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Merced Police Arrest ‘Sleepy (Catalytic Converter) Thieves’ in the Bushes; Released on $0 Bail

Merced police caught up with a couple of catalytic converter thieves in the bushes Friday morning. Officers received a call of two subjects in the AT&T yard located at 1860 Wardrobe Ave. Officers surrounded the yard, and saw the suspects running into the school located next door. A search of...

California Judicial Council Votes to End $0 Bail Enacted During COVID

The California Judicial Council voted 17-2 Wednesday to rescind, effective June 20, a temporary COVID-19 policy that set bail for lower-level crimes at $0. "The Judicial Council's action better reflects the current needs of our state, which has different health concerns and restrictions county-to-county based on the threat posed by COVID-19," said Justice Marsha...