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Turlock homeowner nabs crook at gunpoint

Two Turlock residents were arrested on a litany of charges following a call to the Turlock Police Department of suspicious activity that ended with one suspect held at gunpoint by a homeowner and another arrested after falsely reporting a shooting in an attempt to lure officers away from the search.

March 29, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock woman charged with attempted murder for stabbing two

A fight over a cell phone led to a stabbing of two women, one of whom remains in critical condition from the attack, according to the Turlock Police Department.

March 29, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Leads investigated in Turlock shooting

A vehicle driving in the area of C Street in Turlock Monday afternoon was shot at, and investigators are following up some leads in an attempt to identify the shooter.

March 25, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock Police Department’s specialized units record busy year

The job of keeping the public safe is one that extends beyond the officers on patrol and the detectives working cases. The Turlock Police Department utilizes several special units that target specific areas, all with the goal of increased public safety.

March 25, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Plea deal reached in chicken cruelty case

The case that charged two defendants with animal cruelty for mistreating thousands of hens at their poultry farm outside Turlock came to a close Tuesday with a plea deal for one defendant and charges dropped against the other.

March 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Vandalism spurred by Hilmar man’s desire to go to jail

It's not often that law enforcement is in the position to grant a person's wish, but that was the case Tuesday when a Hilmar man said he wanted to go to jail.

March 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Keyes burglary nets prison term

A Contra Costa man is prison bound after being convicted of a commercial burglary in Keyes.

March 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Crime rate grows in Turlock

The Part One crime rate in Turlock saw a rise in 2015 as the area experienced more theft crimes, but did see a decline in some of the more violent crimes, for an overall increase of 8.7 percent, according to the Turlock Police Department's annual report.

March 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock mother continues to wait for justice

Ever since Martha Hernandez's son David Hernandez was gunned down in 2012 she has been praying for strength and peace and to see his killer brought to justice.

March 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman reports kidnapping in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a woman's claim that she was kidnapped Thursday night by an armed man.

March 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Former deputy convicted for theft

A former custodial deputy with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department has been convicted of stealing money from inmates, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office.

March 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bomb threat called in to Turlock hospital

Emanuel Medical Center had a brief disruption Thursday morning when a bomb threat was called in to the hospital.

March 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Attacker responsible for UC Merced stabbing ‘self-radicalized’

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's probe into the stabbing attack at the UC Merced campus last year determined it was carried out by a student that had been "self-radicalized" and not part of a larger terrorist operation.

March 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Witness in high-profile homicide arrested in standoff

The Oakdale Leader has uncovered that one of the subjects arrested in the Wednesday, March 15 standoff on West Avenue was a prosecution witness in a high-profile homicide case in the Stanislaus County Superior Court involving Frank Carson, a Modesto defense attorney. Carson is on trial, along with seven other individuals, including three former California Highway Patrol officers, for the murder of Turlock resident Korey Kauffman.

March 16, 2016 | By Richard Paloma Oakdale Leader | Crime


Man arrested at gunpoint

Reports of a man walking down a Turlock street armed with a handgun ended with the man's arrest at gunpoint by the Turlock Police Department.

March 15, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Search leads to robbery arrest in Turlock

A robbery suspect and an accomplice who helped him flee from law enforcement at least for a short time were apprehended Thursday afternoon in Turlock ...

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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