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MURDER

5-9-17

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On October 3, 2003, Merced Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the 3100 block of Meadows Avenue in North Merced. Upon arrival officers determined that Ismael Alcaraz had been struck by bullets while riding as a passenger in a vehicle while it was stopped at the stop sign on Meadows Avenue. Alcaraz died of the injuries caused by the gunshots. An unknown assailant walked up to the vehicle and shot Alcaraz, departing on foot in an unknown direction.
If you know anything about this homicide, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. No one will ever know you called and you will never be recontacted or asked to testify. If an arrest is made you will be eligible for a secret cash reward.


MURDER

2-6-17

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On February 6, 2017 at approximately 9:55 p.m., the Los Banos Police Department responded to the 200 Block of Sunburst Street regarding a shooting.
21-year-old Ricky Floyd Young Jr. was found in the driver’s seat of a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds to his body. Young was pronounced dead a short time later at the Los Banos Memorial Hospital. Officers located a second male at the hospital suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds and he is believed to have been present during the homicide.
The Department is hoping a tip through Crime Stoppers will provide critical information Detectives need to apprehend the responsible suspect(s). Although we are following up on all leads, we are asking anyone with information about this crime to contact the Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You will not be asked to leave any of your contact information, no one will ever know that you contacted us, and you may be eligible for a secret cash reward up to $1,000.00.


GANG RELATED SHOOTING

9-27-16

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
The Los Banos Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying the suspects in these photos. On September 21, 2016, at 12:28 a.m., the suspects and suspect vehicle were involved in a gang related shooting that occurred in the area of Overland Ave and Santa Ana Street in the city of Los Banos.
If you recognize the suspect vehicle described as a grey Dodge Charger or have information regarding the possible identity of the pictured suspects please contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. No one will ever know that you contacted us, and you may be eligible for a secret cash reward
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HIT & RUN

3-27-16

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 Raymond Martinez was riding his bike on Walnut Avenue, just west of Sultana Drive near Livingston. At about 8:30, a silver car struck the bicycle, killing Raymond. The silver vehicle fled the scene without stopping to see whether Raymond was injured.

The suspect vehicle is described as a smaller vehicle, possibly a Honda or Toyota. Parts of the vehicle were recovered at the scene and are being processed as evidence to identify the vehicle.

If you know anything about this accident, the vehicle or the suspect driver, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. No one will ever ask you who you are and you will never be identified. If an arrest is made, you will be eligible for a secret cash reward.


MURDER

12-7-14

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On December 7, 2014 at approximately 10:22 pm, officers from Merced Police Department responded to a call of shots fired at La Hacienda 1 restaurant/bar located on the Northeast corner of Olive and ‘G’ streets. They found that Ishmael Escalante had been murdered by a gunman who had run off in a westbound direction. Witnesses told officers that Ishmael had gone outside the bar where he was confronted and wounded. He ran back inside the bar and fell to the floor. The gunman followed him back inside where he continued to shoot him while he lay on the ground. The shooter had his face covered and was wearing dark clothing. Ishmael Escalante is pictured below.
We know someone out there knows the name of this shooter. If you know anything about this cowardly crime or who may have been involved, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You will never be asked to give your name or any information about yourself. No one will ever know you called. If an arrest is made, you will be eligible for a cash reward.


Hit and Run

03-27-16

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 Raymond Martinez was riding his bike on Walnut Avenue, just west of Sultana Drive near Livingston. At about 8:30, a silver car struck the bicycle, killing Raymond. The silver vehicle fled the scene without stopping to see whether Raymond was injured.
The suspect vehicle is described as a smaller vehicle, possibly a Honda or Toyota. Parts of the vehicle were recovered at the scene and are being processed as evidence to identify the vehicle.
If you know anything about this accident, the vehicle or the suspect driver, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. No one will ever ask you who you are and you will never be identified. If an arrest is made, you will be eligible for a secret cash reward.


Shooting

02-25-16

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On February 25, 2016, at approximately 9:40 p.m., Los Banos Police Officers responded to the 900 block of Birch Ave for a report of multiple shots fired into a residence.
Victims inside the residence reported hearing several gunshots being fired into the home and quickly sought cover. Officers located several bullet holes embedded in the residence and shell casings outside of the residence.
If you know anything about this crime or who may have done it, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. No one will ever know you called us, and you may be eligible for a secret cash reward.


Burglary

01-15-16

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On 1/15/2016 at approximately 1200 hours, Los Banos Police Officers responded to the 800 block of Pacheco Blvd, for a report of a commercial burglary. Two male suspects and four female suspects entered the business on the guise of renting a room. While two of the suspects, one of who was carrying a small child, distracted the manager, the others suspects entered the private space and stole an undisclosed amount of cash and jewelry. They were seen leaving in a silver Chrysler Town and County minivan.
This is an obvious case of a planned, coordinated burglary. The suspects had to be in the area before the crime to case the store. The suspects are probably working cities across California. If you know anything about this case, or who the suspects might be, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You will never be identified and may be eligible for a secret cash reward.


Robbery

12-24-15

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On December 24, 2015, at approximately 1:20 am, Los Banos Police Department Officers responded to the 100 block of W Pacheco Blvd. to a commercial robbery.
Officers located a victim who reported being robbed at gunpoint by an unknown suspect. The suspect had confronted the victim and told the victim to empty the cash register of its contents. The victim complied and the suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect is described as male, wearing all black, with gloves and a full facial mask. He was wielding a two-tone semi-automatic pistol.
If you know anything about this robbery or who might be involved, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You will never be asked to identify yourself and you may be eligible for a secret cash reward.


Shooting

11-27-15

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On 11/27/2015, at approximately 12:37 p.m., Los Banos Police Officers responded to a shooting in the 600 block of ‘I’ Street, where they located David Contreras, age 35, suffering from a gunshot wound. Mr. Contreras was air transported to Memorial Hospital in Modesto.
Los Banos Police have identified three persons of interest: Billy Ray Littlefield, Carl William Littlefield, and Peyton Garnica. They were last seen in a 2000 Silver Toyota Corolla, license plate 7KWS097 with tinted windows and black rims.
They are known to frequent Merced County, Fresno County and Bakersfield. They are considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.
If you have any information about this shooting, or know where the Littlefields or Garnica are hiding or can be found, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. Remember, you will never be asked to give your name and may be eligible for a cash reward.


STOLEN VEHICLE

11-24-15

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT


Surveillance of vehicle seen fleeing the area of the crime

Event Summary:
On 11-12-2015 at approximately 0247 hours, Los Banos Police Department Officers were dispatched to the Los Banos High School for an open gate in the Agriculture Department where the lock on the gate was found to be cut. A vehicle located within the gated area was found to have a broken driver’s side window and the interior was ransacked. A trailer parked next to the vehicle had been opened and the lock for the door was also cut. No missing items have been reported at this time.
The reporting party to the incident stated he saw a silver vehicle fleeing the area of the Ag Department at a high rate of speed. The Los Banos High School Ag truck was also seen fleeing the area with the silver vehicle. The reporting party attempted to follow the vehicles, but was unable to maintain a visual.
On 11-12-2015, the stolen Los Banos High School’s 1995 Ford F350 Ag Department truck was located by the California Highway Patrol on Santa Fe Road near Dos Palos. The vehicle was abandoned and was found to have major damage to the steering column and ignition. The truck had a dent on the hood with what appeared to be yellow paint on it and a large sliver of wood (tree or fence post) was also wedged between the front head light and turn signal.
If you know anything about this crime or who may be responsible, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. No one will ever ask you to identify yourself and you may be eligible for a cash reward.


BURGLARY

11-12-15

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On November 12, 2015, at approximately 7:09 a.m., Los Banos Police Officers responded to the Green Valley Charter School in the 1100 block of East ‘B’ St. for the report of a burglary. Victims reported 1-IPAD Air and 3-IPAD Mini’s totaling $1520.00 had been stolen from various classrooms.
In addition to the stolen IPADs, an item of patriotic significance was also stolen. A Marine NCO Saber sword was stolen from one of the classrooms.
Let’s find this patriotic sword and return it to the rightful owner. If you know anything about this crime or who may have done it, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You will not be asked to identify yourself and may be eligible for a cash reward.


HOMICIDE

4-24-15

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On April 24, 2015 at approximately 0800 hours, Los Banos Police Department Officers responded to the 800 block of ‘E’ Street. Edward Ortez , DOB 12-31-71, was discovered deceased. At the crime scene, evidence was located indicating Ortez was a victim of a homicide.
Detectives from Los Banos Police Department are seeking any information concerning this homicide.
If you know anything about this crime, the victim, or who might have done it, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You will never have to tell anyone your identity and may be eligible for a cash reward.


HOMICIDE

5-14-14

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department Detectives are asking for assistance in the investigation of the death of Manuel DaSilva, 54 of Livingston. On Tuesday May 6th, 2014, DaSilva had been working on a tractor plowing fields on S. Walnut Rd near W. Greenway Ave in Turlock. When DaSilva did not return home and family members had not heard from him, they became concerned. Family members drove to S. Walnut Rd to check on him and located DaSilva deceased. Detectives from the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department are listing the investigation as a homicide.
If you know anything about this crime contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You will never be asked to identify yourself, and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Attempted Robbery

5-14-14

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT


Event Summary:
On April 28, the Los Banos responded to an attempt robbery at the AAA office in the City of Los Banos. The subject pictured threatened the employee, presented a demand note to the employee. He then fled the office without getting any money.
If you know the identity of the subject or anything about this crime, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You will never be asked to identify yourself and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Shooting

4-13-14

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On April 13, 2014 at approximately 4:07 a.m in the City of Los Banos, the Los Banos Police Department responded to a shooting in the 400 Block of L Street. A male victim was found a few blocks away suffering from two gunshot wounds. Officers were unable to locate witnesses or others involved in this crime.

If you know anything about this shooting, anything about vehicles involved or where to find the person(s) who shot this victim, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You can always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash, no questions asked.


Sexual Battery

3-18-14

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
Merced Police are currently searching for a sex offender who may be involved in as many as seven unsolved cases of sexual battery over the past 18 months. The man is described as an Asian man, 5’2” to 5’3” in height, weighing between 120-125 pounds and approximately 21 years of age. The cases have been located in the north part of the City of Merced.
This suspect may be driving a silver, smaller car, possibly a Honda. A vehicle that may be similar to the suspect vehicle is pictured.
If you know anything about these cases, who the suspect may be, or where the vehicle can be located, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You will never have to identify yourself and you may be eligible for a cash reward.


Armed Robbery

11-05-13

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On October 31, 2013 at approximately 9:40 p.m., the Los Banos Police Department responded to an apartment complex in the 1500 Block of Canal Farm Lane regarding a woman who was trapped under a vehicle.
When Officers arrived they learned that several neighbors had assisted the victim by lifting the vehicle off her body. The victim was suffering from burns to her body and reported she was a pizza delivery driver who had just made a delivery to an apartment in the complex. The victim said she left her vehicle running and upon returning to her vehicle, noticed two females attempting to drive away in her car. When the two suspects saw the victim, they abandoned the vehicle while it was in motion. The victim attempted to pursue the suspects and tripped in the path of the vehicle where she became trapped under the car.
If you know anything about this crime of the identity of the suspects contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You will never be asked to give your name and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.


Armed Robbery

12-11-12

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On December 11, 2012, officer from Atwater Police Department were dispatched to 972 Broadway in regard to an armed robbery. On arrival they located the Victim who advised she had stopped at the convenience store for gas when approached by a man with a small handgun. The robber demanded the victim’s wallet and fled.
The robber is described as a white man, approximately 5’5” in height with short brown hair. She said he had a distinctive feature, yellow rotting teeth.
If you have any information about this robbery, or the robber with yellow rotting teeth, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You will not be identified and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.


Stabbing

12-8-12

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On Saturday, December 8, 2012, deputies from Merced County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a gang fight in the parking lot of the liquor store on Stephens Street in Delhi. Upon arrival the found a Latino man in his 20’s with two stab wounds in his leg. A second man was later found by Turlock Police Officers at Lander Ave. and Highway 99. The man suffered life threatening stab wounds.
Deputies believe this is a gang related crime stemming from gang rivalries.
If you know anything about this stabbing or the gang activity related to it, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. Remember, you will never be identified and you may be eligible for a cash reward.


Stabbing

11-18-12

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On November 18, 2012, in the early morning hours, officers from Merced Police Department were dispatched to the 400 block of West 16th street in Merced. Upon arrival the officers found a 21 year old man lying on the ground with stab wounds to his lower back. Witnesses were located who advised that man’s assailant had fled the scene in a vehicle. They further described him as approximately 5’5” in height and weighing about 200 pounds. Witnesses said the two men had been arguing and then fighting before the stabbing.
If you know anything about this stabbing, or who the suspect is, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You will always be anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.


Murder

11-21-12

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On Wednesday, November 21, 2012, a property manager was checking an orchard near the intersection of South Highway 59 and Dickenson Ferry Road when he was surprised to discover the body of a man. After many hours of investigation, detectives of Merced County Sheriff’s Office determine that the man had been the victim of a homicide, the death caused by gunshot wounds. The man may be a young missing person from the Atwater area.
If you know anything about this crime, who the suspect(s) are, or what vehicles might be involved, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You will not be identified or contacted by authorities. You may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.


Shooting

10-25-12

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On 10-25-2012, at approximately 7:46 pm, officers from Los Banos Police Department responded to a shots fired call in a parking lot located in the 1300 block of East Pacheco Blvd. Upon arrival, officers found that two teens had been shot in their legs. Officers contacted witnesses who reported seeing three Hispanic males arguing with the victims before the shooting.
Prior to the shooting it was determined that the three suspects were inside a restaurant ordering food. The suspects are pictured below.
If you know the identity of any of these suspects, or know anything about this shooting, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. Remember, you will never be identified or known and you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.


Shooting

10-11-12

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On October 11, 2012 at approximately 11:45 pm, officers from Atwater Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of Elm Street for multiple reports of shots fired. On arrival officers found that an Atwater resident had been shot in the hip and had been transported to Mercy Medical Center by relatives for treatment. Police also located a teenager who reported he had also received injuries.
Witnesses told police there were two shooters who were dressed in dark hoodies. They left the area in a blue car which may be a blue Chevrolet Impala. This appears to be a gang related crime.
If you know anything about this shooting or the shooters identities, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. No one will ever know you contacted us, and you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.


Murder

10-28-12

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On October 28, 2012, in the early morning hours, Livingston Police Department responded to several calls of shots fired near Prusso Street and Sunrise Court. When officers arrived they found Christopher Ray Labuga, a 26 year old man, lying non-responsive in the roadway suffering from several gunshot wounds. Although they tried to revive Labuga, he did not survive the wounds.
If you know anything about this murder, who shot Christopher, why he was shot, or who might have shot him, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.


Armed Robbery

10-27-12

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On October 27, 2012, at approximately 8:45pm, officer from Merced Police Department were dispatched to the McDonald’s restaurant located at 1060 W. 13th Street in regards to an armed robbery. The robber, described only as being in his early to mid twenties entered the business, pointed a handgun at employees and demanded money from the safe. After obtaining the money the robber fled in an unknown direction.
This is the third robbery of McDonald’s restaurants in the City of Merced in the past two months. In one of the robberies, the robber wore a hoodies similar to the one below. If you know anything about any of these robberies or who might be the robber, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You will never be identified and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.


Graffiti

10-2-12

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
Graffiti is always an eyesore and blight on our communities. It costs all citizens in the community real money to clean it up. If it is not immediately removed, it says the wrong thing about our community. To some painting graffiti is a game or rebellion against authority. To some, to make themselves known or mark territory. In any case it is a criminal act that should be punished. If you know of any person(s) placing graffiti in our communities, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You will never be identified to anyone and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.
This example of graffiti was recently found in the downtown area of Merced.


Shooting

2-5-12

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On February 5th, 2012 at approximately 1:30 am, in the City of Livingston, Regino Rodriguez and three friends were celebrating his 18th birthday in a shed in the 1500 block of Swan Street. A knock on the door was heard followed by shots being fired into the shed. Regino was shot in the chest and later died at the hospital. A second, juvenile, victim was shot in the buttocks and survived the wounds. Two or three suspects were seen leaving the scene. 9mm shell casings and bullets were found in and around the shed along with a shotgun slug.
If you have any information about this shooting, or who might have done it, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. Your identity will never be known and you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.


Hit-and-Run

9-3-12

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On September 3, 2012, a 51-year old man was struck by a hit-and-run driver while riding his bicycle at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Way and East 13th Street in the City of Merced. Police have been able to determine that the vehicle that hit the man was a white or silver sedan which was travelling S/B on MLK and turned W/B on East 13th Street after striking the bicycle.
If you know anything about this hit-and-run or know who the driver of the involved vehicle may be, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You will not be identified and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.


Armed Robbery

9-17-12

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On 9/11/2012 in the late evening hours, Merced Police Department responded to an armed robbery at McDonald’s located at 1821 Motel Drive in the City of Merced. An employee said an Asian male wearing a scarf and dark clothing held a handgun at the back of her head before forcing the other 5 employees into an office at the back of the restaurant. The robber then directed a male employee to fill a bag with money and fled in an unknown direction.
If you know anything about this robbery or who may have done it, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You will always be anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.


Burglary

9-11-12

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On 9/17/2012 Atwater Police Department was notified that room 509 at Atwater High School had been broken into over the week end and set on fire. It addition to the fire, the burglars sprayed the front of the room with an unknown substance. Police also discovered that a maintenance shed was broken into and several fire extinguishers were expelled. Three handheld radios are also reported stolen.
If you know anything about these crimes committed at Atwater High School, or who did it, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. Your identity will never be known and you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.


Armed Robbery

8-21-12

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at approximately 11:11 pm, officer from Merced Police Department were dispatched to 402 W. 23rd street to a report of a robbery of A&M Market. On location officers were able to determine that two men entered to store wearing gloves and masks. They confronted the two store clerks with guns and demanded cash from the register. They then fled from the scene.
The men are described as a black man wearing a dark hooded sweat shirt and a Hispanic man wearing a red sweat shirt. If you know anything about this crime or who the suspects may be, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. Remember, you will never be identified and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Shooting

8-13-12

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
The Los Banos Police Department is requesting any information relating to suspect(s) shooting into occupied homes. On August 13, 2012 at approximately 9:56 p.m., the Los Banos Police Department responded to the 700 Block of Colorado Street regarding a shooting. Officers contacted a 22-year-old male who reported seeing a male approach his residence on foot. The suspect fired one shot at the victim’s residence and fled the area in a white passenger car which was parked close by. A single bullet was found embedded in the victim’s residence and no injuries were reported.
The second incident occurred on August 27 at approximately 7:20 pm when officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 1300 block of El Cajon Lane. Officers determined that several bullets had been fired into the residence and a nearby vehicle. Witnesses told police the observed a dark colored compact vehicle leaving the area.
If you have any information about either of these crimes, or who the suspect(s) might be, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. Remember, you will never be identified and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Theft by false pretenses

5-18-12

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
The Merced Police Department is currently investigating a theft by false pretenses involving a suspect willing to help people with their immigration status. The suspect, passing himself as a lawyer, advertised on local Spanish speaking radio stations. He required a $3,000 in order to begin the process.
On May 18, 2012 a victim contacted the suspect at 1764 ‘U’ street in Merced and paid $3,000 for the service. He returned to the office in June, only to find the building vacant and the suspect gone. Officers were able to gain a picture of the suspect which accompanies this release.
If you know anything about this suspect, his identity or where he can be located, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.


Armed Robbery

8-1-12

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On August 1, 2012 at approximately 6:27 p.m., the Los Banos Police Department responded to a business in the 400 Block of West Pacheco Boulevard regarding an armed robbery. Officers spoke with the store owner who reported two men entered his business with firearms and robbed the customers and business of cash. No injuries were reported during this incident and the suspects were observed leaving the area in an older blue car.
The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult in his early 20’s, with black hair, a thin build, and standing approximately 5’-7”. The second suspect is described as a black male adult in his early 20’s, having short hair, a thin build, and standing approximately 5’-7”.
If you have any information about this crime or know who the suspects might be, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. Your identity will never be known and you may be eligible for a reward.


Shooting

5-13-12

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On May 13, 2012, shots rang out near Rudolf Joseph Merino Park off Pacific Drive in Merced. Andrew Flores had been shot and subsequently succumbed to those woulds. It appears Flores was at a friend’s house near the scene when he received a phone call to meet another friend in the park. While walking to the park he was shot several times. Witnesses indicate there was a dark colored truck and a green car in the area during the time of the shooting.
If you know anything about this homicide or any of the persons involved, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. Remember, you will always remain anonymous, never be contacted and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.


 

Stabbing

Posted Date: July 2, 2012

Merced Police Department officers responded to the scene of two men being stabbed at approximately 3:00pm on July 2, 2012. The incident occurred in the 3000 block of Park Ave. The stabbings apparently are the result of an earlier traffic accident where the stabber felt he did not get enough money for damage to his vehicle. There is also a woman with or near the stabber just before the stabbings.
If you know anything about this incident, or know who might be the stabber or the woman, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You will always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Shooting

6-28-12

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On June 28th at about 6:00 in the evening, Los Banos Police Department officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Delaware for a report of gunshots to a vehicle. On arrival officers found that there were bullet holes found on the side of a parked vehicle located in the driveway of residence in the 1000 block of Delaware.
This crime could be related to several other similar incidents occurring over the past months in the City of Los Banos. We need your help in identifying the person(s) involved in these shooting incidents before some innocent bystander is hit by the gun fire. If you have any information about this or any similar crime contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You will never be identified or called to testify and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Shooting

5-13-12

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
In the City of Merced, during the early morning hours of May 13, 2012, Andrew Flores was walking along Pacific Drive near Compass Pointe Ave. While walking, Andrew was confronted by unknown subject(s). During the confrontation, the suspect(s) shot Andrew several times and then fled the area. Andrew died from the gunshot wounds.
If you know anything about this murder or who may have done it, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You will never be identified or ask to testify. You may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.


Shooting

4-11-12

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On 4-11-2012 at 5:13 pm the Jamba Juice located on Pacheco Blvd. in Los Banos, was robbed at gunpoint. The suspect was identified as a white male adult wearing a jacket with a large “ER” on the back.
If you know anything about this robbery or recognize the jacket, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. No one will ever know who you are and you may be eligible for a reward.


Shooting

2-10-12

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On February 10, 2010, in the City of Dos Palos, Jesse Thinoi was the victim of a gunshot wound that led to his death. The shooting occurred in the 1100 block of Golden Gate Avenue, at approximately 9:00 p.m. It appears the victim and his friend saw the subjects approaching and believed there might be a fight, however the subjects fired at the victim and another person present and fled the scene.
Dos Palos Police Department Investigators have identified several subjects believed to be a part of what is considered a gang killing, but need more information to bring them to justice. If you know anything about this shooting, call Merced Area Crime Stoppers. No one will ever know your identity or that you called. You may be eligible for a reward for the information you provide.


Shooting

5-20-12

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On May 20, 2012 at approximately 1:22 a.m., the Los Banos Police Department responded to the area of Park View and Park Sharon Drive regarding a report of shots fired. Officers arrived and contacted witnesses who reported seeing a slim Hispanic male exit a sports utility vehicle with a firearm and shoot several rounds in an unknown direction. The suspect entered the vehicle which left the area at a high rate of speed.
If you have any information concerning who this shooter may be, call Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You will always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.


Home Invasion/Murder

05-02-12

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On October 1st, 2006, Bill (age 91) and Lena Chapman (age 81) were murdered in their home on East South Bear Creek. It appears that the Chapman’s were awakened and interrupted a burglar at which time a struggle ensued and the Chapman’s were killed by blunt force trauma. The home was intentionally set on fire.
Merced Police Department Detectives report they have received recent information on this crime, and are looking for anyone who knows anything about this crime of the person(s) who committed it. Your call could make the difference. If you have any information, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You will always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.


Home Invasion/Armed Robbery

04-22-12

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On April 22, 2012, two cowardly men entered the home of an 81 year old woman in North Merced and robbed her of the jewelry she was wearing. These brave punks, between 20-30 years of age, tapped the woman on the back of the head with a gun to threaten her for any money she might have in the house.
Help us send these men to prison where we will see how tough they are. If you know anything about this crime or the persons who are responsible for committing it, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. Remember, you will always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.


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Shooting

Posted Date: March 5, 2012

On March 2, 2012 at approximately 10:50 p.m., the Los Banos Police Department responded to the 700 block of Sandhill Crane Drive regarding a shooting. Officers arrived and located an 18-year-old male and a 15-year-old female suffering from gunshot wounds to their legs.

The suspect vehicle is described as a newer model, light colored, 4 door vehicle with dark colored wheels, possibly a Mitsubishi.

If you have any information concerning this incident, call Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You could be eligible to receive a reward. Remember, you will always remain anonymous.


Armed Robbery

01-31-12

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On January 31, 2012 at approximately 4:20pm, the Los Banos Police Department and the California Highway Patrol responded to the 800 block of W. ‘L’ Street to the Department of Motor Vehicles Office in the City of Los Banos. Witnesses reported two men, wearing black pants, black hooded sweaters, and black ski masks entered the premise, brandished a firearm and robbed the DMV office. The suspects were seen running south from the DMV.
The accompanying picture is not the Los Banos DMV robber, but one who pulled a similar robbery in the City of Merced. That robbery had a similar Modus Operandi (MO), a similar description, and could be the same individuals.
If you have any information concerning either robbery, call Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You could be eligible to receive a reward. Remember, you will always remain anonymous.


Shooting

12-09-11

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On December 9, 2011 at approximately 1:00am in the morning, deputies from the Merced County Sheriff’s Office responded to 2611 Santa Fe Road for a shots fired call. Upon arrival they located a 21 year old Hispanic male victim lying in the parking lot. He had been shot multiple times in the upper torso.
Deputies were able to determine there were over 100 people in the parking lot, yet no information has been forthcoming. We know someone in that group of people knows who the shooter(s) are, or have information that would lead detectives to the shooter(s). If you know who the shooter(s) is or have any other information about this shooting, call Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You may be eligible for a reward. Remember, no one will ever know you made the call and you will never have to testify or talk to the sheriff or the police.


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Armed Robbery

Posted Date: 2/06/2012

On January 31, 2012 at approximately 4:20 p.m., the Los Banos Police Department and the California Highway Patrol responded to the 800 Block of West L Street regarding an armed robbery.

Witness reported two men, wearing black pants, black hooded sweaters, and black ski masks, entered to Los Banos DMV Office with a firearm and robbed the employees of cash. The suspects were observed running south from the business and have not been located.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact Detective Justin Melden at (209) 827-7070 ext. 114.


Armed Robbery

12-23-11

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
3582 “G” Street for an armed robbery. A Rite-Aid employee was approached by a Hispanic male juvenile, described as 5’-3” in height and 16-17 years of age. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and a blck ball cap with a red bill. The suspect pointed a small black handgun at the employee and demanded money from the register. The robber left from the west sliding doors to the business. He ran into the parking lot where another employee saw him get into late model metallic silver Nissan Altima with tinted windows. The vehicle left N/B on “G” Street.
If you have information concerning the suspect or know anything about this crime, please call Merced Area Crime Stoppers. Remember, you will always remain completely anonymous.

 

Armed Robbery

12-12-11

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Location of occurrence: Check N Go at 1102 W. 16th Street in the City of Merced
Date of occurrence: December 12th, 2011 at approximately 3:30 PM

Event Summary:
On December 12th, 2011 at approximately 3:30 PM, two suspects robbed the Check N Go at 1102 W. 16th Street in the City of Merced. They were armed with a firearm while committing this robbery. The suspects are described as Hispanic males, wearing dark clothing shown in the photographs. After committing the robbery both suspects fled running across the railroad tracks towards the Costco gas station where they got into a white mid 1990’s Mazda van. The van then drove out of the parking lot towards R Street. If you have information concerning the suspect or know anything about this crime, please call Merced Area Crime Stoppers. Remember, you will always remain completely anonymous.


Shooting

12-15-11

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On December 15, 2011 a shooting took place in the 100 block of E. 12th Street in the City of Merced. The victim said that the person who shot him was a black male whom he had seen before hanging around the neighborhood. The victim further said that the black male who shot him had been present during the shooting of two other black male adults and a baby in August of 2011, one block over on E. 12th st. The shooter is described as a black male with longer dread style hair about shoulder length, and had blonde or orange color highlighted into it.
If you have any information concerning the suspect or know anything about this crime, please call Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You may be eligible for a reward and you will remain completely anonymous.


Shooting

12-01-11

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On 12/1/2011 at 9:51pm, officers from Los Banos Police Department were dispatched to a residence on Ash Avenue where they discovered a man had been shot in the neck and the lower leg. A family member of the victim chased the vehicle the suspects were using to escape and rammed it several times. However, the suspects were able to get away. The escape vehicle is described as small, white extended cab pick-up truck (similar in size to a Chevy S-10). There is body damage to both sides and the back of the pick-up. There may also be blue paint transfers on the pick-up. A pick-up which may be similar is pictured below, although this vehicle is not the vehicle used in the crime. If you know anything about the suspects in this shooting or the crime itself, please contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers.


Armed Robbery

12-15-11

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On 12/15/2011 at approximately 2:15 pm two suspects approached a teller at the Bank of America branch located inside the Save Mart store at 1701 Bellevue Road in Atwater. They suspects stated they were armed, however no weapon was observed. The suspects demanded money and upon receipt of the money fled the store. They were last observed walking west toward Winton Way. If you know any information about the suspects or the robbery please contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. Remember, you will always remain anonymous; no one will know you provided information.


Armed Robbery

12-01-11

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Location of occurrence: Check n Go 1139 Bellevue Road, Atwater, CA
Date of occurrence: 12-01-11 at 1250 hrs

Event Summary:
On 12-01-11 at approximately 1250 pm three subjects entered the Check n Go pay day loan establishment brandishing a firearm and demanded money from the business.

Suspect #1 remained at the doorway preventing customers from leaving or entering the business, while suspect #2 enters the business and brandishes a handgun at the employees and with the assistance of suspect #3 remove cash and checks from the business before exiting the store.

Of the three suspects, #3 fails to hide his face and is clearly seen as he exits the store behind suspect #2. All three suspects fled on foot into a residential area and were believed to have left in a red or burgundy smaller vehicle.

At the time of the incident two patrons were in the business along with two store employees. No one was injured in this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Atwater Police Detective Adolfo Lomeli at 209-357-6387 or the automated tip line at 209-357-6390. Information received will remain confidential.


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Shooting

12-12-11

Shooting

Suspect(s): HMA, thin build, mustache and goatee, approximately 5’7, 175 pounds, black hooded sweatshirt.

On December 9th, 2011 officers responded to the 400 block of N. Mercey Springs Rd. for a report of a male subject who had been shot. Upon arrival Officers located the victim who had been shot multiple times. The victim stated he was walking home when he noticed a male subject standing on the side walk near the entrance to a mobile home park. The victim said the male subject asked him if he was affiliated with a gang and the victim said no. The victim then turned away and was shot. The victim stated that while lying on the ground he saw the suspect run to a dark color Honda or Acura and entered the vehicle on the passenger side. The vehicle then left north bound on Mercey Springs.

If you have any information about this crime or possible suspects, please contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers.


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Shooting

12-5-11

Shooting

Officers were dispatched to a residence on Ash Ave, related to a shooting having occurred. Officers learned that a man had been shot at least two times, once in the neck and once in the lower leg. A family member followed the suspect vehicle and collided into the vehicle several times in attempt to disable the suspect vehicle with the intent to cause the suspects to be taken into custody. The suspects were able to avoid capture. Los Banos Police are looking for a small white extended cab pick-up truck (similar in size to a Chevy S-10) with body damage to both sides and back of the vehicle. There may be a small amount of blue paint on the truck. If you have any information please leave a Crime Stoppers Tip or contact Detective Melden at (209) 827-7070 x114.


Graffiti

Graffiti

Graffiti of the type pictured has been seen in and around the City of Merced. If you know any information concerning the person or persons responsible for this type of graffiti, please call Merced Area Crime Stoppers. Any graffiti is a blight on our all our Merced County communities. Call us if you know anyone who is painting graffiti and tell us who that person is. You can receive a cash reward and remain completely anonymous.


 Murder

Murder

On July 12th, 2010 at approximately 7:35pm, Mario Alberto Zavala was attacked in the 2300 block of ‘K’ street in Merced. He was subsequently stabbed and died of those wounds. There were numerous people in the area however no one identified the suspect or provided police with information that could be used to solve this murder. If you have information concerning the suspect or know anything about this crime, please call Merced Area Crime Stoppers. Remember, you will always remain completely anonymous. Mario is pictured.


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 Murder

Case Number AG1003668
11/14/2010

Murder

The Atwater Police Department Detective Bureau is asking for assistance from the public on a homicide that occurred on November 14, 2010. Ricardo Ramirez, a 23 year old resident of Atwater was shot to death early Sunday morning in the 800 block of East Bellevue Road, Atwater. The shooting occurred around 1:00 A.M.. The suspect(s) left in a gold mid 90’s Cadillac DeVille without license plates. Atwater Police Officers chased the vehicle and eventually lost sight of the vehicle in the area of West Olive Avenue and G Street in Merced. Anyone that may have seen anything or knows the identity of the persons responsible are asked to call with information.


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 Murder

Case Number AG1000971
03/18/2010

Murder

The Atwater Police Department Detective Bureau is asking for assistance from the public on a homicide that occurred on March 18, 2010. A 17 year old boy was shot in the 2800 Block of Secretariat Drive. The juvenile was in the hospital in the critical care unit until he died on March 23, 2010. The incident is suspected to be gang related. Witnesses saw a dark colored or gray four door Honda leaving the area after the shooting. Anyone that may have seen anything or knows the identity of the persons responsible are asked to call with information.


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 Murder

Case Number AG0904614
12/08/2009

Murder

The Atwater Police Department Detective Bureau is asking for assistance from the public on a homicide that occurred on December 8, 2009. David Ortiz, a 33 year old resident of Atwater, was killed Tuesday evening while waiting for ice cream at a popular fast food restaurant in the 1400 block of Winton Way in Atwater. The suspect was wearing a ski mask. The suspect shot Ortiz several times even after Ortiz fell to the ground. The suspect made a quick getaway in a small dark colored vehicle. Anyone that may have seen anything or knows the identity of the persons responsible are asked to call with information.


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 Murder

Case Number AG0904507
12/01/2009

Murder

The Atwater Police Department Detective Bureau is asking for assistance from the public on a homicide that occurred on December 1, 2009. Arturo Cisneros (also known as “Tuto”) was a 25 year old resident of Atwater. Arturo was shot dead early Tuesday morning inside the doorway to his apartment on Fruitland Avenue in Atwater. Witnesses reported hearing a loud knock on the victim’s door and a short conversation between the victim and the suspect prior to the shooting. The motive is believed to be drug related. Anyone that may have seen anything or knows the identity of the persons responsible are asked to call with information.


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 Murder

Case Number AG0803149
08/28/2008

Murder

The Atwater Police Department Detective Bureau is asking for assistance from the public on a homicide that occurred on August 8, 2008. Under suspicious circumstances, 51 year old Alfonso Oregel Aceves was found dead in the 1500 Block of Atwater Blvd. Atwater California. Aceves died as a result of injuries to his head and other parts of his body. At the time of his death, Aceves was employed by the Dole Packing Company in Atwater. He lived in his vehicle which was parked at the crime scene. Anyone that may have seen anything or knows the identity of the persons responsible are asked to call with information.


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 Murder

Case Number AF0700306
01/30/2007

Murder

The Atwater Police Department Detective Bureau is asking for assistance from the public on a homicide that occurred on January 30, 2007. While sitting in his vehicle in the 2600 Block of Atwater Blvd., Atwater California, 44 year old Jaime Orozco (also known as “El Gordo”) was shot in the upper torso with an unknown type firearm. Before collapsing the victim managed to run through the apartment complex at this location yelling for help. The suspect was seen running northbound through the apartment complex. Anyone that may have seen anything or knows the identity of the persons responsible are asked to call with information.


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 Murder

Posted Date: 8/25/2011

Homicide

Stanislaus Sheriffs Investigation is asking for assistance from the public on a homicide that occurred on August 22, 2011. The Homicide occurred at the intersection of Hatch & Crowslanding Roads during rush hour. Anyone that may have seen anything or knows the identity of the persons responsible are asked to call with information.

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