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Child endangerment charges for reckless driver

A man caught speeding and weaving down a busy Turlock street was arrested for child endangerment after officers found eight children in his truck.Just before midnight on Sunday Doroteo Gonzales, 40, was spotted by officers driving a Chevy pickup in the area of East Avenue and Center Street. According to the police report Gonzales was driving at a high rate of speed and was skidding around, making the vehicle slide sideways erratically.Once the vehicle was stopped, Gonzales was said to be uncooperative with the officers and was taken into custody. In the bed of the pickup were three ...

July 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Officer attacked by drunken suspect

A man who had been taken into custody for public intoxication is now facing assault charges after he attacked a Turlock Police officer while en route to jail.Adam Vasconcellos was picked up around 12:30 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of E. Main Street after he was found to be stumbling around and obviously intoxicated, according to the police report.While being transported to the county jail Vasconcellos slipped his cuffs and began kicking the doors and windows from the back of the patrol car.The officers pulled over to stop Vasconcellos and when they opened the ...

July 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Meth found in home with baby

An infant was taken into protective custody and a Turlock man and woman were placed under arrest after a search revealed sizeable amounts of methamphetamine in their home.Both the man and the woman are facing multiple charges, including child endangerment said Turlock Police Sgt. Nino Amirfar.An investigation by the Turlock Police Department's Narcotics Enforcement Team led to a search warrant being served at a home in the 1300 block of Myrtle Street on Friday.As officers were knocking on the front door of the residence a man could be seen running from the back of the home ...

July 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Conviction for drive-by

Five Turlock men believed to be part of a Norteno street gang were convicted Friday of charges related to a drive-by shooting incident, the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office reported.Raymond Vance, 18, and Jorge Espindola, 22, were found guilty of discharging a firearm at an inhabited dwelling and Angel Hernandez, 20, Eddie Huesca, 19, and Juan Zapat, 18, were convicted of being gang members in possession of a loaded gun.The five men were arrested on May 3 after a shooting was reported in the 1300 block of Lambert Way in Turlock. According to the district attorney's ...

July 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


RV center owner currently under investigation faced fraud charges in 2005

The owner of the Turlock recreational vehicle store currently under investigation by the Department of Motor Vehicles is no stranger to criminal probes.

July 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


City truck stolen, used in chase

A Turlock woman is facing felony charges after taking a city truck on a joy ride.

July 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Keyes man gets 15 years for child pornography

A Keyes man who was caught with hundreds of child pornography images was sentenced Friday to federal prison.

July 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


DMV raids Turlock RV center

A Turlock RV shop is under investigation by the Department of Motor Vehicles on the suspicion they were charging customers a bogus inspection fee.

July 13, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Final DUI arrests tallied

The final tally is in for the anti drunk driving campaign held over the Fourth of July weekend.

July 09, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


House site of marijuana grow

A tip regarding marijuana plants in a house on Geer Road led to the discovery of a grow operation and the confiscation of several weapons by the Turlock Police Department.

July 09, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Missing child on Girl Scout outing

What was believed to be a case of a missing child turned the Turlock Police Department out en masse until it was discovered she was on a Girl Scout outing.

July 09, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Big rig pile up ends in fire, death

A fiery pile-up involving three semi trucks along a stretch of Highway 99 in Turlock resulted in the death of one man.

July 09, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police to crack down on holiday drunk driving

Law enforcement officers will be out in full force during the Fourth of July holiday weekend cracking down on impaired drivers with an aggressive DUI enforcement blitz.

July 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Crime


California’s violent crime rate drops 6.6 percent

For the third consecutive year California has become a safer place to be with declining violent crime rates, according to the California Department of Justice's annual crime report for 2009 released on Friday.

June 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Crime


Suspect in 12 year old Turlock shooting caught

Twelve years after the death of Alma Lisette Peralta, a 19-year-old Turlock woman, the man suspected of carrying out her execution-style murder is behind bars.

June 26, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Crime


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26 pounds of heroin seized in bust near Keyes

The Modesto Police Department arrested a husband and wife with 26 pounds of heroin hidden in a diaper bag during a drug bust near Keyes on Wednesday.

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two charged for Turlock rest stop death

A year after a 41-year-old woman was found dead at a Turlock rest stop, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department has arrested two Modesto individuals in connection to the homicide.

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Tripped up suspect apprehended by police

A man's attempt to run from a collision in Turlock came to an end when an involved citizen tripped him up.

February 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man suspected of molesting minors

After a two month investigation, the Turlock Police Department has arrested a 61-year-old man on allegations he sexually assaulted minors.

February 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect shatters window at school

A 33-year-old man was arrested on a charge of vandalism for breaking a window at a Turlock elementary school.

February 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trespassing call leads to arrest for resisting

A report of someone possibly trespassing at a vacant home in Turlock resulted in the arrest of a man who was found in possession of pepper spray.

February 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fatal shooting reported on rural road outside Turlock

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is investigating the shooting death of a man that occurred Tuesday night between Denair and Turlock.

February 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock, Keyes men arrested in Ceres pot grow

Suspects residing in Turlock and Keyes will face charges in court that they operated an illegal marijuana growing operation inside of a vacant bank-owned home in the 1500 block of Coty Court in Ceres.

February 17, 2015 | By Jeff Benziger Turlock Journal | Crime


Suspect tallies up three wrecks before capture

A Turlock man trying to leave the scene of one collision, hit two more vehicles and tried to flee a pursuing officer before his car stalled due to damage from the previous crashes, the Turlock Police Department reported.

February 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teen shot in Turlock park

A 19-year-old man walking through a Turlock park late Friday night was shot in the leg by an unknown assailant.

February 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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