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Oakdale police seek leads in fatal hit and run

OAKDALE, CA - Police were looking for two individuals in connection to a hit and run collision that killed a 60-year-old Oakdale man Thursday night.

Ronald Wayne Anderson, aka "Sundance", did not survive his injuries after being hit by a light-colored Toyota Corolla, model year early 2000s, said Officer Daniel Peters.

The car will have damage to the front end, Peters said.

Witnesses said there were two males in the car but there were no further descriptions. Also, police said they could not release the location of the hit and run which was reported at approximately 8:50 p.m..

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has seen a car matching the one described was urged to call police at (209) 847-2231 and ask for Peters.

17-year-old arrested in shooting at Oakdale party

OAKDALE, Calif. (AP) - Police have arrested a 17-year-old suspected gang member in the shooting of two people at a party in the Central Valley.  

Police responded to reports of shots fired at the party in the Stanislaus County city of Oakdale around 1:50 a.m. Sunday. Oakdale is about 15 miles northeast of Modesto.  

The two unidentified victims - a 29-year-old Manteca resident and a 27-year-old from Modesto - were each suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  

They were taken to hospitals in Modesto. 

An officer spotted the vehicle seen fleeing the scene and found the 17-year-old inside. He was arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Juvenile Detention Center. 

Police say he is a Norteno gang member and was in possession of the firearm used in the shooting.

Church volunteer accused of molesting 2 Turlock youths

TURLOCK, CA - An observant priest at a Turlock church was suspicious of a man giving undue attention to two boys from his church and that has led to the arrest of the man for molestation, say police.

Officer Mayra Lewis with the Turlock Police Department said the two alleged victims told the priest that suspect Eduardo Sanchez Arellano, 34, had sexually abused them.

One of the victims spoke to police about the alleged molestation and Arellano was arrested on Dec. 6 on suspicion of sodomy, oral copulation, continual sexual abuse and other child molestation-related charges, Lewis said.

Arellano is from Turlock.

The police investigation has not found where any of the alleged molestation took place at Sacred Heart Church or at any church-sponsored events.

Det. Cristina Magana is investigating the case and urged any other possible victms of Arrellano to contact her at (209) 668-5550, ext. 6627.

Oakdale double murder suspect charged

MODESTO, CA - Ryan Mazzariello appeared before a judge in Modesto Wednesday on charges of killing two people last Sunday.

The 25-year-old Oakdale man is accused of shooting 15-year-old Ruben Mora and 20-year-old Abel Calderon.  Mora's uncle, who watched the arraignment, disputed the idea his nephew was in a gang.

"If you want to classify him, he was a skater, or always on a bike.  He was a fun loving 15-year-old boy," said Elias Arellano.

Tuesday, Mazzariello's mother said her son had been subject to a lot of threats when going to the Oakdale Market  where the shootings took place. A fellow National Guardsman of Mazzariello said the same thing Wednesday following court.

"He says he was being harassed by people from Oakdale.  It's a small town with two streets.  They ran into each other a lot," said the man who wouldn't give his name.