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‘Zero tolerance’ for distracted driving

Due to the increase in the number of traffic collisions caused by drivers illegally using cell phones, Central Valley CHP areas and local law enforcement agencies will be focusing their enforcement on the Valley's roadways during this week.

October 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Postal worker pleads guilty to mail fraud, workers’ compensation fraud

Karina S. Beard, 44, of Turlock, pleaded guilty to four counts of mail fraud and two counts of federal Workers' Compensation fraud.

October 18, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


Turlock man pleads guilty to disability benefits fraud

United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that James Alva Kirkpatrick, 59, of Turlock, pleaded guilty today to theft of Social Security disability insurance benefits.

October 18, 2011 | | Crime


Turlock Police Department promotes two officers

Two officers of the Turlock Police Department were promoted this week: Nino Amirfar to lieutenant and Carl Nielsen to captain.

October 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Homicide suspect surrenders

The suspect wanted for a fatal stabbing in Waterford surrendered to authorities Thursday.

October 14, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Jury: Merenda guilty of first-degree murder

After several hours of deliberation spread over two days, a Stanislaus County jury filed into a courtroom Tuesday and returned a guilty verdict for a Turlock man accused of stabbing to death his romantic rival.

October 11, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Arson suspected in early morning blaze

A fire at a vacant Turlock home is being investigated by the Turlock Fire Department as a possible arson.

October 11, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hilmar man assaulted

A Hilmar man is recovering from a blow to the head with a baseball bat and law enforcement is searching for his attackers.

October 11, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police seek witnesses of off-duty officer shooting

The Turlock Police Department's investigation into a shooting involving an off-duty officer continues as detectives seek a few outstanding witnesses, Lt. Ron Reid said.

October 07, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Merenda claims he attempted suicide after stabbing man to death

The fate of a Turlock man accused of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a Hughson father and youth football coach, now rests with 12 jurors.

October 07, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Second victim identified in Hughson homicide; questions remain

The second man found inside a burned vehicle in Hughson has been identified, but little information about the double homicide has been released.

October 07, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


U.S. Army refuses to produce ‘key’ witness in Merenda murder trial

As the trial of a Turlock man accused of killing his romantic rival moves closer to finishing, the likelihood that a key witness will be taking the stand seems to be vanishing.

October 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglars alert sheriff of child pornography stash

Two burglars who thought they had stolen blank CDs to record music on, instead found multiple child pornographic images on the discs and helped the Merced County Sheriff's Department investigators find the man believed to have downloaded the images.

October 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder trial underway; defense argues death was fight gone wrong

The trial of a Turlock man accused of stabbing to death a romantic rival began Wednesday in Stanislaus County Superior Court with a key witness in the wind.

September 30, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Off-duty police officer shoots at truck

An off-duty law enforcement officer was involved in a shooting early Friday morning, but there were no injuries, reported the Turlock Police Department.

September 30, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


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Burglary suspect caught fleeing home

A report of an armed man walking in a Turlock neighborhood ended with the arrest of a burglary suspect who was caught moments after fleeing ...

May 27, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


More charges for Turlock man accused of sexually abusing minors

A Turlock man who had previously been accused of sexually abusing minors has been re-arrested and charged with new offenses after more victims came forward.

May 27, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sexual assault alleged at photo shoot

A woman is claiming she was sexually assaulted during a home photo shoot and the photographer had been placed under arrest, according to the Turlock ...

May 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sentencing delayed for Turlock man convicted of abusing former girlfriend

The sentence hearing for a Turlock man convicted of torturing his former girlfriend, including keeping her locked in a dog cage for hours at a ...

May 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Merced County Sheriff investigates animal cruelty claims at Stevinson bullfights

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has launched an animal cruelty investigation into the area's bullfighting organizations after confiscating dozens of spears used to ...

May 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One dead in Turlock shooting

A man was arrested by Turlock Police officers for a homicide that was possibly sparked by an incident of road rage.

May 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Freeway collision injures Hilmar man

A 20-year Hilmar man sustained serious head injuries after his vehicle collided with a big rig on Highway 99 Thursday morning.

May 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Thieves targeting Turlock mailboxes

Once again a thief or thieves are breaking into mailboxes around various Turlock neighborhoods, according to the Turlock Police Department.

May 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


VFW burglary suspect arrested on new charges

The Keyes man arrested for the burglary at the Turlock Veterans of Foreign War Hall in April found himself back in custody after leading Stanislaus ...

May 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Los Banos police officer charged with sex crimes

A Los Banos police officer was arrested Wedensday on allegations he had sexual relations with his students while working as a teacher at Los Banos ...

May 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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