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Dog at center of Facebook threat OK, say police

Ceres police were inundated with calls Thursday from throughout the nation to check on the welfare of a dog whose life appeared threatened on a Ceres man's Facebook page that went viral.

August 01, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Ex-boyfriend slits woman’s throat at Donnelly Park

A 50-year-old woman had her life saved by a group of park-goers who subdued her ex-boyfriend after he slit her throat at Turlock's Donnelly Park Monday night.

July 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pacheco clan marches on police department

Friends and family of Brandon Pacheco joined together Saturday to express their frustration with the status of the case involving the 25-year-old's death last week.

July 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Swanton to serve year in jail for death of friends

A Turlock man was sentenced to a prison term Thursday for his role in a crash that claimed the lives of three men. However, a plea deal will limit his incarceration to the county jail.

July 26, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Slain man’s family reacts to fatal shooting

The family of the Turlock man shot and killed while allegedly trespassing, disputes the claims he confronted the homeowner and wants to see an arrest made in the fatal encounter.

July 24, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Judge to decide future of road rage case

The decision on whether or not Michael Hoyt will face another trial in the fatal beating of a Denair man after a traffic incident will soon be in the hands of a judge.

July 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Homeowner kills man on Turlock property

A man trespassing at a Turlock residence was fatally shot by the homeowner Tuesday morning, the Turlock Police Department reported.

July 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


McDonald faces murder charge for son's death

The trial for the Delhi father accused of gunning down his adult son during a heated argument over a chainsaw got underway this week.

July 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man finds robber in his bedroom

Turlock Police officers captured a home invasion suspect Monday after he allegedly forced his way into a man's home and stole his wallet and pants.

July 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police arrest 3 for drive-by shooting

The investigation into a drive-by shooting led to the arrest of three men Thursday on charges related to the shooting and multiple narcotic offenses, the Turlock Police Department reported.

July 18, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cattle rustlers hit Hilmar

A Hilmar dairy is on high alert after thieves stole 26 calves over a two week period.

July 16, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock pair charged in coin box thefts

A Turlock couple is facing multiple criminal charges in connection with a series of thefts from coin-operated machines in Roseville.

July 16, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Farm worker victim identified

The man shot to death by an angry husband at a watermelon field in Turlock has been identified by the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office.

July 16, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two jailed in pot bust

An ongoing investigation by the Turlock Narcotics Enforcement Team led to the seizure of multiple pounds of marijuana and the arrest of two people.

July 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Massage parlors cited in vice investigation

Two Turlock massage parlors were cited Wednesday for multiple violations after the Turlock Police Department received information the businesses were involved in activities related to prostitution.

July 11, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Suspect found with drugs, weapons, ammo

A man reportedly creating a disturbance at a Turlock restaurant was arrested by Turlock police officers on a variety of drug and weapon charges.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Prowler on the loose

An unknown individual attempted to break into a residence on Linwood Avenue but was thwarted when the resident awoke to the noise.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary suspect nabbed

A woman is facing a charge of commercial burglary after taking bags of purloined merchandise from a Turlock store Friday.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Indecent exposure reported near school

A man seen exposing himself near a Turlock school was taken into police custody after being placed under citizen's arrest.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock railroad tracks site of suicide

For the third time in little more than a month's time span a Turlock man has died on the railroad tracks running through town.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Boyfriend accused of murder in toddler’s death

The Delhi couple accused of causing the death of a 2-year-old child are awaiting arraignment in Merced County, but only one of them will be facing a murder charge.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shooting leaves teen injured

A 14-year-old was injured in what the Turlock Police Department is describing as a drive-by shooting.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Wanted Turlock man caught by U.S. Marshals

A Turlock man wanted in connection with a Modesto home invasion robbery was apprehended Thursday afternoon by the U.S. Marshals Service.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Robbery suspect used wrench

A Turlock woman is facing robbery and drug charges for an alleged robbery that happened in Sunnyview Park Wednesday night.

August 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Panhandler arrested for warrants

A 60-year-old man found panhandling outside a Turlock shopping center was taken into custody Wednesday on multiple warrants.

August 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Rape suspect asks for earlier trial

An 18-year-old Turlock man accused of attempting to rape a woman in Donnelly Park last year is requesting to have his trial date moved forward before he is transferred from Juvenile Hall to the men's jail.

August 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock defendant admits to sexual abuse of minor

A Turlock man has changed his plea to guilty on multiple charges of sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

August 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Jury finds defendant sane at time of murder

A Stanislaus County jury found convicted murderer Nicholas Harris was sane the night he stabbed to death a 25-year-old Turlock man and set his car on fire.

August 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man escapes fiery crash

A man escaped what could have been a fatal accident after his vehicle clipped a big rig, hit another and then caught on fire Monday morning on East Avenue.

August 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man wanted for Placer County theft, evading

The Placer County Sheriff's Department is seeking a Turlock man on felony vandalism and theft charges after he allegedly broke into a Colfax car wash.

August 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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