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Drugs, weapon found in traffic stop

A traffic stop of a truck that almost hit a Merced County Sheriff's patrol car resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine and a handgun and numerous charges for the driver.

January 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Law enforcement addresses public’s fears about Tasers

Stanislaus County law enforcement agencies worked to address public concerns over the use of less-than-lethal force, especially that of Tasers, at a community forum sponsored by the local NAACP chapter.

January 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hughson Public Works director accused of stealing court records

The City of Hughson's Public Works Director, David Chase, will be arraigned Wednesday on accusations that he deleted accounting files and building permits from the city's server without authorization.

January 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Girl’s claim of kidnapping was a lie

A Turlock girl's story of being abducted by several men and fighting them off to win escape turned out to be a fabrication.

January 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Rain eases for now, more on the way

That big yellow orb shining through the clouds is the sun and it would be best to enjoy it while it lasts.

January 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Officer does Turlock proud on game show

Turlock Police Officer Amanda Alberti may have been stumped by the word "wool" on her "Wheel of Fortune" appearance, but she still walked away a winner.

January 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Teens face robbery charges

Two teenagers are facing robbery charges after a shoplifting at a Turlock grocery store went awry.

January 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Second downtown bank robbed

For the second time in a week, a downtown Turlock bank has been robbed and a suspect has gotten away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

January 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Storm pelts Valley with rain, hail

Pull out the rain slickers and the umbrellas because the wet weather is making itself at home in the Central Valley for the rest of the week.

January 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock’s roads aren’t that bad, yet, but future doesn’t look good

No one in Turlock would be surprised to learn that the city's streets are not exactly paved with gold, but it might surprise a few to learn that on average Turlock's streets are satisfactory, according to the most recent road survey. However, the survey also found that if the funding for street maintenance and repair doesn't increase significantly and rapidly, the road from satisfactory to poor will be a short trip.

January 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County supervisors temporarily shutter law enforcement academy

Citing a continued budget shortfall and recession induced layoffs, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to suspend the basic law enforcement academy training at the Ray Simon Training Center.

January 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbor News


Family dispute in Waterford ends in death

A 21-year-old Waterford man was taken into custody Monday night on the suspicion that he fatally wounded his father during a family fight.

January 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Arrests made in Dos Palos double homicide

The Merced County Sheriff's Department made three arrests in the double homicide that occurred on Jan. 5 in Dos Palos.

January 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Mother charged with toddler’s drowning

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department arrested a 23-year-old woman Thursday night on the suspicion that she killed her 3-year-old daughter.

January 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Clinic boosts H1N1 vaccinations

In the effort to keep another wave of H1N1 influenza illnesses from sweeping through Stanislaus County, the public health department held their second vaccination clinic Thursday in Turlock.

January 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Decorations go missing

A Grinch has stolen the Christmas cheer from a Turlock child with special needs by stealing the boy's beloved decorations.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman reports sexual assault

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a woman's report that she was sexually assaulted by two men she met outside a Lander Avenue business.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Backstage Academy twists up ‘Nutcracker’

Backstage Academy of Dance is putting a spin on the classic Christmas tale of Clara and her nutcracker with their performance of "Twisted Nutcracker."

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre


Dispute turns into domestic violence arrest

A 23-year-old man is facing domestic abuse charges after allegedly putting a knife to the throat of woman.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trio's attempt to dine and dash unsuccessful

A woman and two men were cited by the Turlock Police Department after they were caught trying to skip out on their bill after eating at a Turlock restaurant.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man makes holiday cheer his annual mission

As a kid Ron Detwiler considered it a festive Christmas if his family put up a tree, but now the Turlock resident is the steward of a holiday lights spectacular that has been thrilling young and old alike in Turlock for the last three years.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Man threatens victim with Taser

A dispute between two men led to the arrest of one after he threatened to use a Taser on the other.

December 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man robbed at Turlock motel

A man was beaten and robbed by a couple while visiting a friend at a Turlock motel.

December 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Charges mount for suspected shoplifter

A woman suspected of shoplifting from a Turlock department store was found in possession of narcotics and counterfeit money.

December 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock convenience store robbed

An armed suspect robbed a Quik Stop in Turlock, pointing his firearm at both a customer and the store's clerk, the Turlock Police Department reported.

December 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock teacher rescues man from Tuolumne River

A Turlock teacher is being credited with saving a man's life after pulling him from the cold waters of the Tuolumne River Sunday morning.

December 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fallen trees, flooding worst of storm for Turlock

The storm that dropped a deluge of rain on Turlock Thursday night may have felled some trees and caused localized street flooding in multiple areas of town, which kept city crews busy throughout the night, but on the whole left Turlock fairly unscathed, according to city officials.

December 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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