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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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Man escapes fiery crash

A man escaped what could have been a fatal accident after his vehicle clipped a big rig, hit another and then caught on fire Monday morning on East Avenue.

August 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man wanted for Placer County theft, evading

The Placer County Sheriff's Department is seeking a Turlock man on felony vandalism and theft charges after he allegedly broke into a Colfax car wash.

August 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Jury ponders over sanity case

A Stanislaus County jury continues to deliberate on whether or not a Turlock man convicted of murder was sane or insane when he stabbed a man to death.

August 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Mother, boyfriend accused of killing 2-year old

A Delhi mother, along with her boyfriend, have been arrested on allegations they caused the death of her 2-year-old daughter by asphyxiation.

August 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Wanted felons apprehended

A tip to the location of a man wanted on multiple felony warrants led to the arrest of two individuals Wednesday morning.

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pair arrested after disturbance

What began as a response to a noise disturbance by Turlock Police officers led to the arrest of two individuals wanted for felony warrants.

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Purse thief strikes in downtown Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is seeking a suspect who stole a woman's purse from a downtown eatery Thursday afternoon.

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Jury starts deliberating on Turlock defendant’s sanity

The decision on whether or not a Turlock man was insane when he stabbed a 25-year-old man repeatedly and caused his death, is now in the hands of a Stanislaus County jury.

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Doctors’ opinions vary on sanity of Turlock defendant

A Stanislaus County jury's decision on the issue of sanity for a man convicted of stabbing a 25-year-old Turlock man to death may come down to what doctor they give more credence.

August 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Car careens into Turlock home

A Turlock man is facing criminal charges after crashing his car into a home and causing more than $50,000 in damage.

August 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two killed, one injured in Hilmar collision

A missed stop sign at a Hilmar intersection led to a collision Friday night that claimed the lives of two individuals and critically injured a third, the California Highway Patrol reported.

August 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sanity phase begins for Turlock defendant

Six years to the day that Mark Henson lost his life in a Turlock neighborhood, a Stanislaus County jury began hearing evidence to determine if Nicholas Harris was sane or not when he stabbed the 25-year-old man.

August 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Information sought on wallet thief

Law enforcement in Stanislaus County is seeking the public's help in identifying a woman suspected of stealing wallets from several senior citizens around the county.

August 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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