Fresno police are looking for a 17-year-old boy wanted on suspicion in the stabbing death of another 17-year-old boy at a Halloween party early Sunday.
Christian Salmeron is accused of stabbing the victim when a fight broke out about 2:30 a.m. Sunday at a home in the 600 block of West Shields Avenue, police said.
The victim, whom police did not identify, died Tuesday at Community Regional Medical Center.
Salmeron is Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes. He weighs about 140 pounds and is 5 feet, 8 inches tall.
Anyone with information on Salmeron's whereabouts or the stabbing is asked to call detective Paul Cervantes at (559) 621-2451, detective Brian Valles at (559) 621-2443 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867.
The stabbing death is the 27th slaying in Fresno this year, compared with 38 killings at this time last year, police said.
Kerman man killed in motorcycle crash
The man killed Monday in a motorcycle crash eight miles west of Fresno was identified as Lawrence Sanchez, 54, of Kerman, the Fresno County Coroner's Office said Tuesday.
Sanchez was riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle west on Highway 180 around 6:40 a.m. Monday when a Nissan Frontier in front of him began to turn left onto southbound Monroe Avenue, then abruptly turned right toward northbound Monroe.
The motorcycle slammed into the right side of the Nissan, the California Highway Patrol said. Sanchez was thrown from his motorcycle.
The driver of the Frontier, Latoya Ashley Green, 23, of Fresno, was arrested on suspicion of DUI, gross vehicular manslaughter and driving with a suspended license.
Occupy Fresno still encamped at park
Occupy Fresno protestors remain unmoved from their camp at Fresno County Courthouse Park in downtown Fresno.
On Monday night, Occupy Fresno's facility-use permit, which allowed them to camp out in Courthouse Park, expired. The protesters were given a two-day grace period to refile for a new permit. The application was due Tuesday morning to be reviewed by Fresno County Resource Manager John Thompson.
As of Tuesday night, the protesters remained unmoved and unchallenged by the police and Sheriff's Office.
Lindsay shooting victim identified
Lindsay Police on Tuesday identified the victim of a fatal shooting as Eric Reyes, 25, of Lindsay.
Police found Reyes with gunshot wounds lying on the roadway in the 900 block of East Samoa Street about 11 p.m. Sunday. He was taken to a local hospital and then transported to Community Regional Medical Center, where he later died.
Police did not release additional information about the shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to call Lt. Bryan Clower at (559) 562-2511.
Clovis East graduate killed in Sacramento
A 2005 Clovis East High School graduate died after being attacked by a group of men in north Sacramento, a Sacramento County Sheriff's Department spokesman said.
Christopher Salomonson, 24, died in a Sacramento hospital at 2 a.m. Monday.
He was jumped while walking through an apartment complex early Sunday.
The Sacramento County Coroner's Office has not determined if Salomonson was beaten or shot.
Salomonson is the son of Rob and Kristine Salomonson, both teachers for Clovis Unified schools.
The sheriff's department has made no arrests.
Fairfield man held in Parlier kidnapping
A suspect in the kidnapping of a 21-year-old Sanger woman near Parlier last month has been arrested, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said.
The 31-year-old Fairfield man accused in the woman's kidnapping and a robbery attempt Oct. 8 near Zediker and Parlier avenues was arrested Sunday at his home by Fairfield police. He later was booked into the Fresno County Jail.
The woman was kidnapped as she left a party with several people, the Sheriff's Office said.
Two men ordered the partygoers to get on the ground and demanded money. The men then forced the woman into a white 1998 Toyota Corolla and drove away.
The next afternoon, the woman, who was not injured, appeared at a rural home in Merced County asking for help. The woman said the kidnappers had dropped her off a short time earlier and had driven away. Detectives found the suspects' vehicle in Solano County.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (559) 488-3111 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867.
Gusty winds prompt health warning
Gusty winds are expected to cause deteriorating air quality, prompting Valley air officials to issue a cautionary health statement and to impose a ban on wood burning in Tulare and portions of Kern counties today.
The gusty winds can cause blowing dust and unhealthy concentrations of particulate matter, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District said Tuesday. Prolonged exposure to particulate matter can cause serious health problems such as lung disease, respiratory infections, asthma attacks or acute bronchitis.
For more information call (800) 766-4463.
Service academy applications sought
Valley high school students seeking congressional nomination to a U.S. military service academy must submit their applications to Rep. Dennis Cardoza's office by Nov. 11, he announced Tuesday.
Cardoza nominates multiple students each year based on academics, SAT scores and leadership potential. Each application requires a nomination for admission.
Information: (209) 527-1914.
Visalia begins street conversion project
The city of Visalia will begin its one-way street conversion project on Thursday and will be conducted in two stages, city officials said.
Stage one will affect Bridge, Main and Santa Fe streets along Center Avenue. Construction for stage two will affect Garden Street and Center Avenue along the south side of Main Street.
One lane of traffic will remain open through the construction, but detours will be placed at the intersections.
Businesses will remain open during construction. The project is expected to finish by Nov. 18.
Tulare Co. libraries host reopenings
The Tulare County branch libraries in Ivanhoe and Earlimart will host grand reopening events this week, Tulare County spokesman Jed Chernabaeff said.
The Ivanhoe branch library will reopen at 3 p.m. today at 15964 Heather Ave., Ivanhoe.
The Earlimart branch library will reopen at 4 p.m. Thursday at 780 E. Washingston St., Earlimart.