Unidentified Crimes and Unsolved Cases

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CRIME:
Armed Robbery

7/10/2018


LIVINGSTON PD WANTED SUSPECT

Suspect Information:

Hispanic Female
Approximately 5’3”
Wearing a black hoodie and a black beanie, she used hoodie to partially conceal her face.
Passenger in a dark colored, newer model Lexus Sedan

On 6/20/18 at approximately 0056 hours, Livingston Police Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Chevron Gas Station at 381 Joseph Gallo Drive in Livingston.
The suspect walked into the gas station and brandished a chrome colored handgun at the cashier and demanded the cashier provide money from the register. The suspect collected the money in a canvas type bag and took a tray of Bic lighters from the counter near the register. The suspect exited the building and left in a dark colored, newer model Lexus sedan towards Highway 99, the suspect was not the driver.

Please contact Detective Taylor Kollmann (209)394-7916, if you have had any similar occurrences or have any additional information regarding the suspect.

Remember! If you recognize the subject, you can call in a tip to the Merced Area Crime Stoppers! You never have to identify yourself and if your information leads to the arrest of the suspect, you will be eligible for a secret cash reward.


CRIME:
Shoplifting

7/10/2018


MPD SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION WANTED

Does anyone recognize this suspect? Wanted for Shoplifting from JC Penney on 5 prior occasions throughout a 6 month time frame. Loss Prevention representatives believe the suspect is a male who dresses like a female. The vehicle shown is a Chrysler registered out of Planada, CA LP 2FAL487 .
If you recognize the below subject, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You never have to identify yourself and if your information leads to the arrest of the suspect, you will be eligible for a secret cash reward.


CRIME:
Los Banos High School theft/vandalism

5/1/2018


UNSOLVED/UNIDENTIFIED FROM LOS BANOS POLICE DEPARTMENT

The Police Department is asking anyone with information about the weekend Los Banos High School theft/vandalism to come forward.
On Monday morning Officer Todd Pricolo responded to the High School after staff arrived and discovered the damage. Surveillance video captured three males on the school property Sunday night between 8-10 p.m. The suspects committed at least $10,000.00 in damage to at least two vehicles and stole two generators after breaking into a locked container.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Los Banos Police Department of the Merced Area Crime Stoppers.
To leave an anonymous crime tip call (209) 827-7070, ext. 288. If you have access to a computer and the internet you can also leave an anonymous tip at the Police Department’s web page at www.losbanos.org. At the bottom of the “Contact” page simply click on the “report graffiti and other crime” link or contact the Merced Area Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-855-725-2420


COMMERCIAL BURGLARY

11-12-17

SUSPECTS IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On November 12, 2017 at approximately 5:38 a.m., two suspects burglarized a laundromat in the 800 block of 7th street in the City of Los Banos.
Surveillance footage of the burglary shows a white female suspect and a white male suspect enter the business and proceed directly toward the coin machine where they took an undisclosed amount of cash.


BANK ROBBERY

11-9-17

SUSPECTS IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On November 9, 2017 at 3:25 p.m., a bank in the 900 block of West Pacheco Blvd in the City of Los Banos was robbed at gunpoint. The suspects parked a silver 4 door Kia at the front entrance of the bank, the white male was seen acting as the driver, the black male is seen entering the bank displaying a black semi automatic pistol.

Suspect #1 is described as a black male adult between 18-25 years old, approximately 5'3" to 5'6" in height, and approximately 130-180 pounds. The suspect was last seen wearing a dark grey hooded zip up jacket, jean pants, light colored goggles, dark tan gloves, and was covering his mouth with a red bandanna.

Suspect #2 is described as a white male adult between 18-25 years old, approximately 6'0" to
6'2" in height, and approximately 150-180 pounds. The suspect was last seen wearing a dark colored jacket and was covering his mouth with a red bandanna.


SHOOTING

8-26-17

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On August 26, 2017 at approximately 1:53 a.m., the Los Banos Police Department responded to the area of East B Street and Santa Ana Street regarding a shooting.

Officers located a 28-year-old man who reported he was walking when he was approached by a male driving a silver Honda sedan. The driver exchanged words with the victim and fired several shots, striking him in the legs.

The suspect was observed fleeing the area east on East B Street after the shooting and the victim was air lifted to a Modesto area hospital for treatment.

If you know anything about this case, or who the suspects may be, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You will never be identified and may be eligible for a secret cash reward.


BURGLARY

7-8-17

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT

Event Summary:
On July 8, 2017 at approximately 1:13 a.m., the Los Banos Police Department responded to a convenience store in the 1000 Block of Pacheco Boulevard regarding a robbery.

Officers spoke with the clerk who reported a male entered the business, wearing a dark colored hooded sweater and dark color clothing, demanding money, stating if not, he would harm the clerk. The suspect was wearing a mask over his face, sunglasses, gloves, and did not display a weapon. The suspect fled the business on foot with stolen cash, in an unknown direction. The clerk was not harmed during the robbery.

If you know anything about this case, or who the suspects may be, contact Merced Area Crime Stoppers. You will never be identified and may be eligible for a secret cash reward.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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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