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Local Navy Chief serving overseas victim of burglary

A break-in at the Denair home of a serviceman deployed to Afghanistan led to the arrest of his 24-year-old neighbor by the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

March 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Tomato king enters guilty plea to racketeering, price fixing

The former owner of a now defunct tomato company with sites in the Central Valley has pled guilty to racketeering and price fixing charges.

March 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Homicide suspect surrenders self

The suspect in the murder of a 23-year-old Los Banos man, who was believed to have been hiding in Turlock, turned himself in to law enforcement Thursday afternoon.

March 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gambling games seized at local markets

A tip regarding illegal gambling led to the confiscation of four gaming machines at Turlock markets Tuesday by the Turlock Police Department.

March 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Search for suspected killer turns to Turlock

The suspect wanted in connection with the death of a 23-year-old Los Banos man has family in Turlock and could be hiding out in the area according to local law enforcement.

March 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man arrested for assault on officer at school campus

A 21-year-old man who was on a Turlock school campus without permission was arrested Friday after assaulting an officer.

March 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Distracted driving deaths down since laws enacted

Deaths due to hand-held cell phone use by drivers have dropped since California enacted a ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving in July 2008, reported the California Office of Traffic Safety. The analysis, conducted by the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center at the University of California, Berkeley, showed that, when looking at state crash records two years before and two years after the hand-held ban went into effect, overall traffic deaths declined 22 percent while hand-held cell phone driver deaths went down 47 percent. Similar results were shown for hands-free cell phone use as well as injuries ...

March 06, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


Feds target marijuana grown on farmland

Federal prosecutors are warning Central Valley farmers that a crackdown on large-scale marijuana grow operations is imminent.

March 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock area CHP shooting ruled justified

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office has ruled that the fatal shooting by three California Highway Patrol officers of a mentally unstable man thought to be armed was a justifiable act.

March 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Business owner talks gunman out of robbing store

Local business owner Dale Falkenberg was almost the victim of an armed robbery Friday night. By staying calm and reasoning with the would-be robber, what could have been a violent situation ended peacefully.

March 02, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Missing girl found

The Livingston teenager who was an at-risk runaway has been found safe in Ripon.

February 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man found dead on rural road

Someone out there knows what happened on a darkened country road Friday night when a man was struck and left for dead and the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is hoping morality will prevail and someone will come forward with information about the tragic encounter.

February 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trial set for former detective

A trial date for Kari Abbey, the former Stanislaus County sheriff's detective, has been set for September.

February 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Inmate found hanged in jail cell

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of an inmate in custody at the Stanislaus County Jail.

February 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Vehicle crashes into church

Someone drove a vehicle into the front of Turlock church and then promptly took off, leaving the police department to wonder if it was an accident or an intentional act.

February 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Burglary suspect caught fleeing home

A report of an armed man walking in a Turlock neighborhood ended with the arrest of a burglary suspect who was caught moments after fleeing ...

May 27, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


More charges for Turlock man accused of sexually abusing minors

A Turlock man who had previously been accused of sexually abusing minors has been re-arrested and charged with new offenses after more victims came forward.

May 27, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sexual assault alleged at photo shoot

A woman is claiming she was sexually assaulted during a home photo shoot and the photographer had been placed under arrest, according to the Turlock ...

May 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sentencing delayed for Turlock man convicted of abusing former girlfriend

The sentence hearing for a Turlock man convicted of torturing his former girlfriend, including keeping her locked in a dog cage for hours at a ...

May 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Merced County Sheriff investigates animal cruelty claims at Stevinson bullfights

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has launched an animal cruelty investigation into the area's bullfighting organizations after confiscating dozens of spears used to ...

May 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One dead in Turlock shooting

A man was arrested by Turlock Police officers for a homicide that was possibly sparked by an incident of road rage.

May 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Freeway collision injures Hilmar man

A 20-year Hilmar man sustained serious head injuries after his vehicle collided with a big rig on Highway 99 Thursday morning.

May 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Thieves targeting Turlock mailboxes

Once again a thief or thieves are breaking into mailboxes around various Turlock neighborhoods, according to the Turlock Police Department.

May 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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