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Broker gets five years in prison

A Turlock broker who bilked dozens of victims out of thousands of dollars through investment schemes and stole the personal identification information of friends, associates, and even family members, is headed to state prison.

April 27, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gang prevention begins at home, experts say

This is the second article in a three-part series on gangs.

April 23, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Crime lab under investigation

A weight discrepancy involving narcotics sent for analysis at the state crime lab in Ripon has launched a full-scale investigation by the California Department of Justice and put thousands of cases in multiple jurisdictions in jeopardy.

April 23, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teens beaten during park robbery

Two teenagers were assaulted and robbed Sunday morning while they walked through Donnelly Park.

April 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlockers victims of armed robbery

For the second time in less than a week Turlock residents were held captive while their home was ransacked by a pair of thieves.

April 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Detectives seek home invasion suspects

Stanislaus County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a home invasion robbery that occurred in the early morning hours of Thursday at a Denair ranch.

April 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Valley gang membership, violence on the rise

This is the first in a three-part series on gangs in Turlock.

April 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Senior tied up during burglary

A 77-year-old woman was kept hostage by two men after she interrupted a burglary at her Turlock home.

April 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Working with the mentally ill

The Modesto/Stanislaus NAACP in conjunction with the Modesto Police Department, Stanislaus County Behavioral Health Services, Stanislaus County District Attorney, and the National Alliance for Mental Illness, will present a community information program about working with the mentally ill in a law enforcement capacity.

April 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Exploding prank sees three teens arrested

A prank seen on YouTube involving an exploding soda bottle went horribly awry for three teenagers when they re-created the stunt and it injured a 66-year-old Turlock man and prompted a bomb scare in a normally serene Turlock neighborhood.

April 13, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police arrest suspects in kidnapping

Turlock police detectives arrested the two men suspected of beating and robbing a 39-year-old man and then locking him in the trunk of a car for hours on March 27.

April 09, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Hunt for murder suspect continues

Four days after the fatal stabbing death of a Hilmar woman, the Merced County Sheriff's department continues its manhunt for the suspected killer.

April 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Kidnap victim found in Turlock

A 4-year-old girl taken after an Easter service in Madera was found safe and sound in Turlock Sunday afternoon and her alleged kidnapper put behind bars.

April 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police departments offer free self-defense class for women

Based on the adage of knowledge is power, the Turlock and California State University, Stanislaus police departments are embarking on a campaign to teach women the skills to fend off sexual assaults.

April 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Domestic dispute turns deadly

A Hilmar woman who was stabbed by her boyfriend Wednesday night during a domestic dispute was taken off life support Friday afternoon and pronounced dead, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

April 02, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Woman charged with DUI

A woman found unconscious in her car was arrested for driving under the influence after police found her blood alcohol level to be three times the legal limit for driving.

December 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man arrested for domestic violence

An argument between a boyfriend and a girlfriend ended with the boyfriend being arrested for domestic violence.

December 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Oakdale man arrested for sex rendezvous with Turlock girl

Oakdale Police arrested a local man on Dec. 24, on suspicion of an array of sexual assault charges regarding a 13-year-old girl he met on Facebook.

December 26, 2014 | | Crime


Pit bull bites Turlock boy

The Turlock Police Department put a pit bull into quarantine after it bit a young boy in an unprovoked incident.

December 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One car hit in drive-through, another urinated on

At least two people in town need a refresher on drive-through etiquette after some bad behavior Sunday.

December 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Domestic abuse suspect charges at arresting officer

A 55-year-old Turlock man is facing domestic violence and battery charges after he allegedly attacked his wife and the police officer who came to arrest him.

December 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


AG: Protect yourself from mobile geo-stalking

The California Attorney General issued a consumer alert on location services used by mobile applications (apps).

December 23, 2014 | | Crime


Police find loaded handgun following foot pursuit

A report of a man brandishing a firearm during a fight led to the Turlock Police Department arresting one man on multiple weapon violations and the recovery of a loaded handgun.

December 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stevinson man gets 105 years for molestation

A Stevinson man convicted earlier this year on multiple counts of sexually assaulting two children was sentenced to spend more than a century behind bars.

December 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police surround Turlock home after gun threat call

Turlock Police surrounded a house with weapons drawn for five hours Thursday night in an attempt to contact a man suspected of putting a gun to the head of a local woman. When police finally entered the Marshall Street home around midnight, the suspect was nowhere to be found, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

December 19, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Turlock police patrol busy shopping centers atop Trikkes

During his regular work week, Turlock Police Officer Joe Dusel can be seen patrolling the streets of town atop his motorcycle. On Friday, however, Dusel traded in his usual two-wheeled motorized vehicle for a three-wheeler. Dusel wasn't off-roading, instead the traffic safety officer was patrolling the parking lots around Monte Vista Crossings shopping center atop one of the police department's Trikke Carving Vehicles, an electric powered personal transportation device.

December 19, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Decorations go missing

A Grinch has stolen the Christmas cheer from a Turlock child with special needs by stealing the boy's beloved decorations.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman reports sexual assault

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a woman's report that she was sexually assaulted by two men she met outside a Lander Avenue business.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Dispute turns into domestic violence arrest

A 23-year-old man is facing domestic abuse charges after allegedly putting a knife to the throat of woman.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trio's attempt to dine and dash unsuccessful

A woman and two men were cited by the Turlock Police Department after they were caught trying to skip out on their bill after eating at a Turlock restaurant.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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