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Underage drinkers targeted at concert in Turlock

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, through a grant funded by the California State Department of Alcohol Beverage Control, participated in a general enforcement operation at the" KAT Country 103 FM Listeners Appreciation Concert" on Saturday that resulted in 20 arrests for underage drinking.

June 06, 2017 | | Crime


Turlock police grabbed the attention of multiple distracted drivers in April

The crackdown on distracted driving in April resulted in the Turlock Police Department handing out 61 citations to motorists whose attention were on things other than the road, with the most prevalent distraction being cell phone calls and texts.

June 01, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock Police catch repeat sex offender

A Turlock Police detective's curiosity led to the arrest of an unregistered sex offender, who just a day before had been verbally accosting women at a Turlock park.

May 30, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


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Two die in collision outside Denair

Two men were killed in a head-on collision just east of Denair on Saturday morning.

June 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fatal shooting in Turlock leaves one dead

Detectives are investigating the death of a man found in a dirt lot Thursday morning in Turlock.

June 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police nab suspected serial robber stalking downtown Turlock

The Turlock Police Department believes they have captured the people responsible for multiple armed robberies in the downtown area over the last week.

June 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Local men caught with stolen big rig

A Turlock man and two men from Hughson were taken into custody Tuesday after they were caught driving a big rig truck reported stolen out ...

June 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police search for man attempting to steal cash from ATM

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a man suspected of trying to break into multiple ATMs around town.

June 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fatal shooting in Turlock

Detectives are investigating a murder that occurred early Thursday morning in Turlock.

June 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Car used as a weapon in assault

A Turlock man was arrested on assault charges after using his car to ram another vehicle that his girlfriend was in at the time.

June 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gun brandished at cell phone user

A man who believed someone was taking his photo with a cell phone was arrested on weapon-related charges after brandishing a gun at the person.

June 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Area takes fourth spot for auto thefts

The Modesto metropolitan region, which includes Turlock and the surrounding area, has fallen from the top spot in the nation for auto thefts. However, it ...

June 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police probe downtown Turlock robberies

The Turlock Police Department is investigating two similar downtown armed robberies in which the targets were couples outside of local nightlife spots.

June 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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