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Two inmates escape from honor farm

Local law enforcement is on the hunt for two inmates who escaped from the Stanislaus County Honor Farm.

October 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock women robbed at gunpoint

Two women walking home from a high school football game were robbed at gunpoint Friday night in Turlock.

October 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with crash

A woman suspected of stealing a vehicle was apprehended Tuesday night after leading officers on a short pursuit and crashing the stolen vehicle.

October 12, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Soldier wanted for Texas killing found in Turlock

A soldier suspected in the murder of a Texas woman was captured Thursday at a Turlock motel after spending almost two months on the run.

October 12, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Guilty verdict returned in ‘07 shooting

After three days of deliberations a Stanislaus County jury returned guilty verdicts for a 22-year-old man charged with shooting a Turlock teenager because of the color of his shirt.

October 09, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shooting case rests with jury

The fate of a 22-year-old man facing a possible life time spent behind prison walls is now being weighed by 12 strangers.

October 05, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Four arrested in marijuana busts in Turlock, Hilmar

Two separate investigations into marijuana cultivation operations led to two drug busts and the seizure of more than 200 pounds of marijuana.

October 05, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


DA seeks to prove gang connection in shooting

The trial of a Modesto man accused of gunning down a Turlock teenager, who was mistakenly taken for a rival gang member, resumed Monday with the prosecution trying to prove their charge that the shooting was done to benefit a subset of the Sureno street gang.

October 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trial gets underway for 2007 shooting

The last memory Eric Carrillo has of April 30, 2007, is of staring up at the night sky and hearing tires squeal away in the distance.

September 28, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Ag land target of marijuana grow raids

A campaign to rid large-scale marijuana growing on Central Valley agricultural land has resulted in numerous arrests and the seizure of cash, guns, and drugs, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.

September 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect caught breaking open vending machine

Turlock Police officers arrested 37-year-old Shane Schmidt Saturday night after spotting him drilling into a vending machine.

September 25, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Armed homeowner foils machete-toting robber

A would-be thief was literally outgunned Tuesday night when he was confronted by a gun-wielding homeowner while he was armed with a machete.

September 25, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Merced jail sweep

Authorities at the John Latorraca Correctional Facility in Merced conducted a search of the dorms and found drug paraphernalia and a cell phone.

September 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trio arrested for marijuana possession

A stop of a car for a vehicle code violation Wednesday led to the arrest of three men and the seizure of five pounds of marijuana, the Turlock Police Department reported.

September 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cat-loving neighborhood plagued by feline shooter

Owen, an orange tabby, may have begrudgingly surrendered one of his nine lives, but the Watling family is just happy to have him home again after finding him shot several times with a pellet gun.

September 11, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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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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