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Reward offered to convict cat killer

Welba and Maria Arms faithfully drove across Ceres each evening for the past three years to supply food and water to a small colony of feral cats that inhabited the wooded area between Home Depot and Rancho San Miguel Market on Hatch Road. They were first drawn to care for the cats as long time shoppers of Raley's.

May 10, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Jury: Hoyt not guilty of murder in roadside beating

At 2:30 p.m. Friday Stanislaus County Deputy District Attorney Wendell Emerson delivered the unwelcome news to the family and friends of Kenneth Winter that a conviction of second-degree murder for the defendant Michael Hoyt was looking less and less likely and a hung jury was a very real possibility.

May 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


University officer receives statewide, local honors

CSU Stanislaus police officer Aimee Powers will be honored by two organizations in the coming months for her efforts in battling drunk driving and her overall performance and integrity.

May 07, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Witness helps catch purse thief

A helpful citizen aided the Turlock Police Department in catching a suspected purse thief Thursday afternoon.

May 07, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Large haul of marijuana found in Hilmar

Investigators with the Merced County Sheriff's Department confiscated more than 2,500 pounds of marijuana in Hilmar on Friday.

May 07, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police arrest two on torture charges

A Turlock couple has been booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on allegations they tortured a 24-year-old man.

May 03, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hoyt murder trial in hands of jury

At one end of the courtroom hallway stood the friends and family of Kenneth Winter. At the other end was Michael Hoyt surrounded by his loved ones. And nestled in between in a small room were seven women and five men tasked with determining justice.

May 03, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Car crashes into eatery

Panda Express patrons were startled on Monday afternoon when a car drove into the restaurant, injuring two.

April 30, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Hoyt recounts details of fatal fight

In an effort to disprove the murder charge looming over him, Michael Hoyt took the stand Tuesday to tell the jury his recollection of the altercation on a rural Turlock road on Feb. 1, 2010, that ultimately ended in the death of Kenneth Winter.

April 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bomb scares prompt school lockdown, road closure

Two suspicious devices found Morning morning on Lander Avenue prompted a school lock down and a road closure as the county bomb squad investigated.

April 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


THS fire causes $4k in damages

A fire in a small bathroom next to the Turlock High School library caused approximately $4,000 in damages, according to the Turlock Fire Department report.

April 26, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


DA questions credibility of only witness to fatal roadside beating

After more than a week's worth of testimony that sought to lay out point by point the evidence that led investigators to arrest Michael Hoyt for murder in the death of Kenneth Winter and discredit the defense's theories, the prosecution brought their case to a close Friday.

April 26, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock business owner tracks stolen truck; fights armed thief

When Dale Falkenberg, owner of Dale's Guitar, discovered that his truck was stolen in the early morning hours on Monday, he immediately started a Valley wide search.

April 25, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Blood evidence presented at murder trial

The murder trial for the Turlock man accused of beating a man to death over a traffic incident continued Tuesday with a series of law enforcement witnesses testifying to the forensic evidence collected during the investigation.

April 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man dies in Modesto crash

A two vehicle collision in east Modesto Monday morning resulted in the death of a 43-year-old Turlock man.

April 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Decorations go missing

A Grinch has stolen the Christmas cheer from a Turlock child with special needs by stealing the boy's beloved decorations.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman reports sexual assault

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a woman's report that she was sexually assaulted by two men she met outside a Lander Avenue business.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Dispute turns into domestic violence arrest

A 23-year-old man is facing domestic abuse charges after allegedly putting a knife to the throat of woman.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trio's attempt to dine and dash unsuccessful

A woman and two men were cited by the Turlock Police Department after they were caught trying to skip out on their bill after eating at a Turlock restaurant.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man threatens victim with Taser

A dispute between two men led to the arrest of one after he threatened to use a Taser on the other.

December 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man robbed at Turlock motel

A man was beaten and robbed by a couple while visiting a friend at a Turlock motel.

December 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Charges mount for suspected shoplifter

A woman suspected of shoplifting from a Turlock department store was found in possession of narcotics and counterfeit money.

December 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock convenience store robbed

An armed suspect robbed a Quik Stop in Turlock, pointing his firearm at both a customer and the store's clerk, the Turlock Police Department reported.

December 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shooting at Turlock apartment injures one

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one man with a bullet wound to his leg and three suspects on the run.

December 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sexual assault reported at Broadway Park

For the second time in three weeks the Turlock Police Department is investigating a kidnapping and sexual assault that reportedly began at a Turlock park.

December 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two more Delhi men convicted in meth scheme

Two Delhi men arrested as part of a federal investigation into methamphetamine trafficking to Hawaii are now prison bound.

December 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect brandishes pellet gun in bike theft

A Turlock man is facing robbery charges after using a pellet gun to steal a bicycle from an 18-year-old woman.

December 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stalking suspect crashes after pursuit

A Turlock man was hospitalized with injuries he sustained in a crash in an attempt to avoid arrest for stalking his ex-girlfriend.

December 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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