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Murder trial delayed for another year

The two Turlock teenagers and the Riverbank man accused of gunning down a 21-year-old man outside a convenience store will have to wait for almost a year before a Stanislaus County jury decides their fates.

September 11, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bar fight ends with arrest

The Turlock Police Department arrested a man Sunday night on allegations he tried to run someone over with his car.

September 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hate crimes down across state

The number of hate crimes in California decreased slightly in 2011, according to a new report from the state's Attorney General Office.

September 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hearing set for Turlock mother accused of murder

A preliminary hearing for the Turlock woman accused of murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter has been set for March 1 in Stanislaus County Superior Court.

September 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Huge marijuana plants seized in Turlock raid

An ongoing investigation by the Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency aimed at dismantling large illegal marijuana grows across the county continued with three raids this week, including one in Turlock that had some of the largest plants ever seized by the task force.

August 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Civil suit claims sheriff’s deputy interfered with fatal hit and run

The parents of a bicyclist killed in a hit and run collision on a Turlock country road have filed a civil suit against the woman driving the car, as well as her parents and a Stanislaus County Sheriff's sergeant.

August 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Search turns up explosive device in Denair

The search of a burglary suspect's home in Denair by Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputies led to the discovery of a homemade explosive device and prompted a visit from the department's bomb squad.

August 30, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Convicted killer gets 25 to life

Almost 10 months after being convicted of first-degree murder for the death of a Hughson man, 33-year-old Turlock resident Darren Merenda was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

August 28, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Parolee caught burglarizing home

An armed Turlock man was arrested for burglary after he was caught with his arms full of stolen property inside a residence Monday morning.

August 28, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man nabbed in unemployment fraud investigation

A Turlock man is among six defendants arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigations on allegations of an unemployment and disability scheme that resulted in a loss of more than $5 million for the Employment Development Department.

August 28, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hilmar man robbed of pot plants by fake DEA agents

Four men claiming to be agents with the Drug Enforcement Agency robbed a Hilmar man at gunpoint of his marijuana plants, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

August 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sex offender sweep nets three

The Turlock Police Department conducted a compliance sweep of registered sex offenders in Turlock, resulting in the arrest of three individuals.

August 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


DUI arrests down

The Summer/Labor Day National Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 12 DUI deployments in Stanislaus County.

August 21, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


One arrested after Molotov cocktail damages vacant business

Police arrested a Turlock man after witnesses saw him throw something at a vacant building, setting it ablaze.

August 21, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


Car misses three inside Keyes home

Two Keyes women and a baby barely escaped serious injuries late Friday when a car driven by a drunken driver lost control and crashed into their house.

August 21, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


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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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