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Teen pulls off robbery for attention

A 16-year-old boy robbed a video store at knifepoint Wednesday afternoon and then waited around for the police to arrest him, according to the Turlock Police Department.

May 11, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police hunt for suspected shooter in fatal drive-by; victim identified

Turlock police detectives have identified the suspected shooter in last week's homicide and are warning the public that he is believed to be armed and dangerous.

May 08, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Final sentence handed down for burning death

The final defendant in the 2007 case of a woman kidnapped and burned alive over a drug debt was sentenced to life in prison on Monday.

May 08, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shotgun-toting robber targets liquor store

A man armed with a shotgun robbed a Turlock liquor store Monday night.

May 08, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


High-speed chase ends in crash, gunshot wound

An attempted traffic stop turned into a high-speed chase through south Turlock and north Merced County on Friday morning and ended with a crash and non-fatal gunshot wound.

May 04, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Vermont Avenue shooting leaves one dead

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred Wednesday night.

May 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police nab two in prostitution bust

A 16-year-old girl and a 25-year-old man were arrested Thursday on suspicion of prostitution and solicitation.

May 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Troubles reported at downtown bars

Turlock police officers were kept busy late Saturday night and early Sunday with a pair of arrests and several reported crimes at two downtown bars.

May 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Felon discovered with cache of firearms

A routine vehicle stop in Winton led to the discovery of a convicted felon in possession of a cache of weapons.

April 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hilmar native faces federal charges for fraud

A Hilmar native and former Modesto resident is facing federal charges that she defrauded more than $2 million out of prospective parents, surrogates and banks through her surrogate and escrow businesses.

April 20, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Legal troubles mount for restaurant owner

The ongoing legal proceedings for Red Steer owner Tracy Smith were granted another continuance as details of the latest criminal charges filed against him emerged.

April 20, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Merced sheriff’s department issues warning to medical marijuana growers

The Merced County Sheriff's Department recently announced plans to enforce the federal ban on cultivating marijuana, regardless of any cards issued through California's medical marijuana law.

April 19, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock, Modesto team up to offer Neighborhood Watch Academy

The Turlock Police Department is partnering with the Modesto Police Department to offer a Neighborhood Watch Academy on May 10.

April 19, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


Armed teenager killed by Turlock officer

A teenager who pointed a loaded weapon at a Turlock Police officer was shot and killed Monday morning.

April 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gunman planned deadly assault against law enforcement

As the funeral for a slain sheriff's deputy nears, details on the plans his killer had for law enforcement are emerging.

April 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Turlock landlord charged with arson, attempted murder of tenants

A dispute between a Turlock landlord and his tenants erupted into a fiery encounter Sunday as the tenants watched helplessly as their home burned and the landlord was arrested on multiple charges, including attempted murder and arson.

July 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Home repair scams on the rise

A rash of complaints regarding home improvement projects has prompted the California Contractors State Licensing Board to issue a warning about deceptive practices.

July 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Dispute over cab fare leads to three arrests

Three women had the right idea in taking a taxi home after a night of drinking, but the wrong idea when they decided to not pay the driver.

July 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fraud charges mount for two women

Two Fresno women are facing a long list of criminal charges after they were caught in Turlock with more than 30 fraudulent credit cards.

July 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police arrest knife-wielding robbery suspect

A Turlock man could be facing multiple counts of robbery after allegedly robbing a homeless man at knifepoint twice.

July 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Questions still remain a year after fatal shooting

On July 23, 2013, the family of Brandon Pacheco learned the devastating news that the 25-year-old resident had been shot and killed.

July 22, 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


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