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Escapee apprehended in Winton; woman arrested as accomplice

Three days after escaping from a Merced County jail facility, a Merced man was found hiding under a pile of clothes in a Winton home.

December 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fatal shooting claims one; suspect jailed

The year came to a close with Turlock Police detectives investigating the city's third homicide for the year.

December 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police still seek victim in shooting

The Turlock Police Department continues to investigate a shooting that as of yet has not led to a gunshot victim.

December 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Auto thieves don’t take holidays

After toasting friends and family with champagne and watching the ball drop in Times Square, it might be a wise idea to check on the vehicles parked outside, because New Year's Day is the second highest holiday with incidents of vehicle theft.

December 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shoplifter should have had a list

A Turlock man attempting to steal merchandise from a Target store for the second time on the same day, ended up under arrest after officers tracked him to his home.

December 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Rumors of violence at schools unfounded

Rumors on social media sites speculating violent encounters at Turlock's two high schools prompted additional police patrols at both sites, but no problems were reported.

December 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man walking Turlock street with loaded shotgun

Turlock Police officers responding to a call of a suspicious person ended up arresting a man walking around with a shotgun.

December 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Mother facing neglect charges

Two young children were rescued from a smoke filled apartment after allegedly being left home alone by their mother Monday.

December 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sheriff’s investigators seek person of interest in homicide case

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is investigating a homicide that occurred in the Airport District in Modesto and is seeking the public's assistance in locating a person of interest.

December 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two nabbed in drug bust near school

A Turlock man, who was the subject of a Turlock Narcotics Enforcement Team investigation, was taken into custody Thursday on multiple drug and weapon charges.

December 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Database helps authorities remove more than 2,000 guns from California streets

With the nation once again facing a horrific mass shooting and renewing conversations about gun control, the California Attorney General's Office announced Tuesday it had taken more than 2,000 firearms away from prohibited users in the state over the last year.

December 18, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Scams can foil holiday tidings

As Christmas draws nearer and the shopping days wind down, the Better Business Bureau is reminding consumers to be a bit wary of scams posing as retailers and well-wishers.

December 18, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Priest prompted investigation into church volunteer

A priest's concern about the attention a church volunteer was giving to a young parishioner sparked an investigation that led to the arrest of a 34-year-old man on multiple counts of sexual assault.

December 14, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Grant aids probation department’s crackdown on DUI offenders

A new grant aimed at taking drunken drivers off the road is going to help the Stanislaus County Probation Department target some of the most frequent offenders.

December 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Farmers burdened with excessive trashing, dumping

No other county in the state seems to get as much illegal trash dumping as Stanislaus County. That's the summation of County Supervisor Jim DeMartini of Ceres, who almost weekly has to clean up piles of debris dumped on his Westport area farm property.

December 11, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


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Driver nabbed with cocaine

A Turlock man involved in a minor traffic accident was arrested Wednesday for hit and run and cocaine possession.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Authorities look to put the brakes on unsafe habits around trains

When the railroad crossing arms at Monte Vista Avenue and Golden State Boulevard started to lower Wednesday afternoon most of the vehicles began to slow down, but there is always that one exception.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One killed in Turlock collision

An 82-year-old man was killed in a traffic collision Tuesday night in Turlock.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect found with drugs, weapons, ammo

A man reportedly creating a disturbance at a Turlock restaurant was arrested by Turlock police officers on a variety of drug and weapon charges.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Prowler on the loose

An unknown individual attempted to break into a residence on Linwood Avenue but was thwarted when the resident awoke to the noise.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary suspect nabbed

A woman is facing a charge of commercial burglary after taking bags of purloined merchandise from a Turlock store Friday.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Indecent exposure reported near school

A man seen exposing himself near a Turlock school was taken into police custody after being placed under citizen's arrest.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock railroad tracks site of suicide

For the third time in little more than a month's time span a Turlock man has died on the railroad tracks running through town.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Boyfriend accused of murder in toddler’s death

The Delhi couple accused of causing the death of a 2-year-old child are awaiting arraignment in Merced County, but only one of them will be facing a murder charge.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shooting leaves teen injured

A 14-year-old was injured in what the Turlock Police Department is describing as a drive-by shooting.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Wanted Turlock man caught by U.S. Marshals

A Turlock man wanted in connection with a Modesto home invasion robbery was apprehended Thursday afternoon by the U.S. Marshals Service.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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