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Hoyt recounts details of fatal fight

In an effort to disprove the murder charge looming over him, Michael Hoyt took the stand Tuesday to tell the jury his recollection of the altercation on a rural Turlock road on Feb. 1, 2010, that ultimately ended in the death of Kenneth Winter.

April 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bomb scares prompt school lockdown, road closure

Two suspicious devices found Morning morning on Lander Avenue prompted a school lock down and a road closure as the county bomb squad investigated.

April 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


THS fire causes $4k in damages

A fire in a small bathroom next to the Turlock High School library caused approximately $4,000 in damages, according to the Turlock Fire Department report.

April 26, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


DA questions credibility of only witness to fatal roadside beating

After more than a week's worth of testimony that sought to lay out point by point the evidence that led investigators to arrest Michael Hoyt for murder in the death of Kenneth Winter and discredit the defense's theories, the prosecution brought their case to a close Friday.

April 26, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock business owner tracks stolen truck; fights armed thief

When Dale Falkenberg, owner of Dale's Guitar, discovered that his truck was stolen in the early morning hours on Monday, he immediately started a Valley wide search.

April 25, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Blood evidence presented at murder trial

The murder trial for the Turlock man accused of beating a man to death over a traffic incident continued Tuesday with a series of law enforcement witnesses testifying to the forensic evidence collected during the investigation.

April 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man dies in Modesto crash

A two vehicle collision in east Modesto Monday morning resulted in the death of a 43-year-old Turlock man.

April 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Dispute erupts into gunfire

A verbal argument between two Turlock men Saturday night devolved into gun violence that left one man with a head wound and another facing a charge of attempted murder.

April 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock men arrested for passing fraudulent checks

Two Turlock men were arrested Friday for allegedly passing fraudulent checks at a Ceres grocery store.

April 22, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Key DA witness in Hoyt murder trial falters on stand

When Brooke Soares took the witness stand in the case against Michael Hoyt she was confident about what she had seen and heard when she drove upon two men clashing with one another in the middle of Paulson Road in Turlock on Feb. 1, 2010.

April 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police arrest Turlock grocer for child molestation

A Turlock grocer was arrested Wednesday night on allegations he molested a child over the span of several months.

April 18, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police apprehend two in break-in

One man and one teenager are facing burglary charges after they were caught coming out of a Turlock home with property from the residence.

April 16, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man punches elderly relative

A 67-year-old woman is recovering from injuries she sustained after being punched by a 42-year-old man.

April 16, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three stabbed in Turlock street fight

A brawl between several individuals in the middle of a Turlock street resulted in three people being treated for stab wounds.

April 16, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder trial underway for road rage beating

In his dark gray suit, eyeglasses and his graying hair and beard trimmed short, Michael Hoyt is hardly recognizable as the man who was arrested three years ago and charged with the brutal beating death of a 67-year-old man.

April 16, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Description of hit and run vehicle released

Turlock Police are searching for the driver of a Chevy Suburban that was involved in a hit and run collision Friday that injured three people.

September 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New sexual abuse claims emerge against Diocese

The Diocese of Stockton's efforts to declare bankruptcy has led to 34 new potential claims of sexual abuse being reported.

September 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Denair party ends in fatality

A Denair man hosting a birthday party for a friend was stabbed to death by an uninvited guest, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department reported.

September 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hit and run injures three

Three people were injured Friday night by a speeding sports utility vehicle that hit their car after they stopped to let a man cross the street.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Riverbank murder suspect caught in Turlock

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department apprehended a murder suspect leaving a Turlock store on Wednesday night after a woman recognized him from Crime Stoppers.

September 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder charges filed for fatal crash

The Turlock man believed to have been behind the wheel in a collision that claimed the lives of three people from one family, has officially been charged with murder.

September 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Robber strikes at downtown Turlock bank

A downtown Turlock bank was robbed by a lone suspect Tuesday morning.

September 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shoplifting suspect caught with ninja stars

A Turlock man stopped for shoplifting arrow tips from Walmart on Monday was found in possession of Shuriken knives, also known as ninja throwing stars, the Turlock Police Department reported.

September 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Elderly woman hit crossing street

A 75-year-old Turlock woman was critically injured Friday night when she was struck by a car while crossing W. Main Street.

September 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hit and run collision claims life of three family members

A family out for an evening stroll around their Turlock neighborhood was struck by a suspected drunken driver who lost control of his speeding vehicle, resulting in three fatalities Saturday night.

September 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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