Merced,CA- Merced police are investigating allegations against a Weaver Middle School teacher in Merced accused by students of for recording them changing clothes in a campus girls locker room. The teacher’s name will not be disclosed at this time for not been formally accused of any wrongdoing by law police and the district’s investigation turned up no criminal evidence.

Weaver middle school superintendent found out about this incident last Thursday September 21st, 2017 and reported it to police on Wednesday September 27th, 2017. Police say that since the Schools superintendent did not report this incident it jeopardizes the investigation.

The reason that school officials did not contact police was because they did not find any evidence of a crime. Every parent whose child would’ve been involved in this incident as been notified.

Police and school officials emphasized the claims against the teacher are allegations only, at this point, and no evidence of any wrong has been found. Since police weren’t notified on time investigators have not been able to speak or get a hold of the teacher.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Merced Police Detectives at 209-385-4706.

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Madera,CA- Officers observed a vehicle which was reported stolen today in the area of Country Club Drive and Sherwood Way. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, which led to a short pursuit. The pursuit ended in the county when the stolen vehicle crashed into a canal. Moises Martinez, the driver of the stolen vehicle fled on foot.

The initial officer who was in pursuit of the stolen vehicle began to give chase until he observed his patrol vehicle on fire. Moises Martinez was captured a short distance away by additional officers. The patrol vehicle’s undercarriage became hot during the pursuit, which caused the dry grass under it to catch fire.

Thankfully no one was injured and no homes or structures were damaged during the fire other than the patrol vehicle. This is a good reminder to be careful where you park.



The Merced Police Department has learned, through the investigation, that the initial attempt to stop Barragan’s vehicle was in the area of “M” Street and Buena Vista Drive not on Merced College campus as originally reported.

Barragan was driving his vehicle east on Buena Vista Drive, going through the stop signs on Buena Vista and “M” Street at a high rate of speed. A Merced College police officer saw this reckless driving and attempted a traffic stop on Barragan in the 500 block of Buena Vista Drive.


The Merced College Police attempted to stop a reckless driver on campus. The vehicle sped off going south on “G” Street. Merced College Police pursued the vehicle to the area of W. Olive Avenue and “M” Street.

A Merced Police officer located the suspect vehicle in the area of “M” Street and Fairfield Drive. The officer ultimately discharged his weapon at the suspect and suspect vehicle. The suspect then fled the scene, in the vehicle, and Merced College Police pursued the suspect again.

The suspect ran from the vehicle in the area of Belcher Avenue and W. Santa Fe. The suspect was arrested hiding in a back yard to a residence off of Franklin Road.

The Merced Police Department Investigations Unit is actively working on this investigation. The name of the officer involved and the suspect are being withheld at this time.

Police Officers are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact Detective Perez at (209) 385-6987, or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725.

The public can send information via anonymous text messages to police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “ComVIP” as the “keyword” in the text message.

Merced, CA- On September 21st, 2017 at around 1:25PM A chase was reported near the Merced College area. The full details leading up to the chase and shooting were not available at that time. The pursuit headed into the area of M Street and Olive Avenue.

A Merced police officer opened fire in the area of “M” Street and Fairfield by Jack in the Box after the suspect tried to run an officer over with the vehicle. Authorities gave chase into the Franklin area and Santa Fe Rd were the suspect abandoned his vehicle.

The suspect, described as a man believed to be in his 20s, was captured in the backyard of a home in the Franklin area. His name was not immediately available. No injuries were reported to the officer and the suspect.

Stay tuned for more information when updates become available.
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