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Officials warn of fire inspection scam

The Turlock Fire Department is warning area businesses to be on the lookout for con artists posing as fire inspectors and billing companies for fraudulent services.

March 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Victim’s family upset with runaround

The Patterson woman accused of a hit and run that resulted in the death of a bicyclist on a Turlock road, was arraigned Thursday in Stanislaus County Superior Court.

March 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stanislaus County private investigator sentenced for obstruction charge

A private investigator implicated during the investigation of Denair Road Dog Cycle owner Robert Holloway, was sentenced to prison Monday.

March 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Brothers arrested for making explosives

Two teenagers who fled their home with Molotov cocktails have been apprehended by the Turlock Police Department and the explosives have been diffused by authorities.

March 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman survives wild ride clinging to van’s windshield wipers at 100 mph

A 25-year-old Manteca woman held onto the windshield wipers of her husband's mini-van for dear life as he allegedly drove at speeds reaching 100 miles per hour between Manteca and Pleasanton.

March 01, 2011 | BY GLENN KAHL Special to the Journal | Crime


‘Poodle Bandit’ headed for the big house

The man, who gained the nickname of the "Poodle Bandit" because of his unruly curly-haired mop wig and his propensity to rob banks, pled guilty Tuesday to multiple counts of armed bank robbery, including one in Turlock.

March 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Rapper’s death linked to insulting song, says DA

The death of an aspiring rapper at a memorial barbecue in Turlock may have been sparked by another rapper's song insulting the wife of a gang member, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office as they laid out their case against two men on trial for murder.

March 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Frustration mounts for family of slain cyclist

Charges have been filed against the Patterson woman, who authorities say struck and killed a bicyclist traveling along a country road in Turlock.

March 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Farmers fight back against rural crime

During a recent Stanislaus County Farm Bureau workshop, Governmental Affairs Director Tom Orvis asked a group of about 50 local farmers if they or their property had been a recent victim of crime. Nearly every single farmer raised their hand, and now farmers have begun voicing their frustration with the county's rural crime activity.

February 25, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Crime


New technology for Crime Stoppers

The effort to curb crime in the community has a new tool in the arsenal.

February 25, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man accused of sexual assault

A 21-year-old man is facing criminal charges on the suspicion he sexually assaulted an unconscious woman.

February 25, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Authorities find missing Turlock plane in Gustine

Merced County Sheriff's Department investigators are trying to puzzle out the mystery of how an airplane believed to be stored at the Turlock Airport wound up chained to the ground at the Gustine Airport.

February 18, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cousins charged with burglary

Two teenagers are facing burglary charges after a witness saw them break into a Ballico home.

February 18, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Real criminal charges for theft of fake guns

A theft of what was thought by two thieves to be assault rifles from a Hilmar residence has landed one man in jail and the Merced County Sheriff's Department searching for the second suspect.

February 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Body recovered

The body of Jose Rodriguez was recovered from the Delta-Mendota canal Saturday morning.

February 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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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


Minor injuries reported in motorcycle collision

Backed up traffic on Lander Avenue led to a collision between a truck and motorcycle, and a trip to the hospital.

March 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Murder conviction overturned for Turlock man

When Taylor Futch walked out of a Stanislaus County courthouse in 2011, she believed it marked the last time she would ever see the man convicted of killing her father, but four years later she is facing the possibility of sitting through another trial.

March 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police apprehend suspect who tried to ignite propane tanks

A Turlock man who had been wanted by local law enforcement on attempted murder charges after he tried to set several propane tanks on fire has been located and taken into custody.

March 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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