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
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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

What happens when you help detectives apprehend a robbery suspect? The police show up at YOUR door with gifts. Cameron helped a detective apprehend a fleeing suspect last week, after witnessing the suspect grab a woman’s purse. Today Captain Brian Findlen and Detective Randy Bolinger visited Cameron and presented him with a recognition challenge coin. Thanks again for your help Cameron! #MotivationMonday #CityOfGreatNeighbors #WeAreModesto #InsideMPD

Leo “Bobby” Volk remembrance event. Officer Volk lost his life in an on-duty vehicle collision on May 21, 1973 at Yosemite/Conejo. Always in our hearts. #HeroesLiveForever #NeverForgotten

Click it or ticket campaign starts Monday - https://www.modestogov.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=490

Happening Now: Fun Day at the Park is underway at Roosevelt Park, 801 W. Orangeburg. We have lots of cool toys to explore. Come on out, we’ll be here til 4.

Upcoming bicycle and pedestrian safety operation - https://www.modestogov.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=489

DUI enforcement operations planned this weekend - https://www.modestogov.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=488

Update: The victim of Monday night's shooting has been identified as Muhammad Sharieff of Vallejo. Detectives are actively investigating what transpired that night and who may be responsible for the deadly shooting. At this time, no other details will be released.

Tune in to the Kevin Fox Show TAKEOVER on AM1360/1280 or anywhere on iHeart Radio.

You may have seen our post yesterday trying to find the victim of an attempted robbery at Save Mart where an off-duty detective and citizen apprehended the suspect involved, 19-year-old Sonny Wilkins. Even though we are still looking to identify the Save Mart victim and anyone else who may have been victimized by Wilkins yesterday, we have booked him for robbery, elder abuse, violation of probation and two counts of attempted robbery. Below is a summary of the events. The first happened after 9:00 am at Walgreens on Paradise Road involving a 77-year-old female victim. As the victim approached the store's entrance, Wilkins grabbed the purse she was tightly holding and fled from the area. Another call came in around 3:00 pm reporting an attempted robbery at Sprouts on McHenry. Wilkins approached the victim and tried to grab a wallet she had under her arm as she was removing a child from the car. A witness intervened by pushing Wilkins, which allowed the victim to retrieve pepper spray. When Wilkins saw the pepper spray, he fled the area in a vehicle. The last incident happened early evening at Save Mart in the 800 block of Oakdale Road. An off-duty MPD detective was inside the store when the robbery occurred. The detective and a citizen chased Wilkins on foot until they were able to detain him. We believe the victim recovered her purse, but unfortunately left the area before talking with the police. She was in the store with a teen boy and was wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans. If you have any information, please have her contact Detective Bolinger at bolingerr@modestopd.com.

For today’s #WhosThatWednesday, we are looking for a victim of a purse snatch that happened earlier this evening at Save Mart in the 800 block of Oakdale Rd. An off-duty MPD detective was inside the store when the robbery occurred. The detective and a citizen chased the suspect on foot until they were able to detain him. We believe the victim recovered her purse, but unfortunately left the area before talking with the police. She was in the store with a teen boy and was wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans. The suspect is believed to have committed a similar robbery earlier today. If you have any information, please have her contact dispatch at 552-2470.

Listen in tomorrow from 3-7pm, as Assistant Chief Rick Armendariz, Lieutenant Steve Stanfield and Sergeant Chris Adams take over the Kevin Fox Show for Behind the Badge!

Fatal Shooting Leaves One Dead - https://www.modestogov.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=481 https://goo.gl/4EqNyF

To the special women who impact our lives, Happy #MothersDay . Thank you for all you do!

Happening Now: Family Cycling Festival. Head downtown and join the fun!

Public Service Recognition Week honors men and women who serve our communities as federal, state, county and local government employees. Today we honor Christy Beffa. Christy is a Community Service Officer and a 22 year veteran of the Modesto Police Department. During her time at MPD, Christy has worked patrol, Special Events, Crime Prevention and is currently assigned as the Missing Persons Investigator. She is passionate about what she does and had this to say, "One of the most rewarding parts of my job is working with families to bring their loved ones home safe." Thank you for your service to our community Christy!

The 2nd Annual MPD vs. Fred C. Beyer High School basketball game was a great time. MPD went home with the win this year!

Public Service Recognition Week honors men and women who serve our communities as federal, state, county and local government employees. Today we honor Chris Haubrich. Chris has been an Animal Control Officer for the Modesto Police Department for 12 years. Prior to joining MPD, Chris worked as a sales representative at Super Store Industries. He had this to say about his job, "What I like most about being an Animal Control Officer is that no two days are alike. One day I can be rescuing an animal that has fallen into a canal and the next day I may be corralling a loose horse from the roadway. Every day I come to work I learn something new about my job, the community, and its citizens. Throughout my life I knew that I wanted to work with animals. My position within the police department allows me to do what I enjoy while serving our community." Thank you for your service to our community Chris!

Public Service Recognition Week honors men and women who serve our communities as federal, state, county and local government employees. Today we honor Susie Ramirez. Before joining the Modesto Police Department 12 years ago, Susie worked for Yahoo! (how cool is that?). These days she works in our Records Unit as a Police Clerk. When asked about being a public servant she said, "The people I work with is what I love most about my job. Through good and bad days, we always come together to accomplish our goal of serving our community." Thank you for your service to our community Susie!

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

After 30+ years of service, Sergeant Dave Chamberlain is hanging up his duty belt. We wish you well in retirement and your new adventures. #InsideMPD

Public Service Recognition Week honors men and women who serve our communities as federal, state, county and local government employees. Today we honor Ra Pouv. Ra is a Robbery/Homicide Detective who has been with Modesto Police Department for 18 years. Prior to becoming a Robbery/Homicide Detective, Ra investigated gang crimes as an officer and a detective. He had this to say about being a detective, "The best part of my job is being an advocate for victims. I speak on the victim's behalf to bring justice for them and their loved ones." Thank you for your service to our community Ra!

Does this vehicle look familiar? The occupants are believed to have burglarized a home on W. Roseburg Avenue. If you have any information on the owner or occupants, call Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. #WhosThatWednesday

Modesto Woman Fatally Wounded in Vehicle Collision - https://www.modestogov.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=476

Public Service Recognition Week honors men and women who serve our communities as federal, state, county and local government employees. Today we honor Lieutenant Ivan Valencia. Ivan is a 20 year veteran who is currently assigned as the Assistant Division Commander in the Operations Division and the SWAT Commander. As an officer he has worked patrol and held assignments in the Tactical Patrol, Street Crimes and Gang Intelligence Units. During his time as a sergeant, he was assigned to the Operations Division and the Special Crimes and Violent Crimes Units. In 2015 he was promoted to Lieutenant and says, "The most rewarding part of my job is helping young officers and sergeants develop into community minded leaders." Thank you for your service to our community Ivan!

On April 21, 2017 Jenny Wu was found deceased in the area of Grape and Evergreen (northwest Modesto). During our investigation it was determined Jenny was a victim of a homicide. She was last seen on 04-20-17 in the 1900 block of Evergreen. Jenny lived in the area and was frequently seen walking by herself around the neighborhood. Detectives are in need of the public’s help to solve this homicide. If you have any information about Jenny, or this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636 or Detective T. Parsons at 209-342-9130.