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Two Suspects in Custody and Two Stolen Vehicles Recovered

FRESNO - On Monday, September 18, 2017, detectives from the Fresno Police Department’s Career Criminal Auto Theft Team (CCATT) arrested two suspects of auto theft and retrieved two stolen vehicles. Police first located a 1993 Honda Civic Del Sol parked in the area of Washington and Fourth. The Honda was a reported stolen vehicle out of Clovis. Detectives began surveillance.

The Honda later became occupied and drove from the area. Detectives followed the Honda to the area of Thomas and Recreation where the driver was taken into custody. The driver was identified as Bulldog gang member Ruben Medellin, 30, of Fresno. Medellin was found to be on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) probation for auto theft and to be wanted on an unrelated attempt burglary case. He was booked into the Fresno County Jail for felony auto theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, attempt burglary and PRCS violation.

Suspect Arrested For Downtown Fresno Strong Arm Robbery

FRESNO -  Fresno Police Officers from the Southwest Policing District, were heading to area of Tuolumne Street and F Street for a disturbance that came out, when they were flagged down by Security Guards from 1435 Fresno St. “Los Arcos”.

Security was pointing to a male subject running eastbound on Tuolumne, stating he just robbed someone. Officer’s were able to follow the subject running and detain him. Once the subject was detained, officer’s also spoke to the victim who confirmed he had been robbed.

Public Demonstrations for New Madera County Voting Systems Planned

MADERA – Madera County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters Rebecca Martinez has announced a series of community workshops that will allow the public to try out new voting equipment. “Our current primary voting system is nearly 30 years old,” explained Martinez. “While the current system has served all of us very well, it has gone beyond its useful life and we are at a point where it must be replaced.”

Earlier this year Madera County posted a request for proposals for a new voting system. After a thorough review, Dominion Voting Systems Inc. was selected as the preferred vendor. In order to give the public the opportunity to evaluate the proposed system, Martinez is requiring that Dominion provide test equipment for the public to examine. The workshops will be held at the following locations:

Recovery of Stolen Vehicle Nets Two Arrests with Weapons

FRESNO - On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, Detectives from the Fresno Police Department’s Career Criminal Auto Theft Team (CCATT) located a 1994 Honda Accord driving in the area of Woodrow and Gettysburg. The Honda was a reported stolen vehicle out of Northeast Fresno. The Honda parked and the two occupants walked to a nearby residence. Detectives made contact at the residence and took the two occupants into custody.

During a subsequent search of the residence, detectives located a homemade “zip gun” in the garage. The “zip gun” was loaded with a .357 caliber round.The driver was identified  as Nestor Ramos, 28, of Fresno. Ramos was also wanted for a prior “chop shop” case. He was booked into the Fresno County Jail for felony charges of operating a chop shop, auto theft, possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of a “zip gun.”

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Ends Its Historic Exploration of Saturn

WASHINGTON D.C. - A thrilling epoch in the exploration of our solar system came to a close today, as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, ending its 13-year tour of the ringed planet. "This is the final chapter of an amazing mission, but it's also a new beginning," said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "Cassini's discovery of ocean worlds at Titan and Enceladus changed everything, shaking our views to the core about surprising places to search for potential life beyond Earth."

Telemetry received during the plunge indicates that, as expected, Cassini entered Saturn's atmosphere with its thrusters firing to maintain stability, as it sent back a unique final set of science observations. Loss of contact with the Cassini spacecraft occurred at 7:55 a.m. EDT (4:55 a.m. PDT), with the signal received by NASA's Deep Space Network antenna complex in Canberra, Australia. 

Robert King Charged With Felony Indecent Exposure For Wild Water Incident

FRESNO - Robert Jack King (52, of Clovis) has been charged in a Felony Complaint with one felony count of Indecent Exposure with a Prior, the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office has announced.  On June 26, 2017, Mr. King was arrested by members of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly exposing himself at Wild Water Adventure Park in Clovis.

The criminal complaint charges a felony violation of Indecent Exposure with a prior.  The complaint also alleges that Mr. King was previously convicted of a misdemeanor charge of Indecent Exposure in 1994. If convicted of the charge, Mr. King faces a sentence of up to three (3) years in custody, as well as registration as a sex offender.

Detectives Seek to Identify Armed Squaw Valley Burglars

SQUAW VALLEY - Property crimes detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office need the public’s help to identify three men who committed a burglary. It happened around 7:00 am on August 31st at a home located on the 45000 block of Old Sand Creek Road in Squaw Valley. Three white men, who appear to be in their early 20s, walked onto the property and scanned the area to see if anyone was around.

A video doorbell security system recorded footage as one of the men kicked open the front door, allowing all of them to go inside. One of the men, who has large ear lobe plugs / tunnels, served as a lookout for brief time. All three men eventually left the home carrying various items they had taken from inside. At least two of the suspects were seen holding handguns. There is a possibility the suspects parked a Honda Civic nearby to use as their getaway car.

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