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Vehicle thefts down in state, Stanislaus County

The California Highway Patrol is touting new technology and aggressive police work for a decrease in auto thefts statewide in 2013.

June 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Thief caught pilfering through car

A Turlock Police officer arrested a man Saturday morning after witnessing him steal from a parked vehicle in downtown Turlock.

June 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teen charged with kidnapping, domestic violence

A 17-year-old boy was arrested by Turlock Police officers on multiple felony charges after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend in her apartment.

June 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Defendant claims he never intended to kill

Twenty-seven year-old Nicholas Harris has never denied he was responsible for the death of Mark Henson on a quiet Turlock street in the early hours on Aug. 12, 2008.

June 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


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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


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


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