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Armed robbers shoot at jewelry store owner

Three masked men, who robbed the Universal Jewelers in downtown Turlock Thursday night, left the store amidst gunfire.

August 10, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Crime


Woman shot in home invasion robbery

A 45-year-old woman is recovering from two gunshot wounds she suffered in a home-invasion robbery that occurred just west of Turlock Saturday night.

August 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Ex-TYF president headed to jail for theft of funds

The former president of the Turlock Youth Football league has been sentenced to jail time and probation for embezzling thousands of dollars from the organization.

August 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Former Bronco Wine employees guilty of embezzlement

A Turlock woman and a Ripon woman were sentenced to six months in jail for the theft of funds from Bronco Wine Company in Ceres.

August 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Marijuana grow busted near school

More than 500 marijuana plants were discovered growing on a Turlock parcel near an elementary school, the Turlock Police Department reported.

August 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary suspect nabbed in front of police department

A Turlock woman, who was reporting a break-in at her apartment to law enforcement, spotted the alleged burglar in the parking lot of the Turlock Police Department.

August 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Charges mount for foursome arrested after chase

The identities of the four men apprehended in Turlock on July 25 in a vehicle with 25 pounds of marijuana and a sawed-off shotgun have been released by law enforcement.

July 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Knife-wielding man threatens harm to officers

A Turlock man, who armed himself with a butcher knife and threatened Turlock police officers with explosive devices, was taken into custody Monday night after he was shot with a Taser gun.

July 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman found dead in Merced jail cell

A former Turlock resident died while in custody at the John Latorraca Correctional Center in Merced, while her daughter waited outside for her release.

July 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police pursuit ends with shootout

A pursuit of an armed man that began outside a Turlock motel Saturday morning ended a few miles away in Merced County with the suspect shot dead by Turlock Police officers after an allegedly attempted carjacking.

July 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit of shooting suspects ends in Turlock neighborhood

Four men suspected of shooting a sawed-off shotgun in Denair were arrested after a high-speed pursuit ended in a Turlock neighborhood behind Walmart.

July 25, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hughson men killed in exchange of gunfire

The two men found dead at a Hughson home that was the scene of a stand-off with law enforcement Wednesday afternoon were killed in an exchange of gunfire with each other, according to law enforcement.

July 25, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


23 dead or dying goats found at Turlock home

Turlock Animal Services staff not only had their hands full dealing with the annual runaway pet season last week, they also had to house 75 goats and one calf after a report of animal cruelty.

July 25, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


AMBER Alert system helps in safe return of 234 children

For a decade now the AMBER Alert system here in California has been helping missing children reunite with their families. Since July 2002, this program has led to the safe recovery of 234 children.

July 25, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


Homicide victim’s mother still waiting for ‘justice’

On Aug. 12, 2008, Christie Henson was given the devastating news that her son, 25-year-old Mark Henson II, had been stabbed to death. As the days approach the four-year anniversary of her son's death, Henson is still waiting for the day when her son's accused killer will stand trial.

July 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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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


Couple charged with fraud

A Turlock man and woman found themselves under arrest after a scheme to cash a stolen check went awry.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspected drug smuggler caught in Turlock

A suspect wanted by the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department on multiple drug charges, was apprehended Wednesday morning in Turlock.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi man will stand trial for father’s murder

A Delhi man standing accused of killing his father on New Year's Day 2013, had his formal arraignment postponed for two weeks.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Death penalty option dropped for Turlock defendant

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office will not seek the death penalty against a Turlock man charged with murdering a 26-year-old man two years ago.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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