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23-year sentence in stray bullet shooting of Turlock native

When Justin Ferrari was felled by an errant bullet on a Seattle street on May 24, 2012, he was a 42-year-old man with a life of opportunities and dreams stretching out before him.

October 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Body of Turlock man found buried in forest

The discovery of human remains two months ago is believed to be that of Turlock resident Korey Kaufman, who had been missing for more than a year.

October 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Prescription drug disposal

The Turlock Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs by hosting a free disposal event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Public Safety Center at 244 N. Broadway Avenue. The service is free and anonymous and no questions are asked.

October 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Deputies find drugs, weapons at Hughson home

Neighborhood complaints over a skunk smell and increased traffic led the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department to a marijuana growing operation inside a Hughson home.

October 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Store employee puts a halt to theft

A 25-year-old man with plans to steal a few tools from the Sears in Turlock probably did not count on having to deal with such determined employees.

October 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with watery crash

A man's plan to elude law enforcement in a stolen vehicle turned out to be all wet when he crashed the car into a fire hydrant in Turlock.

October 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Preparing for the worst

The campus at California State University, Stanislaus was turned into one big crime scene Tuesday afternoon as the university and local law enforcement and emergency personnel engaged in an emergency drill. The simulation of an active shooter on campus involved the California State University police department, the Turlock Police Department, the Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response. Students from the theatre department took on the roles of the victims and the walking wounded.

October 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man with knife found on school campus

A homeless man armed with a dagger was found asleep on the grounds of a Turlock elementary school Thursday morning.

October 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Reckless driver apprehended

A 39-year-old man was arrested Sunday after he was witnessed driving through red lights while asleep behind the wheel, according to the Turlock Police Department.

October 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Officers bust man with counterfeit money

A probation search led to the discovery of counterfeiting activity operating out of a Turlock motel.

October 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Auto dealers prison bound for bank fraud

Two Modesto brothers who owned multiple car dealerships have earned lengthy prison sentences as a result of their conviction for conspiring to commit bank fraud, the United States Attorney's Office announced.

October 01, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Turlock EDD office burglarized, ransacked

The Turlock branch office of the Employment Development Department, which is slated for closure in about two weeks, was broken into and ransacked.

October 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Kidnapping suspect enters no contest plea to robbery

The case of a kidnapping in Turlock came to a close Monday when the Arizona suspect agreed to a plea deal with the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office.

September 27, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Marijuana, guns found in Turlock home

An investigation by the Turlock Narcotics Enforcement Team led to the discovery of a marijuana growing operation inside a Turlock home.

September 27, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man arrested on child porn charges

Ceres police arrested a 35-year-old Turlock man on Thursday on charges of possession of child pornography.

September 24, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


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Police surround Turlock home after gun threat call

Turlock Police surrounded a house with weapons drawn for five hours Thursday night in an attempt to contact a man suspected of putting a gun to the head of a local woman. When police finally entered the Marshall Street home around midnight, the suspect was nowhere to be found, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

December 19, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Turlock police patrol busy shopping centers atop Trikkes

During his regular work week, Turlock Police Officer Joe Dusel can be seen patrolling the streets of town atop his motorcycle. On Friday, however, Dusel traded in his usual two-wheeled motorized vehicle for a three-wheeler. Dusel wasn't off-roading, instead the traffic safety officer was patrolling the parking lots around Monte Vista Crossings shopping center atop one of the police department's Trikke Carving Vehicles, an electric powered personal transportation device.

December 19, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Decorations go missing

A Grinch has stolen the Christmas cheer from a Turlock child with special needs by stealing the boy's beloved decorations.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman reports sexual assault

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a woman's report that she was sexually assaulted by two men she met outside a Lander Avenue business.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Dispute turns into domestic violence arrest

A 23-year-old man is facing domestic abuse charges after allegedly putting a knife to the throat of woman.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trio's attempt to dine and dash unsuccessful

A woman and two men were cited by the Turlock Police Department after they were caught trying to skip out on their bill after eating at a Turlock restaurant.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man threatens victim with Taser

A dispute between two men led to the arrest of one after he threatened to use a Taser on the other.

December 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man robbed at Turlock motel

A man was beaten and robbed by a couple while visiting a friend at a Turlock motel.

December 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Charges mount for suspected shoplifter

A woman suspected of shoplifting from a Turlock department store was found in possession of narcotics and counterfeit money.

December 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock convenience store robbed

An armed suspect robbed a Quik Stop in Turlock, pointing his firearm at both a customer and the store's clerk, the Turlock Police Department reported.

December 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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