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Proactive policing key to 2010 success

The Journal asked Turlock Police Chief Gary Hampton to look back at 2010 and ahead for 2011. The following is his perspective on the city's past and future.

Q. What successes did the Turlock Police Department have last year?

January 01, 2011 | | Crime


Protecting the community, despite devastating cuts

The Journal asked Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson to look back at 2010 and ahead for 2011. The following is his perspective on the county's past and future.

Q. What successes did the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department have last year?

January 01, 2011 | | Crime


Teen arrested for beating up younger brother

A sibling argument turned serious when a 13-year-old Winton girl hit her 12-year-old brother hard enough to send him to the hospital.

December 28, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


Undersheriff retires

Stanislaus County Undersheriff William "Bill" Heyne will be retiring from the sheriff's department on Jan. 4, 2011, it was announced this week.

December 28, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


DUI offenders face stiff penalties

Drunk or high drivers charged with Driving Under the Influence face steep, state-mandated penalties – even for first-time offenders.

December 28, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Crime


Avoid the 12 agencies conduct first ever ignition interlock device compliance check

Local law enforcement agencies are making a statement: If you drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will be caught and convicted. And once convicted, you will be held accountable for the terms of your court-ordered probation.

December 28, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


State boosts cold case reward

Law enforcement officials are hoping an increased reward will generate new leads in the decades long search for a woman last seen alive in Turlock.

December 23, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drunk driving prevention program showing results

The Winter Holiday anti-drunk driving campaign has already resulted in a significant number of arrests, according to the Turlock Police Department, the overseeing agency for the local Avoid the 12 program.

December 21, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Atwater man charged with sexual assault of child

An Atwater man has been arrested on the allegation that he molested a 7-year-old girl at a daycare center, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department.

December 21, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fatal shooting remains a mystery

The investigation into Turlock's only homicide thus far for the year remains ongoing as there are few clues into the death of Luis Manuel Maldonado Rodriguez.

December 21, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drug deal goes awry, leaves two injured

A shooting in Delhi that authorities initially believed occurred during a home invasion robbery, turned out to be the outcome of a drug deal gone bad.

December 17, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Couple charged with mother’s murder

A baby stolen from his mother has been reunited with his family and the couple suspected of killing his mother sits behind bars.

December 17, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


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Authorities bust counterfeit ring operating in Central Valley

A federal grand jury has indicted 10 men on allegations they were making and selling counterfeit movies and music in the Central Valley, including in Turlock.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspects in Craigslist shoe deal shooting identified

The two suspects responsible for a shooting in Turlock following a Craigslist initiated transaction of shoes have been identified and are facing a litany of criminal charges.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Craigslist deal for shoes ends in gunshots

An attempt to sell a pair of tennis shoes on Craigslist ended with a shooting after the would-be buyers gave the sellers counterfeit cash, the Turlock Police Department reported.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


County crackdown on drunk drivers

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is planning a crackdown on impaired drivers with a countywide saturation patrol.

March 26, 2015 | | Crime


Turlock man prison bound for 2010 fatal shooting

Turlock Diaz was 14 when he was arrested for murder. Now, after his sentencing on Monday, he'll likely be in his 60s before he's even eligible for parole.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Duo caught with stolen car

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force, along with Turlock Police officers, recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested two men for auto theft after spotting the vehicle being driven in Turlock on March 17.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man threatens clerk with knife

Turlock Police officers arrested a 20-year-old man on allegations he threatened a store clerk with a knife in an attempted robbery.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man brandishes gun in traffic dispute

A traffic dust up Thursday afternoon led to the arrest of a 20-year-old man on weapon charges after he allegedly brandished a gun at another motorist.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fight with teen gets man arrested

A 44-year-old Turlock man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly put a knife to the throat of a teenager.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock woman killed in crash outside Hilmar

An early morning accident near Hilmar claimed the life of a Turlock woman and injured two other women, the California Highway Patrol reported.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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