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Former university president’s home target of robbery attempt

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a brazen daylight robbery attempt at the one-time residence of former California State University, Stanislaus President Hamid Shirvani.

June 19, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Authorities bust suspected drug ring

Law enforcement from local and federal agencies arrested five Stanislaus County men Wednesday on allegations they were trafficking in methamphetamine.

June 15, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Denair teen to stand trial for murder

A Denair teenager will stand trial for a Mother's Day attack that resulted in the death of her father and serious injuries for her mother.

June 14, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Passerby foils burglary

The keen observation of a passing motorist, and a call to the Turlock Police Department, put an end to a home burglary.

June 12, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


FBI: Violent crime rates down across nation

Preliminary figures released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday indicate that the number of violent crimes and property crimes reported by law enforcement across the nation during 2011 decreased when compared to 2010 figures.

June 12, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


Shooting suspect arrested in Idaho

The man suspected of orchestrating a drive-by shooting that killed a 24-year-old Turlock man, was arrested earlier this week in Idaho.

June 09, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Take the mud boots; leave the meth

The Turlock Police Department is committed to helping the citizens of this community be safe and encourages people to file a police report if a crime has occurred. However, it is recommended that the drugs be left at home.

June 08, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Court delays in road rage trial frustrate family

It has been more than two years since Hilmar resident Ken Winter lost his life in what law enforcement believe was an incident of road rage.

June 08, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drugs found in child’s toy

A woman under house arrest as part of the California prison realignment was found in possession of methamphetamine that she tried to conceal in a stuffed teddy bear, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

June 05, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police seek stabbing suspect

The Turlock Police Department is investigating an attempted homicide in which a woman was stabbed Friday night.

June 04, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Visit turns into robbery, assault

A man who thought he was going to visit a friend instead became the victim of a robbery and a beating Thursday night.

June 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Father and son charged with weapon offenses

A stop for a traffic violation Tuesday night led to the arrest of a father, his 14-year-old son and another adult on weapon and parole violation charges, the Turlock Police Department reported.

June 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


This week’s crime files: From a purloined pocketbook to munching on the landscape

Here is a quick lesson in manners: If a business is kind enough to let you use their restroom without being a customer, the polite thing is to thank them and leave - and most importantly, don't steal anything on the way out.

June 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Federal prisoner tries to file liens against guards

A federal jury found an Atwater inmate guilty of 14 counts of attempting to file false liens and encumbrances against federal prison officers in violation of the Court Security Improvement Act of 2007.

May 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Red-light running an epidemic, finds report

Did you see a driver run a red light this weekend? According to a new report from the National Coalition for a Safer Roads, the Memorial Day holiday weekend has the most red-light violations.

May 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Suspect threatens teens with knife

A Turlock man was arrested on allegations he held one teenager at knifepoint and threatened two others before slashing the tires of a vehicle and fleeing the area.

July 31, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man among suspects sought for Modesto home invasion

The Modesto Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating two men wanted for a home invasion robbery on Monday.

July 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fight leads to robbery charge

A 22-year-old woman's attempt at shoplifting was upgraded to a robbery after she fought with employees at a Turlock store.

July 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


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