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Three nabbed for gas station heists

Three people were arrested Monday in connection with a series of thefts at Turlock gas stations.

February 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman admits to bilking $2 million through surrogate scheme

A former Hilmar resident has pleaded guilty to concocting a scheme that defrauded $2 million from prospective parents through her Modesto-based surrogate agency.

February 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trial set for Denair slaying

A Stanislaus County Superior Court judge has set an August trial date for the Denair teenager accused of stabbing her parents, leading to her father's death.

February 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man charged with sexual assault of minor

The Turlock Police Department has arrested a 33-year-old man on allegations he sexually assaulted a minor for three years.

February 11, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi man gets seven years for fatal shooting

A Delhi man was sentenced to seven years in prison for an accidental shooting that killed his 17-year-old friend.

February 07, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Campus shooter scenario tests local agencies

The very scary scenario of a gunman terrorizing a school campus played out in safe surroundings Monday in a joint exercise between the Stanislaus County Office of Education and local law enforcement and emergency personnel.

February 05, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shot fired at Oakdale officer leads to manhunt

Gun shots were fired at an Oakdale police officer on Tuesday afternoon, which resulted in a multi-agency dragnet and the eventual arrest of two suspects. No officers were hurt or struck by the gunfire and by the end of the evening, both suspects were in jail.

February 01, 2013 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Crime


Shirtless man attacks pair in Delhi homeShirtless man attacks pair in Delhi home

The Merced County sheriff's Department is investigating a home invasion in Delhi where the suspect beat two people but took nothing from the home.

January 28, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglar caught in closet

A man allegedly breaking into a Turlock office to steal recyclable materials ended up trapped in a closet, the Turlock Police Department reported.

January 25, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Marijuana cookie hospitalizes one

A Turlock High School student who ate a marijuana-laced cookie had to be taken to an area hospital after she came down ill.

January 25, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hilmar man injured in suspected DUI collision

A Hilmar man suffered major injuries in a crash caused by a suspected drunk driver.

January 24, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder suspect found at Turlock shelter

A Modesto man wanted for stabbing a man to death was arrested Wednesday at a Turlock homeless shelter.

January 24, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Contractors bust four in Valley sting operation

A sting operation by the Contractors State License Board resulted in the arrest of four individuals for conducting business without a valid contractor's license, including three individuals in Merced County.

January 22, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Police arrest 3 teens for stabbing; DA declines prosecution

Turlock Police investigators have arrested three teenagers they believe were responsible for stabbing three people at a New Year's Eve party, but the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office has declined to file charges at this time.

January 18, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Homicide suspects found at Turlock home

In a coordinated effort between the Turlock Police Department, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department and the U.S. Marshalls Office, two men wanted for a Modesto murder were apprehended in Turlock Friday night.

January 17, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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StanCATT nabs pair for multiple stolen vehicles

A follow-up investigation into a stolen flatbed truck by the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force led to the arrest of two men and the recovery of seven stolen vehicles worth an estimated $250,000.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sentencing delayed in Turlock murder

A sentencing hearing for a Turlock man convicted of murder in the stabbing death of a 25-year-old man, has been delayed to December.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder charge lodged against Delhi mother

The Merced County District Attorney's Office has filed new charges against a Delhi mother, accusing her of homicide for the death of her 2-year-old daughter.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Declaration sheds light on pizzeria sexual assault allegation

Court papers filed shortly after a sexual assault complaint was made against a former Oakdale pizzeria owner give insight to the circumstances surrounding his Oct. 20 arrest by Oakdale Police.

October 27, 2014 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Crime


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


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