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Police catch suspected mail thief

A stop for a vehicle code violation led to the arrest of a man on drug charges and the recovery of several items of stolen mail, according to the Turlock Police Department.

May 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fake firefighters arrested by real police

Turlock Police Chief Nino Amirfar and Turlock Fire Marshal Mark Gomez helped take two people into custody Thursday evening on allegations they had been posing as firefighters and were soliciting donations.

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock residents charged in unemployment benefit scheme

Two Turlock residents were included in an 18-count indictment of Californians accused of unemployment benefits fraud and an identity theft scheme, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Search leads to robbery arrest in Turlock

A robbery suspect and an accomplice who helped him flee from law enforcement at least for a short time were apprehended Thursday afternoon in Turlock by the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock schools placed on lockdown as police search for suspect

Four Turlock schools were placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon as the Turlock Police Department searched for a possibly armed suspect.

May 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock schools on lockdown as police search for suspect

Three Turlock schools are currently on lockdown as the Turlock Police Department searches for a possibly armed suspect.

May 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Scammers look to profit off sheriff’s department tragedy

As the community mourns the passing of two Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department employees, the sheriff's department is warning people to be wary about scams looking to profit off the tragedy.

May 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Officials warn residents to be wary of tech support scam

A scam started years ago is once again being circulated in California, prompting officials to issue a consumer alert in the hopes no one will fall victim to the ploy.

May 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Robbery at Turlock check cashing store

The Turlock Police Department is looking for the man who robbed a check cashing store at knifepoint Wednesday evening.

May 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trial ordered in alleged Turlock hate crime

A Turlock father and son will have to stand trial on allegations they attacked a woman outside a bar in what was described as a hate crime.

May 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police nab suspected mail thief

The effort to rid Turlock of mail theft claimed a small victory Tuesday with the arrest of a Riverbank man found in possession of purloined letters and bills.

May 11, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock dermatologist accused of fraud

A dermatologist operating out of a Turlock office was indicted by a federal grand jury on allegations of fraud.

May 11, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Defendants in Kauffman killing will remain out of custody

A judge has ruled that the three defendants accused of murdering Turlock resident Korey Kauffman will remain free from custody while awaiting trial.

May 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Thieves target Turlock mailboxes

Once again Turlock neighborhoods are seeing a rash of mailbox thefts as the area saw eight mailbox thefts or damages within the last 10 days, according to the Turlock Police Department's call log.

May 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police search for drugstore robber

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect who robbed a CVS store pharmacy twice.

May 05, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Ceres man pleads guilty in murder of daughter

Mark Edward Mesiti, the former Ceres resident standing trial for the 2006 murder of his daughter Alycia, decided Tuesday to plead guilty in exchange for ...

October 17, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Speeding, trailing too close causes fatal wreck

A Turlock man was arrested by the California Highway Patrol for voluntary manslaughter after allegedly causing a collision that claimed the life of a Delhi ...

October 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Girl, 12, arrested for brandishing knife at school

A school yard argument ended with a 12-year-old Turlock girl being taken to Juvenile Hall after she threatened another child with a knife, according to ...

October 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect in Turlock shooting, auto theft arrested

A Turlock man has been taken into custody on allegations he was responsible for a recent shooting and auto theft, according to the Turlock Police ...

October 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Carjacking ends with a crash

A suspected carjacker's attempt to abscond with a stolen vehicle met with a violent end when he collided with a big rig minutes after ...

October 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Collision outside of Denair claims one life

A solo vehicle collision along a rural stretch of road east of Denair resulted in the death of one man, the California Highway Patrol reported.

October 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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