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USFS: Hunter caused huge wildfire near Yosemite

SACRAMENTO - A gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park was caused by an illegal fire set by a hunter, the U.S. Forest Service said Thursday.

September 06, 2013 | BY TRACIE CONE Associated Press | Crime


Body found in Merced River

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has launched a homicide investigation after a man's body was found in the Merced River with a gunshot wound.

September 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


CHP looking to boost ranks

The California Highway Patrol will accept applications in September from individuals interested in a career as a CHP officer. The CHP is looking to hire cadets from a pool of applicants to fill vacant officer positions throughout the state.

September 03, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


CHP concerned over rise in pedestrian, bicyclists collisions

An increase in the number of collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists has the local office of the California Highway Patrol warning people to proceed with more caution while on Stanislaus County roads.

August 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Missing man found

A man previously reported missing was found by a Turlock Police officer during a traffic stop and the driver was charged with false imprisonment.

August 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police, fire prepare to move into Public Safety Facility

The Turlock police and fire departments are prepping for their big move into the new Public Safety Facility, but it's an endeavor much more complicated than just calling up a moving van.

August 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man arrested in stolen car in Ceres

Tommy Kong, 23, of Turlock, faces several charges after leading Ceres police on a high-speed pursuit in a stolen vehicle on Aug. 20.

August 27, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


New trial ordered for alleged road rage case

A Stanislaus County judge has ruled that a Turlock man previously acquitted of murder in the death of a 67-year-old Denair man will have to face a new trial for involuntary manslaughter.

August 27, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police nab six for burglary after call from concerned neighbor

An observant neighbor's call to the police resulted in the arrest of six individuals suspected of burglary.

August 22, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Panel reverses two Road Dog convictions

The convictions of two men rounded up during the Denair Road Dog Cycle investigation and prosecution have been overturned by a federal appeals court.

August 20, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hash lab burns home

A Turlock man is facing multiple criminal charges after setting his kitchen on fire while making hashish.

August 16, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Run-in with acquaintance turns to robbery

A Turlock man is recovering from injuries he sustained during a strong-armed robbery Sunday afternoon.

August 13, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Manslaughter conviction for Delhi father

A Merced County jury found Daniel McDonald guilty of voluntary manslaughter for the shooting death of his 46-year-old son Donald McDonald.

August 13, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man held accountable for Illinois shooting

A Turlock man is facing a lengthy prison term for his role in an Illinois home invasion, in which his partner was shot and killed by the homeowner.

August 13, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Attacker prison bound for knife assault at park

The man accused of slitting his ex-girlfriend's throat at Turlock's Donnelly Park has been sentenced to eight years and eight months in prison for the attack.

August 13, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Articles by Section - Crime


Declaration sheds light on pizzeria sexual assault allegation

Court papers filed shortly after a sexual assault complaint was made against a former Oakdale pizzeria owner give insight to the circumstances surrounding his Oct. 20 arrest by Oakdale Police.

October 27, 2014 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Crime


Fourth suspect arrested for double homicide

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested a fourth man for the murder of two men found inside a charred car in an orchard outside of Denair.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen motorcycle involved in two hit and runs

Turlock Police officers are on the hunt for a man who stole a motorcycle and then proceeded to crash it - twice.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Chop shop found in Turlock

The theft of a stolen all-terrain vehicle led authorities to a chop shop operating in Turlock, as well as the seizure of an estimated 100 pounds of marijuana.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman, teens charged with theft

A woman was arrested Thursday night on allegations she used two teenagers to help her steal from a Turlock store.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect caught burglarizing laundry facility

A Turlock man is facing burglary charges after he was seen breaking into the coin boxes at an apartment complex laundry room.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three arrested for murder

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested three men for the murder of two men, whose remains were found in a charred car in an orchard outside Denair.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pitman student hit by car

A 16-year-old boy walking to Pitman High School was struck by a car Thursday morning.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fruit cup used in Turlock robbery

A man's attempt at shoplifting items from a Turlock grocery store became a robbery after he hurled a fruit cup at a loss prevention agent in his escape.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Motorcyclist killed in Turlock collision

A Turlock neighborhood already rocked by the death of three family members has once again witnessed a fatality on their streets.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man found asleep at intersection charged with DUI

A man found asleep behind the wheel of his car at a Turlock intersection was arrested for driving under the influence when he was unable to complete a field sobriety test.

October 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Remains found in burned car

The remains of two people were discovered inside a burned car Monday morning in an orchard located east of Denair.

October 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Former Jura's owner arrested for sexual assault

The former owner of Jura's Pizza Parlor in Oakdale and namesake of the Turlock restaurant was arrested on Monday for a sexual assault incident that occurred at the now closed Oakdale location in September.

October 20, 2014 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Crime


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