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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


Police arrest two on torture charges

A Turlock couple has been booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on allegations they tortured a 24-year-old man.

May 03, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hoyt murder trial in hands of jury

At one end of the courtroom hallway stood the friends and family of Kenneth Winter. At the other end was Michael Hoyt surrounded by his loved ones. And nestled in between in a small room were seven women and five men tasked with determining justice.

May 03, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Car crashes into eatery

Panda Express patrons were startled on Monday afternoon when a car drove into the restaurant, injuring two.

April 30, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Hoyt recounts details of fatal fight

In an effort to disprove the murder charge looming over him, Michael Hoyt took the stand Tuesday to tell the jury his recollection of the altercation on a rural Turlock road on Feb. 1, 2010, that ultimately ended in the death of Kenneth Winter.

April 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bomb scares prompt school lockdown, road closure

Two suspicious devices found Morning morning on Lander Avenue prompted a school lock down and a road closure as the county bomb squad investigated.

April 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Woman starts fire, tries to prevent firefighters from putting it out

A Turlock woman was arrested Friday on criminal charges after she allegedly tried to stop fire fighters from putting out a fire in her home.

September 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock sex offender found dead

A Turlock man who had pled guilty to sexually abusing a young girl and was awaiting sentencing was found dead at a Ceres church.

September 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Former Turlock restaurant owner guilty of arson

The one-time owner of the Red Steer in Turlock has been convicted of arson for the fire that destroyed the popular eatery five years ago.

September 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock woman turns the table on robber

A would-be robber was scared away from a residence when the homeowner pulled a gun on him, the Turlock Police Department reported.

September 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Flames once again visit vacant Turlock home

An abandoned Turlock home that has thrice been set ablaze was once again set on fire Tuesday night.

September 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Denair murder suspect still at large

Investigators with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department continue to seek clues as to the identity of the killer who stabbed a Denair man to death at a birthday party.

September 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect grabs young girls

The Turlock Police Department is seeking a man who grabbed two young girls out for a bike ride Friday night.

September 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Animal cruelty hearing for Turlock poultry farmers postponed till next year

A scheduling conflict among the defense attorneys has postponed a preliminary hearing in the animal cruelty case against two Turlock poultry farmers.

September 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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