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Embezzlement conviction for former soccer coach

A Keyes woman entrusted with the funds belonging to the Turlock Youth Soccer Association was convicted of embezzling more than $24,000 from the sports group.

October 08, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three nabbed for cheating at poker room

In the days of the Old West those caught cheating at games of chance were run out of town on a rail or sometimes even shot on the spot. For three people accused of cheating at blackjack at the Turlock Poker Room, it has resulted in a litany of criminal charges.

October 08, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


11-year-old girl in critical condition after being hit by drunk driver

A Turlock girl is in critical condition with a skull fracture after she was struck by a drunk driver.

October 05, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Donnelly Park shooter sentenced to 32 years to life in prison

The Waterford man who shot his estranged girlfriend in Turlock's Donnelly Park and sparked a five-hour standoff with law enforcement in 2007, was sentenced Thursday to prison.

September 28, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Parolee sparks standoff in Keyes

A Turlock fugitive wanted by the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force barricaded himself inside a Keyes mobile home and kicked off a standoff with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's SWAT team that ended with his surrender when tear gas was lobbed into the trailer.

September 24, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police seek bank robber

An armed gunman robbed the Turlock Rabobank on Monte Vista Avenue escaping with an undisclosed amount of money.

September 24, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three rob beer from store

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a beer run that took a violent turn and could lead to robbery charges for three men if apprehended.

September 21, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspected gold thief arrested in Delhi

The Merced County Sheriff's Department arrested a Modesto man in Delhi on Friday in connection to a theft of gold.William Foster, 39, was wanted by the sheriff's department on a felony warrant for stealing gold. Investigators had developed information that he was staying at a home in the 16000 block of Harmony Ranch Avenue in Delhi and made contact with him on Friday, said sheriff spokesman Deputy Tom MacKenzie.Located at the house was approximately $10,000 worth of gold and gold dust and several items that appeared to have been stolen from a gold processing plant ...

September 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three arrested for theft of TID property

A report of suspicious activity near a power plant in Snelling led to the arrest of three Modesto individuals on theft charges and the recovery of a stolen air compressor.Around noon Sunday, Merced County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the 18000 block of Highway 59 for a possible theft. While en route the deputies learned that two California Department of Fish and Game officers had a vehicle stopped matching the description of the suspect vehicle involved in the case, said sheriff spokesman Deputy Tom MacKenzie.When the deputies arrived, they found the three occupants, Patrick Moffre,48, of ...

September 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


U.S. Labor Department sues Turlock company

A Turlock heating and air conditioning company is being sued by the U.S. Department of Labor on allegations they failed to pay employees pension and health benefits.

September 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two stabbed at Hilmar Quinceañera

A Quinceañera celebration in Hilmar came to a violent end Saturday night when two individuals were stabbed during a fight, including a 14-year-old boy.

September 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Road Dog Cycle owner gets four years for racketeering

An exhaustive and joint investigation by federal and local law enforcement agencies has resulted in a four year prison sentence for the motorcycle shop owner that was the main target of the investigation.

September 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teens wanted for shooting found in Redding

The two teenagers wanted for the shooting death of a 21-year-old Riverbank man were apprehended Monday in Redding after a Shasta County Sheriff's deputy recognized one of the teens as a suspect from an assault in Redding.

September 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sawed off shotgun lands two in jail

Two repudiated gang members were taken into custody Monday after they were caught in possession of a sawed off shotgun in Delhi, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.Joel Navarro, 18, and Lorenzo Gonzalez, 20, were both arrested and charged with possession of a concealed weapon, removing the serial number from a firearm, possession of a firearm by a street gang member, and gang enhancements. Gonzalez was also booked on violation of probation charges and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.Around 10:30 a.m. Monday the sheriff's department received a report of two ...

September 10, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drunk driver faces ‘Three Strikes’ law

A Ceres woman who has had two prior arrests for driving under the influence, including one with a fatal outcome, is headed back to prison for another DUI.

September 10, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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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


License plate picture lands three in jail

Three people were arrested on drug and theft charges by Turlock Police officers after a witness to a theft snapped a picture of the suspect's license plate.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fleeing suspect caught in foot chase

A man who tried to run from a Turlock Police officer landed in jail Thursday after he was found in possession of methamphetamine.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with crash, arrest

An attempted auto burglary turned into a vehicle pursuit that ended with a crash and the arrest of the 19-year-old driver.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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