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Red Steer owner to stand trial for arson

Tracy Smith, the owner of the Red Steer in Turlock, and his cousin, Jeremy Britt, a one time employee of the eatery, will have to stand trial on charges that they set the fire that caused the closure of the popular eatery.

April 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fleeing burglar prompts lockdown

A man who went home for lunch interrupted a burglary and the suspect was caught by a school resource officer from Turlock High.

April 12, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man grabs purse in thwarted robbery

A man donning a strange disguise that violated all fashion rules, tried to rob a check cashing store Friday morning.

April 12, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect attacks nurse

A Turlock man already facing charges of hit and run was also charged with assault when he attacked a nurse.

April 12, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Son slain over broken chainsaw

A Delhi father is accused of shooting and killing his adult son after the two argued about repairs to a broken chainsaw, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

April 12, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Law enforcement cracks down on distracted driving

It's no LOL matter and law enforcement isn't JK when it comes to texting while driving.

April 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Strike two for Turlock brothers convicted of killing rapper

Convictions for a carjacking and an assault with a firearm will be considered as strikes for the two Turlock brothers when they are sentenced for the murder of a 26-year-old rising rapper at a barbecue.

April 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Family terrorized during home invasion

A family in Stevinson was victimized by a group of home invaders Tuesday night.

April 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Reyes aided in plot to set woman on fire, says DA

The trial for the second of four men accused of kidnapping a woman from a Turlock home and burning her to death over a drug debt, got under way this week in Merced County.

April 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New CEO for Merced court

The new Chief Executive Officer of Merced County Superior Court is Linda Romero Soles, a former Turlock resident.

April 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect flees, copper recovered

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is searching for the man who tried to steal copper wiring from a Ballico farm.

April 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Rape Aggression defense class

The Turlock Police Department and Stanislaus State University Police are providing Rape Aggression Defense training to women in Turlock. The training is offered at no cost to the public. The 12-hour course is broken up into two sessions over a period of two weeks.

April 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Collisions injure one on highway

A chain-reaction of crashes on Highway 99 in Turlock injured one and slowed traffic down for a short time Tuesday afternoon.

April 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Jury convicts Turlock brothers of killing rapper

Two mothers sat on opposite sides of a courtroom. One was waiting for justice for her slain son and the other was waiting to hear if her two sons would ever know freedom again.

April 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder suspect testifies gun went off on accident

After five weeks of testimony and a day of listening to closing arguments, the fate of two Turlock men accused of gunning down a 26-year-old man with aspirations of rap stardom, is inching closer to being in the hands of 12 jurors.

April 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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DUI operations planned for Super Bowl Sunday

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is reminding residents to have a game plan in place for Super Bowl Sunday if their plans involve alcohol.

February 06, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Carjacking reported in downtown Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a carjacking that occurred in downtown Turlock Thursday night.

February 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Father arrested for shoplifting with son

A Turlock father was arrested Wednesday when he was caught allegedly using his son to shoplift a bottle of cologne.

February 04, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock residents charged in Los Banos sex crime

A Turlock man working as a high school teacher in Los Banos was taken into custody Wednesday on allegations he had sexual relations with two ...

February 04, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Scammers pretending to be TID employees

The Turlock Irrigation District is warning consumers that scammers are attempting to collect money or access people's personal information by posing as TID representatives.

February 02, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Theft suspect sought

The Turlock Police department is seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect who stole more than a thousand dollars worth of merchandise from ...

February 02, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fatal hit and run remains unsolved case in Turlock

In the days, weeks and months following her son's death Carol Spurgin waited for a call to tell her that her son's murder ...

January 29, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pizza delivery turns into robbery

A man was robbed at knife point Friday night on his way to deliver a pizza to the Turlock residence.

January 28, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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