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Murder suspect released without charges

The man identified by law enforcement as the prime suspect in the murder of a 23-year-old Los Banos man was released Tuesday after the Merced County District Attorney's Office declined to file charges.

March 30, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary suspects apprehended

The plan to break-in to a Turlock home and make off with the belongings went awry for three suspects when their caper ended with them all in handcuffs.

March 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Law enforcement agencies combat auto thefts

With auto thefts continuing at a high rate in Stanislaus County, investigators from the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force are hoping to curb the problem by raising awareness about prevention tactics that may stop thieves from getting behind the wheel of purloined vehicles.

March 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Former detective’s family facing criminal charges

The husband and father of former sheriff's detective Kari Abbey have been charged with crimes related to her ongoing case.

March 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Inmate charged with killing cellmate

A convicted murderer housed at the U.S. penitentiary in Atwater is facing the death penalty for the alleged murder of his cellmate.

March 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sheriff to discuss human trafficking

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson will be discussing the issue of human trafficking at the First Presbyterian Church in Turlock on Sunday.

March 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Local Navy Chief serving overseas victim of burglary

A break-in at the Denair home of a serviceman deployed to Afghanistan led to the arrest of his 24-year-old neighbor by the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

March 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Tomato king enters guilty plea to racketeering, price fixing

The former owner of a now defunct tomato company with sites in the Central Valley has pled guilty to racketeering and price fixing charges.

March 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Homicide suspect surrenders self

The suspect in the murder of a 23-year-old Los Banos man, who was believed to have been hiding in Turlock, turned himself in to law enforcement Thursday afternoon.

March 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gambling games seized at local markets

A tip regarding illegal gambling led to the confiscation of four gaming machines at Turlock markets Tuesday by the Turlock Police Department.

March 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Search for suspected killer turns to Turlock

The suspect wanted in connection with the death of a 23-year-old Los Banos man has family in Turlock and could be hiding out in the area according to local law enforcement.

March 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man arrested for assault on officer at school campus

A 21-year-old man who was on a Turlock school campus without permission was arrested Friday after assaulting an officer.

March 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Distracted driving deaths down since laws enacted

Deaths due to hand-held cell phone use by drivers have dropped since California enacted a ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving in July 2008, reported the California Office of Traffic Safety. The analysis, conducted by the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center at the University of California, Berkeley, showed that, when looking at state crash records two years before and two years after the hand-held ban went into effect, overall traffic deaths declined 22 percent while hand-held cell phone driver deaths went down 47 percent. Similar results were shown for hands-free cell phone use as well as injuries ...

March 06, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


Feds target marijuana grown on farmland

Federal prosecutors are warning Central Valley farmers that a crackdown on large-scale marijuana grow operations is imminent.

March 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock area CHP shooting ruled justified

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office has ruled that the fatal shooting by three California Highway Patrol officers of a mentally unstable man thought to be armed was a justifiable act.

March 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Donation thief apprehended

The woman who was suspected of stealing donated money to a Turlock autistic child has been apprehended, the Turlock Police Department reported.

April 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


CHP targets aggressive motorists

The California Highway Patrol will be conducting a crackdown on aggressive drivers traveling along Highway 99 beginning Friday.

April 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teen arrested for making hashish oil

A parole check of a Turlock man Wednesday afternoon led to the discovery of a makeshift hashish lab and the arrest of a 17-year-old boy.

April 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock mother’s determination not dampened by donation thief

Stephanie Shabazian is used to overcoming setbacks.

April 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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