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Gang prevention begins at home, experts say

This is the second article in a three-part series on gangs.

April 23, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Crime lab under investigation

A weight discrepancy involving narcotics sent for analysis at the state crime lab in Ripon has launched a full-scale investigation by the California Department of Justice and put thousands of cases in multiple jurisdictions in jeopardy.

April 23, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teens beaten during park robbery

Two teenagers were assaulted and robbed Sunday morning while they walked through Donnelly Park.

April 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlockers victims of armed robbery

For the second time in less than a week Turlock residents were held captive while their home was ransacked by a pair of thieves.

April 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Detectives seek home invasion suspects

Stanislaus County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a home invasion robbery that occurred in the early morning hours of Thursday at a Denair ranch.

April 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Valley gang membership, violence on the rise

This is the first in a three-part series on gangs in Turlock.

April 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Senior tied up during burglary

A 77-year-old woman was kept hostage by two men after she interrupted a burglary at her Turlock home.

April 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Working with the mentally ill

The Modesto/Stanislaus NAACP in conjunction with the Modesto Police Department, Stanislaus County Behavioral Health Services, Stanislaus County District Attorney, and the National Alliance for Mental Illness, will present a community information program about working with the mentally ill in a law enforcement capacity.

April 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Exploding prank sees three teens arrested

A prank seen on YouTube involving an exploding soda bottle went horribly awry for three teenagers when they re-created the stunt and it injured a 66-year-old Turlock man and prompted a bomb scare in a normally serene Turlock neighborhood.

April 13, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police arrest suspects in kidnapping

Turlock police detectives arrested the two men suspected of beating and robbing a 39-year-old man and then locking him in the trunk of a car for hours on March 27.

April 09, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Hunt for murder suspect continues

Four days after the fatal stabbing death of a Hilmar woman, the Merced County Sheriff's department continues its manhunt for the suspected killer.

April 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Kidnap victim found in Turlock

A 4-year-old girl taken after an Easter service in Madera was found safe and sound in Turlock Sunday afternoon and her alleged kidnapper put behind bars.

April 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police departments offer free self-defense class for women

Based on the adage of knowledge is power, the Turlock and California State University, Stanislaus police departments are embarking on a campaign to teach women the skills to fend off sexual assaults.

April 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Domestic dispute turns deadly

A Hilmar woman who was stabbed by her boyfriend Wednesday night during a domestic dispute was taken off life support Friday afternoon and pronounced dead, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

April 02, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cookery turned into weapon

A fight between neighbors turned ugly when one neighbor hit the other with a glass lid to a crockpot.

March 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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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


Former Jura's owner arrested for sexual assault

The former owner of Jura's Pizza Parlor in Oakdale and namesake of the Turlock restaurant was arrested on Monday for a sexual assault incident that occurred at the now closed Oakdale location in September.

October 20, 2014 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Crime


License plate picture lands three in jail

Three people were arrested on drug and theft charges by Turlock Police officers after a witness to a theft snapped a picture of the suspect's license plate.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fleeing suspect caught in foot chase

A man who tried to run from a Turlock Police officer landed in jail Thursday after he was found in possession of methamphetamine.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with crash, arrest

An attempted auto burglary turned into a vehicle pursuit that ended with a crash and the arrest of the 19-year-old driver.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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