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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


Information sought on wallet thief

Law enforcement in Stanislaus County is seeking the public's help in identifying a woman suspected of stealing wallets from several senior citizens around the county.

August 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drug links discovered in fatal Hilmar shooting

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is investigating a Hilmar homicide that could have ties to the drug trade.

August 07, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi woman killed in collision

The California Highway Patrol is continuing their search for the driver that ran from a fiery collision in Ballico that claimed the life of a Delhi woman.

August 07, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi man admits to killing father

The Delhi man accused of shooting to death his father on New Year's Day 2013 has entered a no contest plea to manslaughter, according to the Merced County District Attorney's Office.

August 07, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Toddler found chasing dog near busy Turlock road

An off duty Turlock Police sergeant found a 2-year-old girl walking alone along a busy Turlock intersection Tuesday night.

August 07, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Parole board finds Turlock baby killer eligible for release

A Turlock man convicted of killing a 9-month-old baby in 1993 could be getting out of prison, following a decision by the State Board of Parole Hearings in Tehachapi.

August 05, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Pursuit ends in collision, foot chase

A Turlock Police Officer following up on a possible burglary spotted the suspected criminal at the scene of the crime a day later. The chance run-in resulted in a short pursuit that ended when Isidro Munoz, 28, drove his stolen truck into a car on Tuolumne Road Sunday evening.

August 05, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Investigation: Turlock man stabs parents to death; dies of smoke inhalation

The Turlock Police Department concluded its investigation into the death of four family members on Red Oak Court in June.

August 05, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Hilmar father, son accused of scamming Foster Farms

A father and son out of Hilmar were arraigned Friday on federal charges of bilking Foster Farms out of thousands of dollars for non-existent construction work.

August 01, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect threatens teens with knife

A Turlock man was arrested on allegations he held one teenager at knifepoint and threatened two others before slashing the tires of a vehicle and fleeing the area.

July 31, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man among suspects sought for Modesto home invasion

The Modesto Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating two men wanted for a home invasion robbery on Monday.

July 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fight leads to robbery charge

A 22-year-old woman's attempt at shoplifting was upgraded to a robbery after she fought with employees at a Turlock store.

July 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock landlord charged with arson, attempted murder of tenants

A dispute between a Turlock landlord and his tenants erupted into a fiery encounter Sunday as the tenants watched helplessly as their home burned and the landlord was arrested on multiple charges, including attempted murder and arson.

July 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Home repair scams on the rise

A rash of complaints regarding home improvement projects has prompted the California Contractors State Licensing Board to issue a warning about deceptive practices.

July 25, 2014 | 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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