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Woman found dead in park

A 39-year-old woman was found hanging in a Turlock playground Tuesday morning.

October 14, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Heart attack caused death of jailed ex-deputy

An investigation by the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office has ruled that the death of Craig Prescott while in the custody of the Stanislaus County Jail, was accidental and not the result of being shot with a Taser.

October 09, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


K-9 memorial dedicated to past officers

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department unveiled a new memorial Friday dedicated to their four-legged partners.

October 02, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi woman wounded by pit bull

A woman out for a walk with her dog was attacked by a pit bull in Delhi on Thursday morning.

October 02, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Former teachers face jail time

The married couple and former teachers at Turlock Christian School pleaded no contest to felony charges of seducing a minor.

October 02, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Parolee held for burglary

A parolee strapped with a tracking device on his ankle was arrested Monday on suspicion of burglary after a silent alarm was triggered at a Turlock business.

September 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


NAACP questions Taser use in county jail

Days after a third inmate at the Stanislaus County Jail died, the NAACP filed a complaint with the Department of Justice and called for a federal probe to look into the deaths. Also, the coroner's office released the cause of death for an inmate who died in August.

September 25, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Husband and wife jailed

A Livingston couple are behind bars in the Merced County jail after the husband's actions kicked-off a multi law enforcement pursuit and search that lasted for hours, and the wife filed a false police report in an attempt to protect her husband.

September 25, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Judge grants leniency in fatal drunk driving case

It was a lapse in judgment with fatal consequences that left one family grappling with the senseless loss of a beloved son and brother in a drunk driving accident, and another dealing with the heart-wrenching fact that their son and brother had been behind the wheel of the fatal crash.

September 23, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


18 months for Road Dog Cycle defendant

The first defendant to enter a guilty plea in the federal racketeering case involving the Denair Road Dog Cycle shop, was handed down a prison sentence Monday.

September 23, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Neighborhood Watch presentation

The Turlock Police Department is extending an invitation to all Neighborhood Watch and Business Watch Captains for their Quarterly Watch Captains Meeting.

September 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cigarette crook caught

A man suspected of robbing a Turlock convenience store of cigarettes was taken into custody Thursday night.

September 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man not given a mulligan for golf theft

A Patterson man accused of swiping golf equipment from a Turlock sports store entered a no contest plea to second degree burglary on Sept. 1.

September 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hughson man dies of multiple stab wounds in Turlock alley

A dispute over a woman is believed to have incited an altercation that led to the death of a Hughson man Saturday in Turlock.

September 15, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Convicted forger gets prison term

A Modesto woman was convicted on Tuesday of multiple forgery charges, including two that happened at Turlock businesses.

September 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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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


Jury finds defendant sane at time of murder

A Stanislaus County jury found convicted murderer Nicholas Harris was sane the night he stabbed to death a 25-year-old Turlock man and set his car on fire.

August 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man escapes fiery crash

A man escaped what could have been a fatal accident after his vehicle clipped a big rig, hit another and then caught on fire Monday morning on East Avenue.

August 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man wanted for Placer County theft, evading

The Placer County Sheriff's Department is seeking a Turlock man on felony vandalism and theft charges after he allegedly broke into a Colfax car wash.

August 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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