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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


Jury ponders over sanity case

A Stanislaus County jury continues to deliberate on whether or not a Turlock man convicted of murder was sane or insane when he stabbed a man to death.

August 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Mother, boyfriend accused of killing 2-year old

A Delhi mother, along with her boyfriend, have been arrested on allegations they caused the death of her 2-year-old daughter by asphyxiation.

August 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Wanted felons apprehended

A tip to the location of a man wanted on multiple felony warrants led to the arrest of two individuals Wednesday morning.

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pair arrested after disturbance

What began as a response to a noise disturbance by Turlock Police officers led to the arrest of two individuals wanted for felony warrants.

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Purse thief strikes in downtown Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is seeking a suspect who stole a woman's purse from a downtown eatery Thursday afternoon.

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Jury starts deliberating on Turlock defendant’s sanity

The decision on whether or not a Turlock man was insane when he stabbed a 25-year-old man repeatedly and caused his death, is now in the hands of a Stanislaus County jury.

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Doctors’ opinions vary on sanity of Turlock defendant

A Stanislaus County jury's decision on the issue of sanity for a man convicted of stabbing a 25-year-old Turlock man to death may come down to what doctor they give more credence.

August 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Car careens into Turlock home

A Turlock man is facing criminal charges after crashing his car into a home and causing more than $50,000 in damage.

August 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two killed, one injured in Hilmar collision

A missed stop sign at a Hilmar intersection led to a collision Friday night that claimed the lives of two individuals and critically injured a third, the California Highway Patrol reported.

August 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sanity phase begins for Turlock defendant

Six years to the day that Mark Henson lost his life in a Turlock neighborhood, a Stanislaus County jury began hearing evidence to determine if Nicholas Harris was sane or not when he stabbed the 25-year-old man.

August 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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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


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


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