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Man robs cafeteria with cutlery

An attempt to get free food at a hospital cafeteria ended badly for a Turlock man, who ended his meal in handcuffs.

July 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Illegal fireworks abound over holiday

The Turlock Fire Department had a busy Independence Day weekend as they responded to numerous reports of illegal fireworks and battled at least two blazes.

July 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Civil grand jury selected

The Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury for 2014/2015 was sworn in last week.

July 08, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Turlock crime rate on the rise in 2014

For the first three months of this year the crime rate in Turlock was steadily creeping upwards, due in large part to more violent offenders on the street, said Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson.

July 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Attorney refuses to represent Turlock defendant

The defense attorney for a Turlock man convicted of murder dropped a legal bombshell in court Tuesday morning when he declared himself not competent enough to continue representing his client during the sanity phase of the trial.

July 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Robbery charge for sign stealing

A Turlock man and a teenager are facing robbery charges after forcibly taking a sign from a Turlock sign twirler.

July 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man prison bound for drug charges

A federal judge sentenced Elias Alvarez-Ramirez, 53, of Turlock to 19 years and seven months in prison for conspiracy to grow marijuana and distribute methamphetamine, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

July 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man found with tear gas

A report of elder abuse led to the arrest of a man in possession of tear gas, the Turlock Police Department reported.

July 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Illegal weapon lands man in jail

A Turlock man stopped for a vehicle infraction ended up in jail after officers found an illegal weapon in his car.

July 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Missing man found in good health

The 68-year-old Turlock man missing since Tuesday was located safe and unharmed Thursday morning.

July 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police look for missing man

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the public's help in finding a missing 68-year-old man who has not been seen since leaving the hospital.

July 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Details of murder-suicide at Turlock home remain scarce

The details surrounding the deaths of four individuals found inside a Turlock home last week remain a mystery as detectives continue their investigation.

July 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hughson teenager killed in crash identified

The Hughson teenager killed in an accident in Tuolumne County has been identified as Joseph Austin Estevam, 18.

July 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fourth individual found at scene of Turlock murder-suicide identified

The identity of the fourth individual found dead inside a Turlock home Thursday night has been confirmed as Robert Babakhan, 42.

June 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Four found dead inside Turlock home

Tucked away inside a serene Turlock neighborhood, Turlock Police detectives are investigating the deaths of four individuals in what is suspected to be a murder-suicide.

June 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Man escapes fiery crash

A man escaped what could have been a fatal accident after his vehicle clipped a big rig, hit another and then caught on fire Monday morning on East Avenue.

August 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man wanted for Placer County theft, evading

The Placer County Sheriff's Department is seeking a Turlock man on felony vandalism and theft charges after he allegedly broke into a Colfax car wash.

August 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Jury ponders over sanity case

A Stanislaus County jury continues to deliberate on whether or not a Turlock man convicted of murder was sane or insane when he stabbed a man to death.

August 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Mother, boyfriend accused of killing 2-year old

A Delhi mother, along with her boyfriend, have been arrested on allegations they caused the death of her 2-year-old daughter by asphyxiation.

August 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Wanted felons apprehended

A tip to the location of a man wanted on multiple felony warrants led to the arrest of two individuals Wednesday morning.

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pair arrested after disturbance

What began as a response to a noise disturbance by Turlock Police officers led to the arrest of two individuals wanted for felony warrants.

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Purse thief strikes in downtown Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is seeking a suspect who stole a woman's purse from a downtown eatery Thursday afternoon.

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Jury starts deliberating on Turlock defendant’s sanity

The decision on whether or not a Turlock man was insane when he stabbed a 25-year-old man repeatedly and caused his death, is now in the hands of a Stanislaus County jury.

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Doctors’ opinions vary on sanity of Turlock defendant

A Stanislaus County jury's decision on the issue of sanity for a man convicted of stabbing a 25-year-old Turlock man to death may come down to what doctor they give more credence.

August 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Car careens into Turlock home

A Turlock man is facing criminal charges after crashing his car into a home and causing more than $50,000 in damage.

August 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two killed, one injured in Hilmar collision

A missed stop sign at a Hilmar intersection led to a collision Friday night that claimed the lives of two individuals and critically injured a third, the California Highway Patrol reported.

August 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sanity phase begins for Turlock defendant

Six years to the day that Mark Henson lost his life in a Turlock neighborhood, a Stanislaus County jury began hearing evidence to determine if Nicholas Harris was sane or not when he stabbed the 25-year-old man.

August 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Information sought on wallet thief

Law enforcement in Stanislaus County is seeking the public's help in identifying a woman suspected of stealing wallets from several senior citizens around the county.

August 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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