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This week’s crime files: From a purloined pocketbook to munching on the landscape

Here is a quick lesson in manners: If a business is kind enough to let you use their restroom without being a customer, the polite thing is to thank them and leave - and most importantly, don't steal anything on the way out.

June 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Federal prisoner tries to file liens against guards

A federal jury found an Atwater inmate guilty of 14 counts of attempting to file false liens and encumbrances against federal prison officers in violation of the Court Security Improvement Act of 2007.

May 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Red-light running an epidemic, finds report

Did you see a driver run a red light this weekend? According to a new report from the National Coalition for a Safer Roads, the Memorial Day holiday weekend has the most red-light violations.

May 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Armed suspect prompts bomb scare

A bomb-like device was discovered during the arrest of a Turlock man Sunday night that prompted the lockdown of a residential neighborhood, the Turlock Police Department reported.

May 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Posing as congressional aide nets criminal charge for Atwater woman

An Atwater tax consultant is facing a federal criminal charge of impersonating a congressional aide in what authorities say was an attempt to solve a client's tax problems.

May 25, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Justin Ferrari killed by stray bullet in Seattle

Justin Ferrari, son of long-time Turlock residents John and Jeani Ferrari, was killed when a gunman opened fire on a Seattle street corner on Thursday.

May 25, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Maximum enforcement for drivers during holiday weekend

The Memorial Day holiday traditionally marks the end of the school year and the beginning of summer, when many Californians head out to picnics, barbecues, and outdoor events. The California Highway Patrol reminds those headed out on the road to buckle up, designate a driver, and eliminate distractions.

May 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


More distracted drivers catch notice of law enforcement

Law enforcement's focus on distracted drivers for the state-wide enforcement campaign in April resulted in an increase of 5,000 citations.

May 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Judge: One year in jail for fatal hit and run

The Patterson woman who struck a bicyclist and left him for dead along a Turlock road and then later told emergency dispatchers she thought she hit a dog, was sentenced Tuesday to one year in jail.

May 22, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Dispute ends with assault arrest

A Turlock man is facing criminal charges for allegedly pistol-whipping and shooting at another man over a dispute involving the victim's girlfriend.

May 22, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Irksome speeder crashes car

A man purposefully trying to irritate the residents of Julian Street by racing his vehicle at a high rate of speed, ended up crashing his vehicle and being placed under arrest on numerous charges.

May 22, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teens accused of Hilmar burglary

The Merced County Sheriff's Department arrested two teenagers on charges stemming from a break-in at a Hilmar market.

May 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock foundation bestows scholarship

The Turlock Police Association, Widows and Orphans Foundation awarded a $1,500 college scholarship Wednesday to a Beyer high School senior.

May 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Wild ride ends with arrest

An employee at a 99 cent store got taken on a hair-raising ride in his attempt to stop a suspected shoplifter.

May 15, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Neighbor helps stop burglars

An observant neighbor helped Turlock police catch a suspected burglar Monday.

May 15, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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DUI operations planned for Super Bowl Sunday

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is reminding residents to have a game plan in place for Super Bowl Sunday if their plans involve alcohol.

February 06, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Carjacking reported in downtown Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a carjacking that occurred in downtown Turlock Thursday night.

February 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Father arrested for shoplifting with son

A Turlock father was arrested Wednesday when he was caught allegedly using his son to shoplift a bottle of cologne.

February 04, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock residents charged in Los Banos sex crime

A Turlock man working as a high school teacher in Los Banos was taken into custody Wednesday on allegations he had sexual relations with two ...

February 04, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Scammers pretending to be TID employees

The Turlock Irrigation District is warning consumers that scammers are attempting to collect money or access people's personal information by posing as TID representatives.

February 02, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Theft suspect sought

The Turlock Police department is seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect who stole more than a thousand dollars worth of merchandise from ...

February 02, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fatal hit and run remains unsolved case in Turlock

In the days, weeks and months following her son's death Carol Spurgin waited for a call to tell her that her son's murder ...

January 29, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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