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Theft leads to drug charges

A man spotted stealing merchandise from a Turlock sports store was arrested on drug and theft charges Wednesday morning.

June 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Mother arrested after children found wandering on street

A Turlock woman was arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment after Turlock Police officers found her 1-year-old and 5-year-old children wandering near a busy intersection.

June 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Crime rate rises in Turlock

Turlock's crime rate climbed by 16 percent in 2014, as the city recorded higher rates of violent crimes and larcenies, according to the Turlock Police Department's annual report.

June 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Authorities seek identity of gas station thief

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the identity of a man who attempted to steal the cash box from a pay at the pump machine at a Turlock gas station.

June 04, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Denair theater site of break-in

Will the show go on?

June 04, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock rapist, kidnapper granted parole

A Turlock man convicted of kidnapping and raping a 19-year-old woman has been granted parole after serving 21 years of a 15 years to life sentence.

June 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


State vet: High death loss not part of forced molting practice

A state veterinarian, who was called to a chicken ranch outside of Turlock after authorities found thousands of dead and starving hens, testified Tuesday that the death loss was too significant to have been part of a forced molting process.

June 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Assailant attacks woman at Turlock bar

A woman reported she was kicked and beaten by an unknown man while at a Turlock bar Sunday night.

June 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Thief wanted for Walgreens robbery

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a strong-armed robbery after a man fought with a loss prevention agent after stealing cosmetics from a Walgreens store.

May 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Merced County gang sweep nets 75 arrests

A 10-hour sweep Thursday through Merced County by law enforcement resulted in the arrest of 75 suspected gang members, including those sought for violent crimes like murder and attempted murder.

May 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hearing in Turlock beating reset

A preliminary hearing for a father and son accused of a hate crime for beating an African-American woman outside a Turlock bar has been rescheduled for July.

May 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with arrest, recovered merchandise

A report of three women stealing clothes at a Turlock store turned into a two-county pursuit that ended with the capture of four suspects, one of whom was a parolee at large.

May 28, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Lowe’s employee accused of embezzlement

An employee at the Lowe's store in Turlock was arrested Wednesday after it was discovered she had embezzled thousands of dollars from the company over a span of several months.

May 28, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Defense claims starving hens part of egg-laying process

Attorneys began unveiling their strategies Wednesday for defending two individuals accused of animal cruelty for abandoning 50,000 hens at an egg farm outside Turlock.

May 28, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New details emerge in Turlock homicide

The Turlock Police Department has released new details about the shooting late Monday night that ended the life of a 38-year-old man, including that he was approached by a significant number of people moments before he was gunned down.

May 28, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Turlock man killed outside home used for growing marijuana

The Turlock Police Department is investigating the death of a 22-year-old man who was fatally shot outside a marijuana grow house.

July 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Probationer found with drugs, gun

A Turlock man who tried to avoid a search based on his probation status by running from officers, ended up in custody for drug, weapon and resisting charges.

July 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | 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


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