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This week’s crime files: From a purloined pocketbook to munching on the landscape

Here is a quick lesson in manners: If a business is kind enough to let you use their restroom without being a customer, the polite thing is to thank them and leave - and most importantly, don't steal anything on the way out.

June 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Federal prisoner tries to file liens against guards

A federal jury found an Atwater inmate guilty of 14 counts of attempting to file false liens and encumbrances against federal prison officers in violation of the Court Security Improvement Act of 2007.

May 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Red-light running an epidemic, finds report

Did you see a driver run a red light this weekend? According to a new report from the National Coalition for a Safer Roads, the Memorial Day holiday weekend has the most red-light violations.

May 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Armed suspect prompts bomb scare

A bomb-like device was discovered during the arrest of a Turlock man Sunday night that prompted the lockdown of a residential neighborhood, the Turlock Police Department reported.

May 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Posing as congressional aide nets criminal charge for Atwater woman

An Atwater tax consultant is facing a federal criminal charge of impersonating a congressional aide in what authorities say was an attempt to solve a client's tax problems.

May 25, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Justin Ferrari killed by stray bullet in Seattle

Justin Ferrari, son of long-time Turlock residents John and Jeani Ferrari, was killed when a gunman opened fire on a Seattle street corner on Thursday.

May 25, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Maximum enforcement for drivers during holiday weekend

The Memorial Day holiday traditionally marks the end of the school year and the beginning of summer, when many Californians head out to picnics, barbecues, and outdoor events. The California Highway Patrol reminds those headed out on the road to buckle up, designate a driver, and eliminate distractions.

May 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


More distracted drivers catch notice of law enforcement

Law enforcement's focus on distracted drivers for the state-wide enforcement campaign in April resulted in an increase of 5,000 citations.

May 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Judge: One year in jail for fatal hit and run

The Patterson woman who struck a bicyclist and left him for dead along a Turlock road and then later told emergency dispatchers she thought she hit a dog, was sentenced Tuesday to one year in jail.

May 22, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Dispute ends with assault arrest

A Turlock man is facing criminal charges for allegedly pistol-whipping and shooting at another man over a dispute involving the victim's girlfriend.

May 22, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Irksome speeder crashes car

A man purposefully trying to irritate the residents of Julian Street by racing his vehicle at a high rate of speed, ended up crashing his vehicle and being placed under arrest on numerous charges.

May 22, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teens accused of Hilmar burglary

The Merced County Sheriff's Department arrested two teenagers on charges stemming from a break-in at a Hilmar market.

May 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock foundation bestows scholarship

The Turlock Police Association, Widows and Orphans Foundation awarded a $1,500 college scholarship Wednesday to a Beyer high School senior.

May 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Wild ride ends with arrest

An employee at a 99 cent store got taken on a hair-raising ride in his attempt to stop a suspected shoplifter.

May 15, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Neighbor helps stop burglars

An observant neighbor helped Turlock police catch a suspected burglar Monday.

May 15, 2012 | 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


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