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Molestation suspect nabbed in Orange County

A man wanted by the Turlock Police Department on suspicion of molestation charges, was arrested Thursday in Orange County.

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


Delhi woman admits to bank embezzlement

A Delhi woman who worked as an assistant bank branch manager has pled guilty to stealing funds from her former employer.

March 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sex offender sweep nets 22 arrests

The Merced County Sheriff's Department conducted a sweep of sex offenders, arresting 22 individuals for probation and registration violations.

The intention of the sweep was to ensure that probationers, parolees and sex offenders were in compliance with the terms set forth in their release, said sheriff spokesman Deputy Tom MacKenzie.

March 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Heightened DUI enforcement planned for St. Patrick’s Day

The Turlock Police Department is warning people out celebrating St. Patrick's Day to not rely on the luck of the Irish to get them home if they've been drinking.

March 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Judge releases woman facing manslaughter charges

Despite the objections of the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office and the victim's family, a Patterson woman accused of a felony hit and run that caused the death of a 27-year-old man, was released on her own recognizance Wednesday.

March 11, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Baby thrown from speeding car

A baby thrown from a speeding car was rescued unscathed, but his teenaged parents are now facing charges of child abuse, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department.

March 11, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Rapper killed to benefit Norteño street gang, says DA

As the second week of testimony began in the murder trial of two men accused of gunning down a 26-year-old man at a Turlock barbecue, the prosecution presented evidence and testimony outlying a pattern of gang behavior that they say sparked the slaying.

March 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man pleads guilty to sex charge

A Turlock man, who gained the confidence of young girls by posing as a teenager on social networking sites, has pled guilty to a charge of criminal sexual activity.

March 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Online crime map for TPD

The Turlock Police Department has launched a new partnership with CrimeReports that will allow people information on where and what kind of crimes are happening in the area.

March 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Faulty engine ends pursuit

A Delhi man is facing multiple criminal charges after leading Merced County Sheriff's deputies on a short high speed pursuit.

March 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Authorities seek clues to missing woman’s location

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is continuing to search for a missing Newman woman last seen in Turlock.

March 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Traffic unit turns to Facebook

The Turlock Police Department Traffic Safety Unit has created a Facebook page to be used as a channel of communication with the public. The title of the page is "Turlock Police Traffic Safety Unit."

March 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Zero tolerance for teen drivers on cell phones

Due to the increase in the number of traffic collisions caused by teen drivers illegally using cell phones, Central Valley law enforcement agencies are joining forces for a zero tolerance operation.

March 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Carjacker sentenced to prison

A Turlock man, who shoved a child to the ground to help his brother steal a sports utility vehicle, has been convicted of carjacking.

March 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Auto thief gets five years

A Bay Area man caught driving a stolen vehicle in Turlock, was sentenced to five years in prison on Feb. 25.

March 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | 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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