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Two carjacked outside Lander Avenue store

A Turlock man is accused of carjacking and kidnapping two people at gunpoint after they stopped at a liquor store on the outskirts of town Saturday morning.

June 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock informant on SK Foods scandal gets probation

The Turlock man that was the key witness in a federal probe that resulted in the shuttering of one of the largest tomato processors in the state was given probation for his own embezzlement charges.

June 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Jury hears video confession from Turlock murder suspect

For the first time the jury in the murder case against Turlock resident Nicholas Harris got to hear the detailed and at times graphic description of what happened the night 25-year-old Mark Henson was stabbed to death, and it came from the defendant himself.

June 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock officers assaulted during three arrests

Within the last week three Turlock Police officers have suffered injuries of varying degrees at the hands and feet of alleged suspects.

June 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman at center of homicide trial testifies

In the summer of 2007 Turlock residents Mark Henson and Nicholas Harris wouldn't have known each other if they passed on the streets. By the following summer Harris would find himself jailed and charged with killing Henson.

June 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Crash injures CHP officer

A California Highway Patrol officer trying to slow traffic on Highway 99 was injured when a driver crashed into the back of his patrol car.

June 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Deputies involved in fatal shooting identified

The two deputies involved in the shooting of a murder suspect outside a Turlock motel have both been with the Merced County Sheriff's Department for several years.

June 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three charged with Delhi shooting

The investigation into a drive-by shooting in Delhi that left a 29-year-old man paralyzed culminated with the arrest of three suspected gang members Friday, the Merced County sheriff's Department reported.

June 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man attacks store employee with bat

A Hilmar grocery clerk escaped serious injury after a man beat him with a baseball bat, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

June 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trial underway for Turlock man accused of 2008 murder

Nearly six years after a quiet Turlock neighborhood was rocked by a fire and a fatal stabbing, the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office started presenting their case Wednesday against the accused, 27-year-old Nicholas Harris.

June 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Thief injured in auto break-in

A suspected thief is in custody after injuring himself while allegedly trying to break into a car in downtown Turlock.

June 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cell phone picture helps nab burglar

A Turlock man is facing burglary charges after a resident snapped his picture coming out of one of the homes he is accused of breaking into.

June 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Domestic dispute cause of weekend shootings

Investigators and family members suspect marital woes drove a Mariposa man to shoot and kill his wife and sister-in-law Friday night in Hilmar. Hours later the suspect was confronted by law enforcement and shot to death outside a Turlock motel.

June 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Homicide suspect shot by deputies at Turlock motel

Two women were shot to death Friday night in an area south of Turlock and the suspect was killed by Merced County Sheriff's deputies early Saturday morning at a Turlock motel.

May 31, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trio headed to prison for cheese plant fire

Three Turlock women have been convicted of arson for starting a fire at a vacant cheese plant that turned into a raging inferno that left the 59,000 square foot facility nothing more than a pile of charred rubble.

May 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Bicyclist killed in train collision

A bicyclist was struck and killed by a train Saturday morning in Turlock.

July 19, 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


Cause of death known, but unreleased for two people found at Turlock murder-suicide scene

The Turlock Police Department, in conjunction with the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office, officially released the names of the four individuals found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in a Turlock home.

July 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Attorney changes course and decides to continue representing Turlock defendant

The second phase of the murder trial for Turlock resident Nicholas Harris, in which jurors will decide if he was sane or not when he stabbed to death a 25-year-old man, will begin in about a month's time with his defense attorney continuing to helm his case.

July 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police search for suspect

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a man believed to have committed a fraud.

July 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trespasser caught at water plant

A Turlock man spotted on city property after hours was arrested for trespassing.

July 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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