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Man catches fire on a bench near Modesto


A 60-year-old man was found engulfed in flames on a bench on Patterson Road in Riverbank near Modesto on Wednesday.

The fire was extinguished when emergency responders arrived, said the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire. The fire agency gave the man emergency medical attention and set up a landing zone for an air ambulance at Rio Altura Elementary School, where the he was then taken to a hospital via an air ambulance.

The fire agency said the victim suffered second and third degree burns to his chest, head, face and airway.

It is unknown how the man caught fire at this time. Riverbank police are investigating the incident further.


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Modesto police arrest suspect in machete death


MODESTO (AP) - Police in Central California have made an arrest in the death of a man who was attached with a machete at a park.

Modesto police announced Monday they have arrested 41-year-old Anthony Brewer in the April 17 killing of Robbie Hull Jr.

The Modesto Bee reports detectives had identified Brewer as a suspect in the death of the 55-year-old Hull and issued a warrant for his arrest. He was apprehended on Friday at a Redwood City motel.

Police say Hull was found injured after officers responded to a 911 call of a man having been stabbed in the park.

Modesto police have said Hull was found face down on the ground with multiple stab wounds in his chest. He died at a hospital from his injuries.


2 in custody in Modesto after shots fired, pursuit and barricade


Modesto police and SWAT have taken two individuals into custody from a home in the area of Scenic Drive and High Street where two possible gunmen were holed up Monday afternoon.

The incident began with a report of shots being fired from a car just after noon, according to police spokesperson Heather Graves. She said the car was described as a green Honda or similar vehicle.

There were no reports of injuries.

Officers responding to the shots-fired call began pursuing the vehicle in question through residential neighborhoods north and east of downtown Modesto.

At some point, two men jumped from the pursued car and fled.

One man was described as Hispanic, 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. He had a mustache and wore all-black clothing.

A second man was described as Hispanic, 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 300 pounds.

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Armed suspects sought in Modesto


A school is locked down in Modesto Monday afternoon as officers look for two armed men. Around 1 p.m., Modesto Police say they were looking for the two men near High Street and Redwood Avenue.

John Muir School is in that area, and was locked down as a precaution during the search.

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Woman steals AMR ambulance truck, leads Modesto police on chase


A woman stole an ambulance from Memorial Medical Center in Modesto Monday morning, and lead officers on a short chase. The woman, identified as 48-year-old Kristin Ireland, was at the hospital around 6 a.m. and allegedly took an ambulance from their lot.

The ambulance's cab doors were locked, but the back doors were open. Modesto police say the woman crawled in through the back, and made her way into the driver's seat.

Officers chased the ambulance for less than 10 minutes, and finally used a pit maneuver to stop the woman near Norwegian and McHenry avenues.