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Inmate charged with killing cellmate

A convicted murderer housed at the U.S. penitentiary in Atwater is facing the death penalty for the alleged murder of his cellmate.

March 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sheriff to discuss human trafficking

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson will be discussing the issue of human trafficking at the First Presbyterian Church in Turlock on Sunday.

March 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Local Navy Chief serving overseas victim of burglary

A break-in at the Denair home of a serviceman deployed to Afghanistan led to the arrest of his 24-year-old neighbor by the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

March 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Tomato king enters guilty plea to racketeering, price fixing

The former owner of a now defunct tomato company with sites in the Central Valley has pled guilty to racketeering and price fixing charges.

March 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Homicide suspect surrenders self

The suspect in the murder of a 23-year-old Los Banos man, who was believed to have been hiding in Turlock, turned himself in to law enforcement Thursday afternoon.

March 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gambling games seized at local markets

A tip regarding illegal gambling led to the confiscation of four gaming machines at Turlock markets Tuesday by the Turlock Police Department.

March 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Search for suspected killer turns to Turlock

The suspect wanted in connection with the death of a 23-year-old Los Banos man has family in Turlock and could be hiding out in the area according to local law enforcement.

March 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man arrested for assault on officer at school campus

A 21-year-old man who was on a Turlock school campus without permission was arrested Friday after assaulting an officer.

March 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Distracted driving deaths down since laws enacted

Deaths due to hand-held cell phone use by drivers have dropped since California enacted a ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving in July 2008, reported the California Office of Traffic Safety. The analysis, conducted by the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center at the University of California, Berkeley, showed that, when looking at state crash records two years before and two years after the hand-held ban went into effect, overall traffic deaths declined 22 percent while hand-held cell phone driver deaths went down 47 percent. Similar results were shown for hands-free cell phone use as well as injuries ...

March 06, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


Feds target marijuana grown on farmland

Federal prosecutors are warning Central Valley farmers that a crackdown on large-scale marijuana grow operations is imminent.

March 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock area CHP shooting ruled justified

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office has ruled that the fatal shooting by three California Highway Patrol officers of a mentally unstable man thought to be armed was a justifiable act.

March 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Business owner talks gunman out of robbing store

Local business owner Dale Falkenberg was almost the victim of an armed robbery Friday night. By staying calm and reasoning with the would-be robber, what could have been a violent situation ended peacefully.

March 02, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Missing girl found

The Livingston teenager who was an at-risk runaway has been found safe in Ripon.

February 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man found dead on rural road

Someone out there knows what happened on a darkened country road Friday night when a man was struck and left for dead and the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is hoping morality will prevail and someone will come forward with information about the tragic encounter.

February 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trial set for former detective

A trial date for Kari Abbey, the former Stanislaus County sheriff's detective, has been set for September.

February 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Rollover crash claims life of Hilmar teen

A solo vehicle accident in Turlock in which none of the four occupants were wearing seat belts resulted in the death of the driver and ...

December 08, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect flees from sheriff’s deputies, crashes car in Delhi

A man that believed he was wanted for a parole violation led Merced County Sheriff's deputies on a pursuit that wound through areas of ...

December 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with a crash for motorcyclist

What could have been just a citation for a vehicle violation ended up being a felony arrest for a Turlock man after he led officers ...

December 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Moments after first collision Delhi woman killed in second crash

A Delhi woman survived a head-on collision in Denair Wednesday morning only to be hit by another vehicle moments later, causing fatal injuries, according to ...

December 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect in carjacking of firefighter’s truck apprehended

The Merced County Sheriff's Department believes they have found and arrested the man suspected of stealing a firefighter's truck from the scene of ...

December 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hilmar duo arrested for cancer scam

Oakdale Police arrested a 31-year-old Hilmar woman on suspicion of bilking a kind-hearted Oakdale woman out of $8,500 on a bogus story that the ...

December 01, 2016 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Crime


60 citations issued in Turlock traffic operation

The Turlock Police Department's traffic safety enforcement effort on Wednesday resulted in 60 citations being issued in just under a three hour time span.

December 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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