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May
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Motorcycle club claims harassment. Sonora police asks the public to watch the video

The Sonora Police Department put out a message on Facebook regarding this YouTube video, in which bikers accuse members of the Police Department of profiling local bikers. Warning: Graphic content. YouTube video by Jus Brothers Nate Smith

A video posted on YouTube last week shows members of the Jus Brothers motorcycle club criticizing a police sergeant who photographed the license plates on their parked motorcycles.

The motorcycle club members in the video, which had more than 14,700 views on Wednesday morning, say they were doing nothing wrong when the Sonora police sergeant started harassing them. They say police unlawfully profiled the club members as a motorcycle gang in the incident that appeared to have occurred in downtown Sonora.

Tue
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Feb
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Judge orders trial for ex-firefighter accused in stabbing

A Superior Court judge determined last week that there is enough evidence against a former Lathrop-Manteca Fire District firefighter accused of stabbing someone outside of a Manteca bar late last year to move the matter towards trial.
Brandon Burlingame, 35, appeared before Judge Christine Eagle on Feb. 22 for a preliminary hearing in which the court determined that the charges against him – attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon – are supported by enough evidence to transfer the felony matter to the San Joaquin County Superior Courthouse in Stockton and proceed to an arraignment on information.

Thu
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Dec
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Suspect in Pub stabbing out on $100,000 bail

Brandon Burlingame, 35, the Lathrop firefighter charged with premeditated attempted murder, bailed out of San Joaquin County Jail on Dec. 23 and was arraigned Wednesday on the felony charges filed against him.
Burlingame is an engineer with the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District where he has been employed for some 12 years. He is suspected of assaulting a patron at a pub at 10 p.m., on Saturday Dec. 1. He reportedly had been wearing a Jus Brothers Motorcycle Riders patch identical to one posted on his Facebook page.
The Jus Brothers Motorcycle Riders are seen by police as an affiliate of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.

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Dec
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Police: Lathrop-Manteca firefighter a suspect in stabbing

MANTECA — Police have arrested a Lathrop-Manteca Fire District firefighter on suspicion of attempted murder after it is alleged he stabbed a man at a bar, according to authorities.

The Manteca Police Department’s Gang Suppression Unit arrested Brandon Burlingame, 35, about 7:45 a.m. Thursday. He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and a weapon enhancement. His bail is set at $1 million.

Police allege Burlingame stabbed a 43-year-old man about 10:13 p.m. Dec. 1 at The Pub & Lounge at 1305 N. Main St. Officers investigating the case learned the suspect was wearing a Jus Brothers Motorcycle Club patch at the time of the assault.

When police arrived, the suspect had left the scene, but police later identified Burlingame as the suspect, according to the Manteca Police Department.

The victim suffered serious injuries in the attack and was taken to the hospital, but he is expected to survive.