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Agents seize huge haul of methamphetamine

In what is believed to the be the largest seizure of methamphetamine in Central Valley history, agents from the Merced Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force arrested 11 men over the past few days and confiscated more than 330 pounds of methamphetamine.

August 16, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


Armed robbers shoot at jewelry store owner

Three masked men, who robbed the Universal Jewelers in downtown Turlock Thursday night, left the store amidst gunfire.

August 10, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Crime


Woman shot in home invasion robbery

A 45-year-old woman is recovering from two gunshot wounds she suffered in a home-invasion robbery that occurred just west of Turlock Saturday night.

August 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Ex-TYF president headed to jail for theft of funds

The former president of the Turlock Youth Football league has been sentenced to jail time and probation for embezzling thousands of dollars from the organization.

August 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Former Bronco Wine employees guilty of embezzlement

A Turlock woman and a Ripon woman were sentenced to six months in jail for the theft of funds from Bronco Wine Company in Ceres.

August 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Marijuana grow busted near school

More than 500 marijuana plants were discovered growing on a Turlock parcel near an elementary school, the Turlock Police Department reported.

August 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary suspect nabbed in front of police department

A Turlock woman, who was reporting a break-in at her apartment to law enforcement, spotted the alleged burglar in the parking lot of the Turlock Police Department.

August 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Charges mount for foursome arrested after chase

The identities of the four men apprehended in Turlock on July 25 in a vehicle with 25 pounds of marijuana and a sawed-off shotgun have been released by law enforcement.

July 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Knife-wielding man threatens harm to officers

A Turlock man, who armed himself with a butcher knife and threatened Turlock police officers with explosive devices, was taken into custody Monday night after he was shot with a Taser gun.

July 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman found dead in Merced jail cell

A former Turlock resident died while in custody at the John Latorraca Correctional Center in Merced, while her daughter waited outside for her release.

July 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police pursuit ends with shootout

A pursuit of an armed man that began outside a Turlock motel Saturday morning ended a few miles away in Merced County with the suspect shot dead by Turlock Police officers after an allegedly attempted carjacking.

July 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit of shooting suspects ends in Turlock neighborhood

Four men suspected of shooting a sawed-off shotgun in Denair were arrested after a high-speed pursuit ended in a Turlock neighborhood behind Walmart.

July 25, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hughson men killed in exchange of gunfire

The two men found dead at a Hughson home that was the scene of a stand-off with law enforcement Wednesday afternoon were killed in an exchange of gunfire with each other, according to law enforcement.

July 25, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


23 dead or dying goats found at Turlock home

Turlock Animal Services staff not only had their hands full dealing with the annual runaway pet season last week, they also had to house 75 goats and one calf after a report of animal cruelty.

July 25, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


AMBER Alert system helps in safe return of 234 children

For a decade now the AMBER Alert system here in California has been helping missing children reunite with their families. Since July 2002, this program has led to the safe recovery of 234 children.

July 25, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


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Woman starts fire, tries to prevent firefighters from putting it out

A Turlock woman was arrested Friday on criminal charges after she allegedly tried to stop fire fighters from putting out a fire in her home.

September 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock sex offender found dead

A Turlock man who had pled guilty to sexually abusing a young girl and was awaiting sentencing was found dead at a Ceres church.

September 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Former Turlock restaurant owner guilty of arson

The one-time owner of the Red Steer in Turlock has been convicted of arson for the fire that destroyed the popular eatery five years ago.

September 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock woman turns the table on robber

A would-be robber was scared away from a residence when the homeowner pulled a gun on him, the Turlock Police Department reported.

September 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Flames once again visit vacant Turlock home

An abandoned Turlock home that has thrice been set ablaze was once again set on fire Tuesday night.

September 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Denair murder suspect still at large

Investigators with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department continue to seek clues as to the identity of the killer who stabbed a Denair man to death at a birthday party.

September 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect grabs young girls

The Turlock Police Department is seeking a man who grabbed two young girls out for a bike ride Friday night.

September 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Animal cruelty hearing for Turlock poultry farmers postponed till next year

A scheduling conflict among the defense attorneys has postponed a preliminary hearing in the animal cruelty case against two Turlock poultry farmers.

September 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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