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Three charged with Delhi shooting

The investigation into a drive-by shooting in Delhi that left a 29-year-old man paralyzed culminated with the arrest of three suspected gang members Friday, the Merced County sheriff's Department reported.

June 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man attacks store employee with bat

A Hilmar grocery clerk escaped serious injury after a man beat him with a baseball bat, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

June 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trial underway for Turlock man accused of 2008 murder

Nearly six years after a quiet Turlock neighborhood was rocked by a fire and a fatal stabbing, the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office started presenting their case Wednesday against the accused, 27-year-old Nicholas Harris.

June 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Thief injured in auto break-in

A suspected thief is in custody after injuring himself while allegedly trying to break into a car in downtown Turlock.

June 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cell phone picture helps nab burglar

A Turlock man is facing burglary charges after a resident snapped his picture coming out of one of the homes he is accused of breaking into.

June 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Domestic dispute cause of weekend shootings

Investigators and family members suspect marital woes drove a Mariposa man to shoot and kill his wife and sister-in-law Friday night in Hilmar. Hours later the suspect was confronted by law enforcement and shot to death outside a Turlock motel.

June 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Homicide suspect shot by deputies at Turlock motel

Two women were shot to death Friday night in an area south of Turlock and the suspect was killed by Merced County Sheriff's deputies early Saturday morning at a Turlock motel.

May 31, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trio headed to prison for cheese plant fire

Three Turlock women have been convicted of arson for starting a fire at a vacant cheese plant that turned into a raging inferno that left the 59,000 square foot facility nothing more than a pile of charred rubble.

May 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Driver cited for DUI after near miss

A Turlock man hit the trifecta of bad driving Tuesday night.

May 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Scuffle with security leads to robbery charge

A Turlock man's attempt to shoplift turned into a robbery when he fought with Wal-Mart's loss prevention agents after they confronted him about the theft.

May 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock mother brings kids to drug deal

A Turlock woman was nabbed Sunday in a drug sting when she allegedly sold prescription medications to an undercover agent with her two young children in tow.

May 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Party crashers cause violent end to celebration

A graduation party went out of control Sunday night when uninvited guests fired a gun and assaulted two people, the Turlock Police Department reported.

May 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Mistaken report of carjacking turns into real arrest of Turlock man

An erroneous report of a carjacking and possible kidnapping did turn into an arrest of a Turlock man on allegations he brandished a gun at a grocery clerk.

May 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Agents bust narcotics trafficking ring, arrest five

A lengthy investigation by local and federal drug agents culminated Thursday with the arrest of a drug ring believed to have been distributing large amounts of methamphetamine and other narcotics in the area.

May 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Eight California National Guard members charged with fraud

Grand juries in Fresno and Sacramento have indicted eight current or former members of the California National Guard, in seven separate cases, charging them with wire fraud for fraudulently obtaining recruiting referral bonuses, according to the California Department of Justice.

May 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Fight leads to robbery charge

A 22-year-old woman's attempt at shoplifting was upgraded to a robbery after she fought with employees at a Turlock store.

July 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock landlord charged with arson, attempted murder of tenants

A dispute between a Turlock landlord and his tenants erupted into a fiery encounter Sunday as the tenants watched helplessly as their home burned and the landlord was arrested on multiple charges, including attempted murder and arson.

July 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Home repair scams on the rise

A rash of complaints regarding home improvement projects has prompted the California Contractors State Licensing Board to issue a warning about deceptive practices.

July 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Dispute over cab fare leads to three arrests

Three women had the right idea in taking a taxi home after a night of drinking, but the wrong idea when they decided to not pay the driver.

July 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fraud charges mount for two women

Two Fresno women are facing a long list of criminal charges after they were caught in Turlock with more than 30 fraudulent credit cards.

July 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police arrest knife-wielding robbery suspect

A Turlock man could be facing multiple counts of robbery after allegedly robbing a homeless man at knifepoint twice.

July 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Questions still remain a year after fatal shooting

On July 23, 2013, the family of Brandon Pacheco learned the devastating news that the 25-year-old resident had been shot and killed.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with Turlock man’s arrest

A Turlock man was arrested on multiple criminal charges after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a dangerous high speed chase around Merced County Thursday afternoon.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Young siblings nabbed for theft

A brother and sister found themselves in trouble with law enforcement after stealing a wallet from a woman at a play area.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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