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Counterfeit operation busted up

A police tip led to the discovery of a couple making counterfeit documents at a Turlock motel Tuesday night.

May 11, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teen pulls off robbery for attention

A 16-year-old boy robbed a video store at knifepoint Wednesday afternoon and then waited around for the police to arrest him, according to the Turlock Police Department.

May 11, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police hunt for suspected shooter in fatal drive-by; victim identified

Turlock police detectives have identified the suspected shooter in last week's homicide and are warning the public that he is believed to be armed and dangerous.

May 08, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Final sentence handed down for burning death

The final defendant in the 2007 case of a woman kidnapped and burned alive over a drug debt was sentenced to life in prison on Monday.

May 08, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shotgun-toting robber targets liquor store

A man armed with a shotgun robbed a Turlock liquor store Monday night.

May 08, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


High-speed chase ends in crash, gunshot wound

An attempted traffic stop turned into a high-speed chase through south Turlock and north Merced County on Friday morning and ended with a crash and non-fatal gunshot wound.

May 04, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Vermont Avenue shooting leaves one dead

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred Wednesday night.

May 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police nab two in prostitution bust

A 16-year-old girl and a 25-year-old man were arrested Thursday on suspicion of prostitution and solicitation.

May 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Troubles reported at downtown bars

Turlock police officers were kept busy late Saturday night and early Sunday with a pair of arrests and several reported crimes at two downtown bars.

May 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Felon discovered with cache of firearms

A routine vehicle stop in Winton led to the discovery of a convicted felon in possession of a cache of weapons.

April 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hilmar native faces federal charges for fraud

A Hilmar native and former Modesto resident is facing federal charges that she defrauded more than $2 million out of prospective parents, surrogates and banks through her surrogate and escrow businesses.

April 20, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Legal troubles mount for restaurant owner

The ongoing legal proceedings for Red Steer owner Tracy Smith were granted another continuance as details of the latest criminal charges filed against him emerged.

April 20, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Merced sheriff’s department issues warning to medical marijuana growers

The Merced County Sheriff's Department recently announced plans to enforce the federal ban on cultivating marijuana, regardless of any cards issued through California's medical marijuana law.

April 19, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock, Modesto team up to offer Neighborhood Watch Academy

The Turlock Police Department is partnering with the Modesto Police Department to offer a Neighborhood Watch Academy on May 10.

April 19, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


Armed teenager killed by Turlock officer

A teenager who pointed a loaded weapon at a Turlock Police officer was shot and killed Monday morning.

April 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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CHP targets aggressive motorists

The California Highway Patrol will be conducting a crackdown on aggressive drivers traveling along Highway 99 beginning Friday.

April 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teen arrested for making hashish oil

A parole check of a Turlock man Wednesday afternoon led to the discovery of a makeshift hashish lab and the arrest of a 17-year-old boy.

April 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock mother’s determination not dampened by donation thief

Stephanie Shabazian is used to overcoming setbacks.

April 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police find suspect in attic

A Turlock man tried to avoid arrest by running from officers and then taking refuge in a stranger's attic.

April 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen gun recovered in pursuit

A short but speedy pursuit ended with the arrest of an 18-year-old man and the recovery of a stolen shotgun.

April 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman steals vehicle from car lot

A Turlock woman is standing accused of stealing a sports utility vehicle from an auto dealership then crashing it shortly afterwards.

April 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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