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Take the mud boots; leave the meth

The Turlock Police Department is committed to helping the citizens of this community be safe and encourages people to file a police report if a crime has occurred. However, it is recommended that the drugs be left at home.

June 08, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Court delays in road rage trial frustrate family

It has been more than two years since Hilmar resident Ken Winter lost his life in what law enforcement believe was an incident of road rage.

June 08, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drugs found in child’s toy

A woman under house arrest as part of the California prison realignment was found in possession of methamphetamine that she tried to conceal in a stuffed teddy bear, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

June 05, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police seek stabbing suspect

The Turlock Police Department is investigating an attempted homicide in which a woman was stabbed Friday night.

June 04, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Visit turns into robbery, assault

A man who thought he was going to visit a friend instead became the victim of a robbery and a beating Thursday night.

June 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Father and son charged with weapon offenses

A stop for a traffic violation Tuesday night led to the arrest of a father, his 14-year-old son and another adult on weapon and parole violation charges, the Turlock Police Department reported.

June 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


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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


Couple charged with fraud

A Turlock man and woman found themselves under arrest after a scheme to cash a stolen check went awry.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspected drug smuggler caught in Turlock

A suspect wanted by the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department on multiple drug charges, was apprehended Wednesday morning in Turlock.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi man will stand trial for father’s murder

A Delhi man standing accused of killing his father on New Year's Day 2013, had his formal arraignment postponed for two weeks.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Death penalty option dropped for Turlock defendant

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office will not seek the death penalty against a Turlock man charged with murdering a 26-year-old man two years ago.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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