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Turlock Police Department’s specialized units record busy year

The job of keeping the public safe is one that extends beyond the officers on patrol and the detectives working cases. The Turlock Police Department utilizes several special units that target specific areas, all with the goal of increased public safety.

March 25, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Plea deal reached in chicken cruelty case

The case that charged two defendants with animal cruelty for mistreating thousands of hens at their poultry farm outside Turlock came to a close Tuesday with a plea deal for one defendant and charges dropped against the other.

March 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Vandalism spurred by Hilmar man’s desire to go to jail

It's not often that law enforcement is in the position to grant a person's wish, but that was the case Tuesday when a Hilmar man said he wanted to go to jail.

March 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Keyes burglary nets prison term

A Contra Costa man is prison bound after being convicted of a commercial burglary in Keyes.

March 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Crime rate grows in Turlock

The Part One crime rate in Turlock saw a rise in 2015 as the area experienced more theft crimes, but did see a decline in some of the more violent crimes, for an overall increase of 8.7 percent, according to the Turlock Police Department's annual report.

March 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock mother continues to wait for justice

Ever since Martha Hernandez's son David Hernandez was gunned down in 2012 she has been praying for strength and peace and to see his killer brought to justice.

March 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman reports kidnapping in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a woman's claim that she was kidnapped Thursday night by an armed man.

March 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Former deputy convicted for theft

A former custodial deputy with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department has been convicted of stealing money from inmates, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office.

March 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bomb threat called in to Turlock hospital

Emanuel Medical Center had a brief disruption Thursday morning when a bomb threat was called in to the hospital.

March 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Attacker responsible for UC Merced stabbing ‘self-radicalized’

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's probe into the stabbing attack at the UC Merced campus last year determined it was carried out by a student that had been "self-radicalized" and not part of a larger terrorist operation.

March 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Witness in high-profile homicide arrested in standoff

The Oakdale Leader has uncovered that one of the subjects arrested in the Wednesday, March 15 standoff on West Avenue was a prosecution witness in a high-profile homicide case in the Stanislaus County Superior Court involving Frank Carson, a Modesto defense attorney. Carson is on trial, along with seven other individuals, including three former California Highway Patrol officers, for the murder of Turlock resident Korey Kauffman.

March 16, 2016 | By Richard Paloma Oakdale Leader | Crime


Man arrested at gunpoint

Reports of a man walking down a Turlock street armed with a handgun ended with the man's arrest at gunpoint by the Turlock Police Department.

March 15, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Family dog attacks Turlock infant

A 6-month-old girl sustained injuries when the family's pitbull dog suddenly attacked her.

March 15, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hilmar man facing child porn charges after Tweeting illicit photos

A Hilmar man was arrested on child pornography charges following a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which received information from Twitter about inappropriate photo uploads.

March 10, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Delhi homicide victim identified

The Delhi man arrested earlier this week for a fatal shooting had been recently released from state prison for manslaughter conviction.

March 10, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Articles by Section - Crime


Sexual assault alleged at photo shoot

A woman is claiming she was sexually assaulted during a home photo shoot and the photographer had been placed under arrest, according to the Turlock ...

May 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sentencing delayed for Turlock man convicted of abusing former girlfriend

The sentence hearing for a Turlock man convicted of torturing his former girlfriend, including keeping her locked in a dog cage for hours at a ...

May 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Merced County Sheriff investigates animal cruelty claims at Stevinson bullfights

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has launched an animal cruelty investigation into the area's bullfighting organizations after confiscating dozens of spears used to ...

May 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One dead in Turlock shooting

A man was arrested by Turlock Police officers for a homicide that was possibly sparked by an incident of road rage.

May 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Freeway collision injures Hilmar man

A 20-year Hilmar man sustained serious head injuries after his vehicle collided with a big rig on Highway 99 Thursday morning.

May 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Thieves targeting Turlock mailboxes

Once again a thief or thieves are breaking into mailboxes around various Turlock neighborhoods, according to the Turlock Police Department.

May 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


VFW burglary suspect arrested on new charges

The Keyes man arrested for the burglary at the Turlock Veterans of Foreign War Hall in April found himself back in custody after leading Stanislaus ...

May 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Los Banos police officer charged with sex crimes

A Los Banos police officer was arrested Wedensday on allegations he had sexual relations with his students while working as a teacher at Los Banos ...

May 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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