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Large marijuana grow found in Turlock following traffic stop

Failure to wear a seat belt led to officers making a traffic stop which then led to a major marijuana growing operation on Thursday.

January 31, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Special to the Journal | Crime


State clears abundance of DNA samples awaiting analysis

A backlog that slowed DNA testing in the state and jeopardized criminal prosecutions has been cleared, the California Attorney General's Office announced Wednesday.

January 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One shot in home invasion robbery

An 18-year-old man was shot in the leg by four suspects ransacking a house in a search for drugs and cash, the Turlock Police Department reported.

January 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Occupant charged with setting house ablaze

A Turlock man found himself under arrest Sunday morning on the allegation he deliberately set his house on fire.

January 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teen accidentally shot in Planada

A vehicle stop on a speeding car in Planada Friday night turned up a teenager with a gunshot wound.

January 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Former detective in court

Former Stanislaus County Sheriff's detective Kari Abbey made an appearance in Stanislaus County Superior Court Monday to plead not guilty to the four criminal charges lodged against her.

January 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman victim of armed carjacking

A 55-year-old Turlock woman was carjacked at gunpoint Monday morning.

January 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Same pair could be behind rash of robberies

Turlock police investigators are looking into the possibility that three recent robberies were carried out by the same two suspects.

January 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Debt motive for kidnap

A Turlock man was kidnapped and briefly held hostage as his captor tried to extort money from him, the Turlock Police Department reported.

January 20, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drug agency reaps benefit of asset share

The Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency was awarded more than $150,000 from the federal government Tuesday, as part of assets seized from a large scale marijuana operation in 2006.

January 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shooting from vehicle lands two in jail

Two men were arrested Monday afternoon in Ballico on the suspicion they were firing an assault rifle from a vehicle, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

January 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspected gang shooting injures one in Planada

An 18-year-old man walking alongside a road in Planada was shot twice in what the Merced County Sheriff's Department believes is a gang ambush.

January 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock convict charged with firearm offense

A Turlock man was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury for a firearm offense.

January 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Judge delivers prison sentence for Turlock postal worker

A former postal worker, who claimed to have suffered a debilitating injury while on the job, was sentenced to prison Monday on multiple convictions of workers' compensation and mail fraud, the Department of Justice reported.

January 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Misdemeanor Diversion Program helps defendants clear record, saves money

In November 2010, the Stanislaus District Attorney's Office entered into a contract with Pacific Educational Services, Inc. to operate the Misdemeanor Diversion Program.

January 10, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Crime


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DUI charges send Turlock man to prison

A Turlock man is prison bound after being found guilty of two felony driving under the influence charges.

September 27, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two men charged with impersonating police officers

Two men were arrested in Turlock on Thursday night on allegations they were impersonating police officers.

September 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bicyclist shot in drive-by

A man riding his bicycle early Saturday morning was shot by an unknown assailant in Turlock.

September 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three held at gunpoint in Turlock

A Turlock man is facing several criminal charges after allegedly holding three people at gunpoint over an ongoing dispute.

September 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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