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Stevinson homicide now looks to be car accident

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has released the name of the man found dead in a car near a Stevinson bar where a fight had been reported, but now investigators are unsure the death was a homicide.

June 14, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Denair murder suspect seeks insanity plea

The Denair teenager facing charges for the killing of her father and stabbing of her mother, has changed her not guilty plea to one of not guilty by reason of insanity.

June 14, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man gets 15 years for child porn

A 54-year-old Turlock man was sentenced to federal prison Monday for possession of child pornography.

June 11, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Parole denied for bar murder

A Ripon man previously convicted of shooting a man to death outside a Turlock bar, has been denied parole.

June 11, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New juvenile center focuses on rehabilitation

Stanislaus County's new $22.7 million Juvenile Commitment Center opened Friday with an emphasis on educating and rehabilitating the youths at the facility.

June 07, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Victim helps apprehend robbery suspect

A 36-year-old man was arrested for robbery after allegedly violently ripping a necklace from a woman's neck Friday afternoon.

June 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bar fight ends with homicide

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is investigating a homicide that is believed to be linked to a fight at a Stevinson bar.

June 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Acquitted cop shooter behind bars again

For retired Turlock Police Sgt. Dan Gray justice has been served up too late and light for his liking.

June 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Escape by bus comes to no avail

A man and woman are facing theft charges after allegedly stealing more than a $1,000 in merchandise from Wal-Mart and then trying to escape with the goods on a bus.

May 31, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Deputy acted 'reasonably' in Keyes fatal shooting, finds DA

A newly released report from the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office has cleared a Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputy of any wrongdoing in a 2012 shooting that ended the life of a mentally ill Keyes man.

May 31, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Seat belt ticket proves life-saving

A Turlock Police officer is being credited with saving the life of a 21-year-old woman, because of all things, he gave her a traffic ticket.

May 28, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police release photos of robbery suspect

Turlock Police investigators are hoping photos from last week's robbery at a grocery store will lead to the apprehension of the suspect.

May 28, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Distracted drivers target of April CHP campaign

More than 57,000 drivers were ticketed for handheld cell phone talking or texting during April's Distracted Driving Awareness Month, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety and the California Highway Patrol.

May 24, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Police search for armed robber

A lone gunman robbed a Turlock grocery store and escaped on a bicycle into a nearby neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, the Turlock Police Department reported.

May 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Crash injures family

A family of four was hospitalized Saturday after their vehicle was struck by a suspected drunken driver.

May 21, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Articles by Section - Crime


Sentence handed down for 2008 murder

The man previously convicted of stabbing to death a 25-year-old Turlock resident and setting his car on fire was sentenced to 16 years to life in prison on Wednesday.

January 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trucker killed in collision with Hilmar school bus

An early morning collision on Highway 165 in Hilmar between a school bus and a semi truck left one man dead and one woman with moderate injuries Thursday, the California Highway Patrol reported.

January 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Email scam making waves at universities

The Federal Bureau of Investigations has issued a warning about scams targeting university students and employees.

January 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


GPS used to capture theft suspect

A Turlock man was taken into custody on theft and weapon charges after the victims of his alleged theft led the police to his location with the use of the GPS in their stolen items.

January 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Elderly woman beaten inside Turlock home

An 80-year-old woman was hospitalized after being severely beaten by an unknown woman who forced her way into the victim's home Sunday morning.

January 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police pursue shooting suspects

The Turlock Police Department arrested two men for a shooting after the men led them on a high speed pursuit that resulted in a crash.

January 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect in Donnelly Park attack charged with two more sexual assaults

A Turlock man already awaiting trial on allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in Donnelly Park, was re-arrested Wednesday on new claims that he sexually assaulted two other women in Turlock. Investigators also believe there could be additional victims yet to come forward.

January 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trio nabbed for Turlock home invasion robbery

Three men were arrested by the Ceres Police Department's SWAT team for an armed home invasion robbery of a Turlock residence Wednesday night.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Taser used to end domestic disturbance

A domestic disturbance at a Turlock home led to a man being arrested for a weapons violation, after he was shocked with a Taser by a Turlock Police officer.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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