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Drunk driving prevention program showing results

The Winter Holiday anti-drunk driving campaign has already resulted in a significant number of arrests, according to the Turlock Police Department, the overseeing agency for the local Avoid the 12 program.

December 21, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Atwater man charged with sexual assault of child

An Atwater man has been arrested on the allegation that he molested a 7-year-old girl at a daycare center, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department.

December 21, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Fatal shooting remains a mystery

The investigation into Turlock's only homicide thus far for the year remains ongoing as there are few clues into the death of Luis Manuel Maldonado Rodriguez.

December 21, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Drug deal goes awry, leaves two injured

A shooting in Delhi that authorities initially believed occurred during a home invasion robbery, turned out to be the outcome of a drug deal gone bad.

December 17, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Couple charged with mother’s murder

A baby stolen from his mother has been reunited with his family and the couple suspected of killing his mother sits behind bars.

December 17, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Teens nabbed in Delhi bust

Two Turlock teenagers were arrested on multiple theft-related charges after being caught by Merced County Sheriff's deputies with stolen property at a Delhi service station.

December 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Police offer rape defense course

In celebration of January being National Self Defense Awareness Month, the Turlock Police Department and Stanislaus State University Police are working together to provide Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) training to the Turlock community. The course is offered for free and is open to women only. The 12-hour course is broken up into three sessions over a period of two weeks. The R.A.D. Systems Basic Physical Defense is a program designed to help women overcome the effects of sexual harassment and sexual violence by teaching assertiveness, awareness, risk reduction, risk recognition, avoidance and physical defense strategies. R ...

December 14, 2010 | | Crime

Investigators haul in drugs, suspects in two busts

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department and the Modesto Police Department made two separate drug busts Wednesday that resulted in the seizure of approximately four pounds of various narcotics.

December 10, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Beware of criminals posing as PG&E workers

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is sending out warnings to residents to be on the look-out for scammers out trolling for victims this holiday season.

December 10, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Couple may have tried to sell missing baby

In a case already peppered with unusual twists, Merced County Sheriff's detectives are now investigating the possibility that a couple tried to sell a baby that may have belonged to a homicide victim and later abandoned on a doorstep.

December 10, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Traffic stop yields drug arrest

Stanislaus County Sheriff's patrol deputies, working a special burglary suppression assignment with the Hughson Police Services, arrested a Modesto man on numerous drug-related felonies, during a traffic stop Monday.Deputies were patrolling near the intersection of Hatch and Gilbert roads at 12:11 a.m., when they noticed a 2000 Chevrolet speeding and driven running stop signs. Sheriff's deputies made a traffic stop, contacted the driver and could immediately smell the odor of what they believed to be marijuana coming from the car's passenger compartment, and a black-colored substance believed to be hash, or concentrated cannabis, could ...

December 07, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Detectives continue fatal shooting probe

Investigators have determined the identity of Turlock's first homicide in 2010, but few other details of the fatal shooting have emerged.

December 07, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Burned body identified as missing Planada woman

The charred human remains found in a Snelling orchard Thursday were positively identified Tuesday as that of a missing Planada woman. Also on Tuesday an infant baby boy was found on a door step in Le Grand and the Merced County Sheriff's Department is trying to determine if it is the woman's missing 2-month-old son.

December 07, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Turlock couple tied up, robbed at gunpoint

An elderly married couple were the victims of what appears to be a random home invasion robbery that occurred in Turlock Friday afternoon.

December 04, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Workers find burning body

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is investigating a homicide where a badly burned body was found in a Snelling orchard.

December 03, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

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Articles by Section - Crime

Cyber attack puts T-Mobile customers at risk

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris is urging California T-Mobile customers to immediately place fraud alerts on their credit records in the wake of the massive ...

October 06, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime

Suspect arrested for robbery outside senior center

A Turlock man is facing robbery charges after he allegedly attacked a man outside the Turlock Senior Center and took some of his belongings, according ...

October 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Drunk drivers target of new CHP grant

The local office of the California Highway Patrol is stepping up their efforts to keep drunk drivers off the area's highways and roads with ...

October 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Stanislaus State sees increase in rapes, drops in other crimes

The overall crime rate at California State University, Stanislaus saw a decline in the past year, but the number of forcible sexual assaults was on ...

October 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Burglary suspects caught in Turlock home

The report of two suspicious men in an alley led to the arrest of two suspected burglars on Tuesday.

October 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Stolen property recovered

Stolen property recovered

October 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Turlock vehicle pursuit ends with arrests

A short vehicle pursuit ended with the arrest of two men who had been spotted in a stolen vehicle, the Turlock Police Department reported.

October 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Teens nabbed in shooting, robbery

Two teenagers were apprehended early Friday morning for suspected involvement in an armed robbery, the Turlock Police Department reported.

October 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Inmate charged with stabbing Atwater guards

A federal grand jury returned a single-count indictment against Curtis Dickson, 36, a federal inmate, charging him with assault on a federal employee.

October 01, 2015 | | Crime

Woman finds burglar in home

A Turlock man was arrested on suspicion of burglary after a woman found him ransacking her apartment.

October 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Defendants enter not guilty pleas in Turlock murder

Thursday morning the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office was ready to defend their ability to fairly prosecute the case against Frank Carson and the ...

October 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Evidence puts Turlock man behind wheel in collision that killed three

The preliminary hearing began this week for the man accused of killing three members of the same family while they were out for an evening ...

September 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Sheriff prevails in shackling matter

Back in August the visiting judge overseeing the case against defense attorney Frank Carson and the other defendants charged with the death of Korey Kauffman ...

September 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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