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Anti-DUI efforts underway in county

A summer mobilization effort aimed at catching drunken drivers during the unofficial final days of summer began Friday.

August 17, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


Agents seize huge haul of methamphetamine

In what is believed to the be the largest seizure of methamphetamine in Central Valley history, agents from the Merced Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force arrested 11 men over the past few days and confiscated more than 330 pounds of methamphetamine.

August 16, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


Armed robbers shoot at jewelry store owner

Three masked men, who robbed the Universal Jewelers in downtown Turlock Thursday night, left the store amidst gunfire.

August 10, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Crime


Woman shot in home invasion robbery

A 45-year-old woman is recovering from two gunshot wounds she suffered in a home-invasion robbery that occurred just west of Turlock Saturday night.

August 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Ex-TYF president headed to jail for theft of funds

The former president of the Turlock Youth Football league has been sentenced to jail time and probation for embezzling thousands of dollars from the organization.

August 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Former Bronco Wine employees guilty of embezzlement

A Turlock woman and a Ripon woman were sentenced to six months in jail for the theft of funds from Bronco Wine Company in Ceres.

August 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Marijuana grow busted near school

More than 500 marijuana plants were discovered growing on a Turlock parcel near an elementary school, the Turlock Police Department reported.

August 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary suspect nabbed in front of police department

A Turlock woman, who was reporting a break-in at her apartment to law enforcement, spotted the alleged burglar in the parking lot of the Turlock Police Department.

August 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Charges mount for foursome arrested after chase

The identities of the four men apprehended in Turlock on July 25 in a vehicle with 25 pounds of marijuana and a sawed-off shotgun have been released by law enforcement.

July 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Knife-wielding man threatens harm to officers

A Turlock man, who armed himself with a butcher knife and threatened Turlock police officers with explosive devices, was taken into custody Monday night after he was shot with a Taser gun.

July 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman found dead in Merced jail cell

A former Turlock resident died while in custody at the John Latorraca Correctional Center in Merced, while her daughter waited outside for her release.

July 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police pursuit ends with shootout

A pursuit of an armed man that began outside a Turlock motel Saturday morning ended a few miles away in Merced County with the suspect shot dead by Turlock Police officers after an allegedly attempted carjacking.

July 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit of shooting suspects ends in Turlock neighborhood

Four men suspected of shooting a sawed-off shotgun in Denair were arrested after a high-speed pursuit ended in a Turlock neighborhood behind Walmart.

July 25, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hughson men killed in exchange of gunfire

The two men found dead at a Hughson home that was the scene of a stand-off with law enforcement Wednesday afternoon were killed in an exchange of gunfire with each other, according to law enforcement.

July 25, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


23 dead or dying goats found at Turlock home

Turlock Animal Services staff not only had their hands full dealing with the annual runaway pet season last week, they also had to house 75 goats and one calf after a report of animal cruelty.

July 25, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


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Driver nabbed with cocaine

A Turlock man involved in a minor traffic accident was arrested Wednesday for hit and run and cocaine possession.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Authorities look to put the brakes on unsafe habits around trains

When the railroad crossing arms at Monte Vista Avenue and Golden State Boulevard started to lower Wednesday afternoon most of the vehicles began to slow down, but there is always that one exception.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One killed in Turlock collision

An 82-year-old man was killed in a traffic collision Tuesday night in Turlock.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


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