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Suspect shocked after striking officer

A 37-year-old man is facing several criminal charges after striking a Turlock Police Officer while being placed under arrest, the Turlock Police Department reported.

February 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man prison bound for role in drug smuggling ring

A Turlock man acting as a cash courier in a methamphetamine trafficking scheme between in the Central Valley and Hawaii has been sentenced to one year in prison, the Department of Justice announced Monday.

February 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary suspect tried to view porn on school computer

A man was arrested Sunday after he was caught inside Turlock Junior High School attempting to access a pornography website on a school computer.

February 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Officers make multiple visits to Turlock residence; one juvenile arrested

Turlock Police officers were called to a residence three times Saturday night because a party deteriorated into multiple fights and one assault, resulting in one woman being hospitalized and one teen being booked into Stanislaus County Juvenile Hall.

February 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspicious acting man found with drugs

A 31-year-old Turlock man was arrested for drug possession after someone reported him attempting to steal a tailgate from a pickup in Ceres on Feb. 1.

February 10, 2015 | | Crime


Schools on lock down while police search for armed suspect

Schools in east Turlock were briefly on lock down on Tuesday morning while police searched for a man believed to be armed and dangerous.

February 10, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Sexual assault reported at university dorm

The California State University, Stanislaus Police Department is investigating an alleged sexual assault of a female student at the residence hall by an acquaintance.

February 06, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Two men arrested in Turlock road rage assault

A suspected incident of road rage sparked an encounter between four men that led to the arrest of one driver and his passenger by the Turlock Police Department.

February 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Streaker gives passersby more than they bargained for

A Turlock woman was seen running down Hawkeye Avenue with her pants down Monday afternoon, after walking into other people's apartments and starting fights.

February 03, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Motorcycle thief climbs tree to avoid arrest

A Turlock man's attempt to evade police officers who saw him driving a stolen motorcycle by climbing a tree proved unsuccessful, as he was eventually spotted and arrested.

February 03, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


CHP Club giveaway

In an effort to help reduce the number of vehicle thefts in Stanislaus County, the California Highway Patrol and Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force will be handing out steering wheel locks to drivers at California State University, Stanislaus and Modesto Junior College's East and West campuses.

February 03, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


No charges filed against restaurateur accused of sexual assault

For the second time the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office has asked the court to grant them more time to decide if they will pursue criminal charges against a Turlock man accused of sexually assaulting an employee at his Oakdale pizzeria.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Repossession leads to assault, arrest

A man getting his vehicle repossessed attacked a tow truck driver, leading to his arrest, the Turlock Police Department reported.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hit and run injures one

A bicyclist riding on the wrong side of the road was struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening that then drove away from the scene.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Juvenile hall teacher accused of misconduct

A woman working as an educator at the Merced County juvenile hall was arrested Tuesday on allegations of misconduct with the inmates, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

January 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Articles by Section - Crime


Craigslist deal for shoes ends in gunshots

An attempt to sell a pair of tennis shoes on Craigslist ended with a shooting after the would-be buyers gave the sellers counterfeit cash, the Turlock Police Department reported.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


County crackdown on drunk drivers

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is planning a crackdown on impaired drivers with a countywide saturation patrol.

March 26, 2015 | | Crime


Turlock man prison bound for 2010 fatal shooting

Turlock Diaz was 14 when he was arrested for murder. Now, after his sentencing on Monday, he'll likely be in his 60s before he's even eligible for parole.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Duo caught with stolen car

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force, along with Turlock Police officers, recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested two men for auto theft after spotting the vehicle being driven in Turlock on March 17.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man threatens clerk with knife

Turlock Police officers arrested a 20-year-old man on allegations he threatened a store clerk with a knife in an attempted robbery.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man brandishes gun in traffic dispute

A traffic dust up Thursday afternoon led to the arrest of a 20-year-old man on weapon charges after he allegedly brandished a gun at another motorist.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fight with teen gets man arrested

A 44-year-old Turlock man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly put a knife to the throat of a teenager.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock woman killed in crash outside Hilmar

An early morning accident near Hilmar claimed the life of a Turlock woman and injured two other women, the California Highway Patrol reported.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Detectives seek clues in death of young mother

Sheriff's detectives continue to piece together clues on the trail hopefully leading to the person or persons responsible for the death of a 24-year-old mother whose burned body turned up on a rural Ceres property on Monday.

March 19, 2015 | Jeff Benziger Ceres Courier | Crime


Highway collision claims life of Turlock man; wife facing charges

A Turlock father was killed in a single vehicle collision of Highway 99 Wednesday and his wife is facing criminal charges, including vehicular manslaughter, for his death.

March 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Minor injuries reported in motorcycle collision

Backed up traffic on Lander Avenue led to a collision between a truck and motorcycle, and a trip to the hospital.

March 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Murder conviction overturned for Turlock man

When Taylor Futch walked out of a Stanislaus County courthouse in 2011, she believed it marked the last time she would ever see the man convicted of killing her father, but four years later she is facing the possibility of sitting through another trial.

March 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police apprehend suspect who tried to ignite propane tanks

A Turlock man who had been wanted by local law enforcement on attempted murder charges after he tried to set several propane tanks on fire has been located and taken into custody.

March 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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