Here are some updates from local law enforcement.
San Joaquin County:
Ø Please be on the lookout for a white male driving a black 4 door 1995 Lexus . Also keep an eye out for a STOLEN blue 1998 Tahoe SUV, bearing Cal. License plate # 6HEH391 This SUV was also stolen from one of the burglary victims residence and was used to take the victims property. We believe they may still be in the area committing other burglaries. As you are well aware if they have wheels they can go anywhere in the county. Please call our Dispatch at 209-468-4400,or contact me with any information. Our Christmas dinner would be so much more pleasant, knowing that theirs would be behind bars.
Ø Trimble GPS unit recovered – probably a tractor unit. Need to contact Sheriff’s Department with Serial numbers and identification information to claim.
Ø Merced County Investigators Requesting Information
By Detective Micah Brawley
The Merced County Sheriff’s Office – Investigations Division, is requesting anyone with information as it relates to ANY suspicious vehicles or activity, on Thursday, Dec 02, 2010, between the hours 0900 and 1200 hrs, in the area of Monte Vista Ave / Looney Ave, and Keyes Rd / Olsen Rd., to PLEASE report to us what you have seen.
As I’m sure most of you are aware, a woman was kidnapped, murdered and burned in an orchard off of Keyes Rd, west of Olsen. Her vehicle was dumped in another orchard on Monte Vista, just east of Looney. We have had a few valuable leads and tips come in since the date of the crime. We also have a suspect vehicle description, and believe given the time of day this occurred, the likelihood there are other witnesses is great.
Your cooperation is appreciated.
Detective Micah Brawley
Merced County Sheriff’s Office
Investigations Division – Major Crime Unit
820 W. 22nd St.
Merced, CA 95340
Ø Red Kawasaki Mule Recovered
By Rank Investigations
A red Kawasaki Mule was recovered on a clients property on Meadows Rd in Merced County. It appears the Mule was stolen and abandoned. Anyone missing this vehicle should contact Merced County Sheriff’s Office.
Ø License number for vehicle on previous post 7D32838
By Rank Investigations
The license number for the dark green Toyota pickup from the earlier post on Keyes Rd is: 7D32838. This person seems to be very active and apparently knows the area very well. BE ALERT.
At about 1:30AM, Dec. 12 a RSO unit observed a Dark Green Toyota 4WD pickup westbound on Keyes Rd turning south on Hickman. The vehicle was heavily loaded. When the driver observed the RSO unit he made a u-turn and left at a high rate of speed and returned westbound on Keyes Rd. The vehicle failed to stop for stop signs and fled the area.
The RSO recognized this as the same vehicle that had been involved in thefts on Hawkins Rd several months ago. A license plate and photo of the vehicle will follow later today. Anyone missing property should report it to their SO and contact RIP.
Ø White Dodge Spirit Lic. 4DWW564
By BNW Editor
Gratton Neighborhood Watch
What: Suspicious Car parked on Sperry watching a house
When: Mon., Dec. 13, 2010 at approx. 3 pm.
Where: south of the intersection of Keyes and Sperry
Description: White Dodge Spirit, a boxy 4-door, tinted window in back peeling off, rust on body
Upon returning home, one of the neighbors noticed the above mentioned car parked in front of a house a few doors away. She quickly took down the description and license as the car attempted to leave quickly. She followed the car toward Denair and later found the car backed into the driveway of a home. The driver was standing on the porch nervously tapping on the door as she passed. He is described as a older, chunky Hispanic man.
Ø See attached flyer from Placer County for recovered saddles.
Ø Beware Of Criminals Posing As PG&E Workers
By Sabra Stafford
Crime Desk, Turlock Journal
Dec. 10, 2010 11:49 pm
Pacific Gas and Electric Company is sending out warnings to residents to be on the look-out for scammers out trolling for victims this holiday season.
Based on recent reports from both the Central Valley and the Bay Area, the utility company is warning customers to beware of criminals posing as PG&E utility workers. Some imposters may try to gain entry into a household and steal from unsuspecting customers. Others call customers to warn that their service may be cut off if they fail to pay a past due bill over the phone with a credit card or checking account.
PG&E offers tips to help protect customers from these scams
Ø It is the Holiday season. Scrap metal prices are very high – Copper is approaching $4/pound. Fuel costs are over $3/gallon. Criminals are looking for something to do. Lock your gates, watch out for your neighbors. Check your pumps and electrical motors even though we are about to receive a heavy dose of rain. A local bank recently had their power supply cut and stripped for copper wire! Get your OAN number, paint your sprinkler heads and valves, identify everything, take pictures and put them away somewhere and start a Neighborhood Watch.
Ø Concealed Carry Weapon class – Saturday, January 29, 20111 – 9AM-4PM – SCFB Office – Call Tom @ 522-7278 to RSVP <NOTE: You have 90 days following completion to apply for your CCW permit from the Sheriff without having to requalify>
REMEMBER: IF YOU DON’T REPORT – LAW ENFORCEMENT CANNOT HELP YOU OR RETURN STOLEN PORPERTY!!! See the Item 2’s from SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY and MERCED COUNTY and the PLACER COUNTY saddles!!!