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Woman drives into accident scene; gets DUI

A Turlock woman was arrested on the suspicion of driving under the influence after she crashed through a barricade at the site of a fatal accident Tuesday night.

March 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Violent crime on the rise

The crime rate in Turlock fell by a slim margin in the last year, but prison realignment is having a significant impact on the community as violent crimes and response times to critical situations both increased over the year.

March 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man faces three counts of vehicular manslaughter for deaths of friends

The Turlock man who was behind the wheel in a fatal rollover that killed three of his friends waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday, moving him one step closer to trial for the vehicular manslaughter charges against him.

March 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Taylor Road collision injures three

A head-on collision between two vehicles on a Turlock road left both drivers seriously injured and a passenger with minor injuries, the Turlock Police Department reported.

March 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three nabbed in drug bust

An investigation by the Turlock Police Department's Narcotics Enforcement Team resulted in the seizure of multiple illegal drugs and the arrests of three people.

March 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder suspect found in Denair

A Lathrop man with an arrest warrant for murder out of the Oakland Police Department was found in Denair Wednesday during a drug raid by the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

March 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man caught with phony IDs

A Turlock man is facing a litany of criminal charges after he was caught with a stolen credit card and phony identification cards.

March 05, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Driver killed in solo wreck outside Turlock

A 29-year-old man suspected of driving under the influence crashed his truck early Sunday morning on Santa Fe Avenue and died from his injuries, the California Highway Patrol reported.

March 05, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock mother to stand trial for starving daughter to death

A Turlock mother will stand trial for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, who died a slow death from dehydration and starvation, the medical examiner reported.

March 05, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman convicted for posing as Cardoza aide

An Atwater woman was found guilty Tuesday on allegation she falsely represented herself as a congressional aide for former Congressman Dennis Cardoza in a scheme to deceive clients of her tax consulting business.

March 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Court hears details of toddler's horrific death

A Turlock 2-year-old girl with cerebral palsy was kept in her crib and shut away in a filthy room with five cats and no food or water for three days before she was found dead by her mother - the woman now standing accused of her murder.

March 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Neighborly concern gets gunshot return

A Hilmar woman escaped a potentially deadly encounter unscathed after an armed man fired several shots at her Sunday morning.

March 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi man ruled incompetent for trial in father’s slaying

A Delhi man facing a murder charge for the shooting of his father has been ruled too incompetent to stand trial.

February 28, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Residents catch man breaking into vehicle

Three Turlock men helped the Turlock Police Department nab an auto burglary suspect after catching him in the act and chasing him for several blocks.

February 26, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man on stolen motorcycle injured in Sonora crash

A Turlock man was hospitalized after crashing a stolen motorcycle while trying to flee a California Highway Patrol officer in Sonora.

February 26, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Home repair scams on the rise

A rash of complaints regarding home improvement projects has prompted the California Contractors State Licensing Board to issue a warning about deceptive practices.

July 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Dispute over cab fare leads to three arrests

Three women had the right idea in taking a taxi home after a night of drinking, but the wrong idea when they decided to not pay the driver.

July 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fraud charges mount for two women

Two Fresno women are facing a long list of criminal charges after they were caught in Turlock with more than 30 fraudulent credit cards.

July 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police arrest knife-wielding robbery suspect

A Turlock man could be facing multiple counts of robbery after allegedly robbing a homeless man at knifepoint twice.

July 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Questions still remain a year after fatal shooting

On July 23, 2013, the family of Brandon Pacheco learned the devastating news that the 25-year-old resident had been shot and killed.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with Turlock man’s arrest

A Turlock man was arrested on multiple criminal charges after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a dangerous high speed chase around Merced County Thursday afternoon.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Young siblings nabbed for theft

A brother and sister found themselves in trouble with law enforcement after stealing a wallet from a woman at a play area.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Couple charged with fraud

A Turlock man and woman found themselves under arrest after a scheme to cash a stolen check went awry.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspected drug smuggler caught in Turlock

A suspect wanted by the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department on multiple drug charges, was apprehended Wednesday morning in Turlock.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi man will stand trial for father’s murder

A Delhi man standing accused of killing his father on New Year's Day 2013, had his formal arraignment postponed for two weeks.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Death penalty option dropped for Turlock defendant

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office will not seek the death penalty against a Turlock man charged with murdering a 26-year-old man two years ago.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cause of death known, but unreleased for two people found at Turlock murder-suicide scene

The Turlock Police Department, in conjunction with the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office, officially released the names of the four individuals found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in a Turlock home.

July 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Attorney changes course and decides to continue representing Turlock defendant

The second phase of the murder trial for Turlock resident Nicholas Harris, in which jurors will decide if he was sane or not when he stabbed to death a 25-year-old man, will begin in about a month's time with his defense attorney continuing to helm his case.

July 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police search for suspect

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a man believed to have committed a fraud.

July 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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