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Reward offered to convict cat killer

Welba and Maria Arms faithfully drove across Ceres each evening for the past three years to supply food and water to a small colony of feral cats that inhabited the wooded area between Home Depot and Rancho San Miguel Market on Hatch Road. They were first drawn to care for the cats as long time shoppers of Raley's.

May 10, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Jury: Hoyt not guilty of murder in roadside beating

At 2:30 p.m. Friday Stanislaus County Deputy District Attorney Wendell Emerson delivered the unwelcome news to the family and friends of Kenneth Winter that a conviction of second-degree murder for the defendant Michael Hoyt was looking less and less likely and a hung jury was a very real possibility.

May 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


University officer receives statewide, local honors

CSU Stanislaus police officer Aimee Powers will be honored by two organizations in the coming months for her efforts in battling drunk driving and her overall performance and integrity.

May 07, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Witness helps catch purse thief

A helpful citizen aided the Turlock Police Department in catching a suspected purse thief Thursday afternoon.

May 07, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Large haul of marijuana found in Hilmar

Investigators with the Merced County Sheriff's Department confiscated more than 2,500 pounds of marijuana in Hilmar on Friday.

May 07, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police arrest two on torture charges

A Turlock couple has been booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on allegations they tortured a 24-year-old man.

May 03, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hoyt murder trial in hands of jury

At one end of the courtroom hallway stood the friends and family of Kenneth Winter. At the other end was Michael Hoyt surrounded by his loved ones. And nestled in between in a small room were seven women and five men tasked with determining justice.

May 03, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Car crashes into eatery

Panda Express patrons were startled on Monday afternoon when a car drove into the restaurant, injuring two.

April 30, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Hoyt recounts details of fatal fight

In an effort to disprove the murder charge looming over him, Michael Hoyt took the stand Tuesday to tell the jury his recollection of the altercation on a rural Turlock road on Feb. 1, 2010, that ultimately ended in the death of Kenneth Winter.

April 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bomb scares prompt school lockdown, road closure

Two suspicious devices found Morning morning on Lander Avenue prompted a school lock down and a road closure as the county bomb squad investigated.

April 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


THS fire causes $4k in damages

A fire in a small bathroom next to the Turlock High School library caused approximately $4,000 in damages, according to the Turlock Fire Department report.

April 26, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


DA questions credibility of only witness to fatal roadside beating

After more than a week's worth of testimony that sought to lay out point by point the evidence that led investigators to arrest Michael Hoyt for murder in the death of Kenneth Winter and discredit the defense's theories, the prosecution brought their case to a close Friday.

April 26, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock business owner tracks stolen truck; fights armed thief

When Dale Falkenberg, owner of Dale's Guitar, discovered that his truck was stolen in the early morning hours on Monday, he immediately started a Valley wide search.

April 25, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Blood evidence presented at murder trial

The murder trial for the Turlock man accused of beating a man to death over a traffic incident continued Tuesday with a series of law enforcement witnesses testifying to the forensic evidence collected during the investigation.

April 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man dies in Modesto crash

A two vehicle collision in east Modesto Monday morning resulted in the death of a 43-year-old Turlock man.

April 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Driver nabbed with cocaine

A Turlock man involved in a minor traffic accident was arrested Wednesday for hit and run and cocaine possession.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Authorities look to put the brakes on unsafe habits around trains

When the railroad crossing arms at Monte Vista Avenue and Golden State Boulevard started to lower Wednesday afternoon most of the vehicles began to slow down, but there is always that one exception.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One killed in Turlock collision

An 82-year-old man was killed in a traffic collision Tuesday night in Turlock.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect found with drugs, weapons, ammo

A man reportedly creating a disturbance at a Turlock restaurant was arrested by Turlock police officers on a variety of drug and weapon charges.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Prowler on the loose

An unknown individual attempted to break into a residence on Linwood Avenue but was thwarted when the resident awoke to the noise.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary suspect nabbed

A woman is facing a charge of commercial burglary after taking bags of purloined merchandise from a Turlock store Friday.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Indecent exposure reported near school

A man seen exposing himself near a Turlock school was taken into police custody after being placed under citizen's arrest.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock railroad tracks site of suicide

For the third time in little more than a month's time span a Turlock man has died on the railroad tracks running through town.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Boyfriend accused of murder in toddler’s death

The Delhi couple accused of causing the death of a 2-year-old child are awaiting arraignment in Merced County, but only one of them will be facing a murder charge.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shooting leaves teen injured

A 14-year-old was injured in what the Turlock Police Department is describing as a drive-by shooting.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Wanted Turlock man caught by U.S. Marshals

A Turlock man wanted in connection with a Modesto home invasion robbery was apprehended Thursday afternoon by the U.S. Marshals Service.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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