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23-year sentence in stray bullet shooting of Turlock native

When Justin Ferrari was felled by an errant bullet on a Seattle street on May 24, 2012, he was a 42-year-old man with a life of opportunities and dreams stretching out before him.

October 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Body of Turlock man found buried in forest

The discovery of human remains two months ago is believed to be that of Turlock resident Korey Kaufman, who had been missing for more than a year.

October 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Prescription drug disposal

The Turlock Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs by hosting a free disposal event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Public Safety Center at 244 N. Broadway Avenue. The service is free and anonymous and no questions are asked.

October 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Deputies find drugs, weapons at Hughson home

Neighborhood complaints over a skunk smell and increased traffic led the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department to a marijuana growing operation inside a Hughson home.

October 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Store employee puts a halt to theft

A 25-year-old man with plans to steal a few tools from the Sears in Turlock probably did not count on having to deal with such determined employees.

October 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with watery crash

A man's plan to elude law enforcement in a stolen vehicle turned out to be all wet when he crashed the car into a fire hydrant in Turlock.

October 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Preparing for the worst

The campus at California State University, Stanislaus was turned into one big crime scene Tuesday afternoon as the university and local law enforcement and emergency personnel engaged in an emergency drill. The simulation of an active shooter on campus involved the California State University police department, the Turlock Police Department, the Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response. Students from the theatre department took on the roles of the victims and the walking wounded.

October 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man with knife found on school campus

A homeless man armed with a dagger was found asleep on the grounds of a Turlock elementary school Thursday morning.

October 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Reckless driver apprehended

A 39-year-old man was arrested Sunday after he was witnessed driving through red lights while asleep behind the wheel, according to the Turlock Police Department.

October 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Officers bust man with counterfeit money

A probation search led to the discovery of counterfeiting activity operating out of a Turlock motel.

October 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


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Turlock man killed outside home used for growing marijuana

The Turlock Police Department is investigating the death of a 22-year-old man who was fatally shot outside a marijuana grow house.

July 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Probationer found with drugs, gun

A Turlock man who tried to avoid a search based on his probation status by running from officers, ended up in custody for drug, weapon and resisting charges.

July 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock murder suspect caught in Modesto

A man wanted in connection with the killing of a 38-year-old Turlock man was apprehended in Modesto during a traffic stop.

June 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock men accused of robbing pharmacies

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested three Turlock men in connection with armed robberies at two pharmacies.

June 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Seven indicted for mortgage fraud conspiracy

A federal grand jury returned a 15-count indictment on Thursday against seven individuals, charging them with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bank fraud, mail fraud and aiding and abetting, and making false statements to a bank in a mortgage fraud scheme, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

June 26, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Charges filed against officer who took teen from Turlock

The Oklahoma police officer accused of taking a 15-year-old girl from the Turlock home of her grandparents has been fired from his job and is facing a kidnapping charge in Stanislaus County.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stanislaus County sees drop in auto thefts

The rate of vehicle thefts in Stanislaus County saw a decline for a second year, according to the latest report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock men included in drug indictment

A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment today against four Central Valley men, including two from Turlock, on drug trafficking charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

June 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teen reported missing from Turlock found in Las Vegas

The 15-year-old girl reported missing by her grandparents in Turlock was found Thursday morning in a Las Vegas hotel room and the Oklahoma police officer she was with has been taken into custody on an arrest warrant for kidnapping.

June 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock teen found safe

A Turlock teen taken by an Oklahoma police officer in his 30s was found safe in Las Vegas.

June 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Turlock police investigate child abduction

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a child abduction case in which a teenage girl was taken by a man in his 30s.

June 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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