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Broker gets five years in prison

A Turlock broker who bilked dozens of victims out of thousands of dollars through investment schemes and stole the personal identification information of friends, associates, and even family members, is headed to state prison.

April 27, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gang prevention begins at home, experts say

This is the second article in a three-part series on gangs.

April 23, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Crime lab under investigation

A weight discrepancy involving narcotics sent for analysis at the state crime lab in Ripon has launched a full-scale investigation by the California Department of Justice and put thousands of cases in multiple jurisdictions in jeopardy.

April 23, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teens beaten during park robbery

Two teenagers were assaulted and robbed Sunday morning while they walked through Donnelly Park.

April 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlockers victims of armed robbery

For the second time in less than a week Turlock residents were held captive while their home was ransacked by a pair of thieves.

April 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Detectives seek home invasion suspects

Stanislaus County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a home invasion robbery that occurred in the early morning hours of Thursday at a Denair ranch.

April 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Valley gang membership, violence on the rise

This is the first in a three-part series on gangs in Turlock.

April 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Senior tied up during burglary

A 77-year-old woman was kept hostage by two men after she interrupted a burglary at her Turlock home.

April 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Working with the mentally ill

The Modesto/Stanislaus NAACP in conjunction with the Modesto Police Department, Stanislaus County Behavioral Health Services, Stanislaus County District Attorney, and the National Alliance for Mental Illness, will present a community information program about working with the mentally ill in a law enforcement capacity.

April 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Exploding prank sees three teens arrested

A prank seen on YouTube involving an exploding soda bottle went horribly awry for three teenagers when they re-created the stunt and it injured a 66-year-old Turlock man and prompted a bomb scare in a normally serene Turlock neighborhood.

April 13, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police arrest suspects in kidnapping

Turlock police detectives arrested the two men suspected of beating and robbing a 39-year-old man and then locking him in the trunk of a car for hours on March 27.

April 09, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Hunt for murder suspect continues

Four days after the fatal stabbing death of a Hilmar woman, the Merced County Sheriff's department continues its manhunt for the suspected killer.

April 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Kidnap victim found in Turlock

A 4-year-old girl taken after an Easter service in Madera was found safe and sound in Turlock Sunday afternoon and her alleged kidnapper put behind bars.

April 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police departments offer free self-defense class for women

Based on the adage of knowledge is power, the Turlock and California State University, Stanislaus police departments are embarking on a campaign to teach women the skills to fend off sexual assaults.

April 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Domestic dispute turns deadly

A Hilmar woman who was stabbed by her boyfriend Wednesday night during a domestic dispute was taken off life support Friday afternoon and pronounced dead, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

April 02, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Pursuit ends with two arrests

Two teens suspected of being involved in a residential burglary were arrested Tuesday after a high speed pursuit.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect punches man for cell phone

A man walking along a Turlock neighborhood Tuesday afternoon was approached by a stranger who punched him and then took his cell phone, the Turlock Police Department reported.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Assault with car lands woman in jail

A 45-year-old woman was arrested Monday on allegations she intentionally swerved the vehicle she was driving in an attempt to hit a man crossing the street.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Good Samaritan beaten, carjacked

A man stopping to help what appeared to be a stranded motorist became the victim of a carjacking when the motorist and two other men attacked him and stole his car Tuesday night.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Child falls from moving vehicle

The Turlock Police Department is investigating an accident in which a young girl was seriously injured from falling out of a moving vehicle.

April 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police use multiple less than lethal methods to subdue man at City Hall

Turlock Police officers used pepper spray and a Taser in an attempt to subdue a man who was cutting himself in front of City Hall Tuesday morning.

April 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Hilmar dairy worker beaten, robbed at gunpoint

A milker working at a Hilmar dairy was robbed and beaten by an armed assailant early Sunday morning, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

April 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock Police captain takes chief position in Washington

After nearly eight years of service to the community of Turlock, Capt. Carl Nielsen is packing up his bags and heading to Centralia, Washington, where he will take the helm as the Centralia Police Department's Chief of Police.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One arrest made in gun store break-in

The investigation into the burglary of a Turlock gun store has resulted in the arrest of one suspect, but the cache of guns remains missing, the Turlock Police Department reported Friday.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock gun store robbed of ammo, firearms

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a break-in at Alquist Arms in which one or more thieves made off with ammunition and "numerous weapons," said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

April 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Call leads to weapon recovery, arrest

A person suspicious about a car without license plates made a call to the Turlock Police Department that led to the arrest of a couple for drug possession and the seizure of a shotgun.

April 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect tries to lure teen into vehicle

A 15-year-old girl walking to school Tuesday was accosted by a man who repeatedly tried to get her into his vehicle. The girl avoided any potential harm by running from the man and reporting the incident to school officials.

April 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary attempt leads to pursuit, crash

A Turlock Police officer spotted an attempted burglary at a smoke shop, which led to the arrest of three suspects, one of whom was wanted for attempted murder.

April 09, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock experiences multiple robberies

Turlock was plagued by several armed robberies over the past few days, with the Turlock Police Department seeking several suspects.

April 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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