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Auto thieves don’t take holidays

After toasting friends and family with champagne and watching the ball drop in Times Square, it might be a wise idea to check on the vehicles parked outside, because New Year's Day is the second highest holiday with incidents of vehicle theft.

December 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shoplifter should have had a list

A Turlock man attempting to steal merchandise from a Target store for the second time on the same day, ended up under arrest after officers tracked him to his home.

December 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Rumors of violence at schools unfounded

Rumors on social media sites speculating violent encounters at Turlock's two high schools prompted additional police patrols at both sites, but no problems were reported.

December 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man walking Turlock street with loaded shotgun

Turlock Police officers responding to a call of a suspicious person ended up arresting a man walking around with a shotgun.

December 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Mother facing neglect charges

Two young children were rescued from a smoke filled apartment after allegedly being left home alone by their mother Monday.

December 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sheriff’s investigators seek person of interest in homicide case

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is investigating a homicide that occurred in the Airport District in Modesto and is seeking the public's assistance in locating a person of interest.

December 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two nabbed in drug bust near school

A Turlock man, who was the subject of a Turlock Narcotics Enforcement Team investigation, was taken into custody Thursday on multiple drug and weapon charges.

December 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Database helps authorities remove more than 2,000 guns from California streets

With the nation once again facing a horrific mass shooting and renewing conversations about gun control, the California Attorney General's Office announced Tuesday it had taken more than 2,000 firearms away from prohibited users in the state over the last year.

December 18, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Scams can foil holiday tidings

As Christmas draws nearer and the shopping days wind down, the Better Business Bureau is reminding consumers to be a bit wary of scams posing as retailers and well-wishers.

December 18, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Priest prompted investigation into church volunteer

A priest's concern about the attention a church volunteer was giving to a young parishioner sparked an investigation that led to the arrest of a 34-year-old man on multiple counts of sexual assault.

December 14, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Grant aids probation department’s crackdown on DUI offenders

A new grant aimed at taking drunken drivers off the road is going to help the Stanislaus County Probation Department target some of the most frequent offenders.

December 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Farmers burdened with excessive trashing, dumping

No other county in the state seems to get as much illegal trash dumping as Stanislaus County. That's the summation of County Supervisor Jim DeMartini of Ceres, who almost weekly has to clean up piles of debris dumped on his Westport area farm property.

December 11, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Sergeant recovering from accident

Turlock Police Sgt. Anthony Silva remains hospitalized, but in stable condition after he was struck by a car while holding two suspects at gunpoint Friday night.

December 11, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Church volunteer accused of sexually assaulting children

A Turlock man who had been serving as a volunteer at Sacred Heart Catholic Church was arrested last week on allegations of repeatedly sexually assaulting two boys.

December 11, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Planada man headed to prison for tax scheme

A Planada man, who submitted more than 100 false tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service over two years, was sentenced Monday to 11 months in federal prison.

December 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Police seek information on rape suspect

A 44-year-old woman reported to the Turlock Police Department that she was snatched at knifepoint from Donnelly Park and sexually assaulted in a nearby alley by an unknown assailant Sunday.

November 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man hit with axe handle

The Turlock Police Department is seeking a man wanted for hitting another man with an axe handle.

November 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police nab suspected purse snatcher

The Turlock Police Department has taken a woman into custody on the allegations she injured an elderly woman during a robbery outside a Turlock restaurant.

November 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Vandalism leads to drug charges

The Turlock Police Department arrested two men on vandalism and drug possession charges after an officer saw one of the suspects spray painting a downtown building.

November 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect robs Turlock bank

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the man who robbed a Turlock bank Thursday afternoon.

November 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


DA wants more time to investigate sexual assault allegations against restaurateur

The arraignment for a Turlock man accused of sexually assaulting an employee at his Oakdale pizza restaurant was postponed because the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office has not filed any criminal charges against him.

November 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man hits woman with car on purpose

A Turlock man is facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon after using his car to hit a woman he was arguing with, the Turlock Police Department reported.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drive-by shooting in Turlock neighborhood

A drive-by shooting was reported late Friday evening.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man uses drive-through for robbery

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a robbery at a Turlock fast food restaurant that happened early Sunday.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Reckless driver facing possible child endangerment charges

A 36-year-old Turlock woman had her car impounded in Ceres over the weekend after she was seen driving recklessly down Hatch Road with three minors aboard.

November 17, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


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