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Farmer dies trying to stop trash dump

Authorities have arrested the man they say ran a truck into a Keyes area farmer during a pursuit and possible confrontation over the illegal dumping of trash on a rural Keyes Road property last week.

November 13, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Police seek driver in fatal crash; family looks for answers about what really happened that night

Police investigators are still seeking the driver of a car that crashed into a house killing 18-year-old Taylor Vessel, and Vessel's family is looking for answers on what really happened that night.

November 09, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglar found in closet

Turlock Police officers arrested a suspected burglar after finding him hiding in a closet holding stolen property and hiding a hammer in his pants.

November 06, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspected thief caught after crash

A man who allegedly stole a motorcycle from a Turlock neighborhood, but left his backpack at the scene, was arrested Friday morning in Denair after crashing the motorcycle.

November 06, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Armed man toting toy gun, real drugs

What was initially reported as a man walking alongside a Turlock road armed with a rifle, turned out to be a man carrying a large, plastic Nerf gun.

November 06, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Intruder shot by homeowner

A 69-year resident of Millcreek Drive in Ceres shot an intruder in a suspected home invasion robbery Monday afternoon.

November 06, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Police seek gunman in restaurant shooting

An argument between a man and two brothers escalated into gun violence Sunday night when the man opened fire inside a Turlock restaurant, injuring one brother and shooting at the other while chasing him into a parking lot.

November 06, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Huerta-Viera facing manslaughter charge for vehicular death of Dale Gumm

A 25-year-old Waterford man who was behind the wheel in a collision that killed a Hilmar man out for a morning ride on his motorcycle, will stand trial for the man's death, a Stanislaus County Superior Court judge ruled Friday.

November 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Family files wrongful death claim after deputy kills mentally ill son

On April 16, the Ramirez family placed a 911 call with the hopes that law enforcement might assist them in placing their mentally ill son into a treatment center. Instead they were witnesses to their son's death when a Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department deputy fired three shots into him.

November 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Five local men indicted for funneling meth into Central Valley and Hawaii

Local and federal drug agents busted up an alleged methamphetamine ring that was distributing the narcotic from the Central Valley to Honolulu, Hawaii.

October 30, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspects searching for marijuana rob Hilmar couple

A Hilmar couple were tied up Monday night and had their house ransacked by suspects searching for their supply of medical marijuana - a supply that had been seized weeks earlier by a narcotics task force, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department.

October 30, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man sought for Delhi shooting

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is searching for a Turlock man in connection with a shooting that injured a Delhi man Thursday night.

October 26, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teacher arrested for lewd behavior with student

A Ceres Unified School District teacher living in Turlock was removed from his job after being arrested for lewd and lascivious acts with a female student. Matthew Beale, 24, had been employed as a math teacher at Whitmore Charter High School since August but was terminated this week.

October 26, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Two homes target of drive-by shootings

The Turlock Police Department is investigating two drive-by shootings reported over the weekend that appear to be unrelated to one another.

October 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man kidnapped and beaten

A man said he was kidnapped outside a Turlock bar, beaten and left alongside a freeway on-ramp Friday morning.

October 19, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Hilmar father, son accused of scamming Foster Farms

A father and son out of Hilmar were arraigned Friday on federal charges of bilking Foster Farms out of thousands of dollars for non-existent construction work.

August 01, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect threatens teens with knife

A Turlock man was arrested on allegations he held one teenager at knifepoint and threatened two others before slashing the tires of a vehicle and fleeing the area.

July 31, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man among suspects sought for Modesto home invasion

The Modesto Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating two men wanted for a home invasion robbery on Monday.

July 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fight leads to robbery charge

A 22-year-old woman's attempt at shoplifting was upgraded to a robbery after she fought with employees at a Turlock store.

July 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock landlord charged with arson, attempted murder of tenants

A dispute between a Turlock landlord and his tenants erupted into a fiery encounter Sunday as the tenants watched helplessly as their home burned and the landlord was arrested on multiple charges, including attempted murder and arson.

July 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Home repair scams on the rise

A rash of complaints regarding home improvement projects has prompted the California Contractors State Licensing Board to issue a warning about deceptive practices.

July 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Dispute over cab fare leads to three arrests

Three women had the right idea in taking a taxi home after a night of drinking, but the wrong idea when they decided to not pay the driver.

July 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fraud charges mount for two women

Two Fresno women are facing a long list of criminal charges after they were caught in Turlock with more than 30 fraudulent credit cards.

July 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police arrest knife-wielding robbery suspect

A Turlock man could be facing multiple counts of robbery after allegedly robbing a homeless man at knifepoint twice.

July 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Questions still remain a year after fatal shooting

On July 23, 2013, the family of Brandon Pacheco learned the devastating news that the 25-year-old resident had been shot and killed.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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