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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Remaining Key Aware with Modesto Police Department

Key Awareness Campaign

In 2018, twenty two percent of stolen vehicles were taken using the owners' keys.  We encourage you to practice the following key awareness tips:

  • Never leave your vehicle running unattended.  
  • As you walk to your car, scan your surrounding...
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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Modesto Police Department Makes Arrests in Letgo/OfferUp Robberies

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On 11/26/18 at 7:30 PM an armed robbery occurred in Modesto involving a victim attempting to sell his PlayStation 4 gaming console via OfferUp, an online marketplace where individuals can buy or sell items locally. The victim in this case agreed to meet w...

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Modesto Police Department Public Safety News
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Detectives Make Arrest on 2017 Murder and Sexual Assault of Jenny Wu

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Modesto, CA – Detectives have arrested 18-year-old Seth Becknel for the 2017 murder and sexual assault of 41-year-old Jenny Wu.  

At 9 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017, officers responded to the 1500 block of Grape near Evergreen on a reported perso...

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Modesto Police Department Public Safety News
Posted on: October 22, 2018

Police Investigate Sunday Night Homicide

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 Modesto, CA- A 37-year-old Modesto man is deceased following a Sunday night shooting that occurred in the 400 block of Donegal Drive in southeast Modesto.

At about 8:00 PM on Sunday, October 21, 2018, Officers responded to the southeast neighborh...

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Modesto Police Department Public Safety News
Posted on: September 25, 2018

Abducted Child Located Unharmed

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Modesto, CA –On Monday, September 24, 2018 at approximately 7:25am, patrol units responded to a home on Poinsettia Drive for the report of a child abduction.  The investigation revealed, 41- year old John Cosso and five others, forced their way i...

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Modesto Police Department Public Safety News
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Modesto Police Move Quickly to Locate and Arrest Kidnapping Suspect

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On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at approximately 4 o’clock in the afternoon, a fourteen-year-old female reported that a man approached her in a vehicle as she walked along Tokay Avenue. She indicated the man attempted to grab her and she was able to break free...

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Modesto Police Department Public Safety News
Posted on: July 7, 2016

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