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Report of sexual assault falsified

The Turlock woman who told investigators on Monday that she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted, admitted on Tuesday that she made the entire story up.

June 07, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Shooting had gang ties, says DA

The final days of testimony in the preliminary hearing of three teenagers accused of gunning down a man outside a convenience store focused on the allegations of their gang affiliation and if the shooting benefited the gang.

June 07, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Former resident charged with 3-year-old’s brutal death

The former Turlock resident under a cloud of suspicion for the death of a toddler in the South Valley has been arrested by the Exeter Police department on multiple charges including murder, torture and sexual assault.

June 03, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Teens face murder charges for Riverbank shooting

The question of whether three teenagers will have to answer for the shooting death of a 21-year-old Riverbank man will soon be decided by a Stanislaus County Superior Court judge.

June 03, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Ex-deputy enters not guilty plea

Amid a throng of media, protesters and supporters, Kari Abbey, the former Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputy, appeared in Stanislaus County Superior Court on Wednesday to plead not guilty to the charges against her, including one of murder for the death of Rita Elias, 31.

June 03, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

More DUI arrests over holiday weekend

A Memorial Day holiday crackdown on suspected drunken drivers has resulted in the arrests of 65 people, according to the Turlock Police Department.

May 31, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Murder of rap star nets Turlock brothers 80 years to life

The two Turlock brothers who were convicted of brazenly gunning down a rising rap performer at a memorial barbecue, will conceivably spend the rest of their lives behind bars.

May 31, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Former resident person of interest in toddler’s death

A former Turlock resident implicated in the death of a 3-year-old Exeter girl could be facing possible arrest in the days ahead as law enforcement continues their probe into the toddler's violent death.

May 27, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

DUI crackdown for holiday weekend

The Avoid the 12 DUI Campaign will be deploying officers this holiday weekend at DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols countywide to arrest impaired drivers.

The Memorial Day weekend is witness to the kick off of summertime recreation and holiday travel, along with many college and high school graduations seeing thousands celebrate their accomplishments. The next 100 days will also see a rise in deaths and injuries, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

May 27, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime

Air Support Unit back on patrol

A unique funding source and a renewed partnership are clearing the path for the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department helicopters to take to the skies again.

May 27, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Homicide rate in California drops to 44-year low

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today released updated figures showing that the homicide rate in California continued to fall during 2010, reaching the lowest level since 1966.

Preliminary figures gathered by the Department of Justice from the state's largest jurisdictions show that the number of homicides reported in 2010 declined by 9.6 percent from the year before.

May 24, 2011 | | Crime

International murder suspect caught in Hughson

A Mexican national wanted for a Mother's Day murder nine years ago was apprehended in Hughson in March and turned over to Mexican authorities Friday.

May 20, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Teen suspect denies murder charge

In a courtroom filled with family, friends, media and general onlookers, 17-year-old Shanna Wills entered a not guilty plea Wednesday to the charges she murdered her father and attacked her mother.

May 20, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Coercing teen into taking explicit photos nets prison term for Turlock man

A Turlock man who posed as a teenage girl on a social networking site has been sentenced to prison for trying to lure a young girl into a sexual relation.

May 17, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Ten years for Denair drug dealer

A Denair man convicted of drug trafficking was sentenced to 10 years in prison in federal court on Monday.

May 13, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

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Drunk drivers target of new CHP grant

The local office of the California Highway Patrol is stepping up their efforts to keep drunk drivers off the area's highways and roads with ...

October 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Stanislaus State sees increase in rapes, drops in other crimes

The overall crime rate at California State University, Stanislaus saw a decline in the past year, but the number of forcible sexual assaults was on ...

October 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Burglary suspects caught in Turlock home

The report of two suspicious men in an alley led to the arrest of two suspected burglars on Tuesday.

October 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Stolen property recovered

Stolen property recovered

October 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Turlock vehicle pursuit ends with arrests

A short vehicle pursuit ended with the arrest of two men who had been spotted in a stolen vehicle, the Turlock Police Department reported.

October 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Teens nabbed in shooting, robbery

Two teenagers were apprehended early Friday morning for suspected involvement in an armed robbery, the Turlock Police Department reported.

October 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Inmate charged with stabbing Atwater guards

A federal grand jury returned a single-count indictment against Curtis Dickson, 36, a federal inmate, charging him with assault on a federal employee.

October 01, 2015 | | Crime

Woman finds burglar in home

A Turlock man was arrested on suspicion of burglary after a woman found him ransacking her apartment.

October 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Defendants enter not guilty pleas in Turlock murder

Thursday morning the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office was ready to defend their ability to fairly prosecute the case against Frank Carson and the ...

October 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Evidence puts Turlock man behind wheel in collision that killed three

The preliminary hearing began this week for the man accused of killing three members of the same family while they were out for an evening ...

September 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Sheriff prevails in shackling matter

Back in August the visiting judge overseeing the case against defense attorney Frank Carson and the other defendants charged with the death of Korey Kauffman ...

September 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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