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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 Hilmar and Delhi, until it ended with a crash that severely injured the man's passenger.

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 on a pursuit through town that ended with a crash in Denair.

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 the California Highway Patrol.

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 a collision.

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 suspect's 10-year-old son had cancer and had eventually died from the disease.

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 stabbings at a south Modesto mobile home park.

November 29, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


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Two suspects apprehended for serial burglaries

Two men were taken into custody by the Modesto Police Department for a series of burglaries that have targeted dentists' offices throughout Stanislaus County, including ...

February 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man admits to fatal shooting

A Turlock man has entered a guilty plea I the death of a Modesto man found buried behind a garage in an unincorporated area of ...

February 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bomb squad called out over suspicious device in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department called out the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department's bomb squad after a suspicious device was found near the railroad tracks ...

February 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Authorities warn of illegal pesticide sold at flea market

The Merced County District Attorney's Office is warning people who may have purchased a product to kill cockroaches from the flea market that the ...

February 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New York man accused of sexual abuse of Turlock teenager

A New York man was arrested in Turlock earlier this week after allegations surfaced that he had engaged in sexual relations with a teenager.

February 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Homicide discovered at Turlock motel

The City of Turlock recorded its first homicide for the year with the death of a 46-year-old resident at a local motel.

February 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Vandals strike neighborhood around high school

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a rash of vandalism around Turlock High School that left several residents with slashed tires.

February 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit in stolen vehicle ends with two arrests

An attempted traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle in Turlock early Sunday morning sparked a pursuit that ended when the vehicle became lodged in a ...

February 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Paystub scam reported in area

The Merced County District Attorney's Office is advising area businesses to be especially vigilant when processing credit applications after discovering a paystub scam circulating ...

February 09, 2017 | | Crime


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