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Teens nabbed in Delhi bust

Two Turlock teenagers were arrested on multiple theft-related charges after being caught by Merced County Sheriff's deputies with stolen property at a Delhi service station.

December 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police offer rape defense course

In celebration of January being National Self Defense Awareness Month, the Turlock Police Department and Stanislaus State University Police are working together to provide Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) training to the Turlock community. The course is offered for free and is open to women only. The 12-hour course is broken up into three sessions over a period of two weeks. The R.A.D. Systems Basic Physical Defense is a program designed to help women overcome the effects of sexual harassment and sexual violence by teaching assertiveness, awareness, risk reduction, risk recognition, avoidance and physical defense strategies. R ...

December 14, 2010 | | Crime


Investigators haul in drugs, suspects in two busts

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department and the Modesto Police Department made two separate drug busts Wednesday that resulted in the seizure of approximately four pounds of various narcotics.

December 10, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Beware of criminals posing as PG&E workers

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is sending out warnings to residents to be on the look-out for scammers out trolling for victims this holiday season.

December 10, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Couple may have tried to sell missing baby

In a case already peppered with unusual twists, Merced County Sheriff's detectives are now investigating the possibility that a couple tried to sell a baby that may have belonged to a homicide victim and later abandoned on a doorstep.

December 10, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Traffic stop yields drug arrest

Stanislaus County Sheriff's patrol deputies, working a special burglary suppression assignment with the Hughson Police Services, arrested a Modesto man on numerous drug-related felonies, during a traffic stop Monday.Deputies were patrolling near the intersection of Hatch and Gilbert roads at 12:11 a.m., when they noticed a 2000 Chevrolet speeding and driven running stop signs. Sheriff's deputies made a traffic stop, contacted the driver and could immediately smell the odor of what they believed to be marijuana coming from the car's passenger compartment, and a black-colored substance believed to be hash, or concentrated cannabis, could ...

December 07, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Detectives continue fatal shooting probe

Investigators have determined the identity of Turlock's first homicide in 2010, but few other details of the fatal shooting have emerged.

December 07, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burned body identified as missing Planada woman

The charred human remains found in a Snelling orchard Thursday were positively identified Tuesday as that of a missing Planada woman. Also on Tuesday an infant baby boy was found on a door step in Le Grand and the Merced County Sheriff's Department is trying to determine if it is the woman's missing 2-month-old son.

December 07, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock couple tied up, robbed at gunpoint

An elderly married couple were the victims of what appears to be a random home invasion robbery that occurred in Turlock Friday afternoon.

December 04, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Workers find burning body

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is investigating a homicide where a badly burned body was found in a Snelling orchard.

December 03, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shooting victim first homicide of the year

The Turlock Police Department recorded their first homicide for the year with the discovery of a shooting victim Thursday night.

December 03, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bomb found during bike stop

A Turlock man was arrested on Sunday when he was found in possession of a small pipe bomb, according to the Turlock Police Department.

November 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teens charged with burglary

The Turlock Police Department arrested three Delhi teens for burglary and is investigating the possibility they may have committed other break-ins at Turlock homes.

November 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man attempts to rob same bank twice

A suspected Turlock bank robber seemed to be operating on the motto that if at first you don't succeed, try again.

November 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shooting victim found in Delhi backyard

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting in Delhi that left a man with bullet wounds to his hand and arm.

November 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Juvenile hall teacher accused of misconduct

A woman working as an educator at the Merced County juvenile hall was arrested Tuesday on allegations of misconduct with the inmates, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

January 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Collision caused by drunk driver

A 54-year-old man is facing drunken driving charges after causing a crash that injured his passenger Saturday in Turlock.

January 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two men dead, one woman injured in murder-suicide

Stanislaus County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a shooting that left two men dead and a Turlock woman critically injured with a gunshot wound.

January 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sentence handed down for 2008 murder

The man previously convicted of stabbing to death a 25-year-old Turlock resident and setting his car on fire was sentenced to 16 years to life in prison on Wednesday.

January 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trucker killed in collision with Hilmar school bus

An early morning collision on Highway 165 in Hilmar between a school bus and a semi truck left one man dead and one woman with moderate injuries Thursday, the California Highway Patrol reported.

January 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Email scam making waves at universities

The Federal Bureau of Investigations has issued a warning about scams targeting university students and employees.

January 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


GPS used to capture theft suspect

A Turlock man was taken into custody on theft and weapon charges after the victims of his alleged theft led the police to his location with the use of the GPS in their stolen items.

January 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Elderly woman beaten inside Turlock home

An 80-year-old woman was hospitalized after being severely beaten by an unknown woman who forced her way into the victim's home Sunday morning.

January 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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