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Witness helps catch purse thief

A helpful citizen aided the Turlock Police Department in catching a suspected purse thief Thursday afternoon.

May 07, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Large haul of marijuana found in Hilmar

Investigators with the Merced County Sheriff's Department confiscated more than 2,500 pounds of marijuana in Hilmar on Friday.

May 07, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police arrest two on torture charges

A Turlock couple has been booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on allegations they tortured a 24-year-old man.

May 03, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hoyt murder trial in hands of jury

At one end of the courtroom hallway stood the friends and family of Kenneth Winter. At the other end was Michael Hoyt surrounded by his loved ones. And nestled in between in a small room were seven women and five men tasked with determining justice.

May 03, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Car crashes into eatery

Panda Express patrons were startled on Monday afternoon when a car drove into the restaurant, injuring two.

April 30, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Hoyt recounts details of fatal fight

In an effort to disprove the murder charge looming over him, Michael Hoyt took the stand Tuesday to tell the jury his recollection of the altercation on a rural Turlock road on Feb. 1, 2010, that ultimately ended in the death of Kenneth Winter.

April 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bomb scares prompt school lockdown, road closure

Two suspicious devices found Morning morning on Lander Avenue prompted a school lock down and a road closure as the county bomb squad investigated.

April 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


THS fire causes $4k in damages

A fire in a small bathroom next to the Turlock High School library caused approximately $4,000 in damages, according to the Turlock Fire Department report.

April 26, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


DA questions credibility of only witness to fatal roadside beating

After more than a week's worth of testimony that sought to lay out point by point the evidence that led investigators to arrest Michael Hoyt for murder in the death of Kenneth Winter and discredit the defense's theories, the prosecution brought their case to a close Friday.

April 26, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock business owner tracks stolen truck; fights armed thief

When Dale Falkenberg, owner of Dale's Guitar, discovered that his truck was stolen in the early morning hours on Monday, he immediately started a Valley wide search.

April 25, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Blood evidence presented at murder trial

The murder trial for the Turlock man accused of beating a man to death over a traffic incident continued Tuesday with a series of law enforcement witnesses testifying to the forensic evidence collected during the investigation.

April 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man dies in Modesto crash

A two vehicle collision in east Modesto Monday morning resulted in the death of a 43-year-old Turlock man.

April 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Dispute erupts into gunfire

A verbal argument between two Turlock men Saturday night devolved into gun violence that left one man with a head wound and another facing a charge of attempted murder.

April 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock men arrested for passing fraudulent checks

Two Turlock men were arrested Friday for allegedly passing fraudulent checks at a Ceres grocery store.

April 22, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Key DA witness in Hoyt murder trial falters on stand

When Brooke Soares took the witness stand in the case against Michael Hoyt she was confident about what she had seen and heard when she drove upon two men clashing with one another in the middle of Paulson Road in Turlock on Feb. 1, 2010.

April 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Fatal shooting in south Turlock neighborhood

The death of a 59-year-old man in a Turlock neighborhood on Saturday marked the seventh homicide to happen in the area this year.

October 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Law enforcement nab auto theft suspects

A combined effort between the Turlock Police Department, the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force and other area law enforcement has resulted in the capture ...

October 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Ceres man pleads guilty in murder of daughter

Mark Edward Mesiti, the former Ceres resident standing trial for the 2006 murder of his daughter Alycia, decided Tuesday to plead guilty in exchange for ...

October 17, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Speeding, trailing too close causes fatal wreck

A Turlock man was arrested by the California Highway Patrol for voluntary manslaughter after allegedly causing a collision that claimed the life of a Delhi ...

October 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Girl, 12, arrested for brandishing knife at school

A school yard argument ended with a 12-year-old Turlock girl being taken to Juvenile Hall after she threatened another child with a knife, according to ...

October 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect in Turlock shooting, auto theft arrested

A Turlock man has been taken into custody on allegations he was responsible for a recent shooting and auto theft, according to the Turlock Police ...

October 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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