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One teen killed in motorcycle crash, another critically injured

At 8:49 a.m. Saturday, Jared Collins, 15, posted a new photo of him perched atop a motorcycle to his Facebook account. One hour later the Turlock teenager had sustained fatal injuries while out riding the bike with a friend.

November 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TPD BLUE

Things at the Turlock Police Department are looking a little blue and, well, a little hairy.

November 07, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Authorities release identity of man killed crossing Geer Road

The man killed in a vehicle versus pedestrian collision Thursday in Turlock has been identified by the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office as Khananshoo Safarkaylan, 66, of Turlock.

November 07, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Women arrested in connection with robbery outside bank

The ongoing investigation into a robbery outside a Turlock bank has led to the arrest of two Merced County women on conspiracy and abetting charges.

November 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man sustains gunshot wound outside Turlock home

A 32-year-old man was shot outside his friend's Turlock residence Tuesday night when the two were surprised by two unknown gunmen at the home.

November 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man killed at Turlock intersection

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a vehicle versus pedestrian collision that left a 66-year-old man dead.

November 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock fruit cup thief moves onto cigarettes

A Turlock man arrested two weeks earlier for robbery after hurling a fruit cup at a security guard was taken into custody again on allegations he used a set of stolen keys to help himself to cigarettes from a smoke shop.

November 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Accused Turlock sexual predator caught crossing border

A man who has spent 10 months on the run for allegations he sexually assaulted a Turlock teenager was apprehended trying to cross into the United States from Mexico.

November 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock men nabbed in recycling scam

The California Department of Justice reported they busted up a fraud ring with the arrest of five area residents, including three from Turlock, who were operating a beverage container recycling scam.

November 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen credit cards used in shopping spree

A suspected thief went on a $1,400 shopping spree with stolen credit cards before she was apprehended by the Turlock Police Department.

November 01, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Effort to curb walnut theft goes into effect

Stanislaus County's walnut buying season is set to begin Tuesday and authorities are warning growers to be wary of thieves.

November 01, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


StanCATT nabs pair for multiple stolen vehicles

A follow-up investigation into a stolen flatbed truck by the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force led to the arrest of two men and the recovery of seven stolen vehicles worth an estimated $250,000.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sentencing delayed in Turlock murder

A sentencing hearing for a Turlock man convicted of murder in the stabbing death of a 25-year-old man, has been delayed to December.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder charge lodged against Delhi mother

The Merced County District Attorney's Office has filed new charges against a Delhi mother, accusing her of homicide for the death of her 2-year-old daughter.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock woman dies in Patterson crash

A 30-year-old Turlock woman was killed Tuesday morning in a traffic collision in Patterson.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Little change to county’s unemployment rate

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in October, but continued to remain at a low level not seen in the area since the Great Recession.

November 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock native returns home with cameras rolling

Turlock will once again get to experience a bit of movie magic when a former resident returns to town to shoot portions of his independent film.

November 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Suspect robs Turlock bank

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the man who robbed a Turlock bank Thursday afternoon.

November 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock Gospel Mission plans block party, football game to fete Thanksgiving

The Turlock Gospel Mission is planning to celebrate Thanksgiving with a large block party complete with a traditional turkey meal and kickoff the event with what is expected to become an annual community flag football game.

November 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


SIRS pays tribute to area’s Korean veterans

The Turlock chapter of the Sons in Retirement gave a salute to the area's Korean War veterans with a special ceremony Wednesday that included the presentation of the Ambassador for Peace Medals.

November 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


DA wants more time to investigate sexual assault allegations against restaurateur

The arraignment for a Turlock man accused of sexually assaulting an employee at his Oakdale pizza restaurant was postponed because the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office has not filed any criminal charges against him.

November 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man hits woman with car on purpose

A Turlock man is facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon after using his car to hit a woman he was arguing with, the Turlock Police Department reported.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drive-by shooting in Turlock neighborhood

A drive-by shooting was reported late Friday evening.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man uses drive-through for robbery

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a robbery at a Turlock fast food restaurant that happened early Sunday.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Foster Farms donates thousands of turkeys for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches Foster Farms is taking steps to ensure that more families will enjoy the holiday by gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, by donating to food banks up and down the West Coast.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Police search for missing Turlock boy

The Turlock Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a missing 10-year-old boy.

November 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New day center in the works for gospel mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expected to close a deal today that will have them operating a new day center across from the year-round shelter under construction on Broadway.

November 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two Turlock restaurants burglarized

Two Mexican restaurants in Turlock were broken into early Wednesday and law enforcement is looking at the possibility the same suspects were responsible for both break-ins.

November 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hilmar's Landon Azevedo chooses Sac State

Hilmar High's Landon Azevedo has committed to continue his athletic skills at Sacramento State University on an athletic scholarship for golf, signing his letter of intent Thursday.

November 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | SPORTS


Suspect in Turlock hit and run arrested

The unlicensed driver who struck a woman pushing a stroller with three children across a Turlock street has been arrested on felony hit and run charges.

November 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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