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Stop to give aid turns into carjacking for firefighter

An off-duty volunteer firefighter stopping to help victims of a car crash became the victim of a carjacking Thursday morning in Ballico, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department.

November 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Scams seek to profit from deputy’s death

While the community mourns the loss of Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Wallace and is looking for ways to help his family and friends, some individuals are using it as an opportunity to put cash in their wallets.

November 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Grant to help prosecute DUI offenders

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office has been awarded a specialty grant to prosecute cases against repeat offenders and those involved in fatal or injury crashes in cases involving driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

November 15, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Stanislaus Sheriff deputy slain; suspect pleads not guilty

Days after Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Wallace was gunned down while checking on a suspicious vehicle, his accused killer made his first court appearance to enter a not guilty plea to all the charges against him.

November 15, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Investigators seek public’s help in case of slain deputy

As detectives continue to investigate the fatal shooting of Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Wallace, they are seeking the public's help in filling in the timeline of Wallace's suspected killed, David Machado.

November 14, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man charged with murder

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a homicide in which the victim was found stabbed in an orchard outside of town and the suspect located after following the clues from a vehicle fire.

November 13, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspected killer of Stanislaus County Sheriff’s deputy apprehended

The suspect in the death of a Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputy was apprehended Sunday afternoon in Tulare County - nearly four hours after the deputy was killed in what was described by Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson as an execution.

November 13, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sheriff’s deputy killed; Manhunt for suspect underway

Surrounded by a somber backing of leaders from law enforcement and the county, Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson announced one of his deputies had been killed in the line of duty.

November 13, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Traffic safety efforts to increase

In the wake of two fatal accidents involving pedestrians last week the Turlock Police Department is ramping up their efforts to reducing collisions around the city.

November 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Parole denied for Denair killer

A Denair man has been denied parole for his role in a fatal stabbing from 1991, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office.

November 10, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock couple arrested for heroin in Jamestown

A report of a couple possibly doing drugs in a car parked outside a Jamestown casino led to the arrest of a Turlock man and woman after they were found with heroin.

November 10, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man gets 23 years for collision that killed Turlock family

A Turlock man who was behind the wheel in a fatal collision that took the lives of three people all from one family was sentenced to prison Monday.

November 09, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock High student killed crossing Golden State Boulevard

An 18-year-old student from Turlock High School was killed Friday night after being hit by a vehicle while crossing Golden State Boulevard.

November 05, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Auto burglars stalking shopping center in Turlock

The holiday season may have not begun in earnest yet, but that is not stopping thieves from preying on those shopping and dining in Turlock.

November 03, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hilmar residents involved in crash with CHP

A Merced Area California Highway Patrol officer collided with another vehicle during a pursuit of a suspect Monday evening.

November 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Two suspects injured in Delhi pursuit

Two men are in critical condition after leading a Merced County Sheriff's deputy on a short pursuit that ended when the stolen vehicle they ...

January 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man arrested for theft at Home Depot in Ceres

Ceres Police booked a 31-year-old Turlock man for allegedly stealing over $900 in power tools and fighting with loss prevention officers at the Hatch Road ...

January 10, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Homicides up in Turlock for 2016

The passing of 2016 closed the books on a year that saw a sharp increase in the number of homicides in Turlock.

January 06, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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