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Investigation: Turlock man stabs parents to death; dies of smoke inhalation

The Turlock Police Department concluded its investigation into the death of four family members on Red Oak Court in June.

August 05, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Hilmar father, son accused of scamming Foster Farms

A father and son out of Hilmar were arraigned Friday on federal charges of bilking Foster Farms out of thousands of dollars for non-existent construction work.

August 01, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect threatens teens with knife

A Turlock man was arrested on allegations he held one teenager at knifepoint and threatened two others before slashing the tires of a vehicle and fleeing the area.

July 31, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man among suspects sought for Modesto home invasion

The Modesto Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating two men wanted for a home invasion robbery on Monday.

July 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fight leads to robbery charge

A 22-year-old woman's attempt at shoplifting was upgraded to a robbery after she fought with employees at a Turlock store.

July 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


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


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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


Two women, child killed by speeding car

Three are dead tonight after a car jumped a sidewalk and hit a family walking in a Turlock neighborhood.

September 06, 2014 | BY SABRA STAFFORD AND KRISTINA HACKER Turlock Journal | Crime


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