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Four arrested, five wanted for fleecing hundreds of homeowners

Nine men have been charged with 97 criminal counts for stealing at least $2.3 million from more than 1,500 desperate homeowners who were promised loan modifications but received no relief, reported Attorney General Edmund Brown Jr.

May 25, 2010 | Staff Reports Turlock Journal | Crime


Man shot at Turlock bar

A man was shot outside of Turlock's Tamarindo bar on Sunday morning after a reported altercation.

May 25, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Crime


Teen leads officers on car chase through town, rams police cars

Suspicious behavior led to a nine-minute police chase through the streets of Turlock Wednesday morning after a 17-year-old tried to outrun the police.

May 21, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Crime


Local DVD pirates sentenced to 10, 7 years in prison

Turlock residents Karen Jean Freyling, 48, and Steven Walter Butts, 62, were sentenced on Tuesday for their convictions stemming from the operation of a major Internet-based DVD importation and distribution business as well as fraudulent receipt of government benefits.

May 21, 2010 | Staff Reports Turlock Journal | Crime


Gang member gets 15 years for his role in Turlock shooting

While Eric Carrillo may have forgiven one of the men who planned the 2007 shooting that left him wheelchair bound, the Stanislaus County Superior Court still doled out justice on Tuesday.

May 21, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


County no longer ranked No. 1 in auto thefts

There is good news and bad news for residents of Stanislaus County. The good news is the county is no longer ranked number one in the nation as the area with the highest rate of vehicle theft. The bad news: It's now ranked number two.

May 18, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Justice Department releases proposed supplemental guidelines for sex offender registration; seeks pu

The Department of Justice released for public comment proposed Supplemental Guidelines for the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006.

May 14, 2010 | | Crime


Turlock man dies of stab wounds

A fist fight that turned into a knife fight claimed the life of a Turlock man and saw the arrest of a Merced man for manslaughter.

May 14, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Cops collar ‘Poodle Bandit’

The bank robber who was nicknamed the "Poodle Bandit" by law authorities because of his fluffy gray wig, was apprehended Thursday in Ripon after allegedly robbing a bank in Modesto.

May 11, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary attempt ends in child abuse

A mother called to a Turlock grocery store after her teenage daughter was caught stealing alcohol decided to dispense her own brand of justice and ended up being arrested for inflicting injury upon a child.

May 07, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Man leads police on car, foot chase

An attempted reckless driving traffic stop became a car chase and foot pursuit through a house and onto the streets of Turlock Thursday, before police were able to apprehend a local man.

May 07, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Man wounded in Winton stabbing

A 22-year-old man was hospitalized with several injuries, including multiple stab wounds that he received during an attack after leaving a Winton bar early Sunday morning.

May 04, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary suspects nabbed

Two teens and a 25-year-old man were arrested for burglary Saturday night moments after the break-in was reported.

May 04, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Six charged in shooting

The Turlock Police Department arrested six men Monday night on the suspicion they carried out a drive-by shooting earlier in the evening.

May 04, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Candle cause of fire

A fire that swept through the living room of a Minaret Avenue home was determined to have been caused by an unattended candle.

May 04, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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StanCATT nabs pair for multiple stolen vehicles

A follow-up investigation into a stolen flatbed truck by the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force led to the arrest of two men and the recovery of seven stolen vehicles worth an estimated $250,000.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sentencing delayed in Turlock murder

A sentencing hearing for a Turlock man convicted of murder in the stabbing death of a 25-year-old man, has been delayed to December.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder charge lodged against Delhi mother

The Merced County District Attorney's Office has filed new charges against a Delhi mother, accusing her of homicide for the death of her 2-year-old daughter.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Declaration sheds light on pizzeria sexual assault allegation

Court papers filed shortly after a sexual assault complaint was made against a former Oakdale pizzeria owner give insight to the circumstances surrounding his Oct. 20 arrest by Oakdale Police.

October 27, 2014 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Crime


Fourth suspect arrested for double homicide

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested a fourth man for the murder of two men found inside a charred car in an orchard outside of Denair.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen motorcycle involved in two hit and runs

Turlock Police officers are on the hunt for a man who stole a motorcycle and then proceeded to crash it - twice.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Chop shop found in Turlock

The theft of a stolen all-terrain vehicle led authorities to a chop shop operating in Turlock, as well as the seizure of an estimated 100 pounds of marijuana.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman, teens charged with theft

A woman was arrested Thursday night on allegations she used two teenagers to help her steal from a Turlock store.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect caught burglarizing laundry facility

A Turlock man is facing burglary charges after he was seen breaking into the coin boxes at an apartment complex laundry room.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three arrested for murder

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested three men for the murder of two men, whose remains were found in a charred car in an orchard outside Denair.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pitman student hit by car

A 16-year-old boy walking to Pitman High School was struck by a car Thursday morning.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fruit cup used in Turlock robbery

A man's attempt at shoplifting items from a Turlock grocery store became a robbery after he hurled a fruit cup at a loss prevention agent in his escape.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Motorcyclist killed in Turlock collision

A Turlock neighborhood already rocked by the death of three family members has once again witnessed a fatality on their streets.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man found asleep at intersection charged with DUI

A man found asleep behind the wheel of his car at a Turlock intersection was arrested for driving under the influence when he was unable to complete a field sobriety test.

October 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Remains found in burned car

The remains of two people were discovered inside a burned car Monday morning in an orchard located east of Denair.

October 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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