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Crime rate drops in 2010

For a third consecutive year the crime rate in Turlock has dropped, though for 2010 it was done with the smallest of margin.

March 22, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gunshot scares off burglars

A homeowner scared away a group of burglars when he fired his gun into the floor.

March 18, 2011 | By Sabra Stafford sstafford@turlockjournal.com | Crime


Molestation suspect nabbed in Orange County

A man wanted by the Turlock Police Department on suspicion of molestation charges, was arrested Thursday in Orange County.

March 18, 2011 | By Sabra Stafford sstafford@turlockjournal.com | Crime


Delhi woman admits to bank embezzlement

A Delhi woman who worked as an assistant bank branch manager has pled guilty to stealing funds from her former employer.

March 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sex offender sweep nets 22 arrests

The Merced County Sheriff's Department conducted a sweep of sex offenders, arresting 22 individuals for probation and registration violations.

The intention of the sweep was to ensure that probationers, parolees and sex offenders were in compliance with the terms set forth in their release, said sheriff spokesman Deputy Tom MacKenzie.

March 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Heightened DUI enforcement planned for St. Patrick’s Day

The Turlock Police Department is warning people out celebrating St. Patrick's Day to not rely on the luck of the Irish to get them home if they've been drinking.

March 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Judge releases woman facing manslaughter charges

Despite the objections of the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office and the victim's family, a Patterson woman accused of a felony hit and run that caused the death of a 27-year-old man, was released on her own recognizance Wednesday.

March 11, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Baby thrown from speeding car

A baby thrown from a speeding car was rescued unscathed, but his teenaged parents are now facing charges of child abuse, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department.

March 11, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Rapper killed to benefit Norteño street gang, says DA

As the second week of testimony began in the murder trial of two men accused of gunning down a 26-year-old man at a Turlock barbecue, the prosecution presented evidence and testimony outlying a pattern of gang behavior that they say sparked the slaying.

March 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man pleads guilty to sex charge

A Turlock man, who gained the confidence of young girls by posing as a teenager on social networking sites, has pled guilty to a charge of criminal sexual activity.

March 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Online crime map for TPD

The Turlock Police Department has launched a new partnership with CrimeReports that will allow people information on where and what kind of crimes are happening in the area.

March 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Faulty engine ends pursuit

A Delhi man is facing multiple criminal charges after leading Merced County Sheriff's deputies on a short high speed pursuit.

March 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Authorities seek clues to missing woman’s location

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is continuing to search for a missing Newman woman last seen in Turlock.

March 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Traffic unit turns to Facebook

The Turlock Police Department Traffic Safety Unit has created a Facebook page to be used as a channel of communication with the public. The title of the page is "Turlock Police Traffic Safety Unit."

March 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Zero tolerance for teen drivers on cell phones

Due to the increase in the number of traffic collisions caused by teen drivers illegally using cell phones, Central Valley law enforcement agencies are joining forces for a zero tolerance operation.

March 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | 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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