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Deputies put a stop to rooster fight

A tip about a suspected cockfighting ring led to the arrest of a Turlock man and put a halt to an event that possibly could have involved 150 roosters, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

December 15, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man wanted for intentionally mowing down bicyclist

Turlock police are seeking a man who they say intentionally ran down a bicyclist with his truck and then waved a handgun around when witnesses tried to detain him.

December 15, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Domestic violence nets prison time

A Turlock man is headed to prison for a domestic violence conviction.

December 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Parole denied for convicted murderer

A Denair man convicted of a 1991 homicide was denied parole Monday from Corcoran State Prison.

December 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drug raid nets five arrests

An ongoing narcotics investigation in Stanislaus County resulted in the arrest of five people and the seizure of drugs, cash, and guns Wednesday morning.

December 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hearing set to begin for mother accused of leaving her baby in Dumpster

On Nov. 8, 2008, a newborn baby girl wrapped up in a plastic shopping bag with clothing and towels was found dead in a Dumpster behind a Turlock grocery store. The grizzly discovery launched an exhaustive investigation that culminated with the arrest of the baby's mother on a homicide charge.

December 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Few clues to comfort family of missing Keyes man

Back in the middle of January, Robert "Bobby" Tennison drove up to Humboldt County with his 17-year-old son and a friend. The three sold a dirt bike, had lunch together, and then Tennison left to visit friends, telling his son he would be return home to Keyes by bus the following Saturday.

December 08, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Candlelight vigil for homicide victims

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office Victim Services Program will sponsor the 12th annual lighting of the Homicide Victims' Memorial Tree and Candlelight Vigil at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

December 04, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Citizens police academy

The Turlock Police Department will be hosting a Citizens Police Academy starting February of 2010, designed to give the participants a working knowledge of the department and the criminal justice system.

December 04, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


K-9 aids in arrest of shoplifter

A Turlock Police Department K-9 helped find the evidence that put a suspected shoplifter behind bars.

December 01, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Dirt bike escape comes to a fruitless end

A 19-year-old Turlock man trying to out run a police officer while on a dirt bike was caught Saturday afternoon after a brief struggle.

December 01, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Boyfriend charged with domestic violence

A dazed woman was found wandering a Turlock street Friday morning, saying she had been assaulted by her boyfriend.

December 01, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Tip leads to stolen tanks

Several propane tanks stolen from the Hilmar area over the last week were recovered Tuesday at the Turlock flea market by the Merced County Sheriff's Department.

December 01, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Red light runner causes crash

A woman who police say ran a red light, caused a collision that injured three, including a 13-month old baby.

December 01, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hilmar hit by propane thief

Twice in one week two Hilmar propane stores have been robbed of their tanks, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

November 27, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Driver nabbed with cocaine

A Turlock man involved in a minor traffic accident was arrested Wednesday for hit and run and cocaine possession.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Authorities look to put the brakes on unsafe habits around trains

When the railroad crossing arms at Monte Vista Avenue and Golden State Boulevard started to lower Wednesday afternoon most of the vehicles began to slow down, but there is always that one exception.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One killed in Turlock collision

An 82-year-old man was killed in a traffic collision Tuesday night in Turlock.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect found with drugs, weapons, ammo

A man reportedly creating a disturbance at a Turlock restaurant was arrested by Turlock police officers on a variety of drug and weapon charges.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Prowler on the loose

An unknown individual attempted to break into a residence on Linwood Avenue but was thwarted when the resident awoke to the noise.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary suspect nabbed

A woman is facing a charge of commercial burglary after taking bags of purloined merchandise from a Turlock store Friday.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Indecent exposure reported near school

A man seen exposing himself near a Turlock school was taken into police custody after being placed under citizen's arrest.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock railroad tracks site of suicide

For the third time in little more than a month's time span a Turlock man has died on the railroad tracks running through town.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Boyfriend accused of murder in toddler’s death

The Delhi couple accused of causing the death of a 2-year-old child are awaiting arraignment in Merced County, but only one of them will be facing a murder charge.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shooting leaves teen injured

A 14-year-old was injured in what the Turlock Police Department is describing as a drive-by shooting.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Wanted Turlock man caught by U.S. Marshals

A Turlock man wanted in connection with a Modesto home invasion robbery was apprehended Thursday afternoon by the U.S. Marshals Service.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Robbery suspect used wrench

A Turlock woman is facing robbery and drug charges for an alleged robbery that happened in Sunnyview Park Wednesday night.

August 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Panhandler arrested for warrants

A 60-year-old man found panhandling outside a Turlock shopping center was taken into custody Wednesday on multiple warrants.

August 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Rape suspect asks for earlier trial

An 18-year-old Turlock man accused of attempting to rape a woman in Donnelly Park last year is requesting to have his trial date moved forward before he is transferred from Juvenile Hall to the men's jail.

August 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock defendant admits to sexual abuse of minor

A Turlock man has changed his plea to guilty on multiple charges of sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

August 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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