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Area takes fourth spot for auto thefts

The Modesto metropolitan region, which includes Turlock and the surrounding area, has fallen from the top spot in the nation for auto thefts. However, it didn't fall very far.

June 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police probe downtown Turlock robberies

The Turlock Police Department is investigating two similar downtown armed robberies in which the targets were couples outside of local nightlife spots.

June 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Underage drinkers targeted at concert in Turlock

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, through a grant funded by the California State Department of Alcohol Beverage Control, participated in a general enforcement operation at the" KAT Country 103 FM Listeners Appreciation Concert" on Saturday that resulted in 20 arrests for underage drinking.

June 06, 2017 | | Crime


Turlock police grabbed the attention of multiple distracted drivers in April

The crackdown on distracted driving in April resulted in the Turlock Police Department handing out 61 citations to motorists whose attention were on things other than the road, with the most prevalent distraction being cell phone calls and texts.

June 01, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock Police catch repeat sex offender

A Turlock Police detective's curiosity led to the arrest of an unregistered sex offender, who just a day before had been verbally accosting women at a Turlock park.

May 30, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police catch suspected mail thief

A stop for a vehicle code violation led to the arrest of a man on drug charges and the recovery of several items of stolen mail, according to the Turlock Police Department.

May 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fake firefighters arrested by real police

Turlock Police Chief Nino Amirfar and Turlock Fire Marshal Mark Gomez helped take two people into custody Thursday evening on allegations they had been posing as firefighters and were soliciting donations.

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock residents charged in unemployment benefit scheme

Two Turlock residents were included in an 18-count indictment of Californians accused of unemployment benefits fraud and an identity theft scheme, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Search leads to robbery arrest in Turlock

A robbery suspect and an accomplice who helped him flee from law enforcement at least for a short time were apprehended Thursday afternoon in Turlock by the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock schools placed on lockdown as police search for suspect

Four Turlock schools were placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon as the Turlock Police Department searched for a possibly armed suspect.

May 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock schools on lockdown as police search for suspect

Three Turlock schools are currently on lockdown as the Turlock Police Department searches for a possibly armed suspect.

May 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Scammers look to profit off sheriff’s department tragedy

As the community mourns the passing of two Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department employees, the sheriff's department is warning people to be wary about scams looking to profit off the tragedy.

May 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Officials warn residents to be wary of tech support scam

A scam started years ago is once again being circulated in California, prompting officials to issue a consumer alert in the hopes no one will fall victim to the ploy.

May 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Robbery at Turlock check cashing store

The Turlock Police Department is looking for the man who robbed a check cashing store at knifepoint Wednesday evening.

May 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trial ordered in alleged Turlock hate crime

A Turlock father and son will have to stand trial on allegations they attacked a woman outside a bar in what was described as a hate crime.

May 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Investigation leads to sexual misconduct charge for Turlock man

A Turlock man is under arrest for sexual misconduct after allegedly trying to get nude photos of minors on Instagram.

July 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Driver given probation for fatal collision

A Turlock man who ran a red light and caused a collision that killed one teenager and injured two others was sentenced Monday to probation ...

July 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man arrested with stolen car, loaded gun

A Turlock man and a juvenile were taken into custody Monday by the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force after being caught in a stolen ...

July 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Vehicle collides with home in Turlock

It's usually a pleasant surprise to find a package on the front porch, but not when it's a Chevrolet Camaro that has crashed ...

July 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen vehicles found, suspects arrested in Keyes

A patrol through a Keyes neighborhood led Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force agents to three stolen vehicles and resulted in the arrest of three ...

July 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Older Hondas continue to be popular lure for car thieves

Anyone owning older model Honda Civics and Accords might want to take some extra precautions to keep the cars from falling into the hands of ...

July 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Plant vandal identified through social media

A woman seen on video surveillance destroying planter boxes outside a Turlock restaurant has been identified through the widely circulated video on social media.

July 11, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two men rob Turlock store

The Turlock Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at a convenience store Monday night.

July 11, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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