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Arson suspected in early morning blaze

A fire at a vacant Turlock home is being investigated by the Turlock Fire Department as a possible arson.

October 11, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hilmar man assaulted

A Hilmar man is recovering from a blow to the head with a baseball bat and law enforcement is searching for his attackers.

October 11, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police seek witnesses of off-duty officer shooting

The Turlock Police Department's investigation into a shooting involving an off-duty officer continues as detectives seek a few outstanding witnesses, Lt. Ron Reid said.

October 07, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Merenda claims he attempted suicide after stabbing man to death

The fate of a Turlock man accused of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a Hughson father and youth football coach, now rests with 12 jurors.

October 07, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Second victim identified in Hughson homicide; questions remain

The second man found inside a burned vehicle in Hughson has been identified, but little information about the double homicide has been released.

October 07, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


U.S. Army refuses to produce ‘key’ witness in Merenda murder trial

As the trial of a Turlock man accused of killing his romantic rival moves closer to finishing, the likelihood that a key witness will be taking the stand seems to be vanishing.

October 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglars alert sheriff of child pornography stash

Two burglars who thought they had stolen blank CDs to record music on, instead found multiple child pornographic images on the discs and helped the Merced County Sheriff's Department investigators find the man believed to have downloaded the images.

October 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder trial underway; defense argues death was fight gone wrong

The trial of a Turlock man accused of stabbing to death a romantic rival began Wednesday in Stanislaus County Superior Court with a key witness in the wind.

September 30, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Off-duty police officer shoots at truck

An off-duty law enforcement officer was involved in a shooting early Friday morning, but there were no injuries, reported the Turlock Police Department.

September 30, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Road rage defendant back in jail

What was intended to be a simple arraignment hearing for a Turlock man accused of a fatal road rage beating, ended with the defendant in handcuffs when a bondsman requested he be surrendered into custody.

September 27, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Crime Stoppers coming to Merced County

The nationally recognized Crime Stoppers program is expanding to Merced County.

September 23, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man faces life in prison for attempted murder

A Turlock man was convicted of attempted murder and assault with a firearm for two separate incidents in January and March 2010, announced Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager on Friday.

September 23, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


Drug trafficker given prison sentence

The last member of a Turlock drug ring that was responsible for distributing large amounts of crystal methamphetamine in the area was sentenced to federal prison Friday.

September 23, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sweep nabs drug suspects

A search warrant issued for a home in the 100 block of G Street in Turlock led to the arrest of three people, the recovery of a stolen handgun, and the seizure of various narcotics.

September 23, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Husband wounded in home invasion robbery

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a home invasion robbery that injured one man.

September 20, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Suspect caught with stolen chainsaw

A report of a chainsaw stolen from a backyard in Turlock was found shortly thereafter the report was made when a man was seen walking ...

July 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man pepper sprayed, friend arrested

Two men ejected from a Turlock bar Saturday night were taken into custody by Turlock Police officers after fighting with the bar's security guards ...

July 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teenager threatens older woman with knife in Turlock park

A 13-year-old Turlock boy was arrested Saturday after he threatened a senior citizen with a knife because the woman was eating lunch at a table ...

July 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man killed at Atwater party

A birthday celebration in Atwater that had gone on for about 12 hours ended tragically when a Turlock man was stabbed to death Thursday night ...

July 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


AG partners with Department of Labor to combat wage theft

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division have signed a cooperative agreement to crack down ...

July 29, 2015 | | Crime


Theft suspect spotted leaving store

A man attempting to steal hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from a Turlock store ended up under arrest when a police officer saw him ...

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect arrested after pushing officer

A 61-year-old man was facing charges of battery after pushing a police officer who had come to speak to him about harassing customers as they ...

July 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Off-duty officers stop thief

A Turlock man is facing criminal charges after having the misfortune of attempting to break into a vehicle in front of several off-duty police officers.

July 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teens charged with Donnelly park robbery

An 18-year-old man and two teenagers were taken into custody Tuesday on allegations they attacked and robbed three people, including a couple at a Turlock ...

July 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gustine father arrested for child’s death

A 26-year-old Gustine man was arrested by the Merced County Sheriff's Department on Monday on allegations he killed his 9-month-old son.

July 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock doctor among Modesto homicide victims

The Modesto Police Department has taken a suspect into custody for the death of five people, including a Turlock doctor and her young children.

July 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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