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Trespasser caught at water plant

A Turlock man spotted on city property after hours was arrested for trespassing.

July 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Jessica's House offers Day of Relief

Jessica's House hosted a Day of Relief, a summer day camp session for families looking for a brief respite from their grief, on Thursday.

July 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fourth candidate in the running for Turlock City Council

Another Turlock resident has decided to put his name in the running for Turlock City Council, while another has opted to withdraw his candidacy for mayor.

July 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Glassware used in assault

A Turlock man was charged with assault for hitting a woman with a glass.

July 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect caught napping

A Turlock man found asleep behind the wheel at an intersection was arrested for weapon and narcotic offenses.

July 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man robs cafeteria with cutlery

An attempt to get free food at a hospital cafeteria ended badly for a Turlock man, who ended his meal in handcuffs.

July 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Illegal fireworks abound over holiday

The Turlock Fire Department had a busy Independence Day weekend as they responded to numerous reports of illegal fireworks and battled at least two blazes.

July 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gospel mission in need of donations

Turlock Gospel Mission executive director Tim Guerino refers to this time of year as "the dry season" and it has nothing to do with the lack of rain.

July 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock crime rate on the rise in 2014

For the first three months of this year the crime rate in Turlock was steadily creeping upwards, due in large part to more violent offenders on the street, said Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson.

July 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Attorney refuses to represent Turlock defendant

The defense attorney for a Turlock man convicted of murder dropped a legal bombshell in court Tuesday morning when he declared himself not competent enough to continue representing his client during the sanity phase of the trial.

July 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Robbery charge for sign stealing

A Turlock man and a teenager are facing robbery charges after forcibly taking a sign from a Turlock sign twirler.

July 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man prison bound for drug charges

A federal judge sentenced Elias Alvarez-Ramirez, 53, of Turlock to 19 years and seven months in prison for conspiracy to grow marijuana and distribute methamphetamine, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

July 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man found with tear gas

A report of elder abuse led to the arrest of a man in possession of tear gas, the Turlock Police Department reported.

July 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Illegal weapon lands man in jail

A Turlock man stopped for a vehicle infraction ended up in jail after officers found an illegal weapon in his car.

July 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Grant will make Montana Avenue park a reality

The California Department of Housing and Community Development is giving away a record-breaking $73.6 million to help 109 cities and counties build much needed parks and/or repair existing parks and recreation facilities within their community, including $443,100 for Turlock.

July 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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Death penalty option dropped for Turlock defendant

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office will not seek the death penalty against a Turlock man charged with murdering a 26-year-old man two years ago.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cause of death known, but unreleased for two people found at Turlock murder-suicide scene

The Turlock Police Department, in conjunction with the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office, officially released the names of the four individuals found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in a Turlock home.

July 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Attorney changes course and decides to continue representing Turlock defendant

The second phase of the murder trial for Turlock resident Nicholas Harris, in which jurors will decide if he was sane or not when he stabbed to death a 25-year-old man, will begin in about a month's time with his defense attorney continuing to helm his case.

July 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Lamps spark two house fires

Unattended lamps were responsible for igniting two house fires in Turlock over the last week.

July 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Police search for suspect

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a man believed to have committed a fraud.

July 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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