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Fire at park

Turlock Police are investigating an arson fire that scorched some of the wooden play structure at Donnelly Park. The fire was reported at 10 p.m. Tuesday night and quickly doused out by Turlock fire fighters. A propellant was used at the base of the structure to start the fire, Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis said.

January 30, 2014 | | Crime


Four arrested in search for stolen property in Hilmar

The search for a Hilmar man wanted in connection with several thefts led to the arrest of four people by Merced County Sheriff's deputies on a variety of stolen property and drug charges.

January 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Feds launch raids in Valley

A year-long multiagency operation of federal and state law enforcement served search warrants and made arrests Wednesday at multiple locations in Stanislaus and Merced counties as part of an ongoing investigation into a narcotics ring trafficking in methamphetamine and marijuana.

January 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hughson toddler rescued from fiery crash

A 3-year-old Hughson boy was rescued from a vehicle collision mere moments before the truck he was in burst into flames and claimed the life of his mother.

January 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stabbing suspects sought

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is investigating a stabbing that occurred at the Turlock Flea Market.

January 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cockfight broken up in Hilmar

The Merced County Sheriff Department busted a cockfight Saturday night in Hilmar, citing 13 people and arrested one.

January 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Robber caught after stranding car in Turlock field

A suspected thief was apprehended Sunday night after a witness reported seeing him being chased by the robbery victim.

January 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock robber targets elderly man

A Turlock man is facing a robbery charge after he tried to take a ring from an 80-year-old man.

January 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sheriff’s department activates website to track sexual offenders

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is joining a nationwide network tracking sexual predators with the launch of OffenderWatch.

January 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police nab rape suspect

Turlock Police detectives have arrested a Keyes man on allegations he raped a woman in an industrial area of the city.

January 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shooter remains at large

The investigation into a shooting near an elementary school that left a man wounded Tuesday afternoon has produced few leads as the victim in the case has been uncooperative with investigators.

January 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Parolee caught with firearm

The report of a suspicious person Tuesday night led to the arrest of a parolee who was in possession of a loaded firearm.

January 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Arrest made in school break-in

The Turlock Police Department has arrested a 32-year-old man in connection with a burglary at Julien Elementary School Tuesday night.

January 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Heroin seized in drug bust

The Turlock Police Department's Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested a woman Wednesday after finding her in possession of several grams of heroin.

January 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Charges mount for Turlock couple nabbed near Skywalker Ranch

A Turlock couple arrested after suspicious activity near the home of filmmaker George Lucas, could be facing a host of new charges as authorities link them to multiple break-ins in the Monterey area.

January 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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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


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


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