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Jury reaches guilty verdict for 2016 fatal shooting in Delhi

A Merced County Superior Court jury has convicted a 28-year-old gang member of the murder of one man and the attempted murder of a woman in Delhi in 2016.

March 20, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Illegal use of laser pointer could land Turlock man in jail

A Turlock man is facing five years in prison after being convicted of pointing a laser at a Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department helicopter.

March 19, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Officer involved shooting in Keyes

A California Highway Patrol officer shot an individual Thursday night on the Keyes Road overpass at Highway 99.

March 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Denair woman convicted of workers’ compensation fraud

A Denair woman who operated an employment services business has been convicted of workers' compensation fraud after underreporting the business' payroll and number of employees.

March 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two cases of stolen checks nets two arrests

Over the course of two days Turlock Police officers arrested two men in connection with stolen checks, but the cases don't appear to be connected.

March 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Accident leads to stolen car recovery

A minor accident at a Turlock gas station led to the discovery of a stolen vehicle and the arrest of one suspect.

March 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police respond to gunfire at Turlock motel

The Turlock Police Department is crediting a woman's calm demeanor with preventing a possible tragedy after her significant other began randomly firing his gun while at a Motel 6.

March 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man suspected in DUI crash

A Turlock man is facing criminal charges after causing a collision while allegedly under the influence and then fleeing the scene.

March 06, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fire displaces nine Turlock residents

An attic fire of unknown origin caused damage to a Turlock home and left nine people displaced, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

March 06, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi driver will spend one year in jail for fatal crash

The man behind the wheel in a drunk driving collision that claimed the life of a Delhi teenager will be spending the next year in jail for two probation violations.

March 06, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Narcotics search turns up marijuana, guns and a mortar round in Turlock home

A search of a home by Turlock Police investigators turned up a mortar round that prompted an evacuation of the neighborhood and a call to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's bomb squad Tuesday morning.

March 06, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Five trees set aflame in Turlock

Turlock's fire and police departments are seeking information on the person who set a series of fires around Turlock Wednesday night by igniting Cypress trees.

March 01, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New technology could help farmers with theft problems

The Merced County Sheriff's Department and the Merced County Farm Bureau unveiled a new technology Monday that aims to deter thefts of agricultural products and equipment.

February 27, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Keyes man arrested for trying to join terrorist group

A federal complaint unsealed Tuesday in New York charges a Keyes resident with attempting to help the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, also known as ISIL.

February 27, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Merced College student arrested for terrorist threats

A Merced College student was arrested Sunday after allegedly posting threats on social media against the campus of 15,000 students.

February 27, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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High school ‘assassination’ game ends in violence

A high school senior tradition that involves students driving around town and "assassinating" each other with water guns led to an incident that seriously injured ...

April 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Police find illegal weapons, evidence of drug sales at Turlock home

Turlock's Special Investigations Unit took a suspected drug dealer off the streets and confiscated an illegal assault rifle and short barrel shotgun.

April 19, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Helicopter, K9 help catch auto theft suspect

A suspected auto thief's attempt to elude arrest came to an unsuccessful end when the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department helicopter pinpointed his location ...

April 17, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two arrested for running over man in Turlock

Two young men have been arrested in a homicide investigation on allegations they intentionally ran over a man early Sunday in Turlock.

April 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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