Shooting remains under investigation

Newman police said an early-morning shooting Tuesday, Aug. 13, remains under investigation.

In that case, police said, a 43-year-old male was shot multiple times at close range in front of a home in the 300 block of Northampton Way. The shooting victim has been released from the hospital, Police Chief Randy Richardson said earlier this week.

Richardson said no additional details were being released by authorities but that the incident remains under active investigation.

GPD turns to Livingston for temporary patrols

Reserve police officers from the Livingston Police Department have been covering graveyard shifts in Gustine this week under a law enforcement services contract approved Aug. 6 by the City Council.

The temporary arrangement was necessary to allow Gustine PD to send its officers to mandatory training, according to a staff report.

A Livingston unit covered Gustine’s 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. graveyard shift starting Tuesday and continuing through tonight (Thursday). The cost to the city will be $900.

Newman fire report

Personnel from the Newman Fire Department and West Stanislaus Fire Protection District’s Newman station responded to 28 calls from service from Aug. 12-18.

Fire Chief Keith Bowen said calls included three vehicle fires, one potential structure fire, three motor vehicle collisions, one working structure fire, 13 medical aid responses, five public assists and two fire alarms.

A single-vehicle rollover accident at 8 p.m. Aug. 14 at Stuhr and Hills Ferry resulted in the vehicle being consumed by flames but the driver escaped injury, Bowen said.

Crews also responded to a vehicle fire Aug. 12 on Anderson Road near Highway 33, which was extinguished by firefighters; an Aug. 14 rekindle of the vehicle which had been involved in the Stuhr/Hills Ferry accident which was quickly extinguished; and an Aug. 15 vehicle fire in the 1600 block of Lochbrea Court which was extinguished by the owner.

Accident calls included an Aug. 18 rollover of an all-terrain vehicle on Bell Road. Bowen said one person involved was transported by air ambulance for treatment.

West Side weather

Triple digit heat persisted across the West Side throughout last week, reported Newman resident Marge Carvalho, an observer for the National Weather Service. Carvalho reported the following high/low temperatures for the week. Readings for the previous 24-hour period are taken at 5 p.m. daily.

Monday, Aug. 12: 100/60

Tuesday, Aug. 13: 104/60

Wednesday, Aug. 14: 105/68

Thursday, Aug. 15: 108/70

Friday, Aug. 16: 112/69

Saturday, Aug. 17: 105/66

Sunday, Aug. 18: 96/60