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Trial underway for Turlock man accused of 2008 murder

Nearly six years after a quiet Turlock neighborhood was rocked by a fire and a fatal stabbing, the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office started presenting their case Wednesday against the accused, 27-year-old Nicholas Harris.

June 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Thief injured in auto break-in

A suspected thief is in custody after injuring himself while allegedly trying to break into a car in downtown Turlock.

June 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cell phone picture helps nab burglar

A Turlock man is facing burglary charges after a resident snapped his picture coming out of one of the homes he is accused of breaking into.

June 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Domestic dispute cause of weekend shootings

Investigators and family members suspect marital woes drove a Mariposa man to shoot and kill his wife and sister-in-law Friday night in Hilmar. Hours later the suspect was confronted by law enforcement and shot to death outside a Turlock motel.

June 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Homicide suspect shot by deputies at Turlock motel

Two women were shot to death Friday night in an area south of Turlock and the suspect was killed by Merced County Sheriff's deputies early Saturday morning at a Turlock motel.

May 31, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trio headed to prison for cheese plant fire

Three Turlock women have been convicted of arson for starting a fire at a vacant cheese plant that turned into a raging inferno that left the 59,000 square foot facility nothing more than a pile of charred rubble.

May 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Driver cited for DUI after near miss

A Turlock man hit the trifecta of bad driving Tuesday night.

May 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Scuffle with security leads to robbery charge

A Turlock man's attempt to shoplift turned into a robbery when he fought with Wal-Mart's loss prevention agents after they confronted him about the theft.

May 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock mother brings kids to drug deal

A Turlock woman was nabbed Sunday in a drug sting when she allegedly sold prescription medications to an undercover agent with her two young children in tow.

May 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Party crashers cause violent end to celebration

A graduation party went out of control Sunday night when uninvited guests fired a gun and assaulted two people, the Turlock Police Department reported.

May 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Mistaken report of carjacking turns into real arrest of Turlock man

An erroneous report of a carjacking and possible kidnapping did turn into an arrest of a Turlock man on allegations he brandished a gun at a grocery clerk.

May 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Agents bust narcotics trafficking ring, arrest five

A lengthy investigation by local and federal drug agents culminated Thursday with the arrest of a drug ring believed to have been distributing large amounts of methamphetamine and other narcotics in the area.

May 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Eight California National Guard members charged with fraud

Grand juries in Fresno and Sacramento have indicted eight current or former members of the California National Guard, in seven separate cases, charging them with wire fraud for fraudulently obtaining recruiting referral bonuses, according to the California Department of Justice.

May 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Missing man returns home

The Turlock man who was reported missing earlier this week has returned home uninjured, but the details of his three-day disappearance remain unknown.

May 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man’s disappearance prompts police probe

The Turlock Police Department is investigating the disappearance of a 52-year-old man who hasn't been seen since Sunday.

May 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Authorities bust counterfeit ring operating in Central Valley

A federal grand jury has indicted 10 men on allegations they were making and selling counterfeit movies and music in the Central Valley, including in Turlock.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspects in Craigslist shoe deal shooting identified

The two suspects responsible for a shooting in Turlock following a Craigslist initiated transaction of shoes have been identified and are facing a litany of criminal charges.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Craigslist deal for shoes ends in gunshots

An attempt to sell a pair of tennis shoes on Craigslist ended with a shooting after the would-be buyers gave the sellers counterfeit cash, the Turlock Police Department reported.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


County crackdown on drunk drivers

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is planning a crackdown on impaired drivers with a countywide saturation patrol.

March 26, 2015 | | Crime


Turlock man prison bound for 2010 fatal shooting

Turlock Diaz was 14 when he was arrested for murder. Now, after his sentencing on Monday, he'll likely be in his 60s before he's even eligible for parole.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Duo caught with stolen car

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force, along with Turlock Police officers, recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested two men for auto theft after spotting the vehicle being driven in Turlock on March 17.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man threatens clerk with knife

Turlock Police officers arrested a 20-year-old man on allegations he threatened a store clerk with a knife in an attempted robbery.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man brandishes gun in traffic dispute

A traffic dust up Thursday afternoon led to the arrest of a 20-year-old man on weapon charges after he allegedly brandished a gun at another motorist.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fight with teen gets man arrested

A 44-year-old Turlock man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly put a knife to the throat of a teenager.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock woman killed in crash outside Hilmar

An early morning accident near Hilmar claimed the life of a Turlock woman and injured two other women, the California Highway Patrol reported.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Detectives seek clues in death of young mother

Sheriff's detectives continue to piece together clues on the trail hopefully leading to the person or persons responsible for the death of a 24-year-old mother whose burned body turned up on a rural Ceres property on Monday.

March 19, 2015 | Jeff Benziger Ceres Courier | Crime


Highway collision claims life of Turlock man; wife facing charges

A Turlock father was killed in a single vehicle collision of Highway 99 Wednesday and his wife is facing criminal charges, including vehicular manslaughter, for his death.

March 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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