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Stolen semi recovered

Turlock Police officers recovered a stolen semi truck because an officer found it odd that the truck had no trailer attached.

December 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Road rage leads to assault charge

A man is facing a charge of assault and battery that police say arose from an incident of road rage.

December 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man reports unusual kidnapping

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a strange kidnapping in which a man was forced at gunpoint to drive two women around town while they ran some errands - at 3 a.m. in the morning.

December 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two prison bound for roles in hit and run fatality

A Delhi man who was behind the wheel in a crash that killed an 18-year-old woman during a misguided effort to evade Turlock police officers has been convicted of vehicular manslaughter.

December 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Daycare locked down in search for armed suspect

The search for a burglary suspect Monday afternoon prompted a brief lockdown of a Turlock daycare center.

December 03, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Thefts plague high school ag department

The Turlock High School Agriculture Department has various patios and open spaces for students to perform hands-on activities, with students and teachers often staying late and coming early to utilize tools. This freedom has, unfortunately, come at a cost as the department has faced its fifth theft since the summer.

November 27, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Crime


Two dead in Delhi

Two men were gunned down in an execution style murder and left in an idling truck on a Delhi country road.

November 26, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gas thief on the prowl

The Turlock Police Department is searching for the thief who has been using a Turlock business as a personal gas station.

November 22, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Accused killers plead not guilty

The two Turlock men standing accused of gunning down a 21-year-old in downtown have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.

November 21, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sleeping driver sends Turlock man to hospital

A drowsy driver fell asleep behind the wheel while traveling on Highway 49 and struck a tree, causing injuries to his Turlock passenger.

November 21, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Children left alone overnight, mother arrested

A Turlock woman is facing child endangerment charges after authorities discovered she had left her two children home alone overnight.

November 21, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police seek armed robber

A Turlock man was carjacked early Thursday morning while outside a Main Street business.

November 21, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drunk driver injures expectant mother, child and pedestrian

A pregnant woman, her 11-month-old daughter and a 29-year-old man were all injured Saturday afternoon when a drunk driver hit their parked car while trying to flee from another hit and run.

November 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Parole denied in Denair slaying

A California Parole board has denied an early release request from a man convicted of stabbing a Denair man to death in 1991.

November 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Duo’s attempt to rob beauty store falls flat

Two would-be robbers looking to score some high-end cosmetics and skincare products were forced to abandon their scheme and leave empty-handed after two good Samaritans got involved.

November 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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StanCATT nabs pair for multiple stolen vehicles

A follow-up investigation into a stolen flatbed truck by the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force led to the arrest of two men and the recovery of seven stolen vehicles worth an estimated $250,000.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sentencing delayed in Turlock murder

A sentencing hearing for a Turlock man convicted of murder in the stabbing death of a 25-year-old man, has been delayed to December.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder charge lodged against Delhi mother

The Merced County District Attorney's Office has filed new charges against a Delhi mother, accusing her of homicide for the death of her 2-year-old daughter.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Declaration sheds light on pizzeria sexual assault allegation

Court papers filed shortly after a sexual assault complaint was made against a former Oakdale pizzeria owner give insight to the circumstances surrounding his Oct. 20 arrest by Oakdale Police.

October 27, 2014 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Crime


Fourth suspect arrested for double homicide

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested a fourth man for the murder of two men found inside a charred car in an orchard outside of Denair.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen motorcycle involved in two hit and runs

Turlock Police officers are on the hunt for a man who stole a motorcycle and then proceeded to crash it - twice.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Chop shop found in Turlock

The theft of a stolen all-terrain vehicle led authorities to a chop shop operating in Turlock, as well as the seizure of an estimated 100 pounds of marijuana.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman, teens charged with theft

A woman was arrested Thursday night on allegations she used two teenagers to help her steal from a Turlock store.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect caught burglarizing laundry facility

A Turlock man is facing burglary charges after he was seen breaking into the coin boxes at an apartment complex laundry room.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three arrested for murder

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested three men for the murder of two men, whose remains were found in a charred car in an orchard outside Denair.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pitman student hit by car

A 16-year-old boy walking to Pitman High School was struck by a car Thursday morning.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fruit cup used in Turlock robbery

A man's attempt at shoplifting items from a Turlock grocery store became a robbery after he hurled a fruit cup at a loss prevention agent in his escape.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Motorcyclist killed in Turlock collision

A Turlock neighborhood already rocked by the death of three family members has once again witnessed a fatality on their streets.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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