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Two inmates escape from honor farm

Local law enforcement is on the hunt for two inmates who escaped from the Stanislaus County Honor Farm.

October 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock women robbed at gunpoint

Two women walking home from a high school football game were robbed at gunpoint Friday night in Turlock.

October 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with crash

A woman suspected of stealing a vehicle was apprehended Tuesday night after leading officers on a short pursuit and crashing the stolen vehicle.

October 12, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Soldier wanted for Texas killing found in Turlock

A soldier suspected in the murder of a Texas woman was captured Thursday at a Turlock motel after spending almost two months on the run.

October 12, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Guilty verdict returned in ‘07 shooting

After three days of deliberations a Stanislaus County jury returned guilty verdicts for a 22-year-old man charged with shooting a Turlock teenager because of the color of his shirt.

October 09, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shooting case rests with jury

The fate of a 22-year-old man facing a possible life time spent behind prison walls is now being weighed by 12 strangers.

October 05, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Four arrested in marijuana busts in Turlock, Hilmar

Two separate investigations into marijuana cultivation operations led to two drug busts and the seizure of more than 200 pounds of marijuana.

October 05, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


DA seeks to prove gang connection in shooting

The trial of a Modesto man accused of gunning down a Turlock teenager, who was mistakenly taken for a rival gang member, resumed Monday with the prosecution trying to prove their charge that the shooting was done to benefit a subset of the Sureno street gang.

October 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trial gets underway for 2007 shooting

The last memory Eric Carrillo has of April 30, 2007, is of staring up at the night sky and hearing tires squeal away in the distance.

September 28, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Ag land target of marijuana grow raids

A campaign to rid large-scale marijuana growing on Central Valley agricultural land has resulted in numerous arrests and the seizure of cash, guns, and drugs, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.

September 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect caught breaking open vending machine

Turlock Police officers arrested 37-year-old Shane Schmidt Saturday night after spotting him drilling into a vending machine.

September 25, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Armed homeowner foils machete-toting robber

A would-be thief was literally outgunned Tuesday night when he was confronted by a gun-wielding homeowner while he was armed with a machete.

September 25, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Merced jail sweep

Authorities at the John Latorraca Correctional Facility in Merced conducted a search of the dorms and found drug paraphernalia and a cell phone.

September 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trio arrested for marijuana possession

A stop of a car for a vehicle code violation Wednesday led to the arrest of three men and the seizure of five pounds of marijuana, the Turlock Police Department reported.

September 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cat-loving neighborhood plagued by feline shooter

Owen, an orange tabby, may have begrudgingly surrendered one of his nine lives, but the Watling family is just happy to have him home again after finding him shot several times with a pellet gun.

September 11, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Rollover crash claims life of Hilmar teen

A solo vehicle accident in Turlock in which none of the four occupants were wearing seat belts resulted in the death of the driver and ...

December 08, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect flees from sheriff’s deputies, crashes car in Delhi

A man that believed he was wanted for a parole violation led Merced County Sheriff's deputies on a pursuit that wound through areas of ...

December 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with a crash for motorcyclist

What could have been just a citation for a vehicle violation ended up being a felony arrest for a Turlock man after he led officers ...

December 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Moments after first collision Delhi woman killed in second crash

A Delhi woman survived a head-on collision in Denair Wednesday morning only to be hit by another vehicle moments later, causing fatal injuries, according to ...

December 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect in carjacking of firefighter’s truck apprehended

The Merced County Sheriff's Department believes they have found and arrested the man suspected of stealing a firefighter's truck from the scene of ...

December 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hilmar duo arrested for cancer scam

Oakdale Police arrested a 31-year-old Hilmar woman on suspicion of bilking a kind-hearted Oakdale woman out of $8,500 on a bogus story that the ...

December 01, 2016 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Crime


60 citations issued in Turlock traffic operation

The Turlock Police Department's traffic safety enforcement effort on Wednesday resulted in 60 citations being issued in just under a three hour time span.

December 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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