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Grant awarded to test rape kits

The California Attorney General's Office was awarded $1.6 million from the Manhattan District Attorney's Initiative to help eliminate backlogs of untested rape kits.

September 17, 2015 | | Crime

Turlock man among defendants indicted for auto insurance fraud

Seven men from the area, including one from Turlock were indicted by a federal grand jury for charges related to staged vehicle crashes that investigators say bilked more than $1 million from insurance companies.

September 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Three plead not guilty to accessory charges in Turlock homicide

Midway through her first day as the presiding judge over the Korey Kauffman murder case, retired Contra Costa County Judge Barbara Zuniga asked with a somewhat exasperated tone, what exactly had been done on the case at the previous arraignment hearings, because it certainly hadn't been to enter any guilty or not guilty pleas in the case.

September 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Investigators suspect gang violence in rash of shootings in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a series of shootings that occurred over the weekend in what could be an outbreak of gang violence.

September 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Kauffman murder case moves forward with multiple motions filed by defense attorneys

If there is any certainty in the case against defense attorney Frank Carson and the seven other defendants arrested alongside him in connection to the death of 26-year-old Korey Kauffman, it is that it is generating mountains of legal documents.

September 11, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Turlock 19-year-old charged with murder

A Turlock teenager believed to have committed a home-invasion robbery that resulted in the death of a 31-year-old man was taken into custody by the Modesto Police Department.

September 11, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Call of suspicious activity leads to arrest of two women

Two women were taken into custody Wednesday by Turlock Police officers after they were found in possession of counterfeit money and items needed to make counterfeit bills.

September 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Investigators say friendships led to CHP involvement in Kauffman murder

When news broke that eight more people had been arrested in connection with the death of a 26-year-old Turlock metal scrapper, many were surprised to learn the suspects included three California Highway Patrol officers.

September 08, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

StanCATT recovers stolen almonds, arrests two men

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Taskforce has arrested two suspects and is looking for a third in connection to a theft of almonds valued at $45,000.

September 04, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Calves stolen from Hilmar dairy

As a long time dairy farmer Margaret Silva has grown accustomed to finding the odd thing here or there swiped by thieves prowling the countryside. But the discovery that 21 calves had been stolen from her farm caught her completely off-guard.

September 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Teenager arrested for making threats against Pitman students, staff

A 15-year-old Turlock boy is facing criminal charges after calling in threats to harm Pitman High School students, according to the Turlock Police Department.

September 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Police partnership aims to help Turlock’s mentally ill

The Turlock Police Department is launching a new partnership with Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services in an effort to get the mentally ill in Turlock's homeless community the services they need.

September 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Woman burglarizes grief center for children

A 30-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of burglary after she was caught breaking into Jessica's House on Wednesday.

August 28, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Woman reports rape at Turlock park

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a rape that occurred at a downtown Turlock park.

August 28, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Turlock man arrested for second time in stolen trailer investigation

A Turlock man previously arrested by the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force was once again taken into custody after authorities linked him to other stolen trailers.

August 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

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Defendants enter not guilty pleas in Turlock murder

Thursday morning the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office was ready to defend their ability to fairly prosecute the case against Frank Carson and the ...

October 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

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