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Police arrest suspected bike thief

Turlock police officers investigating a disturbance at a fast food restaurant arrested a suspected bike thief after the stolen bike was placed right next to the officers.

May 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Thief steals lottery tickets

A thief broke into a Turlock liquor store Friday night and made off with a lottery ticket dispenser full of Scratchers.

May 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gas leak forces lockdown

A natural gas leak in a neighborhood off of Hawkeye Avenue prompted Turlock Unified School District officials to order the lockdowns of two Turlock schools Monday afternoon.

May 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man critically wounded in shooting

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one man with what was described as "life-threatening" injuries.

May 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center celebrates newest arrivals

From Bella the resident Eastern Red Fox to a host of early arrival baby squirrels and owls, the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is home to a bevy of critters - both cute and creepy depending on your disposition - that make up the menagerie of wild things roaming Stanislaus County.

May 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


University student, Iraq veteran killed by drunk driver

A mother of two and a Sociology major at California State University, Stanislaus and her boyfriend, a former Marine who served two tours in Iraq, were killed Friday by a suspected drunk driver near Chowchilla.

May 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man accused of rape

The Turlock Police Department has arrested a 35-year-old man on allegations he forcibly raped a woman at a Turlock motel.

May 08, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


StanCATT nabs Turlock auto theft suspects

Recent operations by the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force in Turlock resulted in the arrest of three suspected auto thieves and the recovery of two stolen vehicles.

May 08, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Deaths of three Turlock officers had a lasting legacy

The death of a peace officer in the line of duty can rattle any community, but when three are killed in a single incident it can send shockwaves through a community that last for years. Such is the case with three Turlock Police officers who were killed when their patrol car was struck by a train.

May 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ceremony recalls county’s fallen officers

Stanislaus County law enforcement and area officials gathered at Lakewood Memorial Wednesday for a somber and reflective tribute to the area's 14 peace officers who were killed in the line of duty.

May 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Marijuana plants seized in Turlock raid

An ongoing investigation by the Turlock Narcotics Enforcement Team resulted in the arrest of a man on drug charges and the seizure of more than 2,000 marijuana plants.

May 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen handgun recovered in Turlock traffic stop

An attempt to stop a vehicle on a traffic violation ended with the arrest of the 21-year-old driver and the recovery of a stolen handgun.

May 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock’s one and only Fava Bean Day returns

Come Saturday night thousands of people will make their way to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds to fete the return of Fava Bean Day. It is a celebration that is truly unique to Turlock alone, because, well it doesn't actually exist.

May 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Man arrested for drug sales

The Turlock Police Department arrested a 44-year-old man Wednesday on allegations of drug sales.

May 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


$1 million bail set in fatal shooting of trespasser

The fundraising efforts to help pay the legal expenses for a Turlock man accused of fatally shooting a trespasser have a long way to go if they plan on covering his bail.

May 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


Man arrested for trespassing at police department

A man who jumped over a fence into a secured area of the Turlock Public Safety Facility was apprehended by several off-duty officers after making his way into the building.

May 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Red light violation leads to gun, drug arrest

A vehicle stop for a red light violation resulted in the arrest of two men after officers found several pounds of marijuana in the vehicle, along with a loaded handgun.

May 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Denair student hit by car

A student headed to school in Denair on a bike was hit by a vehicle Thursday morning.

May 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shooting injures one in Turlock

An 18-year-old male victim was shot once outside a Turlock apartment complex Thursday afternoon.

May 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man’s body found in canal

Authorities recovered the body of a 72-year-old Turlock man from the Delta-Mendota canal Monday morning.

May 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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