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Murder trial underway for road rage beating

In his dark gray suit, eyeglasses and his graying hair and beard trimmed short, Michael Hoyt is hardly recognizable as the man who was arrested three years ago and charged with the brutal beating death of a 67-year-old man.

April 16, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Street brawl erupts on Wolfe Avenue

A vicious street brawl involving 15-20 people broke out on Wolfe Avenue near Palm Street just after 8p.m. on Monday night. Neighbors were alerted by profanity laced shouts as the participants of the brawl pummeled each other on the street before eventually brandishing knives. Police officers, firefighters, and an ambulance were called to the scene. It is unclear if anybody was wounded but one male was taken by ambulance. Another male was detained by the authorities. For more information check Turlockjournal.com.

April 15, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Crime


Woman escapes kidnapper on freeway

An 18-year-old woman was rescued by a California Highway Patrol officer from an attacker trying to force her into his vehicle Wednesday morning on Highway 99 in Turlock.

April 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Campaign targets auto thefts

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force is hoping to curb thefts in the area by launching a county-wide campaign promoting prevention and awareness.

April 09, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Deputies raid rooster fights

Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputies busted up a cockfighting ring Sunday afternoon in Patterson, but continue to seek the ringleaders.

April 09, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Vandals wreck baseball field

Two Turlock men are facing vandalism charges after allegedly causing thousands of dollars in damage to the Turlock High School baseball field.

April 09, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi driver strikes, kills Ceres bicyclist on 99

A Ceres woman was killed early Monday morning after she was struck by a vehicle as she pedaled a bicycle on Highway 99.

April 09, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Drug take back event set for April

The Turlock Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will host a drug drop off event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27, as part of National Take Back Day.

April 05, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drunk driver gets four years for Hilmar man’s death

A Waterford man will spend the next four years in prison for his role in a drunken driving collision that killed a Hilmar motorcyclist in 2011.

April 05, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Save Mart settles with DAs on hazardous waste charges

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office, along with 34 other California district attorney's offices, have reached a settlement agreement with Save Mart Supermarkets over allegations of mishandling hazardous material.

April 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock murderer denied parole for beating, stabbing Modesto couple

A Turlock man, who was convicted of a brutal double murder as a 17-year-old, was denied parole for multiple reasons, including his continued threat to public safety.

April 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Weapons seized in traffic stop

A stop for a minor vehicle code violation Wednesday night by Turlock's Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement team led to the seizure of seven guns and the arrest of one man.

April 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock sex offender caught with child pornography

A Turlock man found with more than 600 images of child pornography on his computer has pled guilty in federal court to a felony charge of receipt of child pornography.

April 02, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock men stabbed outside Ceres bar

Two Turlock men were stabbed in a fight outside of a Fourth Street bar early Sunday, reported Ceres Police Department.

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


Hearing set for fatal shooting

A preliminary hearing for Gabriel Miranda, the man accused of shooting to death a 24-year-old Turlock man, has been set for Sept. 17.

March 29, 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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