On a day meant to celebrate love and commitment, a man shot to death his estranged girlfriend in front of their 8-year-old son and then turned the gun on himself.
A guard at the John Latorraca Correctional facility in Merced was taken into custody Wednesday morning on allegations he was smuggling contraband into the jail.
The suspect who opened fire on law enforcement coming to take him into custody for shooting at a Ceres police officer is now facing multiple charges of attempted murder of a peace officer.
The largest marijuana bust in Stanislaus County was made Monday when local, state, and federal agents raided a grow operation in Crows Landing.
The preliminary hearing for a Turlock restaurateur accused of setting fire to his popular eatery, got underway Tuesday, but because of scheduling conflicts, the hearing won't conclude and a ruling won't be issued for more than a month from now.
A man, who is suspected of shooting at a Ceres police officer days earlier, was wounded during an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement Friday evening just outside of Turlock.
The DNA test samples submitted to the California Department of Justice have confirmed the child found in a canal Tuesday is that of 4-year-old Juliani Cardenas.
Whether you're a Green Bay cheese head or part of the Steeler nation, or just watch for the commercials, the Turlock Police Department is reminding all football fans not to include drinking and driving in the Super Bowl celebrations.
The Turlock Police Department is searching for a man who robbed a transient Sunday night.
Turlock Police detectives are investigating a bank robbery at the Oak Valley Community Bank by a lone man.
A 23-year-old Planada man is facing multiple felony charges including hit and run, stemming from a vehicle crash that left his passenger dead in a Merced Irrigation District canal.
Stanislaus County has one of the worst youth homicide rates in the state according to a newly released report.
The yellow and blue ribbons tied to the palm trees outside the Patterson Police Department that were a symbol of the hope and effort to bring Juliani Cardenas home safely whipped in the wind Tuesday afternoon as Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson made the grim announcement that a body matching that of the missing 4-year-old boy was pulled from the canal Tuesday morning.
Two men attempting to shoplift items from a Turlock grocery store are now facing strong arm robbery charges after they fought with store employees.
A brawl between several individuals resulted in felony vandalism charges for two men.
The end of the Drive Sober of Get Pulled Over campaign to curb drunk driving incidents resulted in 118 arrests locally during the 17-day crackdown during the holiday season. The anti-DUI crackdown began Dec. 16 and continued through midnight Sunday and incorporated the use of additional patrols and DUI checkpoints. The crackdown is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The ...
A Turlock man was killed and another critically injured in what authorities believe was an alcohol-related crash. The deceased was identified by the Merced County Coroner's Office as Ricky Lee Lowe, Jr., 29, of Turlock. The driver was identified by the California Highway Patrol as 27-year-old Kurt Alan Knapp of Turlock. Knapp has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the CHP. The fatal crash ...
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 ...