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DA questions credibility of only witness to fatal roadside beating

After more than a week's worth of testimony that sought to lay out point by point the evidence that led investigators to arrest Michael Hoyt for murder in the death of Kenneth Winter and discredit the defense's theories, the prosecution brought their case to a close Friday.

April 26, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock business owner tracks stolen truck; fights armed thief

When Dale Falkenberg, owner of Dale's Guitar, discovered that his truck was stolen in the early morning hours on Monday, he immediately started a Valley wide search.

April 25, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Blood evidence presented at murder trial

The murder trial for the Turlock man accused of beating a man to death over a traffic incident continued Tuesday with a series of law enforcement witnesses testifying to the forensic evidence collected during the investigation.

April 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man dies in Modesto crash

A two vehicle collision in east Modesto Monday morning resulted in the death of a 43-year-old Turlock man.

April 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Dispute erupts into gunfire

A verbal argument between two Turlock men Saturday night devolved into gun violence that left one man with a head wound and another facing a charge of attempted murder.

April 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock men arrested for passing fraudulent checks

Two Turlock men were arrested Friday for allegedly passing fraudulent checks at a Ceres grocery store.

April 22, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Key DA witness in Hoyt murder trial falters on stand

When Brooke Soares took the witness stand in the case against Michael Hoyt she was confident about what she had seen and heard when she drove upon two men clashing with one another in the middle of Paulson Road in Turlock on Feb. 1, 2010.

April 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police arrest Turlock grocer for child molestation

A Turlock grocer was arrested Wednesday night on allegations he molested a child over the span of several months.

April 18, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police apprehend two in break-in

One man and one teenager are facing burglary charges after they were caught coming out of a Turlock home with property from the residence.

April 16, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man punches elderly relative

A 67-year-old woman is recovering from injuries she sustained after being punched by a 42-year-old man.

April 16, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three stabbed in Turlock street fight

A brawl between several individuals in the middle of a Turlock street resulted in three people being treated for stab wounds.

April 16, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder trial underway for road rage beating

In his dark gray suit, eyeglasses and his graying hair and beard trimmed short, Michael Hoyt is hardly recognizable as the man who was arrested three years ago and charged with the brutal beating death of a 67-year-old man.

April 16, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Street brawl erupts on Wolfe Avenue

A vicious street brawl involving 15-20 people broke out on Wolfe Avenue near Palm Street just after 8p.m. on Monday night. Neighbors were alerted by profanity laced shouts as the participants of the brawl pummeled each other on the street before eventually brandishing knives. Police officers, firefighters, and an ambulance were called to the scene. It is unclear if anybody was wounded but one male was taken by ambulance. Another male was detained by the authorities. For more information check Turlockjournal.com.

April 15, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Crime


Woman escapes kidnapper on freeway

An 18-year-old woman was rescued by a California Highway Patrol officer from an attacker trying to force her into his vehicle Wednesday morning on Highway 99 in Turlock.

April 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Campaign targets auto thefts

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force is hoping to curb thefts in the area by launching a county-wide campaign promoting prevention and awareness.

April 09, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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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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