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Turlock man awaits sentencing for torture, murder of toddler

A Turlock man convicted of first-degree murder for the death of a 3-year-old Exeter girl is now waiting to find out if he will spend the rest of his life in prison, or if he will pay for his crimes with his life.

November 25, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect in deputy’s death wants to represent himself

The man standing accused of gunning down a Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputy is wanting to represent himself in his legal proceedings, but first officials have to determine if he is even competent to stand trial.

November 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Parole denied for Turlock civic club shooter

A Modesto man has been denied parole for the seventh time for his role in an armed robbery of the Assyrian American Club in Turlock.

November 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with crash, arrest for Turlock man

A Turlock man was arrested Monday in Los Banos after leading officers on a pursuit that ended with a crash and the suspect trying to swim away.

November 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Officers hit during arrest

A Turlock man was placed under arrest after injuring two peace officers with a handcuff.

November 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stop to give aid turns into carjacking for firefighter

An off-duty volunteer firefighter stopping to help victims of a car crash became the victim of a carjacking Thursday morning in Ballico, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department.

November 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Scams seek to profit from deputy’s death

While the community mourns the loss of Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Wallace and is looking for ways to help his family and friends, some individuals are using it as an opportunity to put cash in their wallets.

November 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Grant to help prosecute DUI offenders

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office has been awarded a specialty grant to prosecute cases against repeat offenders and those involved in fatal or injury crashes in cases involving driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

November 15, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Stanislaus Sheriff deputy slain; suspect pleads not guilty

Days after Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Wallace was gunned down while checking on a suspicious vehicle, his accused killer made his first court appearance to enter a not guilty plea to all the charges against him.

November 15, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Investigators seek public’s help in case of slain deputy

As detectives continue to investigate the fatal shooting of Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Wallace, they are seeking the public's help in filling in the timeline of Wallace's suspected killed, David Machado.

November 14, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man charged with murder

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a homicide in which the victim was found stabbed in an orchard outside of town and the suspect located after following the clues from a vehicle fire.

November 13, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspected killer of Stanislaus County Sheriff’s deputy apprehended

The suspect in the death of a Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputy was apprehended Sunday afternoon in Tulare County - nearly four hours after the deputy was killed in what was described by Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson as an execution.

November 13, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sheriff’s deputy killed; Manhunt for suspect underway

Surrounded by a somber backing of leaders from law enforcement and the county, Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson announced one of his deputies had been killed in the line of duty.

November 13, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Traffic safety efforts to increase

In the wake of two fatal accidents involving pedestrians last week the Turlock Police Department is ramping up their efforts to reducing collisions around the city.

November 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Parole denied for Denair killer

A Denair man has been denied parole for his role in a fatal stabbing from 1991, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office.

November 10, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Rollover crash claims life of Hilmar teen

A solo vehicle accident in Turlock in which none of the four occupants were wearing seat belts resulted in the death of the driver and ...

December 08, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect flees from sheriff’s deputies, crashes car in Delhi

A man that believed he was wanted for a parole violation led Merced County Sheriff's deputies on a pursuit that wound through areas of ...

December 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with a crash for motorcyclist

What could have been just a citation for a vehicle violation ended up being a felony arrest for a Turlock man after he led officers ...

December 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Moments after first collision Delhi woman killed in second crash

A Delhi woman survived a head-on collision in Denair Wednesday morning only to be hit by another vehicle moments later, causing fatal injuries, according to ...

December 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect in carjacking of firefighter’s truck apprehended

The Merced County Sheriff's Department believes they have found and arrested the man suspected of stealing a firefighter's truck from the scene of ...

December 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hilmar duo arrested for cancer scam

Oakdale Police arrested a 31-year-old Hilmar woman on suspicion of bilking a kind-hearted Oakdale woman out of $8,500 on a bogus story that the ...

December 01, 2016 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Crime


60 citations issued in Turlock traffic operation

The Turlock Police Department's traffic safety enforcement effort on Wednesday resulted in 60 citations being issued in just under a three hour time span.

December 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspects arrested in double stabbing attack

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, with the assistance of the Turlock Police Department, has arrested a man and a woman in connection with two ...

November 29, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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