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Car careens into garage

An accident that involved a car crashing through a garage sent an elderly woman to the hospital with minor injuries and caused a jolt of electricity to pass through a good Samaritan who came to her aid.

December 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Holiday DUI arrests down from 2008

A holiday crackdown on drunk driving resulted in more than 100 arrests for driving under the influence through Monday night.

December 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock mother will face murder charge

A Stanislaus County Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that there is enough evidence present to hold a 20-year-old woman over on charges that she murdered her newborn daughter and left it wrapped in a plastic bag inside a Dumpster behind a Turlock grocery store.

December 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Officials seek clues to woman’s identity

A fingerprint database has failed to turn up any leads on the identity of a woman who was struck and killed on a stretch of railroad tracks in Turlock Tuesday morning.

December 25, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New year brings drunken driving crackdown

The Chinese calendar may have declared 2010 as the year of the tiger, but in California it will be "the year of the checkpoint."

December 25, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman dies after laying down in front of train

Police officers and other emergency personnel were greeted with the grisly aftermath of a woman's death on a stretch of railroad tracks in Turlock Tuesday morning. The Turlock Police Department is investigating the death as an apparent suicide.

December 22, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Highway fatality an apparent suicide

A Modesto man was killed on Highway 99 near a Turlock rest stop Thursday morning in what the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department deemed an apparent suicide.

December 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gunfire erupts on city street; one injured

A 20-year-old man was wounded in the leg when gunfire broke out on a Turlock street.

December 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspicious fires under investigation

Two of three residential fires reported in Turlock over the last week have suspicious origins and are under investigation by the Turlock City Fire Department.

December 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Son jailed after whacking dad with baseball bat

A Keyes man is in critical condition with a severe head injury caused by a blow from a baseball bat at the hands of his teenage son, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

December 16, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Ear infection delays Betts hearing

The preliminary hearing for Jessica Mae Betts, the 20-year-old Turlock woman accused of killing her newborn baby and leaving it in a Dumpster behind a grocery store, was postponed because of a medical condition.

December 16, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Deputies put a stop to rooster fight

A tip about a suspected cockfighting ring led to the arrest of a Turlock man and put a halt to an event that possibly could have involved 150 roosters, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

December 15, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man wanted for intentionally mowing down bicyclist

Turlock police are seeking a man who they say intentionally ran down a bicyclist with his truck and then waved a handgun around when witnesses tried to detain him.

December 15, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Domestic violence nets prison time

A Turlock man is headed to prison for a domestic violence conviction.

December 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Parole denied for convicted murderer

A Denair man convicted of a 1991 homicide was denied parole Monday from Corcoran State Prison.

December 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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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


Pursuit ends with Turlock man’s arrest

A Turlock man was arrested on multiple criminal charges after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a dangerous high speed chase around Merced County Thursday afternoon.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Young siblings nabbed for theft

A brother and sister found themselves in trouble with law enforcement after stealing a wallet from a woman at a play area.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Couple charged with fraud

A Turlock man and woman found themselves under arrest after a scheme to cash a stolen check went awry.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspected drug smuggler caught in Turlock

A suspect wanted by the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department on multiple drug charges, was apprehended Wednesday morning in Turlock.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi man will stand trial for father’s murder

A Delhi man standing accused of killing his father on New Year's Day 2013, had his formal arraignment postponed for two weeks.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Death penalty option dropped for Turlock defendant

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office will not seek the death penalty against a Turlock man charged with murdering a 26-year-old man two years ago.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cause of death known, but unreleased for two people found at Turlock murder-suicide scene

The Turlock Police Department, in conjunction with the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office, officially released the names of the four individuals found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in a Turlock home.

July 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Attorney changes course and decides to continue representing Turlock defendant

The second phase of the murder trial for Turlock resident Nicholas Harris, in which jurors will decide if he was sane or not when he stabbed to death a 25-year-old man, will begin in about a month's time with his defense attorney continuing to helm his case.

July 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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