove over a center median, however, not before sideswiping one of the pursuing patrol vehicles and an uninvolved bystander’s vehicle.

The juvenile then exited his vehicle and began fleeing on foot, however, was taken into custody shortly later in the 500 block of N Golden State Blvd after offering up some resistance.

The juvenile was arrested and released on a citation on charges of flight from a peace officer with disregard to public safety, flight from a peace officer against traffic, false personation, resisting a peace officer, providing false identification to a peace officer, possession of a controlled substance, and driving without a valid driver’s license.

No one suffered any injuries in the sideswipe collision and all vehicles involved sustained minor damage. The investigation into the collision remains on-going.

Bicyclist suffers major injuries after being struck by vehicle Monday evening

On Monday, August 15th, 2022, at 5:11 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of E Canal Dr and N Denair Ave, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. One was a green Ford SUV and the other was a blue Magna bicycle. The bicyclist was laying in the roadway about thirty feet away from his bicycle.

The green Ford SUV had two occupants, neither of which suffered any injuries. The bicyclist suffered major injuries and was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital.

The green Ford SUV sustained minor damage and was able to be driven away from the scene, while the blue Magna bicycle also sustained minor damage but was stored by the Turlock Police Department for safekeeping until its owner can reclaim it.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

The westbound lanes of E Canal Dr between N Mitchell Ave and Wolfe Ave were closed for a little less than an hour while crews worked the scene.

The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is encouraged to call Officer Mark Alberti at 209-668-1200.

Drunk driver arrested after crashing into parked vehicle Sunday night

On Sunday, August 14th, 2022, at 8:25 pm, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with unknown details in front of a residence in the 1200 block of Pecan Way, Turlock.

When officers arrived on scene, they originally only found one vehicle involved, a gray Acura SUV, however, a minute later located the second involved vehicle, a gray GMC SUV, around the corner in front of its registered address.

The gray Acura SUV was unoccupied and legally parked on the side of the road at the time of the collision, while the gray GMC SUV had a single occupant at the time of the collision, Manuel Aguilar, 38, of Turlock, who did not suffer any injuries.

Both vehicles sustained minor damage. The gray Acura SUV was left parked where it was while the gray GMC SUV was impounded after its driver was arrested.

While speaking with Aguilar, officers noticed that he was exhibiting objective symptoms of being under the influence, so they asked him if he would be willing to participate in standardized field sobriety tests. Aguilar agreed and completed the tests.

Ultimately, based on the objective symptoms Aguilar was exhibiting, his performance in the standardized field sobriety tests, the fact that there was an open alcohol container in his vehicle, the fact that he had just been involved in a collision, and the totality of the circumstances, officers determined that he was under the influence of alcohol.

Aguilar was arrested and transported to a local hospital for a blood draw as required by California’s implied consent law.

Afterwards, Aguilar was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater. He was also issued an administrative driver’s license suspension order by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and his vehicle was impounded.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

Drunk driver arrested after driving off freeway, crashing into fence, ending up in equipment rental yard early Saturday morning

On Saturday, August 13th, 2022, at 3:39 am, the California Highway Patrol, Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries northbound State Route 99 just north of Lander Ave, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a Honda sedan that had driven off of the freeway, crashed into a cyclone fence, and ended up in the yard of United Rentals, 1400 South Ave.

The vehicle had a single occupant, Diana Isbael Martinez, 29, of Turlock. She suffered minor injuries and was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital.

The vehicle sustained moderate damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away.

After being released from the hospital, Martinez was arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater. She was also issued an administrative driver’s license suspension order by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and her vehicle was impounded.

Officers began investigating and determined that Martinez was traveling northbound State Route 99 just past Lander Ave in the left lane at an unknown speed, when for an unknown reason, she allowed her vehicle to drift across all lanes and leave the roadway. Her vehicle proceeded in a northeasterly direction, collided with the cyclone fence, and ended up in the United Rentals yard.

Drunk driver arrested after crashing into dental office and attempting to flee Thursday night

On Thursday, August 11th, 2022, at 10:45 pm, the Turlock Police Department and Turlock Fire Department were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with unknown details at Turlock Dental Care, 3131 Colorado Ave, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a single vehicle involved, a silver Chevrolet sedan, which had originally struck the structure and then backed into a traffic light control box.

The vehicle had a single occupant, its driver, Kent Correia, 42, of Turlock, who suffered minor injuries and refused to be transported to the hospital.

The vehicle sustained moderate damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away.

It’s currently unknown how the original collision with the structure had occurred, however, Correia had backed into the traffic light control box after the original collision while attempting to flee the scene. Bystanders who attempted to stop Correia were allegedly battered by him, however, they did not want to become victims.

At some point during the collision, a gas line was also damaged which caused a small leak and required the Pacific Gas and Electric Company to respond and secure it.

While speaking with Correia, officers noticed that he was exhibiting objective symptoms of being under the influence, so they asked him if he would be willing to participate in standardized field sobriety tests. He refused. Correia was then asked to blow into a preliminary alcohol screening device, which he also refused.

Ultimately, based on the objective symptoms Correia was exhibiting, the fact that he was unable to sit up straight and kept laying down on the sidewalk, the fact that he had just been involved in a collision, and the totality of the circumstances, officers determined that he was under the influence of alcohol.

Correia was arrested and provided an evidentiary breath sample at the scene as required by California’s implied consent law. The results of the breath sample revealed that Correia had a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater. Correira was then transported to a local hospital at his request for a blood draw to provide as an additional sample.

Afterwards, Correia was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater. He was also issued an administrative driver’s license suspension order by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and his vehicle was impounded.

Drunk driver arrested after colliding with four parked vehicles early Sunday morning

On Sunday, August 7th, 2022, at 12:34 am, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with unknown details in the 300 block of Lander Ave, Turlock.

When officers arrived on scene, they found five vehicles involved. The first was a white Infiniti sedan, the second was a black Mercedes-Benz sedan, the third was a gold Honda sedan, the fourth was a silver classic Ford sedan, and the fifth was a black Acura sedan.

The white Infiniti sedan had a single occupant, its driver, Edgar Gama Manzo, 43, of Turlock. He did not suffer any injuries. The other four vehicles were all legally parked on the side of the road in the order they were listed in and unoccupied.

The white Infiniti sedan, black Mercedes-Benz sedan, and gold Honda sedan, all sustained moderate damage. The silver classic Ford sedan and black Acura sedan both sustained minor damage. The white Infiniti sedan was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away. The other four vehicles were left parked where they were.

Officers began investigating and determined that Manzo was traveling southbound on Lander Ave just past High Stat an unknown speed, when for an unknown reason, he allowed his vehicle to veer to the right off of the path of travel and strike the black Mercedes-Benz sedan. The black Mercedes-Benz sedan was pushed into the gold Honda sedan, which was pushed into the silver classic Ford sedan, which was pushed into the black Acura sedan.

While speaking with Manzo, officers noticed that he was exhibiting objective symptoms of being under the influence, so they asked him if he would be willing to participate in standardized field sobriety tests. He agreed and completed them.

Ultimately, based on the objective symptoms Manzo was exhibiting, his performance in the standardized field sobriety tests, the fact that he had just been involved in a collision with a primary collision factor common with drunk drivers, his statements, and the totality of the circumstances, officers determined that he was under the influence of alcohol.

Manzo was arrested and provided an evidentiary breath sample at the scene as required by California’s implied consent law. The results of the breath sample revealed that Manzo had a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater.

Manzo was released on a citation on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater. He was also issued an administrative driver’s license suspension order by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and his vehicle was impounded.

Modesto Police pursuit of burglary suspect ends with arrest and crash in Turlock early Tuesday morning

On Tuesday, August 9th, 2022, at 2:36 am, the Modesto Police Department was dispatched to a reported auto burglary that had just occurred at a residence in the 2800 block of Sapphire Dr, Modesto, after a man had been seen stealing items from an equipment trailer in front of the residence.

While responding, one of the officers observed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle with garden equipment in plain view traveling northbound on Claus Rd approaching E Briggsmore Ave.

The officer then observed the vehicle violate the California Vehicle Code so he attempted to make a traffic stop on it, however, the driver, later identified as Joseph Jones, 35, of Waterford, failed to stop for the officer and a pursuit ensued.

Jones led the officer eastbound on Parker Rd before crashing into a street sign at Wellsford Rd and then backing into the officer’s vehicle which constituted aggravated assault against the officer.

After backing into the officer’s vehicle, Jones continued to flee southbound on Wellsford Rd, eastbound on Dusty Rd, and then southbound on Albers Rd. Jones continued southbound onto Geer Rd until entering Turlock and turning westbound on W Springer Dr. Jones did hit spike strips at Geer Rd and Service Rd, however, they did not have much effect.

Jones then continued westbound onto Sandy Way, southbound on Magnolia Dr, and then westbound on Ashford Dr. From there, he turned southbound on Crowell Rd before crashing into a front yard at the T-intersection of W Tuolumne Rd with Crowell Rd.

With the assistance of the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office and Turlock Police Department, a high risk stop was conducted and Jones was taken into custody at gunpoint without further incident.

A search of Jones’ vehicle incident led to the discovery of the property stolen from the original equipment trailer burglary. They were returned back to their rightful owner.

Jones was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm against a peace officer, flight from a peace officer with disregard to public safety, burglary, hit and run with property damage, possession of methamphetamines, driving without a valid driver’s license, reckless driving, possession of burglary tools, and driving without evidence of financial responsibility.

No one was injured as a result of neither of the three collisions.

One suffers minor injuries in vehicle collision early Wednesday morning

On Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022, at 4:37 am, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of W Main St and southbound State Route 99, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. One was a silver Chrysler sedan and the other was a gray Infiniti sedan.

The silver Chrysler sedan had a single occupant who suffered minor injuries and was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital. The gray Infiniti sedan had two occupants who did not suffer any injuries.

Both vehicles sustained moderate damage and were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

Unlicensed driver arrested after backing into unmarked police vehicle Friday afternoon

On Friday, July 29th, 2022, at 4:32 pm, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with no injuries at the intersection of E Monte Vista Ave and Colorado Ave, Turlock, after one of their own captains had his work vehicle backed into.

When officers arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. One was the captain’s unmarked work vehicle, a silver Ford SUV, and the other was a gray Mazda minivan.

The silver Ford SUV had a single occupant and the gray Mazda minivan had three occupants, all of which were uninjured.

Both vehicles sustained minor damage and were able to be driven away from the scene.

It’s currently unknown how exactly the collision occurred, however, the gray Mazda minivan had backed into the silver Ford SUV.

During the course of the investigation, officers discovered that the driver of the gray Mazda minivan, Mariela Sixtos, 39, of Turlock, was unlicensed.

Sixtos was arrested and released on a citation on charges of driving without a valid driver’s license.

Bicyclist suffers minor injuries after being struck by vehicle Thursday night

On Thursday, July 21st, 2022, at 8:52 pm, the Turlock Police Department and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with unknown injuries at the intersection of N Golden State Blvd and W Syracuse Ave, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. One was a gray Toyota sedan and the other was a silver Schwinn bicycle.

The gray Toyota sedan had a single occupant who was not injured. The bicyclist suffered minor injuries and refused to be transported to the hospital.

The gray Toyota sedan sustained minor damage and was able to be driven away from the scene. The silver Schwinn bicycle sustained moderate damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

Vehicle strikes small communication pole at fire station Monday evening

On Monday, July 18th, 2022, at 7:13 pm, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with no injuries at Turlock Fire Station 2, 791 S Walnut Rd, Turlock.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a single vehicle involved, a gray Acura coupe, which had struck a small communication pole.

The vehicle had a single occupant who did not suffer any injuries.

The vehicle sustained minor damage and was able to be driven away from the scene.

As the vehicle was traveling southbound on S Walnut Rd approaching the fire station, its driver lost control of it and allowed it to veer to the right into the fire station’s parking lot. The driver made a left turn in an attempt to correct and allowed his vehicle to go over some rocks and the fire station’s front lawn. The vehicle then struck a small communication pole and reentered the roadway where it came to final rest in front of the fire station.

Broadside collision in busy intersection causes vehicle to overturn Friday evening

On Friday, July 15th, 2022, at 7:09 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of W Monte Vista Ave and N Golden State Blvd, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. One was a Chevrolet SUV and the other was a Honda coupe. The Chevrolet SUV was overturned and on its roof.

There were a total of five patients, three of which suffered minor injuries and two of which suffered moderate injuries. Some of the patients were stuck and had to be extricated by firefighters. It’s currently unknown which were transported to the hospital and which vehicle each were in.

Both vehicles sustained moderate damage and were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away.

Officers began investigating and learned that as that Chevrolet SUV was making a northbound turn onto N Golden State Blvd from eastbound W Monte Vista Ave, the Honda coupe which was southbound on N Golden State Blvd broadsided it in the middle of the intersection and caused it to overturn. It’s currently unclear which vehicle had the right of way at the intersection at the time.

Man dies after being ejected from vehicle during freeway rollover Friday morning

On Friday, July 15th, 2022, at 6:21 am, the California Highway Patrol, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries southbound State Route 99 at Fulkerth Rd, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a single vehicle involved, a Chevrolet SUV just west of the freeway on-ramp.


The vehicle had a single occupant, a 54 year old man of Hughson, who was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision and had been ejected. The man was pinned underneath the vehicle and had suffered major injuries which he had succumbed to prior to crews’ arrival. His identity has yet to be released.

The vehicle sustained major damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away.

Officers began investigating, and the preliminary stages of their investigation indicate that the man had been traveling southbound in the right lane of the freeway at an unknown speed approaching Fulkerth Rd, when for an unknown reason, he allowed his vehicle to drift into the middle lane. The man then turned his vehicle sharply to the right. The vehicle proceeded in a southwesterly direction, crossing over the right lane and eventually leaving the freeway. The vehicle overturned several times and came to final rest on its wheels just west of the freeway on-ramp on top of the man who had been ejected at some point because he was not wearing his seatbelt.

It’s currently unclear whether or not alcohol or drugs played a factor in this collision.

The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is encouraged to call California Highway Patrol Officer Brandon Whittemore at 209-545-7440.

Motorcyclist dies after riding off of freeway and striking barbed-wire fence Tuesday morning

On Tuesday, July 12th, 2022, at 10:30 am, the California Highway Patrol, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries northbound State Route 99 just south of Lander Ave, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a single vehicle involved, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, which was east of the freeway by a cornfield.

The motorcycle had a single rider, a 65 year old male of Twain Harte, who suffered major injuries which he succumbed to at the scene. His identity has yet to be released.

The motorcycle sustained major damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away.

Officers began investigating, and the preliminary stages of their investigation indicate that the motorcyclist was traveling northbound in the middle lane of the freeway approaching Lander Ave at an unknown speed, when for an unknown reason, he allowed his motorcycle to veer to the right. The motorcycle entered the right lane and then continued in a northeasterly direction as it eventually left the freeway. The motorcycle then entered a dirt and grass area before colliding with a barbed-wire fence, causing the motorcyclist to be ejected.

It’s currently unclear whether or not alcohol or drugs played a factor in this collision. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet when the collision occurred.

The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is encouraged to call California Highway Patrol Officer Dustin Jorrick at 209-545-7440.

Man injured in vehicle collision involving classic coupe and box truck Friday morning

On Friday, July 8th, 2022, at 8:23 am, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and Patterson District Ambulance were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at Northern Refrigerated Transportation, 2700 W Main St, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. One was a classic Chevrolet coupe and the other was an International box truck.

The classic Chevrolet coupe had a single occupant who suffered moderate injuries and was ground transported by Patterson District Ambulance to a local hospital after having to be extricated by firefighters. The International box truck had a single occupant who did not suffer any injuries.

The classic Chevrolet coupe sustained major damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away. The International box truck sustained minor damage and was able to be driven away from the scene.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

Hit and run damages man’s two vehicles parked in front of his house early Saturday morning

On Saturday, July 9th, 2022, at 1:55 am, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported vehicle collision in the 100 block of Minaret Ave, Turlock.

When officers arrived on scene, they located three vehicles involved. One was a red Mercedes-Benz sedan, one was a gray GMC pickup truck which was lying on its passenger side, and the other one was a black Chevrolet coupe.

The driver of the red Mercedes-Benz sedan had fled the scene on foot prior to officers’ arrival and the other two vehicles were legally parked on the side of the road and unoccupied.

The red Mercedes-Benz sedan sustained major damage and the gray GMC pickup truck sustained moderate damage. They were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away. The black Chevrolet coupe also sustained moderate damage, however, was able to be left parked on the side of the road.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

The investigation remains on-going.

Truck takes turn too wide and crashes into traffic light pole early Tuesday morning

On Tuesday, July 5th, 2022, at 1:32 am, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with unknown injuries at the intersection of W Taylor Rd and N Golden State Blvd, Turlock.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a single vehicle involved, a red Freightliner truck tractor, which had struck a traffic light pole and a traffic light.

The vehicle had a single occupant who did not suffer any injuries.

The vehicle sustained moderate damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away.

Officers began investigating and determined that the vehicle was traveling northbound on N Golden State Blvd and in the process of making a westbound turn onto W Taylor Rd, when the turn was taken too wide and the front right side of the vehicle struck the traffic light pole and the traffic light.

City crews responded to conduct repairs to the damaged traffic light.

Drunk driver arrested after injuring three in vehicle collision with major damage Saturday night

On Saturday, July 2nd, 2022, at 11:53 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of E Christoffersen Pkwy and N Olive Ave, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. One was a black Chevrolet pickup truck and the other was a gray Honda sedan.

The black Chevrolet pickup truck had a single occupant, Daniel Andrade, 28, of Denair. He was still in his vehicle when crews arrived and was helped out by firefighters. He suffered minor injuries and was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital. The gray Honda sedan had three occupants. Two suffered minor injuries and refused to be transported to the hospital, while one suffered major injuries and was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital.

Both vehicles sustained major damage and were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

Officers noticed that Andrade was exhibiting objective symptoms of being under the influence, so they asked him if he would participate in standardized field sobriety tests. He agreed and completed the tests.

Ultimately, based on the objective symptoms Andrade was exhibiting, his performance in the standardized field sobriety tests, the fact that he had just been involved in a collision, the fact that there were alcohol containers in his vehicle, his statements, and the totality of the circumstances, officers determined that he was under the influence of alcohol.

Andrade was arrested and provided an evidentiary breath sample at the scene as required by California’s implied consent law. The results of the breath sample revealed that Andrade had a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater.

Andrade was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater causing injury. He was also issued an administrative driver’s license suspension order by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and his vehicle was impounded.

Vehicle collision brings street light down onto the roadway Saturday night

On Saturday, July 2nd, 2022, at 11:00 pm, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported hit and run vehicle collision with no injuries in the 3200 block of W Monte Vista Ave, Turlock.

When officers arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. One was a white Honda sedan and the other was a black Honda sedan. The white Honda sedan had struck a street light which had brought it down onto the roadway into the far right lane. The black Honda sedan’s driver had originally not stopped, however, he changed his mind and was back at the scene by the time officers had arrived.

Both vehicles had two occupants, neither of which suffered any injuries.

The white Honda sedan had sustained moderate damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away. The black Honda sedan had sustained minor damage and was able to be driven away from the scene.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

City crews responded to the scene to conduct repairs to the downed street light.

Traffic light outage injures two after vehicle collision Friday night

On Friday, July 1st, 2022, at 11:54 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of E Hawkeye Ave and Geer Rd, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. One was a silver Toyota SUV and the other was a gray Hyundai sedan.

The silver Toyota SUV had two occupants, both of which suffered minor injuries and refused to be transported to the hospital. The gray Hyundai sedan had a single occupant who did not suffer any injuries.

Both vehicles sustained moderate damage and were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred, however, the traffic lights at the intersection were out at the time of the collision due to a tree that fell onto power lines in the 0 block of Almond Ave about three hours prior. Power was restored shortly after the collision occurred.

Woman arrested after crashing into bush while drunk and causing vehicle to roll over early Friday morning

On Friday, July 1st, 2022, at 1:58 am, the Turlock Police Department, Stanislaus State Police Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with unknown injuries in front of Suburban Propane, 4625 N Golden State Blvd, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a single vehicle involved. The vehicle was a silver Honda sedan which was rolled over and lying on its driver side.

The vehicle had a single occupant, Jocelyn Gonzalez, 24, of Atwater, who suffered minor injuries and refused to be transported to the hospital. She was already out of the vehicle prior to anyone’s arrival.

The vehicle sustained moderate damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away.

Officers began investigating and determined that Gonzalez was traveling southbound in the 4600 block of N Golden State Blvd in an unknown lane at an unknown speed, when for an unknown reason, she allowed her vehicle to veer to the right. Gonzalez allowed her vehicle to strike the curb and then a bush when she tried to correct, which then caused her vehicle to roll over and come to final rest next to the bush on its driver side. 

Officers noticed that Gonzalez was exhibiting objective symptoms of being under the influence, so they asked her if she would participate in standardized field sobriety tests. Officers administered one test, however, did not administer the others because they were afraid of her falling due to the balancing issues she was having at the time. Officers then asked if Gonzalez would blow into a preliminary alcohol screening device, which she agreed to and did.

Ultimately, based on the objective symptoms Gonzalez was exhibiting, her performance in the standardized field sobriety test she completed, the fact that she had just been involved in a collision, her statements, and the totality of the circumstances, officers determined that she was under the influence of alcohol.

Gonzalez was arrested and provided an evidentiary breath sample at the scene as required by California’s implied consent law. The results of the breath sample revealed that Gonzalez had a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater.

Gonzalez was released on a citation on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater. She was also issued an administrative driver’s license suspension order by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and her vehicle was impounded.

Motorcyclist nearly dies at scene after colliding with two parked vehicles at alleged high speeds early Saturday morning

On Saturday, June 25th, 2022, at 12:58 am, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of Fosberg Rd and Sunbird Dr, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found three vehicles involved. One was a red Honda motorcycle, one was a black Lexus SUV, and the other was a black Toyota pickup truck. The red Honda motorcycle was in between the other two vehicles, which were parked along the east curb of Fosberg Rd at the intersection facing northbound, with the black Lexus SUV in front and about two feet of space between the two.

The red Honda motorcycle had a single occupant, its rider, who suffered major injuries and was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital. The first arriving officer originally found him partially underneath the black Lexus SUV. He was breathing at the time but then stopped, requiring the officer to pull him out and begin chest compressions. He began breathing again a short time later and care was taken over by paramedics upon their arrival. His current condition is unknown. The other two vehicles were parked and unoccupied.

The red Honda motorcycle sustained major damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away. The other two vehicles sustained minor damage and were left parked at the scene.

It is currently unknown how the collision occurred, however, a witness reported that the motorcyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed prior to the collision.

The investigation remains on-going.

Motorcyclist suffers major injuries after broadsiding sedan Friday night

On Friday, June 24th, 2022, at 9:12 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of E F St and S First St, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. One was a black Harley-Davidson motorcycle and the other was a gray Chevrolet sedan.

The black Harley-Davidson motorcycle only had a single occupant, its rider. He suffered major injuries and was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital. His current condition is unknown. The gray Chevrolet sedan also only had a single occupant, its driver. She did not suffer any injuries.

The black Harley-Davidson motorcycle sustained moderate damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be picked up and transported away by someone who its rider called. The gray Chevrolet sedan sustained minor damage and was able to be driven away from the scene.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred, however, the front of the black Harley-Davidson motorcycle had struck the left rear quarter panel of the gray Chevrolet sedan.

Brenda Athletic Clubs president arrested for DUI after crashing into parked vehicle Wednesday night

On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022, at 11:04 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries in the 2300 block of Colorado Ave, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. One was a gray BMW coupe and the other was a black Chevrolet pickup truck.

The gray BMW coupe had a single occupant, its driver, Thomas Brenda, 61, of Turlock. He suffered minor injuries and refused to be transported to the hospital. The black Chevrolet pickup truck was parked and unoccupied.

Both vehicles sustained moderate damage and were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away.

Officers began investigating and determined that Brenda was traveling northbound on Colorado Ave approaching E Tuolumne Rd at an unknown speed. As Brenda was passing the black Chevrolet pickup truck which was legally parked on the side of the road and unoccupied, he allowed his vehicle to veer off the path of travel to the right which resulted in a collision with the front right side of his vehicle and the rear left side of the black Chevrolet pickup truck.

Officers noticed that Brenda was exhibiting objective symptoms of being under the influence, so they asked him if he would be willing to participate in standardized field sobriety tests. He refused. Officers then asked if he would be willing to blow into a preliminary alcohol screening device, which he also refused. Brenda made the statement that he was coming from a local bar, however, he stated that he had only drank water six hours ago. Based on the objective symptoms Brenda was exhibiting, the fact that he had just been involved in a collision caused by a common primary collision factor with drunk drivers, the fact that he stated that he was coming from a local bar, and the totality of the circumstances, officers determined that he was under the influence of alcohol.

Brenda was arrested and transported to a local hospital for a blood draw as required by California’s implied consent law. The results of the blood draw revealed that Brenda had a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater.

Brenda was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater. He was also issued an administrative driver’s license suspension order by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and his vehicle was impounded.

Brenda is the president of Brenda Athletic Clubs which currently has two locations, one in Turlock and one in Modesto. When checking to see if Brenda has any prior DUI arrests, we came across a local criminal conviction from 2012. It’s currently unclear if that was also for DUI or for something else.

Man falls out of moving vehicle due to defective door latch Saturday night

On Saturday, June 18th, 2022, at 11:35 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of W Main St and Grant Ave, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a single vehicle involved, a white Chevrolet pickup truck.

The vehicle had a single occupant, a 40-year old Hispanic male who suffered minor injuries and refused to be transported to the hospital.

Officers noticed that the subject was exhibiting objective symptoms of being under the influence, so they asked him if he would participate in standardized field sobriety tests. He agreed and completed them. Officers then asked if he would be willing to blow into a preliminary alcohol screening device, which he also agreed to and completed. Based on the results of the tests, officers determined that the subject had been drinking, however, he was not yet intoxicated.

The vehicle sustained minor damage and was able to be driven away from the scene.

Officers began investigating and learned that the subject was traveling southbound on Grant Ave and in the process of making a westbound turn onto W Main St, when his driver door with a defective latch swung open. The subject was not wearing his seatbelt and because he was in the process of making a turn, he fell out of his vehicle and hit the asphalt. His vehicle then proceeded in a southwesterly direction up onto the curb, struck and ran over a pedestrian crossing sign, and came to final rest on top of the sign on the sidewalk.

Man arrested after running over officer’s foot and fleeing Tuesday evening

On Tuesday, June 14th, 2022, at 8:00 pm, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported suspicious incident in the 1100 block of English Ave, Turlock, after several vehicles had been seen blocking the roadway with subjects hanging out around them smoking.

Officers arrived on scene and contacted Santiago Cornejo, 19, of Turlock, who was seated in a vehicle. Officers believed that Cornejo had narcotics in his vehicle, so they asked him to exit, however, he refused. Officers continued talking to Cornejo through his driver window, trying to convince him to exit, when he suddenly took off at a high rate of speed and ran over an officer’s foot.

Assisting officers attempted to give chase, however, Cornejo managed to get away.

Surrounding law enforcement agencies, including the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office, were notified of the incident to be on the lookout for Cornejo’s vehicle.

At about 9:07 pm, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office received a notification from one of their automatic license plate readers at the intersection of East Ave and Oleander Ln that Cornejo’s vehicle had just been in that area. Cornejo was known to live at a house right at that intersection, so officers went there and made contact with some subjects nearby who were later determined to be his family members.

The family members told officers that Cornejo was not there, however, they called him and were eventually able to convince him to come home and surrender.

At about 10:10 pm, Cornejo arrived home and was arrested.

Cornejo was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of hit and run with injuries and resisting a peace officer.

Officer Zachary Schell was who had his foot run over. He suffered minor injuries and has already returned to work.

Pursuit ends in crash with innocent bystander and suspect escaping on foot Friday night

On Friday, June 10th, 2022, at 11:44 pm, a Turlock Police officer near the intersection of N Golden State Blvd and W Hawkeye Ave, Turlock, observed a vehicle violate the California Vehicle Code, so he attempted to make a traffic stop on it. When the officer activated his steady burning red light and siren, the vehicle failed to stop for him and a pursuit ensued northbound on N Golden State Blvd.

The vehicle turned westbound on W Tuolumne Rd and then southbound on N Tully Rd, however, the officer lost the vehicle and terminated the pursuit as he was not able to turn onto W Tuolumne Rd fast enough to see it turn onto N Tully Rd.

Assisting officers that were coming southbound on N Tully Rd were flagged down by witnesses who stated that the vehicle turned eastbound on Shadow Park Dr after the pursuit was terminated.

Officers checking the area found the vehicle in the 1700 block of Noble Ln crashed into another vehicle and abandoned. Witnesses told officers that the suspect had fled on foot westbound on Noble Ln just prior to their arrival. He was described as a heavy set white male adult standing at about six feet tall wearing a black shirt. The area was checked, however, he was not located.

Back at the collision scene, an innocent bystander in a black Acura sedan had broadsided the suspect vehicle, a black BMW sedan, pushing it into a tree.

No injuries were reported.

Both vehicles sustained moderate damage and were towed away from the scene.

The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is encouraged to call Officer Colton Bickle at 209-668-5550 extension 6311.

Drunk driver arrested after crashing into police vehicle early Saturday morning

On Saturday, May 28th, 2022, at 2:50 am, the California Highway Patrol was dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with no injuries on S Golden State Blvd just north of State Route 99, Turlock.

When officers arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. One was a Turlock Police Department black and white Ford SUV while the other was a white BMW sedan.

It’s unclear how many occupants each vehicle had, however, no one suffered any injuries. At least one Turlock Police officer was seated in the vehicle when the collision occurred, Officer Andy Khounlivong. The Turlock Police Department was working a weapon offense investigation and had two prisoners in custody at the time, however, it’s unclear at this point whether either of them were seated in the police vehicle that was involved in the collision.

Officers noticed that the driver of the white BMW sedan was exhibiting symptoms of being under the influence, so they asked him to participate in standardized field sobriety tests. The subject refused. Based on the fact that the subject had just been involved in a collision, the symptoms he was exhibiting, the odor of alcohol that was emitting off of him, and the totality of the circumstances, officers determined that he was indeed under the influence of alcohol.

Both vehicles sustained minor damage and were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away.

Officers began investigating and determined that the white BMW sedan was traveling southbound on S Golden State Blvd approaching State Route 99 while the police vehicle was stopped on the right shoulder with its rear facing flashers and forward facing steady red light activated. While the white BMW sedan was passing the police vehicle, it collided with its driver door which was open.

The driver of the white BMW sedan, whose identity is currently unknown, was arrested and booked into the Merced County Jail on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Four injured after two vehicles crash into two layers of fencing of a residence Wednesday night

On Wednesday, May 25th, 2022, at 10:50 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries in the 400 block of West Ave S, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved which had crashed into two layers of fencing of a residence. One was a silver Ford sedan while the other was a black Nissan pickup truck.

There were a total of four patients, three adults who suffered moderate injuries and one juvenile who suffered minor injuries. The driver of the black Nissan pickup truck was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters. It’s currently unclear which were transported to the hospital and which weren’t.

Both vehicles sustained major damage and were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away.

It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred.

Woman dies after crashing into disabled big rig on freeway Friday afternoon

On Friday, May 20th, 2022, at 1:26 pm, the California Highway Patrol, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries southbound State Route 99 just south of Lander Ave, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. One was a Buick SUV and the other was a Kenworth tractor trailer.

The Buick SUV had a single occupant, a 51-year old female of Livingston, whose identity has not yet been released pending next of kin notification. She suffered major injuries and was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital. Eventually, while at the hospital, she succumbed to her injuries. The Kenworth tractor trailer also had a single occupant, Daljit Singh, 54, of Bakersfield, who was uninjured.

The Buick SUV sustained major damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away, while the Kenworth tractor trailer sustained minor damage and was able to be driven away from the scene.

Officers began investigating and learned that Singh was traveling southbound on State Route 99 and had a mechanical failure with his truck, so he pulled it off to the right shoulder of the freeway. A little later, the Buick SUV was traveling in the same direction as Singh, and for an unknown reason, its driver allowed her vehicle to enter the right shoulder behind Singh, colliding with the back of Singh’s trailer at before coming to final rest.

Officers determined that the driver of the Buick SUV was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the collision. Due to the lack of intrusion inside the Buick SUV, it is believed that she would have survived the collision if she was properly restrained. “The CHP would like to remind all motorists that seatbelts, when worn properly, have the ability to save lives when involved in a collision,” said California Highway Patrol Officer Thomas Olsen.

Three injured after man fails to yield at stop sign and causes rollover vehicle collision Wednesday morning

On Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 at 9:14 am, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of Grant Ave and Flower St, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. One was a gray Dodge sedan and the other was a white Acura sedan. The white Acura sedan was on its roof.

The driver of the gray Dodge sedan, a 61-year old male, suffered minor injuries and was ground transported to a local hospital by American Medical Response, while the driver of the white Acura sedan, a 68-year old female, also suffered minor injuries but refused to be transported. One of the vehicles was also occupied by a passenger who suffered minor injuries and also refused to be transported to the hospital.

Both vehicles sustained moderate damage and were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away.

Officers began investigating and determined that the gray Dodge sedan was traveling eastbound on Flower St approaching Grant Ave, while the white Acura sedan was traveling northbound on Grant Ave approaching Flower St. Eastbound and westbound traffic have stop signs and have to yield to northbound and southbound traffic. The driver of the gray Dodge sedan stopped for the stop sign, however, failed to wait for the white Acura sedan to pass and pulled out in front of it, causing it to broadside him and rollover onto its roof.

“The speed limit on Grant Ave is thirty miles per hour and it is reasonable that a ninety degree broadside would flip a car at that speed or less,” said Turlock Police Lieutenant Neil Cervenka, who was previously the Sergeant over the department’s Traffic Unit.

Drunk driver arrested after crashing and injuring man Saturday night

On Sunday, May 15th, 2022, at 10:56 pm, the Turlock Police Department and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with unknown injuries in the 1600 block of Lander Ave, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. One was a black Buick sedan and the other was a gray Jeep SUV.

The black Buick sedan had two occupants, one of which suffered minor injuries and was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital. The gray Jeep SUV had one occupant, Linzey Pacheco, 28, of Hilmar. She was uninjured.

Officers noticed that Pacheco was exhibiting signs of being under the influence, so they asked her to participate in standardized field sobriety tests. Pacheco participated in one, however, refused to participate in the others after being advised not to by one of her friends who arrived at the scene.

Based on Pacheco’s performance in the one test she participated in and the totality of the circumstances, officers determined that she was indeed under the influence of alcohol.

Both vehicles sustained moderate damage and were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away.

It is currently unknown how the collision occurred.

Pacheco was arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater causing injury. She was also issued a driver’s license suspension order and her vehicle was impounded.

Man dies after crashing vehicle into trees and being ejected Saturday evening

On Saturday, May 14th, 2022, at 5:59 pm, the California Highway Patrol, Keyes Fire Protection District, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries on N Washington Rd just north of W Taylor Rd, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a single vehicle involved, a Chevrolet pickup truck.

The vehicle had a single occupant, Eric Duane Vaughn, 46, of Stevenson, who suffered fatal injuries after being ejected from the vehicle during the collision.

The vehicle sustained major damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away.

Officers began investigating and determined Vaughn was traveling northbound on N Washington Rd at an unknown speed, when for an unknown reason, he allowed his vehicle to veer to the left. His vehicle traveled off the roadway into the west dirt shoulder and collided with two trees, causing it to overturn. The vehicle came to final rest on its side next to an orchard. While overturning, Vaughn was ejected from the vehicle causing his fatal injuries because he was not wearing his seatbelt.

At this point, it remains unknown if Vaughn was or was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

UPDATE: Suspect from Tuesday’s aggravated assault against officer arrested after second pursuit Friday afternoon

On Friday, May 13th, 2022, at 10:27 pm, the Turlock Police Department came out with an update regarding the aggravated assault against an officer and high speed wrong-way pursuit that had occurred on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022, at 76 DoubleTime, 101 N Tully Rd, Turlock.

The Turlock Police Department announced that after they had recovered the vehicle later the same day in Ceres, they obtained a search warrant for it and served that warrant the following day at the Turlock Police Department.

During the service of that warrant, what was believed to be an improvised explosive device (IED) was located inside the passenger compartment of the vehicle, which prompted a partial evacuation of the building.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office’s Bomb Squad responded to remove and secure the suspected IED from the vehicle. It was later analyzed and confirmed to be an explosive.

The Turlock Police Department also announced that their suspect, identified as Jonathan Alan Lewis, 23, of Turlock, had been arrested by the Solano County Sheriff’s Office earlier in the day following another pursuit which ended with a vehicle collision.

Following Lewis’ arrest, the Turlock Police Department obtained and served a search warrant at his place of residence at Parkside Apartments, 920 Pedras Rd with the assistance of the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

The service of that warrant led to the discovery of additional evidence from Lewis’ crime spree.

Lewis was booked into the Solano County Jail on several felony and misdemeanor charges. After he faces his time for those charges, he will be brought back to the Stanislaus County and booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm against a peace officer, hit and run with property damage, flight from a peace officer with disregard to public safety, resisting a peace officer, and possession of a destructive or explosive device.

“In an effort to maintain the safety of the community and within a short window of time, the collaboration of multiple law enforcement agencies working together made it possible to bring this dangerous situation to a safe conclusion,” said Officer Richard Fortado.

The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is encouraged to call Officer Richard Fortado at 209-664-7399.

Jonathan Alan Lewis

Officer and police motorcycle struck during high speed wrong-way pursuit Tuesday morning

On Tuesday, May 10th, 2022, at 6:55 am, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a security check at 76 DoubleTime, 101 N Tully Rd, Turlock, after a male subject had been seen slumped over behind the wheel of a black Nissan sedan in the parking lot of the gas station.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a matching vehicle occupied by one male subject who was awake. They made contact with him and believed that he was under the influence, so they asked him to open his door. The subject refused, so officers opened his door for him. The subject then began to drive in reverse, ignoring the officers’ orders to stop. He struck an officer, who was not injured, and a pole near the gas pumps, before ultimately fleeing westbound on W Main St.

A pursuit was initiated and the subject went northbound on State Route 99, before exiting eastbound onto Fulkerth Rd and then northbound in the southbound lanes of N Golden State Blvd. The pursuit was terminated near Pedras Rd, however, officers continued to trail the vehicle at a distance.

The vehicle was involved in another collision while crossing W Tuolumne Rd. Luckily, no one was injured. It obviously did not stop and continued, still northbound in the southbound lanes.

Officers continued following the vehicle into Keyes, where it pulled into the driveway of a residence, however, quickly backed out when it noticed officers were still trailing behind it. The subject then struck an unoccupied police motorcycle and nearly struck an officer standing near it in the 4200 block of Warda Ave.

The subject then fled towards Ceres, however, officers stopped trailing him as ordered to by their sergeant. He was involved in at least one other collision in the county.

Officers later located and recovered the vehicle in Ceres, however, the subject has yet to be identified or located.

The investigation remains on-going.

Man crashes into house while chasing hit and run driver Sunday night

On Sunday, May 8th, 2022, at 11:33 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with unknown injuries in the 0 block of N Daubenberger Rd, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a single vehicle involved, a black Volkswagen sedan, that had crashed into a guy-wire and a house.

The vehicle had a single occupant, an adult male, who did not suffer any injuries. The house that was struck was unoccupied at the time of the collision.

The vehicle sustained moderate damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away.

Officers began investigating and determined that the collision happened when the driver of the vehicle lost control as he was chasing another vehicle that had struck him just prior to at the intersection of East Avenue and North Vincent Road. The California Highway Patrol responded to investigate that collision and no information regarding it is available as of now.

The Turlock Irrigation District responded to the scene to conduct repairs to the guy-wire.

Drunk driver arrested after crashing and causing injury Sunday night

On Sunday, May 8th, 2022, at 8:23 pm, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported hit and run with no injuries at the intersection of Flower St and Grant Ave, Turlock.

As officers were responding, they received a call reporting that the suspect vehicle from the hit and run had been involved in another collision at the intersection of Lander Ave and South Ave.

Officers diverted to the second collision because the possible suspect and his vehicle were still there.

When officers arrived, they found a total of three vehicles involved. One was a gray Chevrolet SUV, one was a black Toyota sedan, and the other was a white Chevrolet pickup truck.

The gray Chevrolet SUV was the suspect vehicle in the hit and run and was only occupied by its driver, Albert Ramirez, 35, of Turlock. He did not suffer any injuries. The black Toyota sedan was occupied by a male adult driver and a female adult passenger. The female passenger suffered minor injuries but refused to be transported to the hospital. The white Chevrolet pickup truck was occupied by a female adult driver and a male juvenile passenger. Neither of them suffered any injuries.

Officers noticed that Ramirez was exhibiting signs of being under the influence, so they asked him to participate in standardized field sobriety tests. Ramirez participated in one, but refused to participate in the other two. Based on Ramirez’s performance on the one test, other factors, and the totality of the circumstances, officers determined that Ramirez was indeed under the influence of alcohol.

The black Chevrolet SUV and black Toyota sedan sustained moderate damage and were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away. The white Chevrolet pickup truck sustained minor damage and was able to be driven away from the scene.

It is currently unknown how the collision happened.

Another officer went back to the original scene and found a gray Hyundai sedan that had been struck by Ramirez’s gray Chevrolet SUV. The gray Hyundai sedan had an unknown number of occupants that suffered unknown injuries. It sustained minor damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away. It is currently unknown how that collision happened.

No witnesses were available to identify Ramirez as the driver in the original collision.

Ramirez was arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury.

Drunk driver arrested after striking parked vehicle and fleeing on foot Friday night

On Friday, May 6th, 2022, at 9:15 pm, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with unknown injuries in front of Denair Manor Apartments, 550 Wayside Dr, Turlock.

When officers arrived on scene, they found three vehicles involved. One was a blue Nissan SUV, one was a gray Nissan sedan, and the other was a blue Ford sedan.

The blue Nissan SUV had two occupants, its driver, Octavio Macias, 23, of Turock, and his passenger. Both suffered minor injuries. Macias refused to be transported to the hospital while his passenger was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital. The other two vehicles were parked on the side of the road and unoccupied.

As officers attempted to make contact with Macias, he began to flee on foot, however, was quickly apprehended without further incident around the corner in the 1300 block of N Denair Ave.

Officers noticed that Macias was exhibiting signs of being under the influence, so they asked him to participate in standardized field sobriety tests. Macias participated in one, however, was unable to participate in the other two because of how intoxicated he was. An open alcohol container was also found in his vehicle.

All three vehicles sustained moderate damage. The blue Nissan SUV and the gray Nissan sedan were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away. The blue Ford sedan was not deemed inoperable and it was left parked on the side of the road.

Officers began investigating and learned from witnesses that the blue Nissan SUV was westbound in the 500 block of Wayside Drive when it struck the left rear of the gray Nissan sedan. The impact pushed the gray Nissan sedan and caused the front of it to strike the rear of the blue Ford sedan. After the blue Nissan sedan struck the gray Nissan sedan, it veered to the left and came to final rest facing southbound in the middle of the road. One of the witnesses reported to officers that the blue Nissan SUV was engaged in some sort of reckless driving activity with another vehicle, a silver sedan, which did not stick around.

Macias was arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater, resisting a peace officer, and hit and run causing property damage. He was also issued a driver’s license suspension order.

Man arrested after leading officers on pursuit and rolling vehicle over Thursday night

On Thursday, May 5th, 2022, at 8:59 pm, a Turlock Police officer near the intersection of W Main St and N Soderquist Rd, Turlock, observed a vehicle violate the California Vehicle Code, so he attempted to make a traffic stop on it, however, it failed to stop and a pursuit ensued.

The vehicle went eastbound on W Main St before attempting to turn southbound onto Locust St where it lost control, struck a guy-wire, and rolled over.

The vehicle’s driver, Isaiah Singh, 23, of Turlock, and his passenger, Marlo Variste, 28, of Turlock, then leg bailed from the vehicle. Both were quickly apprehended without further incident.

It is currently unknown if Singh suffered any injuries, however, Variste suffered minor injuries. He was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital.

The vehicle sustained major damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away.

The Turlock Irrigation District was called out to the scene to conduct repairs on the guy-wire.

Singh’s motive for fleeing remains unclear as neither he nor Variste had any warrants, there was nothing of interest inside the vehicle, and the vehicle was not stolen.

Singh was arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of flight from a peace officer with disregard to public safety, hit and run involving injuries, resisting a peace officer, and violation of probation.

Variste was arrested and released on a citation on charges of resisting a peace officer.

Woman escapes train crash with minor injuries Tuesday afternoon

On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022, at 3:58 pm, the Turlock Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office, Turlock Fire Department, Turlock Rural Fire Protection District, Keyes Fire Protection District, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of W Taylor Rd and Taylor Ct, Turlock, after a train had struck a vehicle.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a stopped Union Pacific train that had struck a white Acura sedan. The white Acura sedan had a small fire, but it was quickly extinguished.

The train had two crew members on board, neither of which suffered any injuries. The white Acura sedan had a single female occupant which surprisingly only suffered minor injuries. She was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital.

The train sustained very minor superficial damage and was able to be driven away from the scene. The white Acura sedan sustained major damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away.

The train engineer stated that as he was headed southbound at an unknown speed, the white Acura sedan came eastbound on W Taylor Rd, approaching the railroad tracks and attempting to beat the train. As the white Acura sedan was about halfway over the tracks, the front left corner of the lead locomotive struck it. The train pushed the white Acura sedan about thirty feet southeast, causing it to collide with a railroad crossing box and a power pole, coming to final rest. The power pole snapped in half.

The Turlock Irrigation District responded to make repairs to the power pole and city crews responded to set up barriers while crews work.

Man arrested after crashing into tree due to Hydrocodone overdose early Sunday morning

On Sunday, May 1st, 2022, at 3:43 am, the Turlock Police Department and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with unknown injuries at a residence in the 900 block of E Main St, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a single vehicle involved, a white GMC SUV, which had collided into a tree.

The vehicle had a single occupant, Ismael Flores, 28, of Modesto. Flores had suffered minor injuries and was also found to be overdosing on Hydrocodone. He was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital.

Prior to Flores being transported, officers attempted to run him through standardized field sobriety tests, however, he was unable to complete them. He was arrested.

The vehicle sustained moderate damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away.

It is currently unknown how the collision occurred, however, it was determined to be the result of a Hydrocodone overdose.

After Flores was released from the hospital, he was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of driving under the influence of drugs.

One injured in wrong-way hit and run involving alcohol and juveniles early Saturday morning

On Saturday, April 30th, 2022, at 12:33 am, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and Westside Community Ambulance were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of Fulkerth Rd and N Soderquist Rd, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they located a single vehicle involved, a gray Nissan sedan, which had collided into a couple of metal bollards.

The vehicle had five occupants at the time of the collision, however, its driver had fled on foot, so only four were at the scene. An adult front seat passenger, age 21, suffered minor injuries but refused to be transported to the hospital, while three juvenile back seat passengers, ages 13, 15, and 17, were uninjured.

The vehicle sustained moderate damage and was deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring it to be towed away.

Officers began investigating and had a hard time putting the pieces together because little cooperation was given to them and no one wanted to identify the driver who had fled on foot.

One of the back seat juvenile passengers eventually told officers that the driver had turned westbound into the eastbound lanes of Fulkerth Rd from N Golden State Blvd and had then collided into the bollards when he tried to correct into the right lanes of traffic, not realizing that the bollards were there.

Additionally, a 24-pack of Modelo beer was found lying on the ground right next to the vehicle. All three juveniles were picked up by their respective parents and officers reported the incident to the Stanislaus County Community Services Agency’s Child & Family Services Division for further follow-up.

The investigation remains on-going.

Man suffers major injuries after being struck by vehicle Monday night

On Monday, April 25th, 2022, at 8:50 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, American Medical Response, and Oak Valley Hospital District Ambulance were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of N Tully Rd and Homer Way, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they located a single vehicle involved, a navy Chevrolet sedan, which had struck a pedestrian.

The vehicle had at least three, but possibly four occupants, two of which were children, all of whom did not suffer any injuries. The pedestrian that was struck suffered major injuries and was ground transported by Oak Valley Hospital District Ambulance to a local hospital.

The vehicle sustained minor damage and was able to be driven away from the scene.

It is currently unknown how the collision occurred, however, the damage on the vehicle was on the front passenger side and the pedestrian was in an area that did not have a sidewalk.

The pedestrian had his dog with him, who luckily was missed by the vehicle. The dog was taken inside a nearby business to be cared for.

Man arrested after leading officer on pursuit causing two separate vehicle collisions early Friday morning

On Friday, April 8th, 2022, at 2:22 am, a Turlock Police officer near the intersection of W Main St and N Broadway, Turlock, observed a white Dodge sedan swerve while passing him. The officer made a u-turn on the vehicle and attempted to catch up to it to make a traffic stop on it, when it began making several quick turns, losing traction and speeding off northbound on N Broadway. The officer eventually caught up with it and attempted to make a traffic stop on it, but it took off and a pursuit ensued.

The pursuit lasted for about two miles in town before hopping onto northbound State Route 99 from W Main St. On the freeway, the vehicle accelerated to speeds in excess of one hundred twenty miles per hour.

The vehicle eventually exited the freeway at E Keyes Rd, however, the officer chasing it collided with the embankment on the off-ramp. After the driver of the pursuit vehicle saw this, he attempted to get back onto the freeway, however, he lost control on the on-ramp trying to avoid colliding with another vehicle and also collided with the embankment.

Other officers began arriving at the off-ramp to assist the officer who had been in a collision, not realizing that the suspect had also been involved in one on the on-ramp until a witness told them.

Officers began searching the area for the suspect, when an observant officer noticed someone lying down in a nearby field. That subject was taken into custody without further incident and identified as Marcus Yussuf Anigilaje, 42, of Oakland. Officers were able to confirm that was who was driving the pursuit vehicle.

A search of the pursuit vehicle led to the discovery of a firearm, a separate fully loaded magazine, and some burglary tools.

Anigilaje was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of flight from a peace officer with disregard to public safety, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon or person addicted to a narcotic, possession of burglary tools, and altering or forging vehicle registration.

The California Highway Patrol responded to investigate the vehicle collisions. Other assisting agencies included the Stanislaus State Police Department, Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office, Modesto Police Department, and Los Banos Police Department.

The officer involved in the collision was identified as Officer Salvador De La Cruz. He was not injured and neither was Anigilaje when he was involved in his separate collision.

Both De La Cruz’s vehicle and Anigilaje’s vehicle were towed away from the scene with an unknown extent of damage.

Drunk driver arrested after injuring two in rollover vehicle collision Friday night

On Friday, April 1st, 2022, at 10:23 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Stanislaus State Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of W Monte Vista Ave and Geer Rd, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found three vehicles involved. One was a blue Chrysler sedan, one was a gray Mercedes-Benz coupe, and the other was an unknown color Chevrolet pickup truck. The blue Chrysler sedan was on its roof and was approximately three hundred fifty feet away from the gray Mercedes-Benz coupe.

The blue Chrysler sedan had two occupants, its driver, Mario Gomez, 19, of Turlock, and his passenger. Both suffered minor injuries and refused to be transported. Prior to responders arriving, Gomez’s passenger was stuck in the vehicle and screaming for help. Bystanders rescued her. The gray Mercedes-Benz had a single occupant, its driver, who suffered minor injuries and refused to be transported. The unknown color Chevrolet pickup truck had a single occupant, its driver, who was uninjured.

Officers noticed signs that Gomez was exhibiting signs of being under the influence, so they asked him to participate in standardized field sobriety tests. As a result of Gomez’s performance in the tests, officers determined that he was indeed under the influence of alcohol.

The blue Chrysler sedan and gray Mercedes-Benz coupe both sustained major damage and were deemed inoperable as a result of the collision, requiring them to be towed away from the scene. The unknown color Chevrolet pickup truck sustained minor damage and was able to be driven away from the scene.

It is currently unknown how the collision occurred.

Gomez was arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury.