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Minor injuries reported in motorcycle collision

Backed up traffic on Lander Avenue led to a collision between a truck and motorcycle, and a trip to the hospital.

March 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Murder conviction overturned for Turlock man

When Taylor Futch walked out of a Stanislaus County courthouse in 2011, she believed it marked the last time she would ever see the man convicted of killing her father, but four years later she is facing the possibility of sitting through another trial.

March 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police apprehend suspect who tried to ignite propane tanks

A Turlock man who had been wanted by local law enforcement on attempted murder charges after he tried to set several propane tanks on fire has been located and taken into custody.

March 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bicycle stolen at knifepoint

Turlock Police are investigating a robbery where a knife was used to take a bicycle.

March 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man implicated in Santa Rosa kidnapping

A Turlock man was one of two local men arrested Tuesday night in connection to a kidnapping that originated in Santa Rosa.

March 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect leads police on foot, vehicle pursuit

A reckless driver led Turlock Police officers on a vehicle and foot pursuit before he was able to escape being apprehended.

March 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock police make meth bust

An investigation by the Turlock Police Department's Narcotics Enforcement Team led to the seizure of methamphetamine, handguns, cash and the arrest of one suspect.

March 11, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Arraignment delayed for Turlock murder suspect

The defense attorney representing a Turlock man accused of shooting an alleged trespasser requested a postponement for the arraignment, leaving his client in jail for at least another month.

March 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Jury convicts Turlock man of molesting step daughters, niece

A Turlock man has been convicted by a Stanislaus County Superior Court jury on multiple charges of sexual assault involving minors.

March 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect tries to head butt officer

A Turlock man already facing one charge of battery on a peace officer had another charge added when he tried to head butt a Turlock Police officer while being booked into the Stanislaus County Jail.

March 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police investigate child concealment case

The Turlock Police Department is actively investigating a case of child concealment, in which it is suspected a father is hiding his daughter out of state.

March 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man found on school campus with knife convicted of burglary, weapon offense

A Turlock man that was found sleeping on a school campus with a hunting knife in 2013 was convicted in Stanislaus County Superior Court on Feb. 23 of multiple charges, including burglary.

March 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Merced County correctional officer accused of sexual battery

Charges have been filed by the Merced County District Attorney's Office accusing a correctional officer with the Merced County Sheriff's Department of sexual misconduct.

March 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man charged with murder in 2013 shooting

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's office has filed a murder charge against a Turlock man who shot to death a 25-year-old man he caught on his property. The charge comes nearly a year and a half after the fatal shooting.

March 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man shot by unknown assailant

A 44-year-old man sustained a life-threatening gunshot wound Sunday morning while standing in a Turlock alleyway.

March 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Authorities bust counterfeit ring operating in Central Valley

A federal grand jury has indicted 10 men on allegations they were making and selling counterfeit movies and music in the Central Valley, including in Turlock.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspects in Craigslist shoe deal shooting identified

The two suspects responsible for a shooting in Turlock following a Craigslist initiated transaction of shoes have been identified and are facing a litany of criminal charges.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Craigslist deal for shoes ends in gunshots

An attempt to sell a pair of tennis shoes on Craigslist ended with a shooting after the would-be buyers gave the sellers counterfeit cash, the Turlock Police Department reported.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


County crackdown on drunk drivers

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is planning a crackdown on impaired drivers with a countywide saturation patrol.

March 26, 2015 | | Crime


Turlock man prison bound for 2010 fatal shooting

Turlock Diaz was 14 when he was arrested for murder. Now, after his sentencing on Monday, he'll likely be in his 60s before he's even eligible for parole.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Duo caught with stolen car

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force, along with Turlock Police officers, recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested two men for auto theft after spotting the vehicle being driven in Turlock on March 17.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man threatens clerk with knife

Turlock Police officers arrested a 20-year-old man on allegations he threatened a store clerk with a knife in an attempted robbery.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man brandishes gun in traffic dispute

A traffic dust up Thursday afternoon led to the arrest of a 20-year-old man on weapon charges after he allegedly brandished a gun at another motorist.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fight with teen gets man arrested

A 44-year-old Turlock man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly put a knife to the throat of a teenager.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock woman killed in crash outside Hilmar

An early morning accident near Hilmar claimed the life of a Turlock woman and injured two other women, the California Highway Patrol reported.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Detectives seek clues in death of young mother

Sheriff's detectives continue to piece together clues on the trail hopefully leading to the person or persons responsible for the death of a 24-year-old mother whose burned body turned up on a rural Ceres property on Monday.

March 19, 2015 | Jeff Benziger Ceres Courier | Crime


Highway collision claims life of Turlock man; wife facing charges

A Turlock father was killed in a single vehicle collision of Highway 99 Wednesday and his wife is facing criminal charges, including vehicular manslaughter, for his death.

March 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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