Since 1 October 2014, there have been five cases in which two suspects had assaulted local homeless people. One victim was beaten so severely he was transported to a Modesto area hospital for treatment of a skull fracture. The victim’s descriptions of the suspects were extremely vague. However, the police department developed two persons of interest and was following up on leads.
On 18 November 2014, at approx. 7:17 pm, in the area of Save
Mart on Stockton Road, the victim who had suffered the skull fracture in
an earlier attack was assaulted again by the same two suspects.
Officers were able to locate and detained two 17 year old male
juveniles from Sonora, who matched the description of the latest
assault. One of which was a person of interest in the five previous
assaults committed on homeless people. Both juveniles were identified by
the victim as being the subjects who had attacked him. The juveniles
were taken into custody for felony battery resulting in great bodily
injury and turned over to the Tuolumne County Probation Department.