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Deputies involved in fatal shooting identified

The two deputies involved in the shooting of a murder suspect outside a Turlock motel have both been with the Merced County Sheriff's Department for several years.

June 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three charged with Delhi shooting

The investigation into a drive-by shooting in Delhi that left a 29-year-old man paralyzed culminated with the arrest of three suspected gang members Friday, the Merced County sheriff's Department reported.

June 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man attacks store employee with bat

A Hilmar grocery clerk escaped serious injury after a man beat him with a baseball bat, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

June 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


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Turlock Police captain takes chief position in Washington

After nearly eight years of service to the community of Turlock, Capt. Carl Nielsen is packing up his bags and heading to Centralia, Washington, where he will take the helm as the Centralia Police Department's Chief of Police.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One arrest made in gun store break-in

The investigation into the burglary of a Turlock gun store has resulted in the arrest of one suspect, but the cache of guns remains missing, the Turlock Police Department reported Friday.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock gun store robbed of ammo, firearms

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a break-in at Alquist Arms in which one or more thieves made off with ammunition and "numerous weapons," said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

April 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Call leads to weapon recovery, arrest

A person suspicious about a car without license plates made a call to the Turlock Police Department that led to the arrest of a couple for drug possession and the seizure of a shotgun.

April 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect tries to lure teen into vehicle

A 15-year-old girl walking to school Tuesday was accosted by a man who repeatedly tried to get her into his vehicle. The girl avoided any potential harm by running from the man and reporting the incident to school officials.

April 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary attempt leads to pursuit, crash

A Turlock Police officer spotted an attempted burglary at a smoke shop, which led to the arrest of three suspects, one of whom was wanted for attempted murder.

April 09, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock experiences multiple robberies

Turlock was plagued by several armed robberies over the past few days, with the Turlock Police Department seeking several suspects.

April 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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