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Women accused of setting fire at cheese factory

Three women have been arrested for arson in connection with the fire that burned down a vacant Turlock cheese factory.

February 20, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fire erupts at former cheese plant

An inferno raced through an abandoned Turlock factory Tuesday night, sending 75 foot flames into the night sky and giant plumes of thick smoke billowing out across the city.

February 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three nabbed for gas station heists

Three people were arrested Monday in connection with a series of thefts at Turlock gas stations.

February 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman admits to bilking $2 million through surrogate scheme

A former Hilmar resident has pleaded guilty to concocting a scheme that defrauded $2 million from prospective parents through her Modesto-based surrogate agency.

February 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trial set for Denair slaying

A Stanislaus County Superior Court judge has set an August trial date for the Denair teenager accused of stabbing her parents, leading to her father's death.

February 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man charged with sexual assault of minor

The Turlock Police Department has arrested a 33-year-old man on allegations he sexually assaulted a minor for three years.

February 11, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi man gets seven years for fatal shooting

A Delhi man was sentenced to seven years in prison for an accidental shooting that killed his 17-year-old friend.

February 07, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Campus shooter scenario tests local agencies

The very scary scenario of a gunman terrorizing a school campus played out in safe surroundings Monday in a joint exercise between the Stanislaus County Office of Education and local law enforcement and emergency personnel.

February 05, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shot fired at Oakdale officer leads to manhunt

Gun shots were fired at an Oakdale police officer on Tuesday afternoon, which resulted in a multi-agency dragnet and the eventual arrest of two suspects. No officers were hurt or struck by the gunfire and by the end of the evening, both suspects were in jail.

February 01, 2013 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Crime


Shirtless man attacks pair in Delhi homeShirtless man attacks pair in Delhi home

The Merced County sheriff's Department is investigating a home invasion in Delhi where the suspect beat two people but took nothing from the home.

January 28, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglar caught in closet

A man allegedly breaking into a Turlock office to steal recyclable materials ended up trapped in a closet, the Turlock Police Department reported.

January 25, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Marijuana cookie hospitalizes one

A Turlock High School student who ate a marijuana-laced cookie had to be taken to an area hospital after she came down ill.

January 25, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hilmar man injured in suspected DUI collision

A Hilmar man suffered major injuries in a crash caused by a suspected drunk driver.

January 24, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder suspect found at Turlock shelter

A Modesto man wanted for stabbing a man to death was arrested Wednesday at a Turlock homeless shelter.

January 24, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Contractors bust four in Valley sting operation

A sting operation by the Contractors State License Board resulted in the arrest of four individuals for conducting business without a valid contractor's license, including three individuals in Merced County.

January 22, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


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Bicyclist killed in train collision

A bicyclist was struck and killed by a train Saturday morning in Turlock.

July 19, 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


Couple charged with fraud

A Turlock man and woman found themselves under arrest after a scheme to cash a stolen check went awry.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspected drug smuggler caught in Turlock

A suspect wanted by the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department on multiple drug charges, was apprehended Wednesday morning in Turlock.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi man will stand trial for father’s murder

A Delhi man standing accused of killing his father on New Year's Day 2013, had his formal arraignment postponed for two weeks.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Death penalty option dropped for Turlock defendant

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office will not seek the death penalty against a Turlock man charged with murdering a 26-year-old man two years ago.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cause of death known, but unreleased for two people found at Turlock murder-suicide scene

The Turlock Police Department, in conjunction with the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office, officially released the names of the four individuals found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in a Turlock home.

July 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Attorney changes course and decides to continue representing Turlock defendant

The second phase of the murder trial for Turlock resident Nicholas Harris, in which jurors will decide if he was sane or not when he stabbed to death a 25-year-old man, will begin in about a month's time with his defense attorney continuing to helm his case.

July 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police search for suspect

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a man believed to have committed a fraud.

July 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trespasser caught at water plant

A Turlock man spotted on city property after hours was arrested for trespassing.

July 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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