A scheme to defraud insurance companies out of thousands of dollars by staging auto accidents has resulted in a conviction for a Modesto man, while other local men, including one from Turlock, are awaiting criminal charges for the same scheme.
The Turlock Police Department's August crime analyst numbers show a drop in some of the calls to the police department for the month, but Acting Police Chief Nino Amirfar cautioned the numbers don't necessarily reflect an actual drop in crime.
The "creepy clown" craze that has sparked concern across the country has come to Turlock. Two girls were knocked down in a Turlock corn maze on Friday and scared by individuals wearing clown masks and a student's 'creepy clown' threat resulted in suspension.
A Turlock elementary school was placed on a brief lockdown Thursday afternoon after a man ran into a home and was confronted by an armed resident who proceeded to chase and detain the suspect in the neighborhood.