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Valley gang sweep nets 14 arrests

In a dramatic show of force that included armored vehicles on city streets, federal agents teamed up with local law enforcement to sweep through Turlock, Ceres and Modesto and take into custody 14 men in a series of arrests connected to the activities of the prison gang Nuestra Familia and the criminal street gang Nortenos.

March 22, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man arrested in FBI operation targeting Nuestra Familia

The military-style law enforcement operation witnessed by some Turlock residents early Wednesday morning was part of a two-day multi-agency operation that saw the arrest of eight Nuestra Familia gang members and associates in Turlock, Ceres, Modesto and Stockton on federal drug trafficking charges.

March 21, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


FBI, SWAT close down Canal Drive

Residents of Canal Drive, between Palm and Geer, were awakened early this morning to the sight of a military-style law enforcement operation.

March 20, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Alcohol operation nets local, state arrests

A statewide sting operation conducted by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control resulted in the arrests of 506 people, including 32 in Stanislaus County.

March 19, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Man targets city worker at park

A city worker who confronted a man about breaking bottles at Columbia Park was in turn the victim of a theft when the man stole his cell phone and wallet.

March 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pair facing robbery charges

Two men are being charged with robbery after allegedly stealing a digital tablet from a man's truck Thursday morning and threatening him with sticks.

March 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman drives into accident scene; gets DUI

A Turlock woman was arrested on the suspicion of driving under the influence after she crashed through a barricade at the site of a fatal accident Tuesday night.

March 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Violent crime on the rise

The crime rate in Turlock fell by a slim margin in the last year, but prison realignment is having a significant impact on the community as violent crimes and response times to critical situations both increased over the year.

March 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man faces three counts of vehicular manslaughter for deaths of friends

The Turlock man who was behind the wheel in a fatal rollover that killed three of his friends waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday, moving him one step closer to trial for the vehicular manslaughter charges against him.

March 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Taylor Road collision injures three

A head-on collision between two vehicles on a Turlock road left both drivers seriously injured and a passenger with minor injuries, the Turlock Police Department reported.

March 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three nabbed in drug bust

An investigation by the Turlock Police Department's Narcotics Enforcement Team resulted in the seizure of multiple illegal drugs and the arrests of three people.

March 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder suspect found in Denair

A Lathrop man with an arrest warrant for murder out of the Oakland Police Department was found in Denair Wednesday during a drug raid by the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

March 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man caught with phony IDs

A Turlock man is facing a litany of criminal charges after he was caught with a stolen credit card and phony identification cards.

March 05, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Driver killed in solo wreck outside Turlock

A 29-year-old man suspected of driving under the influence crashed his truck early Sunday morning on Santa Fe Avenue and died from his injuries, the California Highway Patrol reported.

March 05, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock mother to stand trial for starving daughter to death

A Turlock mother will stand trial for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, who died a slow death from dehydration and starvation, the medical examiner reported.

March 05, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Jury finds defendant sane at time of murder

A Stanislaus County jury found convicted murderer Nicholas Harris was sane the night he stabbed to death a 25-year-old Turlock man and set his car on fire.

August 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man escapes fiery crash

A man escaped what could have been a fatal accident after his vehicle clipped a big rig, hit another and then caught on fire Monday morning on East Avenue.

August 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man wanted for Placer County theft, evading

The Placer County Sheriff's Department is seeking a Turlock man on felony vandalism and theft charges after he allegedly broke into a Colfax car wash.

August 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Jury ponders over sanity case

A Stanislaus County jury continues to deliberate on whether or not a Turlock man convicted of murder was sane or insane when he stabbed a man to death.

August 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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