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Escapee apprehended in Winton; woman arrested as accomplice

Three days after escaping from a Merced County jail facility, a Merced man was found hiding under a pile of clothes in a Winton home.

December 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fatal shooting claims one; suspect jailed

The year came to a close with Turlock Police detectives investigating the city's third homicide for the year.

December 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police still seek victim in shooting

The Turlock Police Department continues to investigate a shooting that as of yet has not led to a gunshot victim.

December 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Auto thieves don’t take holidays

After toasting friends and family with champagne and watching the ball drop in Times Square, it might be a wise idea to check on the vehicles parked outside, because New Year's Day is the second highest holiday with incidents of vehicle theft.

December 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shoplifter should have had a list

A Turlock man attempting to steal merchandise from a Target store for the second time on the same day, ended up under arrest after officers tracked him to his home.

December 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Rumors of violence at schools unfounded

Rumors on social media sites speculating violent encounters at Turlock's two high schools prompted additional police patrols at both sites, but no problems were reported.

December 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man walking Turlock street with loaded shotgun

Turlock Police officers responding to a call of a suspicious person ended up arresting a man walking around with a shotgun.

December 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Mother facing neglect charges

Two young children were rescued from a smoke filled apartment after allegedly being left home alone by their mother Monday.

December 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sheriff’s investigators seek person of interest in homicide case

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is investigating a homicide that occurred in the Airport District in Modesto and is seeking the public's assistance in locating a person of interest.

December 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two nabbed in drug bust near school

A Turlock man, who was the subject of a Turlock Narcotics Enforcement Team investigation, was taken into custody Thursday on multiple drug and weapon charges.

December 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Database helps authorities remove more than 2,000 guns from California streets

With the nation once again facing a horrific mass shooting and renewing conversations about gun control, the California Attorney General's Office announced Tuesday it had taken more than 2,000 firearms away from prohibited users in the state over the last year.

December 18, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Scams can foil holiday tidings

As Christmas draws nearer and the shopping days wind down, the Better Business Bureau is reminding consumers to be a bit wary of scams posing as retailers and well-wishers.

December 18, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Priest prompted investigation into church volunteer

A priest's concern about the attention a church volunteer was giving to a young parishioner sparked an investigation that led to the arrest of a 34-year-old man on multiple counts of sexual assault.

December 14, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Grant aids probation department’s crackdown on DUI offenders

A new grant aimed at taking drunken drivers off the road is going to help the Stanislaus County Probation Department target some of the most frequent offenders.

December 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Farmers burdened with excessive trashing, dumping

No other county in the state seems to get as much illegal trash dumping as Stanislaus County. That's the summation of County Supervisor Jim DeMartini of Ceres, who almost weekly has to clean up piles of debris dumped on his Westport area farm property.

December 11, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


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Turlock residents charged in unemployment benefit scheme

Two Turlock residents were included in an 18-count indictment of Californians accused of unemployment benefits fraud and an identity theft scheme, according to the U ...

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Search leads to robbery arrest in Turlock

A robbery suspect and an accomplice who helped him flee from law enforcement at least for a short time were apprehended Thursday afternoon in Turlock ...

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock schools placed on lockdown as police search for suspect

Four Turlock schools were placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon as the Turlock Police Department searched for a possibly armed suspect.

May 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock schools on lockdown as police search for suspect

Three Turlock schools are currently on lockdown as the Turlock Police Department searches for a possibly armed suspect.

May 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Scammers look to profit off sheriff’s department tragedy

As the community mourns the passing of two Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department employees, the sheriff's department is warning people to be wary about ...

May 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Officials warn residents to be wary of tech support scam

A scam started years ago is once again being circulated in California, prompting officials to issue a consumer alert in the hopes no one will ...

May 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Robbery at Turlock check cashing store

The Turlock Police Department is looking for the man who robbed a check cashing store at knifepoint Wednesday evening.

May 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trial ordered in alleged Turlock hate crime

A Turlock father and son will have to stand trial on allegations they attacked a woman outside a bar in what was described as a ...

May 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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