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$20 debt fueled Turlock cheese plant fire

An argument over a debt of $20 is what prosecutors say was the catalyst that led three women to ignite a fire that burned to the ground a vacant Turlock cheese plant, causing an estimated $5 million in damage.

December 13, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Death of toddler gets Turlock mother 15 years

The Turlock mother who let her 2-year-old daughter die slowly over a three day period from lack of food and water will be spending the next decade and a half in prison.

December 13, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sex assault linked to Instagram

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on allegations he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl he met by following her profile on the social media site Instagram, the Turlock Police Department reported.

December 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with crash, arrest

Turlock Police officers recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested a suspected auto thief after a short pursuit Monday night.

December 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One stop leads to three DUI arrests

The California Highway Patrol arrested three people on suspicion of drunk driving after a traffic stop in Keyes proved to be a catalyst for a collision and a near miss.

December 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen semi recovered

Turlock Police officers recovered a stolen semi truck because an officer found it odd that the truck had no trailer attached.

December 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Road rage leads to assault charge

A man is facing a charge of assault and battery that police say arose from an incident of road rage.

December 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man reports unusual kidnapping

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a strange kidnapping in which a man was forced at gunpoint to drive two women around town while they ran some errands - at 3 a.m. in the morning.

December 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two prison bound for roles in hit and run fatality

A Delhi man who was behind the wheel in a crash that killed an 18-year-old woman during a misguided effort to evade Turlock police officers has been convicted of vehicular manslaughter.

December 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Daycare locked down in search for armed suspect

The search for a burglary suspect Monday afternoon prompted a brief lockdown of a Turlock daycare center.

December 03, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Thefts plague high school ag department

The Turlock High School Agriculture Department has various patios and open spaces for students to perform hands-on activities, with students and teachers often staying late and coming early to utilize tools. This freedom has, unfortunately, come at a cost as the department has faced its fifth theft since the summer.

November 27, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Crime


Two dead in Delhi

Two men were gunned down in an execution style murder and left in an idling truck on a Delhi country road.

November 26, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gas thief on the prowl

The Turlock Police Department is searching for the thief who has been using a Turlock business as a personal gas station.

November 22, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Accused killers plead not guilty

The two Turlock men standing accused of gunning down a 21-year-old in downtown have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.

November 21, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sleeping driver sends Turlock man to hospital

A drowsy driver fell asleep behind the wheel while traveling on Highway 49 and struck a tree, causing injuries to his Turlock passenger.

November 21, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Turlock man killed outside home used for growing marijuana

The Turlock Police Department is investigating the death of a 22-year-old man who was fatally shot outside a marijuana grow house.

July 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Probationer found with drugs, gun

A Turlock man who tried to avoid a search based on his probation status by running from officers, ended up in custody for drug, weapon and resisting charges.

July 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock murder suspect caught in Modesto

A man wanted in connection with the killing of a 38-year-old Turlock man was apprehended in Modesto during a traffic stop.

June 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock men accused of robbing pharmacies

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested three Turlock men in connection with armed robberies at two pharmacies.

June 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Seven indicted for mortgage fraud conspiracy

A federal grand jury returned a 15-count indictment on Thursday against seven individuals, charging them with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bank fraud, mail fraud and aiding and abetting, and making false statements to a bank in a mortgage fraud scheme, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

June 26, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Charges filed against officer who took teen from Turlock

The Oklahoma police officer accused of taking a 15-year-old girl from the Turlock home of her grandparents has been fired from his job and is facing a kidnapping charge in Stanislaus County.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stanislaus County sees drop in auto thefts

The rate of vehicle thefts in Stanislaus County saw a decline for a second year, according to the latest report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock men included in drug indictment

A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment today against four Central Valley men, including two from Turlock, on drug trafficking charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

June 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teen reported missing from Turlock found in Las Vegas

The 15-year-old girl reported missing by her grandparents in Turlock was found Thursday morning in a Las Vegas hotel room and the Oklahoma police officer she was with has been taken into custody on an arrest warrant for kidnapping.

June 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock teen found safe

A Turlock teen taken by an Oklahoma police officer in his 30s was found safe in Las Vegas.

June 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


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