An ongoing narcotics investigation in Stanislaus County resulted in the arrest of five people and the seizure of drugs, cash, and guns Wednesday morning.
On Nov. 8, 2008, a newborn baby girl wrapped up in a plastic shopping bag with clothing and towels was found dead in a Dumpster behind a Turlock grocery store. The grizzly discovery launched an exhaustive investigation that culminated with the arrest of the baby's mother on a homicide charge.
Back in the middle of January, Robert "Bobby" Tennison drove up to Humboldt County with his 17-year-old son and a friend. The three sold a dirt bike, had lunch together, and then Tennison left to visit friends, telling his son he would be return home to Keyes by bus the following Saturday.
The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office Victim Services Program will sponsor the 12th annual lighting of the Homicide Victims' Memorial Tree and Candlelight Vigil at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
The Turlock Police Department will be hosting a Citizens Police Academy starting February of 2010, designed to give the participants a working knowledge of the department and the criminal justice system.
A Turlock Police Department K-9 helped find the evidence that put a suspected shoplifter behind bars.
A 19-year-old Turlock man trying to out run a police officer while on a dirt bike was caught Saturday afternoon after a brief struggle.
A dazed woman was found wandering a Turlock street Friday morning, saying she had been assaulted by her boyfriend.
Several propane tanks stolen from the Hilmar area over the last week were recovered Tuesday at the Turlock flea market by the Merced County Sheriff's Department.
A woman who police say ran a red light, caused a collision that injured three, including a 13-month old baby.
Twice in one week two Hilmar propane stores have been robbed of their tanks, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.
A 20-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were arrested at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon for an armed robbery of a Turlock music store.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is investigating a possible kidnapping attempt in Denair of a high school student as she walked home Wednesday afternoon.
A 28-year-old man suffered a severe head injury after he was attacked by two to three men inside a Winton bar Sunday night.
A 19-year-old Turlock man was sentenced to six years in prison on illegal firearm charges, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office.
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.
In the last day of testimony in the preliminary hearing for Kari Abbey, the defense put up a witness to debunk the criminal charge of murder lodged against the former sheriff's detective. The defense called Sally Pantoja to the stand Monday. Pantoja resided at the neighboring home on Donald Street at the time of the shooting and was a witness to the altercation leading up to the fatal encounter between Abbey and 31-year-old ...
Alvaro Reyes, one of the men previously convicted for burning a woman to death over a drug debt, was sentenced to life in prison on Monday. Reyes was found guilty of Rosa Avina's murder in 2007. The prosecution said Reyes lured Avina to a Turlock home, where she was kidnapped and taken to an orchard. Bound and gagged, Avina was doused with gasoline and set on fire. She was able to walk to ...
In the third day of the preliminary hearing for Kari Abbey the prosecution continued their efforts to prove the former Stanislaus County Sheriff's detective was involved in numerous criminal activities, including the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old woman. Abbey's defense team, led by attorney Michael Rains, started presenting their case that Abbey acted in self-defense the night of the fatal encounter and that the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office has unjustly targeted her ...