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Reyes aided in plot to set woman on fire, says DA

The trial for the second of four men accused of kidnapping a woman from a Turlock home and burning her to death over a drug debt, got under way this week in Merced County.

April 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New CEO for Merced court

The new Chief Executive Officer of Merced County Superior Court is Linda Romero Soles, a former Turlock resident.

April 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect flees, copper recovered

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is searching for the man who tried to steal copper wiring from a Ballico farm.

April 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Rape Aggression defense class

The Turlock Police Department and Stanislaus State University Police are providing Rape Aggression Defense training to women in Turlock. The training is offered at no cost to the public. The 12-hour course is broken up into two sessions over a period of two weeks.

April 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Collisions injure one on highway

A chain-reaction of crashes on Highway 99 in Turlock injured one and slowed traffic down for a short time Tuesday afternoon.

April 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Jury convicts Turlock brothers of killing rapper

Two mothers sat on opposite sides of a courtroom. One was waiting for justice for her slain son and the other was waiting to hear if her two sons would ever know freedom again.

April 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder suspect testifies gun went off on accident

After five weeks of testimony and a day of listening to closing arguments, the fate of two Turlock men accused of gunning down a 26-year-old man with aspirations of rap stardom, is inching closer to being in the hands of 12 jurors.

April 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bank robber makes bomb threat before fleeing

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the man responsible for a bank robbery and launching a bomb scare.

April 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fatal hit and run suspect racks up another traffic citation

The Patterson woman who is standing accused of hitting a bicyclist while driving on a Turlock road and leaving him mortally wounded, was issued another traffic citation March 25, just five days before her last court appearance.

April 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Former postal worker charged with fraud

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against a Turlock woman suspected of committing multiple acts of mail and workers' compensation fraud while employed as a postal worker, according to the Department of Justice.

April 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gangsters crash soldier’s party

A going away party in Hilmar for a man joining the military was crashed by suspected gang members and escalated into a large brawl that injured several and resulted in four arrests.

March 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Nosy neighbor earns accolades for thwarting theft

The Turlock Police Department has awarded a commendation to a citizen for his pivotal role in apprehending three burglars.

March 25, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Disrespect impetus for shooting, says DA investigator

The prosecution rested their case this week against two Turlock men standing accused of killing an aspiring rapper at a memorial barbecue, by presenting testimony to the two men's extensive gang history and the suspected motive behind the murder.

March 25, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Crime rate drops in 2010

For a third consecutive year the crime rate in Turlock has dropped, though for 2010 it was done with the smallest of margin.

March 22, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gunshot scares off burglars

A homeowner scared away a group of burglars when he fired his gun into the floor.

March 18, 2011 | By Sabra Stafford sstafford@turlockjournal.com | Crime


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Craigslist deal for shoes ends in gunshots

An attempt to sell a pair of tennis shoes on Craigslist ended with a shooting after the would-be buyers gave the sellers counterfeit cash, the Turlock Police Department reported.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


County crackdown on drunk drivers

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is planning a crackdown on impaired drivers with a countywide saturation patrol.

March 26, 2015 | | Crime


Turlock man prison bound for 2010 fatal shooting

Turlock Diaz was 14 when he was arrested for murder. Now, after his sentencing on Monday, he'll likely be in his 60s before he's even eligible for parole.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Duo caught with stolen car

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force, along with Turlock Police officers, recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested two men for auto theft after spotting the vehicle being driven in Turlock on March 17.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man threatens clerk with knife

Turlock Police officers arrested a 20-year-old man on allegations he threatened a store clerk with a knife in an attempted robbery.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man brandishes gun in traffic dispute

A traffic dust up Thursday afternoon led to the arrest of a 20-year-old man on weapon charges after he allegedly brandished a gun at another motorist.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fight with teen gets man arrested

A 44-year-old Turlock man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly put a knife to the throat of a teenager.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock woman killed in crash outside Hilmar

An early morning accident near Hilmar claimed the life of a Turlock woman and injured two other women, the California Highway Patrol reported.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Detectives seek clues in death of young mother

Sheriff's detectives continue to piece together clues on the trail hopefully leading to the person or persons responsible for the death of a 24-year-old mother whose burned body turned up on a rural Ceres property on Monday.

March 19, 2015 | Jeff Benziger Ceres Courier | Crime


Highway collision claims life of Turlock man; wife facing charges

A Turlock father was killed in a single vehicle collision of Highway 99 Wednesday and his wife is facing criminal charges, including vehicular manslaughter, for his death.

March 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Minor injuries reported in motorcycle collision

Backed up traffic on Lander Avenue led to a collision between a truck and motorcycle, and a trip to the hospital.

March 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Murder conviction overturned for Turlock man

When Taylor Futch walked out of a Stanislaus County courthouse in 2011, she believed it marked the last time she would ever see the man convicted of killing her father, but four years later she is facing the possibility of sitting through another trial.

March 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police apprehend suspect who tried to ignite propane tanks

A Turlock man who had been wanted by local law enforcement on attempted murder charges after he tried to set several propane tanks on fire has been located and taken into custody.

March 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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