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Turlock crime rate on the rise in 2014

For the first three months of this year the crime rate in Turlock was steadily creeping upwards, due in large part to more violent offenders on the street, said Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson.

July 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Attorney refuses to represent Turlock defendant

The defense attorney for a Turlock man convicted of murder dropped a legal bombshell in court Tuesday morning when he declared himself not competent enough to continue representing his client during the sanity phase of the trial.

July 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Robbery charge for sign stealing

A Turlock man and a teenager are facing robbery charges after forcibly taking a sign from a Turlock sign twirler.

July 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man prison bound for drug charges

A federal judge sentenced Elias Alvarez-Ramirez, 53, of Turlock to 19 years and seven months in prison for conspiracy to grow marijuana and distribute methamphetamine, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

July 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man found with tear gas

A report of elder abuse led to the arrest of a man in possession of tear gas, the Turlock Police Department reported.

July 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Illegal weapon lands man in jail

A Turlock man stopped for a vehicle infraction ended up in jail after officers found an illegal weapon in his car.

July 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Missing man found in good health

The 68-year-old Turlock man missing since Tuesday was located safe and unharmed Thursday morning.

July 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police look for missing man

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the public's help in finding a missing 68-year-old man who has not been seen since leaving the hospital.

July 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Details of murder-suicide at Turlock home remain scarce

The details surrounding the deaths of four individuals found inside a Turlock home last week remain a mystery as detectives continue their investigation.

July 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hughson teenager killed in crash identified

The Hughson teenager killed in an accident in Tuolumne County has been identified as Joseph Austin Estevam, 18.

July 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fourth individual found at scene of Turlock murder-suicide identified

The identity of the fourth individual found dead inside a Turlock home Thursday night has been confirmed as Robert Babakhan, 42.

June 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Four found dead inside Turlock home

Tucked away inside a serene Turlock neighborhood, Turlock Police detectives are investigating the deaths of four individuals in what is suspected to be a murder-suicide.

June 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Grass fire on Glenwood

A Turlock firefighter extinguishes flames on the side of Glenwood Avenue in Turlock Thursday afternoon. The fire burned several trees and scorched at least one telephone pole over an area about 100 yards long and 10 feet wide. The fire is believed to have been ignited by a vehicle that caught on fire. It remains under investigation.

June 26, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Crime


Turlock man arrested for rape in Ripon

A Turlock man has been arrested on allegations he raped a co-worker at a Ripon fast food restaurant.

June 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock Police join forces with Nextdoor

The Turlock Police Department is partnering with the website, Nextdoor, to give residents a new avenue to identify crime trends in their neighborhoods.

June 26, 2014 | | 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


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