The new Chief Executive Officer of Merced County Superior Court is Linda Romero Soles, a former Turlock resident.
The Merced County Sheriff's Department is searching for the man who tried to steal copper wiring from a Ballico farm.
The Turlock Police Department and Stanislaus State University Police are providing Rape Aggression Defense training to women in Turlock. The training is offered at no cost to the public. The 12-hour course is broken up into two sessions over a period of two weeks.
A chain-reaction of crashes on Highway 99 in Turlock injured one and slowed traffic down for a short time Tuesday afternoon.
Two mothers sat on opposite sides of a courtroom. One was waiting for justice for her slain son and the other was waiting to hear if her two sons would ever know freedom again.
After five weeks of testimony and a day of listening to closing arguments, the fate of two Turlock men accused of gunning down a 26-year-old man with aspirations of rap stardom, is inching closer to being in the hands of 12 jurors.
The Turlock Police Department is seeking the man responsible for a bank robbery and launching a bomb scare.
The Patterson woman who is standing accused of hitting a bicyclist while driving on a Turlock road and leaving him mortally wounded, was issued another traffic citation March 25, just five days before her last court appearance.
A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against a Turlock woman suspected of committing multiple acts of mail and workers' compensation fraud while employed as a postal worker, according to the Department of Justice.
A going away party in Hilmar for a man joining the military was crashed by suspected gang members and escalated into a large brawl that injured several and resulted in four arrests.
The Turlock Police Department has awarded a commendation to a citizen for his pivotal role in apprehending three burglars.
The prosecution rested their case this week against two Turlock men standing accused of killing an aspiring rapper at a memorial barbecue, by presenting testimony to the two men's extensive gang history and the suspected motive behind the murder.
For a third consecutive year the crime rate in Turlock has dropped, though for 2010 it was done with the smallest of margin.
A homeowner scared away a group of burglars when he fired his gun into the floor.
A man wanted by the Turlock Police Department on suspicion of molestation charges, was arrested Thursday in Orange County.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is looking for a person of interest in the shooting death of a 19-year-old man. The sheriff's department has identified 26-year-old Victor Valdovinos as a person of interest in the death of Jesus Gallardo, 19, of Patterson. Valdovinos is known to frequent the Patterson and Merced County areas. He's described as a Hispanic male, about 5 feet, 11 inches tall and 220 pounds. He has black hair ...
The end of the Drive Sober of Get Pulled Over campaign to curb drunk driving incidents resulted in 118 arrests locally during the 17-day crackdown during the holiday season. The anti-DUI crackdown began Dec. 16 and continued through midnight Sunday and incorporated the use of additional patrols and DUI checkpoints. The crackdown is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The ...
A Turlock man was killed and another critically injured in what authorities believe was an alcohol-related crash. The deceased was identified by the Merced County Coroner's Office as Ricky Lee Lowe, Jr., 29, of Turlock. The driver was identified by the California Highway Patrol as 27-year-old Kurt Alan Knapp of Turlock. Knapp has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the CHP. The fatal crash ...
There will be plenty of people wishing one another a "Happy New Year," but the message law enforcement is hoping people pass around is, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."
Stanislaus County Sheriff's Crime Technician Mary Donahou, a nine-year veteran of the department, was killed Friday after she was struck by a vehicle while collecting evidence from a drive-by shooting in Hughson.
The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 12 DUI deployments in Stanislaus County. From 12:01 a.m. Dec. 16, through midnight Sunday, officers representing Stanislaus County law enforcement agencies have arrested 71 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In 2010, 100 DUI arrests occurred during the same time period. There are no special ...
Anyone facing the start of the new year with unpaid traffic citations dogging them has a chance to wipe the slate clean with the Amnesty Program. The Stanislaus County Superior Court is offering a one-time opportunity for people to take advantage of a 50 percent reduction on certain unpaid traffic citations and the accompanying fees incurred in Stanislaus County. The Amnesty Program is set to run statewide from Sunday to June 30. ...
Three suspects are in custody for a shooting in Winton that injured one man on Monday, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported. The victim, a 24-year-old Hispanic male, sustained a single gunshot wound to his upper back from a large caliber handgun. He was airlifted to a Modesto hospital and is expected to recover from his injuries, said sheriff spokesman Deputy Tom MacKenzie. The shooting occurred around 9 p.m. in the 7000 ...
A Ceres man was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury in connection with several bank robberies, including one in Turlock.
A downward trend in the number of violent and property crimes reported appears to be continuing in 2011, according to recently released data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Three Stanislaus County men previously convicted of defrauding area nut growers and processors were sentenced to federal prison Monday afternoon.
The murder and voluntary manslaughter charges lodged against former sheriff's detective Kari Abbey for the fatal shooting of 31-year-old Rita Elias were tossed out at the conclusion of her preliminary hearing Monday in Stanislaus County Superior Court. In his ruling, Superior Court Judge Ricardo Cordova called Abbey "the initial aggressor" and that her actions "started the tragic events," but that it was Elias' decision to retrieve a weapon from the home, albeit a ...
Area law enforcement is reminding holiday revelers to designate a sober driver before the festivities begin.
The rate of homicides in California fell to one of its lowest levels in more than four decades, according to data compiled by the California Department of Justice.
A new crime unit tasked with patrolling the cyber world was announced Tuesday by the California Attorney General's Office.