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Countywide chase of suspected car thief ends with arrest

A Modesto man was arrested on Thursday afternoon after fleeing in a stolen vehicle during a 30-minute police chase throughout Stanislaus County.

September 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Crime


Victim found in river identified

The man found floating in the Merced River Thursday was identified by the Merced County Coroner's Office as Manuel Garcia, 27, of Modesto.

September 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suicide puts hospital on lockdown

A 61-year-old man shot himself inside Emanuel Medical Center Saturday morning, prompting a brief lockdown of the hospital.

September 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Last sentence handed down for Delhi based drug ring

The last defendant in what was dubbed the largest marijuana trafficking operation was sentenced Monday in federal court.

September 10, 2013 | | Crime


USFS: Hunter caused huge wildfire near Yosemite

SACRAMENTO - A gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park was caused by an illegal fire set by a hunter, the U.S. Forest Service said Thursday.

September 06, 2013 | BY TRACIE CONE Associated Press | Crime


Body found in Merced River

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has launched a homicide investigation after a man's body was found in the Merced River with a gunshot wound.

September 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


CHP looking to boost ranks

The California Highway Patrol will accept applications in September from individuals interested in a career as a CHP officer. The CHP is looking to hire cadets from a pool of applicants to fill vacant officer positions throughout the state.

September 03, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


CHP concerned over rise in pedestrian, bicyclists collisions

An increase in the number of collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists has the local office of the California Highway Patrol warning people to proceed with more caution while on Stanislaus County roads.

August 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Missing man found

A man previously reported missing was found by a Turlock Police officer during a traffic stop and the driver was charged with false imprisonment.

August 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police, fire prepare to move into Public Safety Facility

The Turlock police and fire departments are prepping for their big move into the new Public Safety Facility, but it's an endeavor much more complicated than just calling up a moving van.

August 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man arrested in stolen car in Ceres

Tommy Kong, 23, of Turlock, faces several charges after leading Ceres police on a high-speed pursuit in a stolen vehicle on Aug. 20.

August 27, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


New trial ordered for alleged road rage case

A Stanislaus County judge has ruled that a Turlock man previously acquitted of murder in the death of a 67-year-old Denair man will have to face a new trial for involuntary manslaughter.

August 27, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police nab six for burglary after call from concerned neighbor

An observant neighbor's call to the police resulted in the arrest of six individuals suspected of burglary.

August 22, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Panel reverses two Road Dog convictions

The convictions of two men rounded up during the Denair Road Dog Cycle investigation and prosecution have been overturned by a federal appeals court.

August 20, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hash lab burns home

A Turlock man is facing multiple criminal charges after setting his kitchen on fire while making hashish.

August 16, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Articles by Section - Crime


Turlock murder suspect caught in Modesto

A man wanted in connection with the killing of a 38-year-old Turlock man was apprehended in Modesto during a traffic stop.

June 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock men accused of robbing pharmacies

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested three Turlock men in connection with armed robberies at two pharmacies.

June 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Seven indicted for mortgage fraud conspiracy

A federal grand jury returned a 15-count indictment on Thursday against seven individuals, charging them with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bank fraud, mail fraud and aiding and abetting, and making false statements to a bank in a mortgage fraud scheme, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

June 26, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Charges filed against officer who took teen from Turlock

The Oklahoma police officer accused of taking a 15-year-old girl from the Turlock home of her grandparents has been fired from his job and is facing a kidnapping charge in Stanislaus County.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stanislaus County sees drop in auto thefts

The rate of vehicle thefts in Stanislaus County saw a decline for a second year, according to the latest report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock men included in drug indictment

A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment today against four Central Valley men, including two from Turlock, on drug trafficking charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

June 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teen reported missing from Turlock found in Las Vegas

The 15-year-old girl reported missing by her grandparents in Turlock was found Thursday morning in a Las Vegas hotel room and the Oklahoma police officer she was with has been taken into custody on an arrest warrant for kidnapping.

June 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock teen found safe

A Turlock teen taken by an Oklahoma police officer in his 30s was found safe in Las Vegas.

June 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Turlock police investigate child abduction

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a child abduction case in which a teenage girl was taken by a man in his 30s.

June 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sheriff’s deputy charged with theft of inmates’ funds

A nine-year veteran with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is facing allegations of stealing thousands of dollars from the accounts of inmates, according to the sheriff's department.

June 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock duo guilty of forgery scheme in Nevada

A Turlock couple is bound for a pair of Nevada jail cells after being convicted of running a counterfeit money-making scheme out of a casino hotel room.

June 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspicious device leads to call for bomb squad

Turlock Police were called out Monday morning to a Turlock neighborhood after a possible pipe bomb was discovered.

June 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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