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Vehicle thefts drop in California

After back-to-back annual increases in the number of vehicle thefts, California reversed course in 2017, according to a recent report from the California Highway Patrol.

April 06, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Fentanyl making inroads into Central Valley

For so long methamphetamine has been the scourge of the Central Valley, but now law enforcement is concerned a new drug - fentanyl - is being introduced to the area, and should it gain the same stranglehold as methamphetamine, it could have deadly consequences.

April 06, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Man found dead alongside Hilmar road

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is investigating the suspicious death of a man found alongside a rural road in Hilmar.

April 06, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Turlock mother arrested for leaving toddler, baby home alone

A 19-year-old mother was arrested by Turlock Police officers after she left her two children home alone and her 2-year-old daughter was found playing in the road.

April 03, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Reckless drivers tie up Turlock police services

Turlock Police officers were kept busy Saturday evening dealing with a multitude of vehicles driving recklessly in a Turlock neighborhood, and later the movie theater parking lot.

April 03, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Suspect kidnaps woman from downtown Turlock

A woman was kidnapped and sexually assaulted after being carjacked as the local nightlife was coming to an end early Saturday morning in downtown Turlock.

April 03, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Sting operation results in 18 cited for illegal contracting

A Denair man was one of 18 people to be caught by Merced County District Attorney Investigators and the Contractors State License Board during an undercover operation held in Merced last week.

March 30, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime

Police arrest home invasion robbers who terrorized Turlock teen

Those responsible for committing a brazen daytime home invasion robbery in November, which forced a young girl to hide in the closet while one of the suspects ransacked her home, were recently arrested.

March 30, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Crime

Hilmar man sentenced for DUI in Turlock

A Hilmar man recently racked up his sixth felony conviction for driving under the influence, which will be sending him to prison for four years, reported the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office.

March 27, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Conviction for fatal road rage in Turlock

A Keyes resident is prison bound for his role in a road rage incident in Turlock that resulted in the death of a 34-year-old man.

March 27, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Runaways cause fire at vacant Turlock home

Two runaway boys, ages 11 and 12, were arrested on suspicion of arson for starting a fire in a vacant Turlock home Monday morning.

March 20, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Jury reaches guilty verdict for 2016 fatal shooting in Delhi

A Merced County Superior Court jury has convicted a 28-year-old gang member of the murder of one man and the attempted murder of a woman in Delhi in 2016.

March 20, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Illegal use of laser pointer could land Turlock man in jail

A Turlock man is facing five years in prison after being convicted of pointing a laser at a Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department helicopter.

March 19, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Officer involved shooting in Keyes

A California Highway Patrol officer shot an individual Thursday night on the Keyes Road overpass at Highway 99.

March 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Denair woman convicted of workers’ compensation fraud

A Denair woman who operated an employment services business has been convicted of workers' compensation fraud after underreporting the business' payroll and number of employees.

March 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

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Articles by Section - Crime

High school ‘assassination’ game ends in violence

A high school senior tradition that involves students driving around town and "assassinating" each other with water guns led to an incident that seriously injured ...

April 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Crime

Police find illegal weapons, evidence of drug sales at Turlock home

Turlock's Special Investigations Unit took a suspected drug dealer off the streets and confiscated an illegal assault rifle and short barrel shotgun.

April 19, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Crime

Helicopter, K9 help catch auto theft suspect

A suspected auto thief's attempt to elude arrest came to an unsuccessful end when the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department helicopter pinpointed his location ...

April 17, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Two arrested for running over man in Turlock

Two young men have been arrested in a homicide investigation on allegations they intentionally ran over a man early Sunday in Turlock.

April 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Police probe school break-ins

Three Turlock schools were broken into and vandalized by two unknown suspects early Monday morning.

April 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Hilmar homicide victim identified

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has officially classified the death of a man found alongside a Hilmar road a homicide.

April 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Shooting injures one in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is trying to investigate a shooting in which the victim claims he just woke up in front of a house with ...

April 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Lawsuit filed against investigators, agencies involved in Carson case

Georgia DeFilippo and her daughter, Christina DeFilippo, have filed a lawsuit against Stanislaus County and various cities and law enforcement agencies for violations of their ...

April 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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