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Conviction for smuggling drug money

A Delhi man entered a guilty plea to federal charges of smuggling cash from drug sales into Mexico, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

February 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect charged with Almond Tree fire

The fire that brought the former Almond Tree restaurant to a pile of charred rubble was started by a 44-year-old transient who was using the space behind the former eatery as a makeshift camp.

February 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi teen accused of torturing, slaying school pig

A 16-year-old Delhi boy has been arrested for animal cruelty for the brutal torture and death of a pig from the Delhi High School FFA farm, said Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke.

February 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two suspects apprehended for serial burglaries

Two men were taken into custody by the Modesto Police Department for a series of burglaries that have targeted dentists' offices throughout Stanislaus County, including Turlock.

February 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man admits to fatal shooting

A Turlock man has entered a guilty plea I the death of a Modesto man found buried behind a garage in an unincorporated area of Modesto.

February 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bomb squad called out over suspicious device in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department called out the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department's bomb squad after a suspicious device was found near the railroad tracks in Turlock.

February 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Authorities warn of illegal pesticide sold at flea market

The Merced County District Attorney's Office is warning people who may have purchased a product to kill cockroaches from the flea market that the product is not safe.

February 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New York man accused of sexual abuse of Turlock teenager

A New York man was arrested in Turlock earlier this week after allegations surfaced that he had engaged in sexual relations with a teenager.

February 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Homicide discovered at Turlock motel

The City of Turlock recorded its first homicide for the year with the death of a 46-year-old resident at a local motel.

February 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Vandals strike neighborhood around high school

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a rash of vandalism around Turlock High School that left several residents with slashed tires.

February 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit in stolen vehicle ends with two arrests

An attempted traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle in Turlock early Sunday morning sparked a pursuit that ended when the vehicle became lodged in a cluster of trees outside a Hughson residence.

February 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Paystub scam reported in area

The Merced County District Attorney's Office is advising area businesses to be especially vigilant when processing credit applications after discovering a paystub scam circulating in the region.

February 09, 2017 | | Crime


Collision injures two in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a three vehicle collision that blocked off a section of Golden State Boulevard Wednesday morning.

February 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


End nears on preliminary hearing for attorney, others charged with Turlock man’s murder

After a month-long hiatus, the preliminary hearing in the death of Turlock resident Korey Kauffman resumed Tuesday with the judge scheduling a date for closing arguments to begin.

February 07, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Four charged with Delhi shooting

The Merced Sheriff's Department has arrested four men for a shooting in Delhi that injured a 60-year-old man and barely missed a toddler strapped into a car seat.

February 07, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Hughson school locked down while suspect on loose

Ross Middle School in Hughson was placed on lockdown prior to lunch on March 15 as a precaution while Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputies searched ...

March 21, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Turlock Police investigate robbery

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a robbery in which the suspect pulled the trigger on his gun, but luckily for the victim no shot ...

March 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Possible DUI crash kills Keyes driver

Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the Saturday evening crash that took the life of a 37-year-old driver who lived in Keyes.

March 21, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Defense closing arguments point to uncreditable witnesses in Turlock murder case

The defense attorneys representing the six defendants implicated in the death of Turlock resident Korey Kauffman began making their arguments this week against the prosecution ...

March 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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