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Campaign puts distracted drivers on notice

The California Office of Traffic Safety, the California Highway Patrol, and more than 200 law enforcement agencies across the state will be conducting a crackdown on those drivers talking, texting or browsing on a cell phone in April for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

April 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teen pepper sprays officer

A 16-year-old boy is facing battery charges for allegedly spraying a Turlock Police officer in the face with pepper spray.

April 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man hospitalized after swallowing bag of meth

A Turlock man nabbed for trespassing on Monday was in handcuffs again on Wednesday for multiple charges, including fighting with Turlock Police officers.

April 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man slashes two in bar fight

Two men were cut with a box cutter when a man attacked them inside a Turlock bar.

April 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


FBI searching for child predator

The Federal Bureau of Investigations is seeking the public's assistance in locating a child predator who has been assaulting children since November 2012.

April 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Dangerous inmate escapes Merced facility

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is searching for an inmate who escaped from jail early Thursday morning.

April 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police release sketches of groping suspect

The Turlock Police Department has released a series of sketches of a suspect believed to be the man responsible for inappropriately touching three young Turlock girls.

April 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two charged with Stevinson murder

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested two men for the murder of a Stevinson man, in what authorities described as a drug robbery.

April 01, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock sees slightly more crime in 2013; all violent crimes down

The crime rate in Turlock rose by just the slightest margin in 2013, even though the year saw drops in all types of violent crimes.

March 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Jail cook arrested for contraband

A man working as a cook at the Merced County correctional facility was arrested Thursday on allegations he was smuggling in contraband.

March 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Toddler hospitalized with life-threatening injuries

A young Turlock child is fighting for his life in a Madera hospital, while the man suspected of putting him there has been charged with multiple counts of child abuse.

March 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Winton homicide victims identified

The names of the two men shot to death in a Winton garage have been identified as Juan Jose Cruz Luna, 37, and Helder Manera Mauleon, 31, according to the Merced County Coroner's Office.

March 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man robbed across from fire station

A Turlock man was robbed Tuesday afternoon by two men, one armed with a knife, across the street from the Turlock Rural Fire Department.

March 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Search for groping suspect continues

The Turlock Police Department continues their search for the man wanted for assaulting three teenage girls walking to and from their school campuses Monday and Tuesday.

March 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bearded bandit nabbed by FBI

A man suspected of committing several bank robberies, including one in Turlock and dubbed the "Bad Beard Bandit" was arrested by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigations Thursday.

March 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Donation thief apprehended

The woman who was suspected of stealing donated money to a Turlock autistic child has been apprehended, the Turlock Police Department reported.

April 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


CHP targets aggressive motorists

The California Highway Patrol will be conducting a crackdown on aggressive drivers traveling along Highway 99 beginning Friday.

April 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teen arrested for making hashish oil

A parole check of a Turlock man Wednesday afternoon led to the discovery of a makeshift hashish lab and the arrest of a 17-year-old boy.

April 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock mother’s determination not dampened by donation thief

Stephanie Shabazian is used to overcoming setbacks.

April 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police find suspect in attic

A Turlock man tried to avoid arrest by running from officers and then taking refuge in a stranger's attic.

April 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen gun recovered in pursuit

A short but speedy pursuit ended with the arrest of an 18-year-old man and the recovery of a stolen shotgun.

April 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman steals vehicle from car lot

A Turlock woman is standing accused of stealing a sports utility vehicle from an auto dealership then crashing it shortly afterwards.

April 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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