Man’s vehicle stolen at gunpoint near park
Jun 06, 2013 | 3503 views | 2 2 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A man had his vehicle carjacked by two acquaintances in Tilton Park on Wednesday afternoon, June 5, before the vehicle was recovered nearly a mile southwest of the park that evening, according to police.

The two suspects, described as Latino males in their 20s, remain at large.

The victim pulled up to the park near Shearwater Drive and James Burke Avenue at about 1:30 p.m. to talk to two men, when one of them broke a rear passenger window as the vehicle came to a stop, according to Sgt. Paul Yotsuya of Patterson Police Services. The other acquaintance then pulled out a gun and told the driver to exit through the drivers’ side door, before the two men drove off with the vehicle, Yotsuya said.

Police recovered the vehicle at about 5 p.m. near Bella Flora Lane and Sweet Pea Drive. Everything inside the car was intact, with the exception of the broken rear window.

Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to call Patterson Police Services at 209-892-5071.

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June 12, 2013
Just had a guy break into my neighbors garage at 520am on the westside of town then jump my fences to get to Las palmas ave. The police took 4 hours to get here even though the guy was seen and chased away . Young black male 5'11 185lbs black basketball shorts with a red strip and a black shirt wearing basketball shoes. Cut his hands pretty bad is all I can say.
June 10, 2013
Patterson City Council your dropping the ball on Patterson's youth gangs. How long do you think it will take for the word to get out to big corporations that your courting to open businesses here that your not in control of your own city? You dont even have a police force and the Sheriff's department is always 3 steps behind the crime in this town. You folks better get it together and quick!

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