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Auto dealers prison bound for bank fraud

Two Modesto brothers who owned multiple car dealerships have earned lengthy prison sentences as a result of their conviction for conspiring to commit bank fraud, the United States Attorney's Office announced.

October 01, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Turlock EDD office burglarized, ransacked

The Turlock branch office of the Employment Development Department, which is slated for closure in about two weeks, was broken into and ransacked.

October 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Kidnapping suspect enters no contest plea to robbery

The case of a kidnapping in Turlock came to a close Monday when the Arizona suspect agreed to a plea deal with the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office.

September 27, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Marijuana, guns found in Turlock home

An investigation by the Turlock Narcotics Enforcement Team led to the discovery of a marijuana growing operation inside a Turlock home.

September 27, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man arrested on child porn charges

Ceres police arrested a 35-year-old Turlock man on Thursday on charges of possession of child pornography.

September 24, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Man crashes stolen car during police chase

A suspected auto thief was critically injured early Friday morning after crashing a stolen car into a tree in Denair during a vehicle pursuit with the Turlock Police Department.

September 20, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Modesto officers receive valor awards

Eleven Modesto Police officers will be receiving the Governor's Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor awards for their efforts in the shooting and standoff that claimed the life of Deputy Robert Paris and locksmith Glendon Engert in April 2012.

September 17, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Delhi father gets 10 years for killing son

A Delhi man was sentenced to 10 years in prison - six for manslaughter and four for a firearm enhancement - for the shooting death of his 46-year-old son.

September 13, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Countywide chase of suspected car thief ends with arrest

A Modesto man was arrested on Thursday afternoon after fleeing in a stolen vehicle during a 30-minute police chase throughout Stanislaus County.

September 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Crime


Victim found in river identified

The man found floating in the Merced River Thursday was identified by the Merced County Coroner's Office as Manuel Garcia, 27, of Modesto.

September 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suicide puts hospital on lockdown

A 61-year-old man shot himself inside Emanuel Medical Center Saturday morning, prompting a brief lockdown of the hospital.

September 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Last sentence handed down for Delhi based drug ring

The last defendant in what was dubbed the largest marijuana trafficking operation was sentenced Monday in federal court.

September 10, 2013 | | Crime


USFS: Hunter caused huge wildfire near Yosemite

SACRAMENTO - A gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park was caused by an illegal fire set by a hunter, the U.S. Forest Service said Thursday.

September 06, 2013 | BY TRACIE CONE Associated Press | Crime


Body found in Merced River

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has launched a homicide investigation after a man's body was found in the Merced River with a gunshot wound.

September 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


CHP looking to boost ranks

The California Highway Patrol will accept applications in September from individuals interested in a career as a CHP officer. The CHP is looking to hire cadets from a pool of applicants to fill vacant officer positions throughout the state.

September 03, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Hilmar father, son accused of scamming Foster Farms

A father and son out of Hilmar were arraigned Friday on federal charges of bilking Foster Farms out of thousands of dollars for non-existent construction work.

August 01, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect threatens teens with knife

A Turlock man was arrested on allegations he held one teenager at knifepoint and threatened two others before slashing the tires of a vehicle and fleeing the area.

July 31, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man among suspects sought for Modesto home invasion

The Modesto Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating two men wanted for a home invasion robbery on Monday.

July 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fight leads to robbery charge

A 22-year-old woman's attempt at shoplifting was upgraded to a robbery after she fought with employees at a Turlock store.

July 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock landlord charged with arson, attempted murder of tenants

A dispute between a Turlock landlord and his tenants erupted into a fiery encounter Sunday as the tenants watched helplessly as their home burned and the landlord was arrested on multiple charges, including attempted murder and arson.

July 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Home repair scams on the rise

A rash of complaints regarding home improvement projects has prompted the California Contractors State Licensing Board to issue a warning about deceptive practices.

July 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Dispute over cab fare leads to three arrests

Three women had the right idea in taking a taxi home after a night of drinking, but the wrong idea when they decided to not pay the driver.

July 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fraud charges mount for two women

Two Fresno women are facing a long list of criminal charges after they were caught in Turlock with more than 30 fraudulent credit cards.

July 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police arrest knife-wielding robbery suspect

A Turlock man could be facing multiple counts of robbery after allegedly robbing a homeless man at knifepoint twice.

July 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Questions still remain a year after fatal shooting

On July 23, 2013, the family of Brandon Pacheco learned the devastating news that the 25-year-old resident had been shot and killed.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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