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Distracted drivers target of April CHP campaign

More than 57,000 drivers were ticketed for handheld cell phone talking or texting during April's Distracted Driving Awareness Month, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety and the California Highway Patrol.

May 24, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Police search for armed robber

A lone gunman robbed a Turlock grocery store and escaped on a bicycle into a nearby neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, the Turlock Police Department reported.

May 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Crash injures family

A family of four was hospitalized Saturday after their vehicle was struck by a suspected drunken driver.

May 21, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


DA considers re-trying Hoyt in roadside beating

Michael Hoyt says he is ready to get back to regular life now that the murder charge that had shadowed him for three years has been cleared away.

May 17, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gang sweep nets 27 arrests

A recent spike in gang violence triggered a county-wide sweep Wednesday that resulted in the arrests of 27 suspected gang members.

May 17, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police arrest man for soliciting sex from teen

Turlock Police investigators have arrested a 48-year-old man on allegations he solicited a 15-year-old girl for sex.

May 17, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man dies in highway hit and run

A 28-year-old man walking along the shoulder of Highway 99 in Turlock was struck and killed early Wednesday by a hit and run driver.

May 17, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Crystal meth found at Turlock home

A 60-year-old Turlock man is facing multiple narcotics charges after investigators found more than 30 grams of crystal methamphetamine in his home Tuesday.

May 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Crash results in arrest

A man is facing a criminal charge after crashing on a reportedly stolen motor bike.

May 14, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary suspect apprehended

A mindful neighbor helped the Turlock Police Department catch a suspected burglar Friday afternoon.

May 14, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Reward offered to convict cat killer

Welba and Maria Arms faithfully drove across Ceres each evening for the past three years to supply food and water to a small colony of feral cats that inhabited the wooded area between Home Depot and Rancho San Miguel Market on Hatch Road. They were first drawn to care for the cats as long time shoppers of Raley's.

May 10, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Jury: Hoyt not guilty of murder in roadside beating

At 2:30 p.m. Friday Stanislaus County Deputy District Attorney Wendell Emerson delivered the unwelcome news to the family and friends of Kenneth Winter that a conviction of second-degree murder for the defendant Michael Hoyt was looking less and less likely and a hung jury was a very real possibility.

May 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


University officer receives statewide, local honors

CSU Stanislaus police officer Aimee Powers will be honored by two organizations in the coming months for her efforts in battling drunk driving and her overall performance and integrity.

May 07, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Witness helps catch purse thief

A helpful citizen aided the Turlock Police Department in catching a suspected purse thief Thursday afternoon.

May 07, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Large haul of marijuana found in Hilmar

Investigators with the Merced County Sheriff's Department confiscated more than 2,500 pounds of marijuana in Hilmar on Friday.

May 07, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Suspect threatens teens with knife

A Turlock man was arrested on allegations he held one teenager at knifepoint and threatened two others before slashing the tires of a vehicle and fleeing the area.

July 31, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man among suspects sought for Modesto home invasion

The Modesto Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating two men wanted for a home invasion robbery on Monday.

July 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fight leads to robbery charge

A 22-year-old woman's attempt at shoplifting was upgraded to a robbery after she fought with employees at a Turlock store.

July 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock landlord charged with arson, attempted murder of tenants

A dispute between a Turlock landlord and his tenants erupted into a fiery encounter Sunday as the tenants watched helplessly as their home burned and the landlord was arrested on multiple charges, including attempted murder and arson.

July 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


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