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Gang prevention begins at home, experts say

This is the second article in a three-part series on gangs.

April 23, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Crime lab under investigation

A weight discrepancy involving narcotics sent for analysis at the state crime lab in Ripon has launched a full-scale investigation by the California Department of Justice and put thousands of cases in multiple jurisdictions in jeopardy.

April 23, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teens beaten during park robbery

Two teenagers were assaulted and robbed Sunday morning while they walked through Donnelly Park.

April 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlockers victims of armed robbery

For the second time in less than a week Turlock residents were held captive while their home was ransacked by a pair of thieves.

April 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Detectives seek home invasion suspects

Stanislaus County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a home invasion robbery that occurred in the early morning hours of Thursday at a Denair ranch.

April 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Valley gang membership, violence on the rise

This is the first in a three-part series on gangs in Turlock.

April 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Senior tied up during burglary

A 77-year-old woman was kept hostage by two men after she interrupted a burglary at her Turlock home.

April 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Working with the mentally ill

The Modesto/Stanislaus NAACP in conjunction with the Modesto Police Department, Stanislaus County Behavioral Health Services, Stanislaus County District Attorney, and the National Alliance for Mental Illness, will present a community information program about working with the mentally ill in a law enforcement capacity.

April 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Exploding prank sees three teens arrested

A prank seen on YouTube involving an exploding soda bottle went horribly awry for three teenagers when they re-created the stunt and it injured a 66-year-old Turlock man and prompted a bomb scare in a normally serene Turlock neighborhood.

April 13, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police arrest suspects in kidnapping

Turlock police detectives arrested the two men suspected of beating and robbing a 39-year-old man and then locking him in the trunk of a car for hours on March 27.

April 09, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Hunt for murder suspect continues

Four days after the fatal stabbing death of a Hilmar woman, the Merced County Sheriff's department continues its manhunt for the suspected killer.

April 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Kidnap victim found in Turlock

A 4-year-old girl taken after an Easter service in Madera was found safe and sound in Turlock Sunday afternoon and her alleged kidnapper put behind bars.

April 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police departments offer free self-defense class for women

Based on the adage of knowledge is power, the Turlock and California State University, Stanislaus police departments are embarking on a campaign to teach women the skills to fend off sexual assaults.

April 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Domestic dispute turns deadly

A Hilmar woman who was stabbed by her boyfriend Wednesday night during a domestic dispute was taken off life support Friday afternoon and pronounced dead, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

April 02, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cookery turned into weapon

A fight between neighbors turned ugly when one neighbor hit the other with a glass lid to a crockpot.

March 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Fight leads to robbery charge

A 22-year-old woman's attempt at shoplifting was upgraded to a robbery after she fought with employees at a Turlock store.

July 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock landlord charged with arson, attempted murder of tenants

A dispute between a Turlock landlord and his tenants erupted into a fiery encounter Sunday as the tenants watched helplessly as their home burned and the landlord was arrested on multiple charges, including attempted murder and arson.

July 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Home repair scams on the rise

A rash of complaints regarding home improvement projects has prompted the California Contractors State Licensing Board to issue a warning about deceptive practices.

July 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Dispute over cab fare leads to three arrests

Three women had the right idea in taking a taxi home after a night of drinking, but the wrong idea when they decided to not pay the driver.

July 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fraud charges mount for two women

Two Fresno women are facing a long list of criminal charges after they were caught in Turlock with more than 30 fraudulent credit cards.

July 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police arrest knife-wielding robbery suspect

A Turlock man could be facing multiple counts of robbery after allegedly robbing a homeless man at knifepoint twice.

July 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Questions still remain a year after fatal shooting

On July 23, 2013, the family of Brandon Pacheco learned the devastating news that the 25-year-old resident had been shot and killed.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with Turlock man’s arrest

A Turlock man was arrested on multiple criminal charges after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a dangerous high speed chase around Merced County Thursday afternoon.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Young siblings nabbed for theft

A brother and sister found themselves in trouble with law enforcement after stealing a wallet from a woman at a play area.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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