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Teen pepper sprays officer

A 16-year-old boy is facing battery charges for allegedly spraying a Turlock Police officer in the face with pepper spray.

April 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man hospitalized after swallowing bag of meth

A Turlock man nabbed for trespassing on Monday was in handcuffs again on Wednesday for multiple charges, including fighting with Turlock Police officers.

April 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man slashes two in bar fight

Two men were cut with a box cutter when a man attacked them inside a Turlock bar.

April 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


FBI searching for child predator

The Federal Bureau of Investigations is seeking the public's assistance in locating a child predator who has been assaulting children since November 2012.

April 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Dangerous inmate escapes Merced facility

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is searching for an inmate who escaped from jail early Thursday morning.

April 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police release sketches of groping suspect

The Turlock Police Department has released a series of sketches of a suspect believed to be the man responsible for inappropriately touching three young Turlock girls.

April 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two charged with Stevinson murder

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested two men for the murder of a Stevinson man, in what authorities described as a drug robbery.

April 01, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock sees slightly more crime in 2013; all violent crimes down

The crime rate in Turlock rose by just the slightest margin in 2013, even though the year saw drops in all types of violent crimes.

March 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Jail cook arrested for contraband

A man working as a cook at the Merced County correctional facility was arrested Thursday on allegations he was smuggling in contraband.

March 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Toddler hospitalized with life-threatening injuries

A young Turlock child is fighting for his life in a Madera hospital, while the man suspected of putting him there has been charged with multiple counts of child abuse.

March 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Winton homicide victims identified

The names of the two men shot to death in a Winton garage have been identified as Juan Jose Cruz Luna, 37, and Helder Manera Mauleon, 31, according to the Merced County Coroner's Office.

March 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man robbed across from fire station

A Turlock man was robbed Tuesday afternoon by two men, one armed with a knife, across the street from the Turlock Rural Fire Department.

March 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Search for groping suspect continues

The Turlock Police Department continues their search for the man wanted for assaulting three teenage girls walking to and from their school campuses Monday and Tuesday.

March 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bearded bandit nabbed by FBI

A man suspected of committing several bank robberies, including one in Turlock and dubbed the "Bad Beard Bandit" was arrested by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigations Thursday.

March 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fire erupts at Turlock church

Individuals working to clean paint off a surface inadvertently sparked a fire that left a church kitchen a smoky and charred mess.

March 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Articles by Section - 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


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