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Passerby foils burglary

The keen observation of a passing motorist, and a call to the Turlock Police Department, put an end to a home burglary.

June 12, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


FBI: Violent crime rates down across nation

Preliminary figures released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday indicate that the number of violent crimes and property crimes reported by law enforcement across the nation during 2011 decreased when compared to 2010 figures.

June 12, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


Shooting suspect arrested in Idaho

The man suspected of orchestrating a drive-by shooting that killed a 24-year-old Turlock man, was arrested earlier this week in Idaho.

June 09, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Take the mud boots; leave the meth

The Turlock Police Department is committed to helping the citizens of this community be safe and encourages people to file a police report if a crime has occurred. However, it is recommended that the drugs be left at home.

June 08, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Court delays in road rage trial frustrate family

It has been more than two years since Hilmar resident Ken Winter lost his life in what law enforcement believe was an incident of road rage.

June 08, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drugs found in child’s toy

A woman under house arrest as part of the California prison realignment was found in possession of methamphetamine that she tried to conceal in a stuffed teddy bear, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

June 05, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police seek stabbing suspect

The Turlock Police Department is investigating an attempted homicide in which a woman was stabbed Friday night.

June 04, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Visit turns into robbery, assault

A man who thought he was going to visit a friend instead became the victim of a robbery and a beating Thursday night.

June 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Father and son charged with weapon offenses

A stop for a traffic violation Tuesday night led to the arrest of a father, his 14-year-old son and another adult on weapon and parole violation charges, the Turlock Police Department reported.

June 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


This week’s crime files: From a purloined pocketbook to munching on the landscape

Here is a quick lesson in manners: If a business is kind enough to let you use their restroom without being a customer, the polite thing is to thank them and leave - and most importantly, don't steal anything on the way out.

June 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Federal prisoner tries to file liens against guards

A federal jury found an Atwater inmate guilty of 14 counts of attempting to file false liens and encumbrances against federal prison officers in violation of the Court Security Improvement Act of 2007.

May 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Red-light running an epidemic, finds report

Did you see a driver run a red light this weekend? According to a new report from the National Coalition for a Safer Roads, the Memorial Day holiday weekend has the most red-light violations.

May 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Armed suspect prompts bomb scare

A bomb-like device was discovered during the arrest of a Turlock man Sunday night that prompted the lockdown of a residential neighborhood, the Turlock Police Department reported.

May 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Posing as congressional aide nets criminal charge for Atwater woman

An Atwater tax consultant is facing a federal criminal charge of impersonating a congressional aide in what authorities say was an attempt to solve a client's tax problems.

May 25, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Justin Ferrari killed by stray bullet in Seattle

Justin Ferrari, son of long-time Turlock residents John and Jeani Ferrari, was killed when a gunman opened fire on a Seattle street corner on Thursday.

May 25, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


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Suspect flees from sheriff’s deputies, crashes car in Delhi

A man that believed he was wanted for a parole violation led Merced County Sheriff's deputies on a pursuit that wound through areas of ...

December 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with a crash for motorcyclist

What could have been just a citation for a vehicle violation ended up being a felony arrest for a Turlock man after he led officers ...

December 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Moments after first collision Delhi woman killed in second crash

A Delhi woman survived a head-on collision in Denair Wednesday morning only to be hit by another vehicle moments later, causing fatal injuries, according to ...

December 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect in carjacking of firefighter’s truck apprehended

The Merced County Sheriff's Department believes they have found and arrested the man suspected of stealing a firefighter's truck from the scene of ...

December 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hilmar duo arrested for cancer scam

Oakdale Police arrested a 31-year-old Hilmar woman on suspicion of bilking a kind-hearted Oakdale woman out of $8,500 on a bogus story that the ...

December 01, 2016 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Crime


60 citations issued in Turlock traffic operation

The Turlock Police Department's traffic safety enforcement effort on Wednesday resulted in 60 citations being issued in just under a three hour time span.

December 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspects arrested in double stabbing attack

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, with the assistance of the Turlock Police Department, has arrested a man and a woman in connection with two ...

November 29, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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