Modesto Police Department

  • Agency: Modesto Police Department
  • Address: 600 10th St, Modesto, 95354 CA
  • Chief: Roy W Wasden (Chief of Police)
Phone: (209) 572-9500

Modesto Police Department is located at 600 10th St, Modesto, 95354 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Roy W Wasden. The Modesto Police Department phone number is (209) 572-9500.

Modesto Police Department News

Modesto CA: Two Vehicle Collision in Northeast Modesto Leaves Modesto Man Deceased NEWS RELEASE Date: February 21st, 2018 Modesto Police Department Media Relations Office of the Chief of Police 600 10th Street, Modesto, Ca. 95354 Author: Officer Billy Boyle On Tuesday February 20th, 2018 at approximately 3:50 PM, two vehicles collided on East Briggsmore Ave near Held Dr. Emergency crews arrived on scene and began treating all parties and passengers. 91 year old Modesto resident Lloyd Kendrick was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The involved vehicles were an early 2000’s Ford Escape, driven by 52 year old Lisa Willis of Modesto, and an early 1990’s Saturn sedan, driven by Mr. Kendrick. The events leading up to the collision are currently being investigated. As a standard procedure, a comprehensive collision investigation has begun and is in the early stages. The cause of this collision has yet to be determined. Evidence still needs to be examined, and additional witnesses are being sought. At this time, neither drug or alcohol impairment appear to be a factor in the collision. Anyone with information, or witness to this collision, is encouraged to contact Traffic Officer Daniel Phillips at or you can call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters may also text information to Crime Stoppers at 274637. Just type “TIP704” along with your message. Anyone inquiring about this news release can contact Officer Billy Boyle at

DUI Enforcement Operations Planned this Weekend. Please see the below press release link for more information.

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After 27 years in Law Enforcement, Officer Glenn Graves is hanging up his duty belt. We wish him health and happiness in retirement. #InsideMPD #ProudToBeMPD

K-9 Volk wants to give a shout out to all of his pawsome friends on #ValentinesDay and remind you that if your celebration takes you on the road, be sure to #DesignateASoberDriver.

Do you know this burglary suspect? If so, call Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. #WhosThatWednesday

Sound the siren 🚨, it's Valentine's Day! Hope it's a happy and safe one.

Detectives will transport 21-year-old Robert Davis this week and book him into the Stanislaus County Jail for the Lake Park Court homicide. New information has developed since his arrest that will cause detectives to hold off on booking Davis for the November 2017 homicide of Cody Lea. Sergeant Steve Hinkley of the Violent Crimes Unit said, “Many associate an arrest of a suspect with the end of a case. For detectives, there is much more investigation remaining to ensure a successful prosecution. We have been provided a lot of information throughout this investigation and are working on the evidence to corroborate what we know thus far. David Wilmore remains in custody for the Cody Lea homicide. Detectives will continue their investigation into Davis’s involvement and will work to bring justice to Cody’s family.”

Happening now: Coffee with a Cop in the mall between Macys home and JCPenney. Enter through Starbucks and bypass the coffee because we have some waiting for you. We’ll be here until 9:30.

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Great story by The Modesto Bee about the collaborative efforts happening in Modesto.

Three arrested in connection with two northeast Modesto homicides. Main suspect found by Santa Cruz Police at a Santa Cruz hotel. (NOTE: booking photos in comments) -

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Pretty awesome work by all involved.

Wanted: Shawn Haney, 22, for commercial burglary. If you know Shawn's whereabouts, call Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. #WantedWednesday

Update: The suspect has been identified and arrested. Prior: Do you know this robbery suspect? He was last seen fleeing Chevron on Sylvan Avenue on January 30th. He’s believed to be associated with a tan or silver older 4 door sedan. If you know his identity, call Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. #WhosThatWednesday

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Can you help? Detectives still need help in identifying the owner and occupants of a vehicle believed to be involved in the October 2017 murder of 5-year-old Xavier SMITH on Lake Park Court. The vehicle is described as a gray or silver early 2000’s model 4-door Lexus (seen in video) possibly being driven by a white male adult late teens to early twenties. Detectives also need help in identifying the suspects involved in the November 2017 murder of 21-year-old Cody Lea near Ustach Park. Detectives are interested in a locating the owner and occupants of a newer black Honda type sedan that was seen fleeing the area. Witnesses described the occupants of the Honda as being dark complected. Detectives believe they have determined the motives in both cases; however, they are still looking for additional witnesses. If you recognize the car(s) or have any information, you’re encouraged to call Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for cash reward.

Stripes on the Stripes after a DUI.....not so cool. Plan ahead. #DesignateASoberDriver #DontDrinkAndDrive #CelebrateResponsibly

Congratulations to the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Regional Academy Class 179-17. The Modesto Police Department welcomes newly sworn-in Officer’s Branson Angle, Vettel Arnold, Garrett Beal, Jacob Eakin, Matthew Hector, Austin Larson, and Chee Xiong to our family. #MPDProud #InsideMPD

Watch Live: Stanislaus County Sheriffs Regional Academy Graduation. We are going to welcome 7 new officers to our MPD Family.

The Modesto Police Department invites you to meet your Area Commander and other personnel that serve your community. There will be information regarding crime prevention and representatives from different specialized units. Come and learn how Modesto Police Department fights crime in your neighborhood. Units Represented: Explorers, Cadets, Fire, Parks & Recreation, Gangs, Volunteers, Beat Health, HEART, Traffic, Code Enforcement, Property Crimes Detectives, MNET, Animal Control.

Traffic Enforcement Operations Plan for Modesto For Immediate Release: February 01, 2018 Contact: Billy Boyle (209) 342-6105 Traffic Enforcement Operations Plan for Modesto Modesto Police Department will step up Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations on Saturday, February 03, Monday, February 5, Wednesday, February 07 and Thursday, February 8 2018 from 0600-2200 hours with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. The department has mapped out locations over the past three (3) years where pedestrian and bike collisions have occurred along with the violations that led to those crashes. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas where bike and pedestrian traffic and crashes occur in an effort to lower deaths and injuries. Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers, bike riders and pedestrians alike that can lead to life changing injuries. Special attention will be directed toward drivers speeding, making illegal turns, failing to stop for signs and signals, failing to yield to pedestrians in cross walks or any other dangerous violation. Additionally, enforcement will be taken for observed violations when pedestrians cross the street illegally or fail to yield to drivers who have the right of way. Bike riders will be stopped and citations issued when they fail to follow the same traffic laws that apply to motorists. All riders are reminded to always wear a helmet – those under 18 years of age must wear helmets by law. Pedestrians should cross the street only in marked crosswalks or at corners. Bicycle and pedestrian fatalities are rising in California as more people use these non-motorized means of transportation. Locally, the Modesto Police Department has investigated 20 fatal collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists during the past three (3) years. In 2013, California witnessed 701 pedestrians and 141 bicyclists killed, accounting for more than 28 percent of all traffic fatalities. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. # # #

DUI Enforcement Operations Planned this Weekend PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: February 01, 2018 Contact: Billy Boyle, (209) 342-6105, DUI Enforcement Operations Planned this Weekend Modesto, CA - Officers from the Modesto Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on Thursday, February 01, Friday, February 02, Saturday, February 03, 2018 between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m, and Sunday, February 04, Monday, February 05, Tuesday, February 06 and Wednesday, February 07, 2018 between the hours of 6:30 p.m and 1:30 a.m in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests. High Visibility Enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug impaired crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized proactive DUI operations are conducted routinely. In California, alcohol involved collisions led to 1,155 deaths and nearly 24,000 injuries in 2014 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Over the course of the past three years officers have investigated eleven DUI collisions which have claimed 3 lives and resulted in another 14 injuries. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes. In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. Modesto Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI. Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol. Everyone should be mindful that if you’re taking medication – whether prescription or over-the-counter – drinking even small amounts of alcohol can greatly intensify the impairment affects. Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or “DDVIP,” free mobile app for Android or iPhone. The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more. The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft or Curb. The cost of a ride home is cheap! Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspensions and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out. Funding for this DUI operation is provided to Modesto Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’.

Officer Juan Arroyo got a surprise visit from his MPD Patrol Shift Partners last night. They held their pre-shift briefing in Juan’s recovery room before deploying on the streets. Juan continues to improve and we are so proud of him. The support from our Community and First Responder Agencies for MPD and Juan has been amazing! Thank You! #ThumbsUpForJuan #InsideMPD