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Farm worker victim identified

The man shot to death by an angry husband at a watermelon field in Turlock has been identified by the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office.

July 16, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two jailed in pot bust

An ongoing investigation by the Turlock Narcotics Enforcement Team led to the seizure of multiple pounds of marijuana and the arrest of two people.

July 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Massage parlors cited in vice investigation

Two Turlock massage parlors were cited Wednesday for multiple violations after the Turlock Police Department received information the businesses were involved in activities related to prostitution.

July 11, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Marijuana found in Denair almond orchard

Three men are under arrest on allegations they were cultivating acres of marijuana in a Denair orchard, unbeknownst to the property owners.

July 09, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


'Wrong place, wrong time' for farm worker killed in shooting

The tranquility found Monday among the fields of ripening watermelons was in stark contrast to the violence that erupted a day before when a man attempted to gun down his wife and instead shot and killed an innocent co-worker walking alongside her.

July 09, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Illegal fireworks light up Turlock skies

No major fires flared up in Turlock over the Fourth of July holiday, but Turlock fire fighters were kept busy responding to multiple reports of illegal fireworks being used in the city.

July 09, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Farm drive-by kills one

A man opened fire at a Turlock farm Sunday, killing one man and narrowly missing others, including his wife.

July 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Medical scam targets seniors

The Better Business Bureau serving Northeast California is warning of automated calls offering free medical alert systems that prompt consumers to disclose credit card information.

June 28, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi house used for pot operation

An indoor marijuana growing operation capable of producing more than 200 pounds of product was discovered in Delhi on Wednesday.

June 28, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drug bust outside Turlock market

Suspicious activity outside a Turlock market sparked a narcotics investigation that culminated Tuesday in two arrests and the seizure of drugs and cash.

June 28, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stanislaus County tops auto theft rankings list

Stanislaus County is once again laying claim to a title most residents would prefer to leave in their rearview mirror.

June 28, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen auto leads to arrest

Two suspected auto thieves were caught Monday after a stolen vehicle was spotted outside a Turlock motel.

June 25, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two charged with drunken driving after accident

The good intentions of two friends to see each other safely home came to no avail when one rear-ended the other and both were cited for driving under the influence.

June 25, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trio sought for burglary

Two Turlock men and a Modesto woman are wanted by Ceres Police in connection with their alleged role in a commercial burglary in Modesto.

June 24, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Two robbers hit downtown bank

The Turlock Police Department is on the hunt for two men who pulled off a daytime robbery of a downtown bank Thursday.

June 21, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Pursuit ends with two arrests

Two teens suspected of being involved in a residential burglary were arrested Tuesday after a high speed pursuit.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect punches man for cell phone

A man walking along a Turlock neighborhood Tuesday afternoon was approached by a stranger who punched him and then took his cell phone, the Turlock Police Department reported.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Assault with car lands woman in jail

A 45-year-old woman was arrested Monday on allegations she intentionally swerved the vehicle she was driving in an attempt to hit a man crossing the street.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Good Samaritan beaten, carjacked

A man stopping to help what appeared to be a stranded motorist became the victim of a carjacking when the motorist and two other men attacked him and stole his car Tuesday night.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Child falls from moving vehicle

The Turlock Police Department is investigating an accident in which a young girl was seriously injured from falling out of a moving vehicle.

April 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police use multiple less than lethal methods to subdue man at City Hall

Turlock Police officers used pepper spray and a Taser in an attempt to subdue a man who was cutting himself in front of City Hall Tuesday morning.

April 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Hilmar dairy worker beaten, robbed at gunpoint

A milker working at a Hilmar dairy was robbed and beaten by an armed assailant early Sunday morning, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

April 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock Police captain takes chief position in Washington

After nearly eight years of service to the community of Turlock, Capt. Carl Nielsen is packing up his bags and heading to Centralia, Washington, where he will take the helm as the Centralia Police Department's Chief of Police.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One arrest made in gun store break-in

The investigation into the burglary of a Turlock gun store has resulted in the arrest of one suspect, but the cache of guns remains missing, the Turlock Police Department reported Friday.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock gun store robbed of ammo, firearms

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a break-in at Alquist Arms in which one or more thieves made off with ammunition and "numerous weapons," said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

April 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Call leads to weapon recovery, arrest

A person suspicious about a car without license plates made a call to the Turlock Police Department that led to the arrest of a couple for drug possession and the seizure of a shotgun.

April 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect tries to lure teen into vehicle

A 15-year-old girl walking to school Tuesday was accosted by a man who repeatedly tried to get her into his vehicle. The girl avoided any potential harm by running from the man and reporting the incident to school officials.

April 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary attempt leads to pursuit, crash

A Turlock Police officer spotted an attempted burglary at a smoke shop, which led to the arrest of three suspects, one of whom was wanted for attempted murder.

April 09, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock experiences multiple robberies

Turlock was plagued by several armed robberies over the past few days, with the Turlock Police Department seeking several suspects.

April 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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