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‘Poodle Bandit’ headed for the big house

The man, who gained the nickname of the "Poodle Bandit" because of his unruly curly-haired mop wig and his propensity to rob banks, pled guilty Tuesday to multiple counts of armed bank robbery, including one in Turlock.

March 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Rapper’s death linked to insulting song, says DA

The death of an aspiring rapper at a memorial barbecue in Turlock may have been sparked by another rapper's song insulting the wife of a gang member, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office as they laid out their case against two men on trial for murder.

March 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Frustration mounts for family of slain cyclist

Charges have been filed against the Patterson woman, who authorities say struck and killed a bicyclist traveling along a country road in Turlock.

March 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Farmers fight back against rural crime

During a recent Stanislaus County Farm Bureau workshop, Governmental Affairs Director Tom Orvis asked a group of about 50 local farmers if they or their property had been a recent victim of crime. Nearly every single farmer raised their hand, and now farmers have begun voicing their frustration with the county's rural crime activity.

February 25, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Crime


New technology for Crime Stoppers

The effort to curb crime in the community has a new tool in the arsenal.

February 25, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man accused of sexual assault

A 21-year-old man is facing criminal charges on the suspicion he sexually assaulted an unconscious woman.

February 25, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Authorities find missing Turlock plane in Gustine

Merced County Sheriff's Department investigators are trying to puzzle out the mystery of how an airplane believed to be stored at the Turlock Airport wound up chained to the ground at the Gustine Airport.

February 18, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cousins charged with burglary

Two teenagers are facing burglary charges after a witness saw them break into a Ballico home.

February 18, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Real criminal charges for theft of fake guns

A theft of what was thought by two thieves to be assault rifles from a Hilmar residence has landed one man in jail and the Merced County Sheriff's Department searching for the second suspect.

February 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Body recovered

The body of Jose Rodriguez was recovered from the Delta-Mendota canal Saturday morning.

February 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Charges filed in fatal wreck

A Turlock man is facing vehicular manslaughter charges after a fatal crash Sunday that claimed the life of a Modesto man.

February 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Young child witness to murder-suicide of parents

On a day meant to celebrate love and commitment, a man shot to death his estranged girlfriend in front of their 8-year-old son and then turned the gun on himself.

February 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Correctional officer accused of smuggling tobacco

A guard at the John Latorraca Correctional facility in Merced was taken into custody Wednesday morning on allegations he was smuggling contraband into the jail.

February 11, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man charged with attempted murder for shooting at police

The suspect who opened fire on law enforcement coming to take him into custody for shooting at a Ceres police officer is now facing multiple charges of attempted murder of a peace officer.

February 11, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Record haul made in drug raid

The largest marijuana bust in Stanislaus County was made Monday when local, state, and federal agents raided a grow operation in Crows Landing.

February 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Police partnership aims to help Turlock’s mentally ill

The Turlock Police Department is launching a new partnership with Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services in an effort to get the mentally ill ...

September 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman burglarizes grief center for children

A 30-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of burglary after she was caught breaking into Jessica's House on Wednesday.

August 28, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman reports rape at Turlock park

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a rape that occurred at a downtown Turlock park.

August 28, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man arrested for second time in stolen trailer investigation

A Turlock man previously arrested by the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force was once again taken into custody after authorities linked him to other ...

August 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock landlord convicted of arson

A Turlock landlord originally accused of attempted murder for trying to burn down a trailer while it was occupied by his tenants, has reached a ...

August 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Attorney attempts to have district attorney’s office removed from Kauffman case

The attorney representing Georgia DeFilippo, the wife of defense attorney Frank Carson, has filed a motion in Stanislaus County Superior Court seeking to have the ...

August 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man carjacked outside Turlock by suspects pretending to be police

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is investigating a carjacking outside of Turlock in which the culprits donned police uniforms.

August 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teens speeding cited as cause of fatal crash in Turlock

Two teenagers racing down Highway 99 in Turlock are accused of causing a collision that claimed the life of a 25-year-old Salida man.

August 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New details about Kauffman murder emerge during bail hearing

Three of the defendants accused of killing a 26-year-old Turlock man will remain in custody for the time being as a judge denied their request ...

August 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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