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Gang ties to Waterford homicide

A 20-year-old man was shot to death in Waterford on Tuesday in what detectives believe is a gang-related homicide.

June 18, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stevinson homicide now looks to be car accident

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has released the name of the man found dead in a car near a Stevinson bar where a fight had been reported, but now investigators are unsure the death was a homicide.

June 14, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Denair murder suspect seeks insanity plea

The Denair teenager facing charges for the killing of her father and stabbing of her mother, has changed her not guilty plea to one of not guilty by reason of insanity.

June 14, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man gets 15 years for child porn

A 54-year-old Turlock man was sentenced to federal prison Monday for possession of child pornography.

June 11, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Parole denied for bar murder

A Ripon man previously convicted of shooting a man to death outside a Turlock bar, has been denied parole.

June 11, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New juvenile center focuses on rehabilitation

Stanislaus County's new $22.7 million Juvenile Commitment Center opened Friday with an emphasis on educating and rehabilitating the youths at the facility.

June 07, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Victim helps apprehend robbery suspect

A 36-year-old man was arrested for robbery after allegedly violently ripping a necklace from a woman's neck Friday afternoon.

June 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bar fight ends with homicide

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is investigating a homicide that is believed to be linked to a fight at a Stevinson bar.

June 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Acquitted cop shooter behind bars again

For retired Turlock Police Sgt. Dan Gray justice has been served up too late and light for his liking.

June 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Escape by bus comes to no avail

A man and woman are facing theft charges after allegedly stealing more than a $1,000 in merchandise from Wal-Mart and then trying to escape with the goods on a bus.

May 31, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Deputy acted 'reasonably' in Keyes fatal shooting, finds DA

A newly released report from the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office has cleared a Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputy of any wrongdoing in a 2012 shooting that ended the life of a mentally ill Keyes man.

May 31, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Seat belt ticket proves life-saving

A Turlock Police officer is being credited with saving the life of a 21-year-old woman, because of all things, he gave her a traffic ticket.

May 28, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police release photos of robbery suspect

Turlock Police investigators are hoping photos from last week's robbery at a grocery store will lead to the apprehension of the suspect.

May 28, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Distracted drivers target of April CHP campaign

More than 57,000 drivers were ticketed for handheld cell phone talking or texting during April's Distracted Driving Awareness Month, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety and the California Highway Patrol.

May 24, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Police search for armed robber

A lone gunman robbed a Turlock grocery store and escaped on a bicycle into a nearby neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, the Turlock Police Department reported.

May 23, 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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