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Farmer dies trying to stop trash dump

Authorities have arrested the man they say ran a truck into a Keyes area farmer during a pursuit and possible confrontation over the illegal dumping of trash on a rural Keyes Road property last week.

November 13, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Police seek driver in fatal crash; family looks for answers about what really happened that night

Police investigators are still seeking the driver of a car that crashed into a house killing 18-year-old Taylor Vessel, and Vessel's family is looking for answers on what really happened that night.

November 09, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglar found in closet

Turlock Police officers arrested a suspected burglar after finding him hiding in a closet holding stolen property and hiding a hammer in his pants.

November 06, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspected thief caught after crash

A man who allegedly stole a motorcycle from a Turlock neighborhood, but left his backpack at the scene, was arrested Friday morning in Denair after crashing the motorcycle.

November 06, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Armed man toting toy gun, real drugs

What was initially reported as a man walking alongside a Turlock road armed with a rifle, turned out to be a man carrying a large, plastic Nerf gun.

November 06, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Intruder shot by homeowner

A 69-year resident of Millcreek Drive in Ceres shot an intruder in a suspected home invasion robbery Monday afternoon.

November 06, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Police seek gunman in restaurant shooting

An argument between a man and two brothers escalated into gun violence Sunday night when the man opened fire inside a Turlock restaurant, injuring one brother and shooting at the other while chasing him into a parking lot.

November 06, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Huerta-Viera facing manslaughter charge for vehicular death of Dale Gumm

A 25-year-old Waterford man who was behind the wheel in a collision that killed a Hilmar man out for a morning ride on his motorcycle, will stand trial for the man's death, a Stanislaus County Superior Court judge ruled Friday.

November 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Family files wrongful death claim after deputy kills mentally ill son

On April 16, the Ramirez family placed a 911 call with the hopes that law enforcement might assist them in placing their mentally ill son into a treatment center. Instead they were witnesses to their son's death when a Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department deputy fired three shots into him.

November 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Five local men indicted for funneling meth into Central Valley and Hawaii

Local and federal drug agents busted up an alleged methamphetamine ring that was distributing the narcotic from the Central Valley to Honolulu, Hawaii.

October 30, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspects searching for marijuana rob Hilmar couple

A Hilmar couple were tied up Monday night and had their house ransacked by suspects searching for their supply of medical marijuana - a supply that had been seized weeks earlier by a narcotics task force, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department.

October 30, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man sought for Delhi shooting

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is searching for a Turlock man in connection with a shooting that injured a Delhi man Thursday night.

October 26, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teacher arrested for lewd behavior with student

A Ceres Unified School District teacher living in Turlock was removed from his job after being arrested for lewd and lascivious acts with a female student. Matthew Beale, 24, had been employed as a math teacher at Whitmore Charter High School since August but was terminated this week.

October 26, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Two homes target of drive-by shootings

The Turlock Police Department is investigating two drive-by shootings reported over the weekend that appear to be unrelated to one another.

October 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man kidnapped and beaten

A man said he was kidnapped outside a Turlock bar, beaten and left alongside a freeway on-ramp Friday morning.

October 19, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Jury finds defendant sane at time of murder

A Stanislaus County jury found convicted murderer Nicholas Harris was sane the night he stabbed to death a 25-year-old Turlock man and set his car on fire.

August 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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