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Planada man faces mail fraud charges for false tax returns

A Planada man, who allegedly bilked more than $180,000 from the Internal Revenue Service with phony tax returns, is facing multiple counts of mail fraud, according to the Department of Justice.

October 21, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shoplifter flees store, leaves kids behind

A Turlock woman worried she would be apprehended for shoplifting, fled the department store she was in, leaving behind the two young children in her company.

October 21, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shooting leads to Delhi schools lockdown, cancelling of homecoming parade

The homecoming festivities planned for Delhi High School on Friday never got off the ground because a shooting in a nearby orchard prompted a campus-wide lockdown.

October 21, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


‘Zero tolerance’ for distracted driving

Due to the increase in the number of traffic collisions caused by drivers illegally using cell phones, Central Valley CHP areas and local law enforcement agencies will be focusing their enforcement on the Valley's roadways during this week.

October 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Postal worker pleads guilty to mail fraud, workers’ compensation fraud

Karina S. Beard, 44, of Turlock, pleaded guilty to four counts of mail fraud and two counts of federal Workers' Compensation fraud.

October 18, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


Turlock man pleads guilty to disability benefits fraud

United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that James Alva Kirkpatrick, 59, of Turlock, pleaded guilty today to theft of Social Security disability insurance benefits.

October 18, 2011 | | Crime


Turlock Police Department promotes two officers

Two officers of the Turlock Police Department were promoted this week: Nino Amirfar to lieutenant and Carl Nielsen to captain.

October 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Homicide suspect surrenders

The suspect wanted for a fatal stabbing in Waterford surrendered to authorities Thursday.

October 14, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Jury: Merenda guilty of first-degree murder

After several hours of deliberation spread over two days, a Stanislaus County jury filed into a courtroom Tuesday and returned a guilty verdict for a Turlock man accused of stabbing to death his romantic rival.

October 11, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Arson suspected in early morning blaze

A fire at a vacant Turlock home is being investigated by the Turlock Fire Department as a possible arson.

October 11, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hilmar man assaulted

A Hilmar man is recovering from a blow to the head with a baseball bat and law enforcement is searching for his attackers.

October 11, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police seek witnesses of off-duty officer shooting

The Turlock Police Department's investigation into a shooting involving an off-duty officer continues as detectives seek a few outstanding witnesses, Lt. Ron Reid said.

October 07, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Merenda claims he attempted suicide after stabbing man to death

The fate of a Turlock man accused of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a Hughson father and youth football coach, now rests with 12 jurors.

October 07, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Second victim identified in Hughson homicide; questions remain

The second man found inside a burned vehicle in Hughson has been identified, but little information about the double homicide has been released.

October 07, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


U.S. Army refuses to produce ‘key’ witness in Merenda murder trial

As the trial of a Turlock man accused of killing his romantic rival moves closer to finishing, the likelihood that a key witness will be taking the stand seems to be vanishing.

October 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Turlock man arrested for second time in stolen trailer investigation

A Turlock man previously arrested by the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force was once again taken into custody after authorities linked him to other ...

August 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock landlord convicted of arson

A Turlock landlord originally accused of attempted murder for trying to burn down a trailer while it was occupied by his tenants, has reached a ...

August 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Attorney attempts to have district attorney’s office removed from Kauffman case

The attorney representing Georgia DeFilippo, the wife of defense attorney Frank Carson, has filed a motion in Stanislaus County Superior Court seeking to have the ...

August 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man carjacked outside Turlock by suspects pretending to be police

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is investigating a carjacking outside of Turlock in which the culprits donned police uniforms.

August 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teens speeding cited as cause of fatal crash in Turlock

Two teenagers racing down Highway 99 in Turlock are accused of causing a collision that claimed the life of a 25-year-old Salida man.

August 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New details about Kauffman murder emerge during bail hearing

Three of the defendants accused of killing a 26-year-old Turlock man will remain in custody for the time being as a judge denied their request ...

August 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


State Bar looks to take over Frank Carson’s law practice

The State Bar of California filed a lawsuit in Stanislaus County on Friday seeking to take control of Frank Carson's law practice.

August 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Devices to deter auto thefts to be given free of charge

With the goal of decreasing auto thefts in the county, the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force will be giving out anti-theft steering wheel locking ...

August 20, 2015 | | Crime


Ammo found at Turlock school

The Turlock Police Department was summoned to Brown Elementary Wednesday morning after a bag containing a box of ammunition and a magazine for a firearm ...

August 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Ex-cop held on charges in Nevada for Turlock kidnapping

A former Oklahoma police officer accused of kidnapping a teen girl from Turlock and taking her to a Vegas hotel has entered a not guilty ...

August 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder charges officially filed against defense attorney, others in Turlock homicide

Department 8 in Stanislaus County Superior Court was abuzz with action as a capacity crowd was on hand to witness the arraignment of five defendants ...

August 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock drug bust nets six arrests

The Turlock Police Department's Narcotics Enforcement Team took into custody six people Tuesday morning in an investigation into ongoing drug sales out of a ...

August 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock freeway collision kills man

A Winton man was struck and killed Sunday night on Highway 99 in Turlock when he got out of a vehicle that had become disabled ...

August 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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