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Merced jail sweep

Authorities at the John Latorraca Correctional Facility in Merced conducted a search of the dorms and found drug paraphernalia and a cell phone.

September 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trio arrested for marijuana possession

A stop of a car for a vehicle code violation Wednesday led to the arrest of three men and the seizure of five pounds of marijuana, the Turlock Police Department reported.

September 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cat-loving neighborhood plagued by feline shooter

Owen, an orange tabby, may have begrudgingly surrendered one of his nine lives, but the Watling family is just happy to have him home again after finding him shot several times with a pellet gun.

September 11, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder trial delayed for another year

The two Turlock teenagers and the Riverbank man accused of gunning down a 21-year-old man outside a convenience store will have to wait for almost a year before a Stanislaus County jury decides their fates.

September 11, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bar fight ends with arrest

The Turlock Police Department arrested a man Sunday night on allegations he tried to run someone over with his car.

September 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hate crimes down across state

The number of hate crimes in California decreased slightly in 2011, according to a new report from the state's Attorney General Office.

September 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hearing set for Turlock mother accused of murder

A preliminary hearing for the Turlock woman accused of murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter has been set for March 1 in Stanislaus County Superior Court.

September 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Huge marijuana plants seized in Turlock raid

An ongoing investigation by the Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency aimed at dismantling large illegal marijuana grows across the county continued with three raids this week, including one in Turlock that had some of the largest plants ever seized by the task force.

August 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Civil suit claims sheriff’s deputy interfered with fatal hit and run

The parents of a bicyclist killed in a hit and run collision on a Turlock country road have filed a civil suit against the woman driving the car, as well as her parents and a Stanislaus County Sheriff's sergeant.

August 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Search turns up explosive device in Denair

The search of a burglary suspect's home in Denair by Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputies led to the discovery of a homemade explosive device and prompted a visit from the department's bomb squad.

August 30, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Convicted killer gets 25 to life

Almost 10 months after being convicted of first-degree murder for the death of a Hughson man, 33-year-old Turlock resident Darren Merenda was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

August 28, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Parolee caught burglarizing home

An armed Turlock man was arrested for burglary after he was caught with his arms full of stolen property inside a residence Monday morning.

August 28, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man nabbed in unemployment fraud investigation

A Turlock man is among six defendants arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigations on allegations of an unemployment and disability scheme that resulted in a loss of more than $5 million for the Employment Development Department.

August 28, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hilmar man robbed of pot plants by fake DEA agents

Four men claiming to be agents with the Drug Enforcement Agency robbed a Hilmar man at gunpoint of his marijuana plants, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

August 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sex offender sweep nets three

The Turlock Police Department conducted a compliance sweep of registered sex offenders in Turlock, resulting in the arrest of three individuals.

August 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Turlock man guilty of sex crimes in Los Banos

A Turlock man has pled no contest to a variety of criminal charges stemming from unlawful sexual relationships he had with students while teaching in ...

August 25, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Modesto man killed in collision with Turlock big rig

A Turlock truck driver escaped serious injury from a fiery collision that claimed the life of a Modesto man Wednesday morning.

August 25, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


DUI efforts planned for end of summer

The Avoid the 12 Stanislaus County DUI Task Force is planning on taking a zero tolerance approach to drunk driving for the remainder of the ...

August 23, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


10-year-old behind death threat

A death threat sent to a Hughson teenager via a text message was sent by a 10-year-old classmate, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's ...

August 23, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Turlock inmate sentenced for tax fraud

A Turlock man serving a prison sentence for burglary has been given additional time behind bars for fraudulent tax refunds, according to the U.S ...

August 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi gas station robbed by masked men

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is investigating an armed robbery at a Delhi gas station early Friday.

August 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man arrested for assault at Turlock Sikh Temple

The Turlock Police Department took a man into custody Thursday for allegedly assaulting two men outside the Sikh Temple.

August 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Afternoon shooting injures one in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a shooting that injured one man Thursday afternoon.

August 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Yielding too far causes collision

A Turlock resident and his neighbor escaped a potential tragedy Tuesday morning when they were nearly run over by a sports utility vehicle pulling over ...

August 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police investigate carjacking

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a carjacking that occurred in the early hours of Monday.

August 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Farmers’ market feud over drone leads to arrest

A drone flying over vendors at the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market Saturday sparked an altercation that led to the market manager being placed under citizen ...

August 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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