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Son jailed after whacking dad with baseball bat

A Keyes man is in critical condition with a severe head injury caused by a blow from a baseball bat at the hands of his teenage son, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

December 16, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Ear infection delays Betts hearing

The preliminary hearing for Jessica Mae Betts, the 20-year-old Turlock woman accused of killing her newborn baby and leaving it in a Dumpster behind a grocery store, was postponed because of a medical condition.

December 16, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


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Fourth suspect arrested for double homicide

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested a fourth man for the murder of two men found inside a charred car in an orchard outside of Denair.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen motorcycle involved in two hit and runs

Turlock Police officers are on the hunt for a man who stole a motorcycle and then proceeded to crash it - twice.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Chop shop found in Turlock

The theft of a stolen all-terrain vehicle led authorities to a chop shop operating in Turlock, as well as the seizure of an estimated 100 pounds of marijuana.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman, teens charged with theft

A woman was arrested Thursday night on allegations she used two teenagers to help her steal from a Turlock store.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect caught burglarizing laundry facility

A Turlock man is facing burglary charges after he was seen breaking into the coin boxes at an apartment complex laundry room.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three arrested for murder

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested three men for the murder of two men, whose remains were found in a charred car in an orchard outside Denair.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pitman student hit by car

A 16-year-old boy walking to Pitman High School was struck by a car Thursday morning.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fruit cup used in Turlock robbery

A man's attempt at shoplifting items from a Turlock grocery store became a robbery after he hurled a fruit cup at a loss prevention agent in his escape.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Motorcyclist killed in Turlock collision

A Turlock neighborhood already rocked by the death of three family members has once again witnessed a fatality on their streets.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man found asleep at intersection charged with DUI

A man found asleep behind the wheel of his car at a Turlock intersection was arrested for driving under the influence when he was unable to complete a field sobriety test.

October 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Remains found in burned car

The remains of two people were discovered inside a burned car Monday morning in an orchard located east of Denair.

October 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Former Jura's owner arrested for sexual assault

The former owner of Jura's Pizza Parlor in Oakdale and namesake of the Turlock restaurant was arrested on Monday for a sexual assault incident that occurred at the now closed Oakdale location in September.

October 20, 2014 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Crime


License plate picture lands three in jail

Three people were arrested on drug and theft charges by Turlock Police officers after a witness to a theft snapped a picture of the suspect's license plate.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fleeing suspect caught in foot chase

A man who tried to run from a Turlock Police officer landed in jail Thursday after he was found in possession of methamphetamine.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with crash, arrest

An attempted auto burglary turned into a vehicle pursuit that ended with a crash and the arrest of the 19-year-old driver.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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