The Patterson woman accused of a hit and run that resulted in the death of a bicyclist on a Turlock road, was arraigned Thursday in Stanislaus County Superior Court.
A private investigator implicated during the investigation of Denair Road Dog Cycle owner Robert Holloway, was sentenced to prison Monday.
Two teenagers who fled their home with Molotov cocktails have been apprehended by the Turlock Police Department and the explosives have been diffused by authorities.
A 25-year-old Manteca woman held onto the windshield wipers of her husband's mini-van for dear life as he allegedly drove at speeds reaching 100 miles per hour between Manteca and Pleasanton.
The man, who gained the nickname of the "Poodle Bandit" because of his unruly curly-haired mop wig and his propensity to rob banks, pled guilty Tuesday to multiple counts of armed bank robbery, including one in Turlock.
The death of an aspiring rapper at a memorial barbecue in Turlock may have been sparked by another rapper's song insulting the wife of a gang member, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office as they laid out their case against two men on trial for murder.
Charges have been filed against the Patterson woman, who authorities say struck and killed a bicyclist traveling along a country road in Turlock.
During a recent Stanislaus County Farm Bureau workshop, Governmental Affairs Director Tom Orvis asked a group of about 50 local farmers if they or their property had been a recent victim of crime. Nearly every single farmer raised their hand, and now farmers have begun voicing their frustration with the county's rural crime activity. <span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: ...
The effort to curb crime in the community has a new tool in the arsenal.
A 21-year-old man is facing criminal charges on the suspicion he sexually assaulted an unconscious woman.
Merced County Sheriff's Department investigators are trying to puzzle out the mystery of how an airplane believed to be stored at the Turlock Airport wound up chained to the ground at the Gustine Airport.
Two teenagers are facing burglary charges after a witness saw them break into a Ballico home.
A theft of what was thought by two thieves to be assault rifles from a Hilmar residence has landed one man in jail and the Merced County Sheriff's Department searching for the second suspect.
The body of Jose Rodriguez was recovered from the Delta-Mendota canal Saturday morning.
A Turlock man is facing vehicular manslaughter charges after a fatal crash Sunday that claimed the life of a Modesto man.
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 ...