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Delhi man and teen arrested for gang murder

A spate of gang violence in Delhi led to the death of a 23-year-old man and the arrest of two suspects on murder charges, including a 16-year-old boy.

June 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Toy gun leads to arrest

A Turlock police officer sustained an injury while struggling with a suspect who was reportedly armed with a gun. Once in custody it was discovered the suspect was in possession of a toy gun.

June 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Violence claims life of Delhi man

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting in Delhi that claimed the life of a 23-year-old man Saturday.

June 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man found inside burning home in Hughson

Hughson firefighters responding to a report of a house fire just outside of city limits discovered a deceased man inside the home, a possible victim of foul play.

June 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man charged with kidnapping, elder abuse

The Turlock Police Department arrested a 37-year-old man on charges of kidnapping and elder abuse after he injured a woman while trying to take control of her vehicle.

June 11, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Merced County crash injures three Turlock residents

A single vehicle collision in Merced County on Saturday injured three Turlock residents, including a 13-year-old boy who had to be taken by air ambulance to a trauma center.

June 11, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hearing set in Kauffman murder case

A preliminary hearing has been set for August for the man accused of killing Korey Kauffman, whose body was found in the Stanislaus National Forest nearly a year after he was reported missing.

June 11, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglar caught leaving residence

The Turlock Police Department arrested a man on burglary charges after a resident saw him entering a back yard.

June 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Theft leads to drug charges

A man spotted stealing merchandise from a Turlock sports store was arrested on drug and theft charges Wednesday morning.

June 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Mother arrested after children found wandering on street

A Turlock woman was arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment after Turlock Police officers found her 1-year-old and 5-year-old children wandering near a busy intersection.

June 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Crime rate rises in Turlock

Turlock's crime rate climbed by 16 percent in 2014, as the city recorded higher rates of violent crimes and larcenies, according to the Turlock Police Department's annual report.

June 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Authorities seek identity of gas station thief

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the identity of a man who attempted to steal the cash box from a pay at the pump machine at a Turlock gas station.

June 04, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Denair theater site of break-in

Will the show go on?

June 04, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock rapist, kidnapper granted parole

A Turlock man convicted of kidnapping and raping a 19-year-old woman has been granted parole after serving 21 years of a 15 years to life sentence.

June 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


State vet: High death loss not part of forced molting practice

A state veterinarian, who was called to a chicken ranch outside of Turlock after authorities found thousands of dead and starving hens, testified Tuesday that the death loss was too significant to have been part of a forced molting process.

June 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Seven indicted for mortgage fraud conspiracy

A federal grand jury returned a 15-count indictment on Thursday against seven individuals, charging them with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bank fraud, mail fraud and aiding and abetting, and making false statements to a bank in a mortgage fraud scheme, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

June 26, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Charges filed against officer who took teen from Turlock

The Oklahoma police officer accused of taking a 15-year-old girl from the Turlock home of her grandparents has been fired from his job and is facing a kidnapping charge in Stanislaus County.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stanislaus County sees drop in auto thefts

The rate of vehicle thefts in Stanislaus County saw a decline for a second year, according to the latest report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock men included in drug indictment

A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment today against four Central Valley men, including two from Turlock, on drug trafficking charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

June 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teen reported missing from Turlock found in Las Vegas

The 15-year-old girl reported missing by her grandparents in Turlock was found Thursday morning in a Las Vegas hotel room and the Oklahoma police officer she was with has been taken into custody on an arrest warrant for kidnapping.

June 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock teen found safe

A Turlock teen taken by an Oklahoma police officer in his 30s was found safe in Las Vegas.

June 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Turlock police investigate child abduction

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a child abduction case in which a teenage girl was taken by a man in his 30s.

June 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sheriff’s deputy charged with theft of inmates’ funds

A nine-year veteran with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is facing allegations of stealing thousands of dollars from the accounts of inmates, according to the sheriff's department.

June 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock duo guilty of forgery scheme in Nevada

A Turlock couple is bound for a pair of Nevada jail cells after being convicted of running a counterfeit money-making scheme out of a casino hotel room.

June 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspicious device leads to call for bomb squad

Turlock Police were called out Monday morning to a Turlock neighborhood after a possible pipe bomb was discovered.

June 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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