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Reported Fresno Attempted Child Abduction Bogus

FRESNO - Fresno Police Officers were dispatched to Harvest Elementary School Wedsnesday morning in regard to a report of an attempt abduction of a 6 year old female. Officers and detectives arrived at the school and questioned the six year old juvenile along with four other witnesses.

According to the parties, the juvenile victim and her 4 sisters were walking to school in the area of Forestiere and west Dakota Ave when they approached a white male near a parked vehicle. According to the six-year old, the male grabbed her wrist and jacket and attempted to pull her into the vehicle. Witnesses indicated a sister of the victim ran over to the male and stomped his foot. The caused the male to release the six-year old at which point all the juveniles ran from the area. The juveniles reported this incident to school personnel upon their arrival.


Sacramento Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Buying Children and Other Child Exploitation Crimes

SACRAMENTO - Michael Carey Clemans, 57, of Sacramento, was sentenced today to life in prison for buying children, attempted travel and travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, conspiracy to travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, conspiracy to produce child pornography, attempted production and production of child pornography, and receipt of child pornography.

This case is the latest in a multi-year trend of child exploitation prosecutions focusing on defendants with prior sex offenses and those who abuse and record the sexual abuse of children. U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Sean Ragan, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Ryan L. Spradlin, Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, and Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims joined forces today to highlight their sustained and collaborative efforts to identify and vigorously prosecute those who exploit and abuse children and trade in images depicting the sexual abuse of children.

30 Year Celebration Concludes with Biggest Promotion in the History of Table Mountain

FRIANT -  Table Mountain Casino celebrated its 30th Anniversary all throughout 2017, and what a celebration it was. A favorite entertainment destination for locals and visitors alike, Table Mountain Casino is located just a few minutes north of Fresno, CA in the neighboring community of Friant. Owned and operated by the Table Mountain Rancheria of California, the Tribe has been an integral part of Fresno County since long before the County was established over 150 years ago.

Table Mountain first opened its doors as a small bingo establishment in 1987. The little bingo hall immediately became a fun place to play and win.  Since that time and with the enduring support of the surrounding community, Table Mountain Casino has flourished and grown from that little bingo hall into a popular entertainment destination.

Arrest Made in Armed Robberies of Local Pharmacies

FRESNO - On January 15, 2018, at approximately 7:30 am, an African American male attempted to break into the rear metal security door of the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy located at 219 East Olive Avenue.  He was wearing a red jacket, bald, heavyset, and looking into the camera just prior to removing it from the outside of the business.  His image was captured on video.

Later that morning, at approximately 11:14 am, the same suspect went to the Vista Pharmacy, located at 4233 E. Tulare St.  He walked behind the counter and was confronted by the pharmacy technician who told him he wasn’t allowed there and that he needed to leave.  The suspect took several bottles of promethazine from the shelves and forcefully pushed the technician to the ground causing her to strike her head and sustain major injuries.  The suspect fled out the door and was seen leaving the area in a dark colored vehicle.

Three Reedley Men Arrested Following Burglary and Vehicle Pursuit

KINGSBURG - Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies have booked three men into the Fresno County Jail for their roles in a hot prowl burglary. They are: 19 year old Lorenzo Herrera of Reedley, 19 year old Morgan Bray of Reedley and 20 year old Baldemar Ambriz of Reedley. Herrera is facing felony charges of burglary and assault on an officer. His bail is set at $275,000. Bray is facing a felony burglary charge. His bail was set at $70,000 and he has bonded out. Ambriz is facing a felony burglary charge. His bail was set at $70,000 and he has also bonded out.

Shortly before 11:00 am on Wednesday, three men armed with a handgun and a baseball bat smashed a glass door and entered a home located near the intersection of S. Zediker Ave. and E. Kamm Ave. in Kingsburg. The woman who was inside at the time, ran out to a nearby business to get help calling 911.

Fresno PD Cracks Down on Pedestrian Law Enforcement

FRESNO - On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018, in response to last year’s 51 traffic related fatalities, 25 of which were pedestrian related, all shifts of the Fresno Police Department's Northwest Policing District focused their efforts on addressing awareness and enforcement of traffic violations committed by pedestrians.

Officers started the operation at 6:00 am on January 17th and ended at 6:00 am this morning. During the operation, Officers made contact with 47 traffic violators including pedestrians who were walking in the roadway causing vehicle traffic to slow or swerve and crossing the roadways against traffic signals. Some committing hazardous violations in motor vehicles and while riding bicycles were also contacted by officers.

Citizen's Help Fresno PD Stop Armed Gang Member From Fleeing Traffic Collision

FRESNO - Early Sunday morning, residents living in the 600 block of East California Avenue in Southwest Fresno were suddenly awakened by the sound of a loud crash occurring outside. Several residents exited their residences where they observed a red colored Chevrolet Trail Blazer with moderate front end damage driving eastbound California Avenue from Lee Street after striking a vehicle parked along the east curb of Lee Street.

While fleeing the scene, the driver of the trailblazer, 23yr old Norteno gang member Ivan Acevedo, collided with the south curb of E California Avenue. Acevedo attempted to run from the scene. However, he was quickly captured by the residents.


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