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Seven indicted for mortgage fraud conspiracy

A federal grand jury returned a 15-count indictment on Thursday against seven individuals, charging them with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bank fraud, mail fraud and aiding and abetting, and making false statements to a bank in a mortgage fraud scheme, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

June 26, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Charges filed against officer who took teen from Turlock

The Oklahoma police officer accused of taking a 15-year-old girl from the Turlock home of her grandparents has been fired from his job and is facing a kidnapping charge in Stanislaus County.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stanislaus County sees drop in auto thefts

The rate of vehicle thefts in Stanislaus County saw a decline for a second year, according to the latest report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock men included in drug indictment

A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment today against four Central Valley men, including two from Turlock, on drug trafficking charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

June 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teen reported missing from Turlock found in Las Vegas

The 15-year-old girl reported missing by her grandparents in Turlock was found Thursday morning in a Las Vegas hotel room and the Oklahoma police officer she was with has been taken into custody on an arrest warrant for kidnapping.

June 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock teen found safe

A Turlock teen taken by an Oklahoma police officer in his 30s was found safe in Las Vegas.

June 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Turlock police investigate child abduction

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a child abduction case in which a teenage girl was taken by a man in his 30s.

June 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sheriff’s deputy charged with theft of inmates’ funds

A nine-year veteran with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is facing allegations of stealing thousands of dollars from the accounts of inmates, according to the sheriff's department.

June 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock duo guilty of forgery scheme in Nevada

A Turlock couple is bound for a pair of Nevada jail cells after being convicted of running a counterfeit money-making scheme out of a casino hotel room.

June 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspicious device leads to call for bomb squad

Turlock Police were called out Monday morning to a Turlock neighborhood after a possible pipe bomb was discovered.

June 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi man and teen arrested for gang murder

A spate of gang violence in Delhi led to the death of a 23-year-old man and the arrest of two suspects on murder charges, including a 16-year-old boy.

June 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Toy gun leads to arrest

A Turlock police officer sustained an injury while struggling with a suspect who was reportedly armed with a gun. Once in custody it was discovered the suspect was in possession of a toy gun.

June 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Violence claims life of Delhi man

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting in Delhi that claimed the life of a 23-year-old man Saturday.

June 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man found inside burning home in Hughson

Hughson firefighters responding to a report of a house fire just outside of city limits discovered a deceased man inside the home, a possible victim of foul play.

June 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man charged with kidnapping, elder abuse

The Turlock Police Department arrested a 37-year-old man on charges of kidnapping and elder abuse after he injured a woman while trying to take control of her vehicle.

June 11, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Theft suspect spotted leaving store

A man attempting to steal hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from a Turlock store ended up under arrest when a police officer saw him leaving the store.

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect arrested after pushing officer

A 61-year-old man was facing charges of battery after pushing a police officer who had come to speak to him about harassing customers as they left a Turlock salon.

July 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Off-duty officers stop thief

A Turlock man is facing criminal charges after having the misfortune of attempting to break into a vehicle in front of several off-duty police officers.

July 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teens charged with Donnelly park robbery

An 18-year-old man and two teenagers were taken into custody Tuesday on allegations they attacked and robbed three people, including a couple at a Turlock park.

July 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gustine father arrested for child’s death

A 26-year-old Gustine man was arrested by the Merced County Sheriff's Department on Monday on allegations he killed his 9-month-old son.

July 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock doctor among Modesto homicide victims

The Modesto Police Department has taken a suspect into custody for the death of five people, including a Turlock doctor and her young children.

July 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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