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Road rage shooting ends in arrests

A road rage incident that began on the outskirts of Turlock touched off a shooting, which led to an arrest by a SWAT team and the discovery of a methamphetamine lab and a marijuana growing operation, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

June 01, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hit-and-run smashes into house

An unknown driver smashed into a brick fence and a Turlock house on Tuesday night.

May 29, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Crime


Pitman students vandalize vacant home

Seven Pitman High School freshmen were caught trespassing and vandalizing a vacant home in the 4100 block of Panorama on Wednesday morning.

May 29, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Crime


Drive-by shooting injures one

"I heard a big pow and I saw glass flying everywhere," said Adriana Leal, 37, of Turlock, after three to four gunshots hit the car she was riding in on Friday afternoon.

May 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Crime


Turlock man arrested for attempted homicide

Ivan Alejandro Zamora Blanco, 35, of Turlock was arrested Friday morning for attempted homicide after a four-month investigation.

May 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Crime


Four arrested, five wanted for fleecing hundreds of homeowners

Nine men have been charged with 97 criminal counts for stealing at least $2.3 million from more than 1,500 desperate homeowners who were promised loan modifications but received no relief, reported Attorney General Edmund Brown Jr.

May 25, 2010 | Staff Reports Turlock Journal | Crime


Man shot at Turlock bar

A man was shot outside of Turlock's Tamarindo bar on Sunday morning after a reported altercation.

May 25, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Crime


Teen leads officers on car chase through town, rams police cars

Suspicious behavior led to a nine-minute police chase through the streets of Turlock Wednesday morning after a 17-year-old tried to outrun the police.

May 21, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Crime


Local DVD pirates sentenced to 10, 7 years in prison

Turlock residents Karen Jean Freyling, 48, and Steven Walter Butts, 62, were sentenced on Tuesday for their convictions stemming from the operation of a major Internet-based DVD importation and distribution business as well as fraudulent receipt of government benefits.

May 21, 2010 | Staff Reports Turlock Journal | Crime


Gang member gets 15 years for his role in Turlock shooting

While Eric Carrillo may have forgiven one of the men who planned the 2007 shooting that left him wheelchair bound, the Stanislaus County Superior Court still doled out justice on Tuesday.

May 21, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


County no longer ranked No. 1 in auto thefts

There is good news and bad news for residents of Stanislaus County. The good news is the county is no longer ranked number one in the nation as the area with the highest rate of vehicle theft. The bad news: It's now ranked number two.

May 18, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Justice Department releases proposed supplemental guidelines for sex offender registration; seeks pu

The Department of Justice released for public comment proposed Supplemental Guidelines for the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006.

May 14, 2010 | | Crime


Turlock man dies of stab wounds

A fist fight that turned into a knife fight claimed the life of a Turlock man and saw the arrest of a Merced man for manslaughter.

May 14, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Cops collar ‘Poodle Bandit’

The bank robber who was nicknamed the "Poodle Bandit" by law authorities because of his fluffy gray wig, was apprehended Thursday in Ripon after allegedly robbing a bank in Modesto.

May 11, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary attempt ends in child abuse

A mother called to a Turlock grocery store after her teenage daughter was caught stealing alcohol decided to dispense her own brand of justice and ended up being arrested for inflicting injury upon a child.

May 07, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


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Thief wanted for Walgreens robbery

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a strong-armed robbery after a man fought with a loss prevention agent after stealing cosmetics from a Walgreens store.

May 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Merced County gang sweep nets 75 arrests

A 10-hour sweep Thursday through Merced County by law enforcement resulted in the arrest of 75 suspected gang members, including those sought for violent crimes like murder and attempted murder.

May 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hearing in Turlock beating reset

A preliminary hearing for a father and son accused of a hate crime for beating an African-American woman outside a Turlock bar has been rescheduled for July.

May 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with arrest, recovered merchandise

A report of three women stealing clothes at a Turlock store turned into a two-county pursuit that ended with the capture of four suspects, one of whom was a parolee at large.

May 28, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Lowe’s employee accused of embezzlement

An employee at the Lowe's store in Turlock was arrested Wednesday after it was discovered she had embezzled thousands of dollars from the company over a span of several months.

May 28, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Defense claims starving hens part of egg-laying process

Attorneys began unveiling their strategies Wednesday for defending two individuals accused of animal cruelty for abandoning 50,000 hens at an egg farm outside Turlock.

May 28, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New details emerge in Turlock homicide

The Turlock Police Department has released new details about the shooting late Monday night that ended the life of a 38-year-old man, including that he was approached by a significant number of people moments before he was gunned down.

May 28, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect in Turlock shooting caught in Oregon

A Turlock man wanted on a charge of attempted murder was captured in Oregon on Sunday.

May 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hearing begins in case of chickens abandoned outside Turlock

A preliminary hearing began Tuesday in Stanislaus County Superior Court for two people facing animal cruelty charges that stem from the discovery of an estimated 50,000 hens left for dead at a ranch outside Turlock.

May 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man shot to death in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a homicide that claimed the life of a 38-year-old man Monday night.

May 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man shot to death in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a homicide that claimed the life of a 38-year-old man Monday night.

May 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Taxi driver assaulted in Turlock

A taxi driver was beaten and robbed by an 18-year-old Turlock man who mistakenly believed the driver was flirting with a woman.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Duo nabbed for auto theft

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Taskforce and the Turlock Police Department arrested two women on auto theft charges after they were apprehended driving a stolen vehicle.

May 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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