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Women arrested in connection with robbery outside bank

The ongoing investigation into a robbery outside a Turlock bank has led to the arrest of two Merced County women on conspiracy and abetting charges.

November 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man sustains gunshot wound outside Turlock home

A 32-year-old man was shot outside his friend's Turlock residence Tuesday night when the two were surprised by two unknown gunmen at the home.

November 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man killed at Turlock intersection

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a vehicle versus pedestrian collision that left a 66-year-old man dead.

November 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock fruit cup thief moves onto cigarettes

A Turlock man arrested two weeks earlier for robbery after hurling a fruit cup at a security guard was taken into custody again on allegations he used a set of stolen keys to help himself to cigarettes from a smoke shop.

November 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Accused Turlock sexual predator caught crossing border

A man who has spent 10 months on the run for allegations he sexually assaulted a Turlock teenager was apprehended trying to cross into the United States from Mexico.

November 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock men nabbed in recycling scam

The California Department of Justice reported they busted up a fraud ring with the arrest of five area residents, including three from Turlock, who were operating a beverage container recycling scam.

November 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen credit cards used in shopping spree

A suspected thief went on a $1,400 shopping spree with stolen credit cards before she was apprehended by the Turlock Police Department.

November 01, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Effort to curb walnut theft goes into effect

Stanislaus County's walnut buying season is set to begin Tuesday and authorities are warning growers to be wary of thieves.

November 01, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


StanCATT nabs pair for multiple stolen vehicles

A follow-up investigation into a stolen flatbed truck by the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force led to the arrest of two men and the recovery of seven stolen vehicles worth an estimated $250,000.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sentencing delayed in Turlock murder

A sentencing hearing for a Turlock man convicted of murder in the stabbing death of a 25-year-old man, has been delayed to December.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder charge lodged against Delhi mother

The Merced County District Attorney's Office has filed new charges against a Delhi mother, accusing her of homicide for the death of her 2-year-old daughter.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Declaration sheds light on pizzeria sexual assault allegation

Court papers filed shortly after a sexual assault complaint was made against a former Oakdale pizzeria owner give insight to the circumstances surrounding his Oct. 20 arrest by Oakdale Police.

October 27, 2014 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Crime


Fourth suspect arrested for double homicide

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested a fourth man for the murder of two men found inside a charred car in an orchard outside of Denair.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen motorcycle involved in two hit and runs

Turlock Police officers are on the hunt for a man who stole a motorcycle and then proceeded to crash it - twice.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Chop shop found in Turlock

The theft of a stolen all-terrain vehicle led authorities to a chop shop operating in Turlock, as well as the seizure of an estimated 100 pounds of marijuana.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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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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