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Leave the curling iron, take the booze

A man is wanted for robbery for stealing a bottle of alcohol from a Turlock store after fighting with a loss prevention agent. During the struggle the thief dropped a curling iron he was also trying to abscond with, the Turlock Police Department reported.

December 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cold days, nights ahead for Valley

Father Time is ushering out the year with a guest: Old Man Winter.

December 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Woman charged with DUI

A woman found unconscious in her car was arrested for driving under the influence after police found her blood alcohol level to be three times the legal limit for driving.

December 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man arrested for domestic violence

An argument between a boyfriend and a girlfriend ended with the boyfriend being arrested for domestic violence.

December 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pit bull bites Turlock boy

The Turlock Police Department put a pit bull into quarantine after it bit a young boy in an unprovoked incident.

December 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One car hit in drive-through, another urinated on

At least two people in town need a refresher on drive-through etiquette after some bad behavior Sunday.

December 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Domestic abuse suspect charges at arresting officer

A 55-year-old Turlock man is facing domestic violence and battery charges after he allegedly attacked his wife and the police officer who came to arrest him.

December 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police reach out to Turlock family felled by tragedy

The Turlock Police Department sought to bring a little bit of holiday cheer to a Turlock family rocked by a tragic loss earlier this year with donations and a special visit from the department's Blue Santa.

December 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Police find loaded handgun following foot pursuit

A report of a man brandishing a firearm during a fight led to the Turlock Police Department arresting one man on multiple weapon violations and the recovery of a loaded handgun.

December 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stevinson man gets 105 years for molestation

A Stevinson man convicted earlier this year on multiple counts of sexually assaulting two children was sentenced to spend more than a century behind bars.

December 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


No charges filed against restaurateur accused of sexual assault

For the second time the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office has asked the court to grant them more time to decide if they will pursue criminal charges against a Turlock man accused of sexually assaulting an employee at his Oakdale pizzeria.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Reports of skate park memorial sign theft erroneous

The reports that a memorial plaque honoring a Turlock skateboarder had been stolen from the skate park are nothing more than rumors.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Law enforcement plans to call a time out on drunk driving

For those planning to make a party out of the Super Bowl, law enforcement in Stanislaus County is telling them to pick a side: Drink or drive.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Volunteers span out to count homeless

An estimated 100 volunteers took to the shelters, parks, libraries, and other locations around Stanislaus County to perform a count of the area's homeless population.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Repossession leads to assault, arrest

A man getting his vehicle repossessed attacked a tow truck driver, leading to his arrest, the Turlock Police Department reported.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hit and run injures one

A bicyclist riding on the wrong side of the road was struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening that then drove away from the scene.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Juvenile hall teacher accused of misconduct

A woman working as an educator at the Merced County juvenile hall was arrested Tuesday on allegations of misconduct with the inmates, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

January 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New report casts a pall on e-cigarettes

The Turlock City Council's decision to include electronic smoking devices in a smoking ban for parks and public facilities comes in conjunction with a new report from the state health department warning the devices pose serious health risks.

January 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Carnegie’s ‘Valley Focus’ offers artistic interpretations of the region

The Carnegie Arts Center is featuring the works of two area residents and educators who have used their talents to interpret the region into artistic creations that are now on display in "Valley Focus: Paintings by Chella and Photographs by Dan Kasser."

January 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Collision caused by drunk driver

A 54-year-old man is facing drunken driving charges after causing a crash that injured his passenger Saturday in Turlock.

January 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two men dead, one woman injured in murder-suicide

Stanislaus County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a shooting that left two men dead and a Turlock woman critically injured with a gunshot wound.

January 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


County closes year with dip in unemployment

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw just a slight decline at the close of 2014, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

January 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Sentence handed down for 2008 murder

The man previously convicted of stabbing to death a 25-year-old Turlock resident and setting his car on fire was sentenced to 16 years to life in prison on Wednesday.

January 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


University to unveil two new exhibits

The Art Department at California State University, Stanislaus is unveiling two new art exhibits in the coming week, with the works focusing on bronze and mixed materials.

January 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Turlock Fire, Red Cross partner to distribute smoke alarms

A partnership between the Red Cross and the Turlock Fire Department to spread the message of fire safety awareness, resulted in the installation of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in numerous Turlock homes Jan. 17.

January 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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