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Tomato king enters guilty plea to racketeering, price fixing

The former owner of a now defunct tomato company with sites in the Central Valley has pled guilty to racketeering and price fixing charges.

March 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Homicide suspect surrenders self

The suspect in the murder of a 23-year-old Los Banos man, who was believed to have been hiding in Turlock, turned himself in to law enforcement Thursday afternoon.

March 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gambling games seized at local markets

A tip regarding illegal gambling led to the confiscation of four gaming machines at Turlock markets Tuesday by the Turlock Police Department.

March 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Search for suspected killer turns to Turlock

The suspect wanted in connection with the death of a 23-year-old Los Banos man has family in Turlock and could be hiding out in the area according to local law enforcement.

March 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man arrested for assault on officer at school campus

A 21-year-old man who was on a Turlock school campus without permission was arrested Friday after assaulting an officer.

March 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Distracted driving deaths down since laws enacted

Deaths due to hand-held cell phone use by drivers have dropped since California enacted a ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving in July 2008, reported the California Office of Traffic Safety. The analysis, conducted by the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center at the University of California, Berkeley, showed that, when looking at state crash records two years before and two years after the hand-held ban went into effect, overall traffic deaths declined 22 percent while hand-held cell phone driver deaths went down 47 percent. Similar results were shown for hands-free cell phone use as well as injuries ...

March 06, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


Feds target marijuana grown on farmland

Federal prosecutors are warning Central Valley farmers that a crackdown on large-scale marijuana grow operations is imminent.

March 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock area CHP shooting ruled justified

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office has ruled that the fatal shooting by three California Highway Patrol officers of a mentally unstable man thought to be armed was a justifiable act.

March 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Business owner talks gunman out of robbing store

Local business owner Dale Falkenberg was almost the victim of an armed robbery Friday night. By staying calm and reasoning with the would-be robber, what could have been a violent situation ended peacefully.

March 02, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Missing girl found

The Livingston teenager who was an at-risk runaway has been found safe in Ripon.

February 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man found dead on rural road

Someone out there knows what happened on a darkened country road Friday night when a man was struck and left for dead and the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is hoping morality will prevail and someone will come forward with information about the tragic encounter.

February 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trial set for former detective

A trial date for Kari Abbey, the former Stanislaus County sheriff's detective, has been set for September.

February 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Inmate found hanged in jail cell

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of an inmate in custody at the Stanislaus County Jail.

February 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Vehicle crashes into church

Someone drove a vehicle into the front of Turlock church and then promptly took off, leaving the police department to wonder if it was an accident or an intentional act.

February 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Horses killed on rural road

A gruesome scene greeted California Highway Patrol officers Saturday morning when four horses were killed on a rural road west of Turlock.

February 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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CHP targets aggressive motorists

The California Highway Patrol will be conducting a crackdown on aggressive drivers traveling along Highway 99 beginning Friday.

April 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teen arrested for making hashish oil

A parole check of a Turlock man Wednesday afternoon led to the discovery of a makeshift hashish lab and the arrest of a 17-year-old boy.

April 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock mother’s determination not dampened by donation thief

Stephanie Shabazian is used to overcoming setbacks.

April 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police find suspect in attic

A Turlock man tried to avoid arrest by running from officers and then taking refuge in a stranger's attic.

April 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen gun recovered in pursuit

A short but speedy pursuit ended with the arrest of an 18-year-old man and the recovery of a stolen shotgun.

April 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman steals vehicle from car lot

A Turlock woman is standing accused of stealing a sports utility vehicle from an auto dealership then crashing it shortly afterwards.

April 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Campaign puts distracted drivers on notice

The California Office of Traffic Safety, the California Highway Patrol, and more than 200 law enforcement agencies across the state will be conducting a crackdown on those drivers talking, texting or browsing on a cell phone in April for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

April 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


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