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Reyes aided in plot to set woman on fire, says DA

The trial for the second of four men accused of kidnapping a woman from a Turlock home and burning her to death over a drug debt, got under way this week in Merced County.

April 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New CEO for Merced court

The new Chief Executive Officer of Merced County Superior Court is Linda Romero Soles, a former Turlock resident.

April 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect flees, copper recovered

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is searching for the man who tried to steal copper wiring from a Ballico farm.

April 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Rape Aggression defense class

The Turlock Police Department and Stanislaus State University Police are providing Rape Aggression Defense training to women in Turlock. The training is offered at no cost to the public. The 12-hour course is broken up into two sessions over a period of two weeks.

April 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Collisions injure one on highway

A chain-reaction of crashes on Highway 99 in Turlock injured one and slowed traffic down for a short time Tuesday afternoon.

April 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Jury convicts Turlock brothers of killing rapper

Two mothers sat on opposite sides of a courtroom. One was waiting for justice for her slain son and the other was waiting to hear if her two sons would ever know freedom again.

April 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder suspect testifies gun went off on accident

After five weeks of testimony and a day of listening to closing arguments, the fate of two Turlock men accused of gunning down a 26-year-old man with aspirations of rap stardom, is inching closer to being in the hands of 12 jurors.

April 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bank robber makes bomb threat before fleeing

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the man responsible for a bank robbery and launching a bomb scare.

April 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fatal hit and run suspect racks up another traffic citation

The Patterson woman who is standing accused of hitting a bicyclist while driving on a Turlock road and leaving him mortally wounded, was issued another traffic citation March 25, just five days before her last court appearance.

April 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Former postal worker charged with fraud

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against a Turlock woman suspected of committing multiple acts of mail and workers' compensation fraud while employed as a postal worker, according to the Department of Justice.

April 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gangsters crash soldier’s party

A going away party in Hilmar for a man joining the military was crashed by suspected gang members and escalated into a large brawl that injured several and resulted in four arrests.

March 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Nosy neighbor earns accolades for thwarting theft

The Turlock Police Department has awarded a commendation to a citizen for his pivotal role in apprehending three burglars.

March 25, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Disrespect impetus for shooting, says DA investigator

The prosecution rested their case this week against two Turlock men standing accused of killing an aspiring rapper at a memorial barbecue, by presenting testimony to the two men's extensive gang history and the suspected motive behind the murder.

March 25, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Crime rate drops in 2010

For a third consecutive year the crime rate in Turlock has dropped, though for 2010 it was done with the smallest of margin.

March 22, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gunshot scares off burglars

A homeowner scared away a group of burglars when he fired his gun into the floor.

March 18, 2011 | By Sabra Stafford sstafford@turlockjournal.com | Crime


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Articles by Section - Crime


Suspect uses car as a weapon

A report of a verbal disturbance turned into a charge of aggravated assault for a Turlock man after he allegedly purposely hit a man with ...

August 04, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man charged with sex crime for park incident

A 38-year-old man is facing felony molesting charges after propositioning a 13-year-old at a Turlock park.

August 04, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police identify body found near railroad tracks

A body found near the railroad tracks Saturday morning has been identified as a 21-year-old Turlock man.

August 04, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Aircraft spurs emergency calls in Turlock

Around 9:20 p.m. Friday night the Turlock Police Department received a string of calls to 911 in regards to a low-flying airplane spraying ...

August 01, 2015 | | Crime


Turlock Police seek help in identifying deceased man

The Turlock Police Department is investigating the death of a man who was found dead by the railroad tracks and is asking for the public ...

August 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Driver arrested for DUI after crash

The Turlock Police Department's search for a reported dangerous driver came to an end when they found the driver and his vehicle crashed into ...

July 31, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Kick to the groin leads to robbery charge for 19-year old

A shoplifting attempt at a Turlock grocery store turned into a robbery after the 19-year-old suspect kicked a security guard in the groin.

July 31, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock missing person case linked to Florida homicide

A missing person investigation that was initiated in Turlock has finally come to a conclusion with the identification of human remains that were found in ...

July 31, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect caught with stolen chainsaw

A report of a chainsaw stolen from a backyard in Turlock was found shortly thereafter the report was made when a man was seen walking ...

July 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man pepper sprayed, friend arrested

Two men ejected from a Turlock bar Saturday night were taken into custody by Turlock Police officers after fighting with the bar's security guards ...

July 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teenager threatens older woman with knife in Turlock park

A 13-year-old Turlock boy was arrested Saturday after he threatened a senior citizen with a knife because the woman was eating lunch at a table ...

July 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man killed at Atwater party

A birthday celebration in Atwater that had gone on for about 12 hours ended tragically when a Turlock man was stabbed to death Thursday night ...

July 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


AG partners with Department of Labor to combat wage theft

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division have signed a cooperative agreement to crack down ...

July 29, 2015 | | Crime


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