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Two jailed in pot bust

An ongoing investigation by the Turlock Narcotics Enforcement Team led to the seizure of multiple pounds of marijuana and the arrest of two people.

July 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Massage parlors cited in vice investigation

Two Turlock massage parlors were cited Wednesday for multiple violations after the Turlock Police Department received information the businesses were involved in activities related to prostitution.

July 11, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Marijuana found in Denair almond orchard

Three men are under arrest on allegations they were cultivating acres of marijuana in a Denair orchard, unbeknownst to the property owners.

July 09, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


'Wrong place, wrong time' for farm worker killed in shooting

The tranquility found Monday among the fields of ripening watermelons was in stark contrast to the violence that erupted a day before when a man attempted to gun down his wife and instead shot and killed an innocent co-worker walking alongside her.

July 09, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Illegal fireworks light up Turlock skies

No major fires flared up in Turlock over the Fourth of July holiday, but Turlock fire fighters were kept busy responding to multiple reports of illegal fireworks being used in the city.

July 09, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Farm drive-by kills one

A man opened fire at a Turlock farm Sunday, killing one man and narrowly missing others, including his wife.

July 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Medical scam targets seniors

The Better Business Bureau serving Northeast California is warning of automated calls offering free medical alert systems that prompt consumers to disclose credit card information.

June 28, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi house used for pot operation

An indoor marijuana growing operation capable of producing more than 200 pounds of product was discovered in Delhi on Wednesday.

June 28, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drug bust outside Turlock market

Suspicious activity outside a Turlock market sparked a narcotics investigation that culminated Tuesday in two arrests and the seizure of drugs and cash.

June 28, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stanislaus County tops auto theft rankings list

Stanislaus County is once again laying claim to a title most residents would prefer to leave in their rearview mirror.

June 28, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen auto leads to arrest

Two suspected auto thieves were caught Monday after a stolen vehicle was spotted outside a Turlock motel.

June 25, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two charged with drunken driving after accident

The good intentions of two friends to see each other safely home came to no avail when one rear-ended the other and both were cited for driving under the influence.

June 25, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trio sought for burglary

Two Turlock men and a Modesto woman are wanted by Ceres Police in connection with their alleged role in a commercial burglary in Modesto.

June 24, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Two robbers hit downtown bank

The Turlock Police Department is on the hunt for two men who pulled off a daytime robbery of a downtown bank Thursday.

June 21, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Search on for kidnapping suspects

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is searching for three men suspected of taking part in a kidnapping scheme uncovered Saturday in Patterson.

June 18, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Articles by Section - 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


Pursuit ends with Turlock man’s arrest

A Turlock man was arrested on multiple criminal charges after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a dangerous high speed chase around Merced County Thursday afternoon.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Young siblings nabbed for theft

A brother and sister found themselves in trouble with law enforcement after stealing a wallet from a woman at a play area.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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