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Woman dies after laying down in front of train

Police officers and other emergency personnel were greeted with the grisly aftermath of a woman's death on a stretch of railroad tracks in Turlock Tuesday morning. The Turlock Police Department is investigating the death as an apparent suicide.

December 22, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Highway fatality an apparent suicide

A Modesto man was killed on Highway 99 near a Turlock rest stop Thursday morning in what the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department deemed an apparent suicide.

December 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gunfire erupts on city street; one injured

A 20-year-old man was wounded in the leg when gunfire broke out on a Turlock street.

December 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspicious fires under investigation

Two of three residential fires reported in Turlock over the last week have suspicious origins and are under investigation by the Turlock City Fire Department.

December 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Son jailed after whacking dad with baseball bat

A Keyes man is in critical condition with a severe head injury caused by a blow from a baseball bat at the hands of his teenage son, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

December 16, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Ear infection delays Betts hearing

The preliminary hearing for Jessica Mae Betts, the 20-year-old Turlock woman accused of killing her newborn baby and leaving it in a Dumpster behind a grocery store, was postponed because of a medical condition.

December 16, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Deputies put a stop to rooster fight

A tip about a suspected cockfighting ring led to the arrest of a Turlock man and put a halt to an event that possibly could have involved 150 roosters, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

December 15, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man wanted for intentionally mowing down bicyclist

Turlock police are seeking a man who they say intentionally ran down a bicyclist with his truck and then waved a handgun around when witnesses tried to detain him.

December 15, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Domestic violence nets prison time

A Turlock man is headed to prison for a domestic violence conviction.

December 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Parole denied for convicted murderer

A Denair man convicted of a 1991 homicide was denied parole Monday from Corcoran State Prison.

December 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drug raid nets five arrests

An ongoing narcotics investigation in Stanislaus County resulted in the arrest of five people and the seizure of drugs, cash, and guns Wednesday morning.

December 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hearing set to begin for mother accused of leaving her baby in Dumpster

On Nov. 8, 2008, a newborn baby girl wrapped up in a plastic shopping bag with clothing and towels was found dead in a Dumpster behind a Turlock grocery store. The grizzly discovery launched an exhaustive investigation that culminated with the arrest of the baby's mother on a homicide charge.

December 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Few clues to comfort family of missing Keyes man

Back in the middle of January, Robert "Bobby" Tennison drove up to Humboldt County with his 17-year-old son and a friend. The three sold a dirt bike, had lunch together, and then Tennison left to visit friends, telling his son he would be return home to Keyes by bus the following Saturday.

December 08, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Candlelight vigil for homicide victims

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office Victim Services Program will sponsor the 12th annual lighting of the Homicide Victims' Memorial Tree and Candlelight Vigil at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

December 04, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Citizens police academy

The Turlock Police Department will be hosting a Citizens Police Academy starting February of 2010, designed to give the participants a working knowledge of the department and the criminal justice system.

December 04, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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High school ‘assassination’ game ends in violence

A high school senior tradition that involves students driving around town and "assassinating" each other with water guns led to an incident that seriously injured ...

April 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Police find illegal weapons, evidence of drug sales at Turlock home

Turlock's Special Investigations Unit took a suspected drug dealer off the streets and confiscated an illegal assault rifle and short barrel shotgun.

April 19, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Helicopter, K9 help catch auto theft suspect

A suspected auto thief's attempt to elude arrest came to an unsuccessful end when the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department helicopter pinpointed his location ...

April 17, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two arrested for running over man in Turlock

Two young men have been arrested in a homicide investigation on allegations they intentionally ran over a man early Sunday in Turlock.

April 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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