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Modesto officers receive valor awards

Eleven Modesto Police officers will be receiving the Governor's Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor awards for their efforts in the shooting and standoff that claimed the life of Deputy Robert Paris and locksmith Glendon Engert in April 2012.

September 17, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Delhi father gets 10 years for killing son

A Delhi man was sentenced to 10 years in prison - six for manslaughter and four for a firearm enhancement - for the shooting death of his 46-year-old son.

September 13, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Countywide chase of suspected car thief ends with arrest

A Modesto man was arrested on Thursday afternoon after fleeing in a stolen vehicle during a 30-minute police chase throughout Stanislaus County.

September 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Crime


Victim found in river identified

The man found floating in the Merced River Thursday was identified by the Merced County Coroner's Office as Manuel Garcia, 27, of Modesto.

September 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suicide puts hospital on lockdown

A 61-year-old man shot himself inside Emanuel Medical Center Saturday morning, prompting a brief lockdown of the hospital.

September 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Last sentence handed down for Delhi based drug ring

The last defendant in what was dubbed the largest marijuana trafficking operation was sentenced Monday in federal court.

September 10, 2013 | | Crime


USFS: Hunter caused huge wildfire near Yosemite

SACRAMENTO - A gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park was caused by an illegal fire set by a hunter, the U.S. Forest Service said Thursday.

September 06, 2013 | BY TRACIE CONE Associated Press | Crime


Body found in Merced River

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has launched a homicide investigation after a man's body was found in the Merced River with a gunshot wound.

September 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


CHP looking to boost ranks

The California Highway Patrol will accept applications in September from individuals interested in a career as a CHP officer. The CHP is looking to hire cadets from a pool of applicants to fill vacant officer positions throughout the state.

September 03, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


CHP concerned over rise in pedestrian, bicyclists collisions

An increase in the number of collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists has the local office of the California Highway Patrol warning people to proceed with more caution while on Stanislaus County roads.

August 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Missing man found

A man previously reported missing was found by a Turlock Police officer during a traffic stop and the driver was charged with false imprisonment.

August 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police, fire prepare to move into Public Safety Facility

The Turlock police and fire departments are prepping for their big move into the new Public Safety Facility, but it's an endeavor much more complicated than just calling up a moving van.

August 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man arrested in stolen car in Ceres

Tommy Kong, 23, of Turlock, faces several charges after leading Ceres police on a high-speed pursuit in a stolen vehicle on Aug. 20.

August 27, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


New trial ordered for alleged road rage case

A Stanislaus County judge has ruled that a Turlock man previously acquitted of murder in the death of a 67-year-old Denair man will have to face a new trial for involuntary manslaughter.

August 27, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police nab six for burglary after call from concerned neighbor

An observant neighbor's call to the police resulted in the arrest of six individuals suspected of burglary.

August 22, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


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Home repair scams on the rise

A rash of complaints regarding home improvement projects has prompted the California Contractors State Licensing Board to issue a warning about deceptive practices.

July 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Dispute over cab fare leads to three arrests

Three women had the right idea in taking a taxi home after a night of drinking, but the wrong idea when they decided to not pay the driver.

July 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fraud charges mount for two women

Two Fresno women are facing a long list of criminal charges after they were caught in Turlock with more than 30 fraudulent credit cards.

July 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police arrest knife-wielding robbery suspect

A Turlock man could be facing multiple counts of robbery after allegedly robbing a homeless man at knifepoint twice.

July 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Questions still remain a year after fatal shooting

On July 23, 2013, the family of Brandon Pacheco learned the devastating news that the 25-year-old resident had been shot and killed.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with Turlock man’s arrest

A Turlock man was arrested on multiple criminal charges after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a dangerous high speed chase around Merced County Thursday afternoon.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Young siblings nabbed for theft

A brother and sister found themselves in trouble with law enforcement after stealing a wallet from a woman at a play area.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Couple charged with fraud

A Turlock man and woman found themselves under arrest after a scheme to cash a stolen check went awry.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspected drug smuggler caught in Turlock

A suspect wanted by the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department on multiple drug charges, was apprehended Wednesday morning in Turlock.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi man will stand trial for father’s murder

A Delhi man standing accused of killing his father on New Year's Day 2013, had his formal arraignment postponed for two weeks.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Death penalty option dropped for Turlock defendant

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office will not seek the death penalty against a Turlock man charged with murdering a 26-year-old man two years ago.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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