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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


Collision caused by drunk driver

A 54-year-old man is facing drunken driving charges after causing a crash that injured his passenger Saturday in Turlock.

January 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two men dead, one woman injured in murder-suicide

Stanislaus County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a shooting that left two men dead and a Turlock woman critically injured with a gunshot wound.

January 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sentence handed down for 2008 murder

The man previously convicted of stabbing to death a 25-year-old Turlock resident and setting his car on fire was sentenced to 16 years to life in prison on Wednesday.

January 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trucker killed in collision with Hilmar school bus

An early morning collision on Highway 165 in Hilmar between a school bus and a semi truck left one man dead and one woman with moderate injuries Thursday, the California Highway Patrol reported.

January 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Email scam making waves at universities

The Federal Bureau of Investigations has issued a warning about scams targeting university students and employees.

January 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


GPS used to capture theft suspect

A Turlock man was taken into custody on theft and weapon charges after the victims of his alleged theft led the police to his location with the use of the GPS in their stolen items.

January 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Elderly woman beaten inside Turlock home

An 80-year-old woman was hospitalized after being severely beaten by an unknown woman who forced her way into the victim's home Sunday morning.

January 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police pursue shooting suspects

The Turlock Police Department arrested two men for a shooting after the men led them on a high speed pursuit that resulted in a crash.

January 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect in Donnelly Park attack charged with two more sexual assaults

A Turlock man already awaiting trial on allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in Donnelly Park, was re-arrested Wednesday on new claims that he sexually assaulted two other women in Turlock. Investigators also believe there could be additional victims yet to come forward.

January 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Pursuit ends with two arrests

Two teens suspected of being involved in a residential burglary were arrested Tuesday after a high speed pursuit.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect punches man for cell phone

A man walking along a Turlock neighborhood Tuesday afternoon was approached by a stranger who punched him and then took his cell phone, the Turlock Police Department reported.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Assault with car lands woman in jail

A 45-year-old woman was arrested Monday on allegations she intentionally swerved the vehicle she was driving in an attempt to hit a man crossing the street.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Good Samaritan beaten, carjacked

A man stopping to help what appeared to be a stranded motorist became the victim of a carjacking when the motorist and two other men attacked him and stole his car Tuesday night.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Child falls from moving vehicle

The Turlock Police Department is investigating an accident in which a young girl was seriously injured from falling out of a moving vehicle.

April 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police use multiple less than lethal methods to subdue man at City Hall

Turlock Police officers used pepper spray and a Taser in an attempt to subdue a man who was cutting himself in front of City Hall Tuesday morning.

April 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Hilmar dairy worker beaten, robbed at gunpoint

A milker working at a Hilmar dairy was robbed and beaten by an armed assailant early Sunday morning, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

April 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock Police captain takes chief position in Washington

After nearly eight years of service to the community of Turlock, Capt. Carl Nielsen is packing up his bags and heading to Centralia, Washington, where he will take the helm as the Centralia Police Department's Chief of Police.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One arrest made in gun store break-in

The investigation into the burglary of a Turlock gun store has resulted in the arrest of one suspect, but the cache of guns remains missing, the Turlock Police Department reported Friday.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock gun store robbed of ammo, firearms

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a break-in at Alquist Arms in which one or more thieves made off with ammunition and "numerous weapons," said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

April 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Call leads to weapon recovery, arrest

A person suspicious about a car without license plates made a call to the Turlock Police Department that led to the arrest of a couple for drug possession and the seizure of a shotgun.

April 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect tries to lure teen into vehicle

A 15-year-old girl walking to school Tuesday was accosted by a man who repeatedly tried to get her into his vehicle. The girl avoided any potential harm by running from the man and reporting the incident to school officials.

April 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary attempt leads to pursuit, crash

A Turlock Police officer spotted an attempted burglary at a smoke shop, which led to the arrest of three suspects, one of whom was wanted for attempted murder.

April 09, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock experiences multiple robberies

Turlock was plagued by several armed robberies over the past few days, with the Turlock Police Department seeking several suspects.

April 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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