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Guilty: Turlock mother convicted of murdering daughter

A Stanislaus County jury needed only about 45 minutes to find Brandy Lee Rose Devine guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter Stephanie Torres.

November 07, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Investigators arrest two for murder

Two Turlock men have been arrested for murder in the death of a 21-year-old man, whose bullet-riddled body was found slumped over the wheel of his car on Main Street early Wednesday morning.

November 07, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pedestrian safety operation nets multitude of offenders

A concentrated effort to improve pedestrian safety on Turlock's streets resulted in 83 citations being issued Wednesday.

November 07, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Homicide on Main Street

Turlock Police detectives are investigating a shooting on Main Street that left one man mortally wounded.

November 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Toddler left to die in filth, says DA

Put in her crib and shut away in a room with cats for three days, 2-year-old Stephanie Torres died a slow death from dehydration and malnutrition while her mother camped out on a couch in the living room with a case of PediaSure sitting untouched feet away from her in the kitchen.

November 05, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Effort to improve pedestrian safety

If you're a person who jaywalks, consider yourself warned.

November 05, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gunman kills TSA officer at LAX, wounds 2 others

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man carrying a note that said he wanted to "kill TSA" pulled a semi-automatic rifle from a bag and shot his way past a security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, killing one Transportation Security Administration officer and wounding two others, authorities said.

November 01, 2013 | | Crime


Father makes plea for information in son’s death

A grieving father has issued a public plea in the hopes it might elicit a few leads in the death of his son, Korey Kauffman.

November 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Defendant will face trial on sex charges

A Turlock man will stand trial on multiple felony charges stemming from allegations he sexually abused a teen girl over the course of three years.

October 31, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman attacked outside Turlock home

Two masked men pistol whipped and threatened the life of a 39-year-old woman Tuesday morning in a failed attempt to get marijuana from a Turlock residence.

October 29, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two convicted for fatal carjacking, one acquitted

Two Stanislaus County juries have convicted two men of murdering a Riverbank man during an attempted carjacking, while acquitting a third of all charges.

October 29, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man tries to elude arrest on horse

A Winton man put the term "horse power" to literal use Monday when he tried to flee law enforcement on his trusty stead.

October 26, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man apprehended for pitchfork attack

Merced County Sheriff's detectives have arrested a man who last year stabbed a Delhi man with a pitchfork in a squabble over a woman.

October 25, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police ride 3-wheeled green machines

The Turlock Police Department's newest green vehicles look more like something out of a science fiction movie than what is typically seen on Main Street.

October 25, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


I-5 crash claims Delhi teen

A family's decision to drive through the night resulted in a collision on Interstate 5 in Sacramento that resulted in the death of a 13-year-old Delhi boy.

October 24, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Fourth suspect arrested for double homicide

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested a fourth man for the murder of two men found inside a charred car in an orchard outside of Denair.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen motorcycle involved in two hit and runs

Turlock Police officers are on the hunt for a man who stole a motorcycle and then proceeded to crash it - twice.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Chop shop found in Turlock

The theft of a stolen all-terrain vehicle led authorities to a chop shop operating in Turlock, as well as the seizure of an estimated 100 pounds of marijuana.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman, teens charged with theft

A woman was arrested Thursday night on allegations she used two teenagers to help her steal from a Turlock store.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect caught burglarizing laundry facility

A Turlock man is facing burglary charges after he was seen breaking into the coin boxes at an apartment complex laundry room.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three arrested for murder

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested three men for the murder of two men, whose remains were found in a charred car in an orchard outside Denair.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pitman student hit by car

A 16-year-old boy walking to Pitman High School was struck by a car Thursday morning.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fruit cup used in Turlock robbery

A man's attempt at shoplifting items from a Turlock grocery store became a robbery after he hurled a fruit cup at a loss prevention agent in his escape.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Motorcyclist killed in Turlock collision

A Turlock neighborhood already rocked by the death of three family members has once again witnessed a fatality on their streets.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man found asleep at intersection charged with DUI

A man found asleep behind the wheel of his car at a Turlock intersection was arrested for driving under the influence when he was unable to complete a field sobriety test.

October 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Remains found in burned car

The remains of two people were discovered inside a burned car Monday morning in an orchard located east of Denair.

October 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Former Jura's owner arrested for sexual assault

The former owner of Jura's Pizza Parlor in Oakdale and namesake of the Turlock restaurant was arrested on Monday for a sexual assault incident that occurred at the now closed Oakdale location in September.

October 20, 2014 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Crime


License plate picture lands three in jail

Three people were arrested on drug and theft charges by Turlock Police officers after a witness to a theft snapped a picture of the suspect's license plate.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fleeing suspect caught in foot chase

A man who tried to run from a Turlock Police officer landed in jail Thursday after he was found in possession of methamphetamine.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with crash, arrest

An attempted auto burglary turned into a vehicle pursuit that ended with a crash and the arrest of the 19-year-old driver.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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