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Armed man toting toy gun, real drugs

What was initially reported as a man walking alongside a Turlock road armed with a rifle, turned out to be a man carrying a large, plastic Nerf gun.

November 06, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Intruder shot by homeowner

A 69-year resident of Millcreek Drive in Ceres shot an intruder in a suspected home invasion robbery Monday afternoon.

November 06, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Police seek gunman in restaurant shooting

An argument between a man and two brothers escalated into gun violence Sunday night when the man opened fire inside a Turlock restaurant, injuring one brother and shooting at the other while chasing him into a parking lot.

November 06, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Huerta-Viera facing manslaughter charge for vehicular death of Dale Gumm

A 25-year-old Waterford man who was behind the wheel in a collision that killed a Hilmar man out for a morning ride on his motorcycle, will stand trial for the man's death, a Stanislaus County Superior Court judge ruled Friday.

November 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Family files wrongful death claim after deputy kills mentally ill son

On April 16, the Ramirez family placed a 911 call with the hopes that law enforcement might assist them in placing their mentally ill son into a treatment center. Instead they were witnesses to their son's death when a Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department deputy fired three shots into him.

November 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Five local men indicted for funneling meth into Central Valley and Hawaii

Local and federal drug agents busted up an alleged methamphetamine ring that was distributing the narcotic from the Central Valley to Honolulu, Hawaii.

October 30, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspects searching for marijuana rob Hilmar couple

A Hilmar couple were tied up Monday night and had their house ransacked by suspects searching for their supply of medical marijuana - a supply that had been seized weeks earlier by a narcotics task force, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department.

October 30, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man sought for Delhi shooting

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is searching for a Turlock man in connection with a shooting that injured a Delhi man Thursday night.

October 26, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teacher arrested for lewd behavior with student

A Ceres Unified School District teacher living in Turlock was removed from his job after being arrested for lewd and lascivious acts with a female student. Matthew Beale, 24, had been employed as a math teacher at Whitmore Charter High School since August but was terminated this week.

October 26, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Two homes target of drive-by shootings

The Turlock Police Department is investigating two drive-by shootings reported over the weekend that appear to be unrelated to one another.

October 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man kidnapped and beaten

A man said he was kidnapped outside a Turlock bar, beaten and left alongside a freeway on-ramp Friday morning.

October 19, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Tractor pull accident victim files suit against fair board

A man injured during a tractor pull at the Stanislaus County Fair last year has filed a lawsuit claiming the fair board and others were responsible for his injuries because the event was "improperly managed."

October 19, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Five men attack Livingston couple

A Livingston woman was beaten Wednesday night outside her home by a group of men, one of whom was wearing a law enforcement uniform, in what the Merced County Sheriff's Department is calling an attempted robbery.

October 18, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two inmates escape from honor farm

Local law enforcement is on the hunt for two inmates who escaped from the Stanislaus County Honor Farm.

October 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock women robbed at gunpoint

Two women walking home from a high school football game were robbed at gunpoint Friday night in Turlock.

October 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Three arrested for murder

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested three men for the murder of two men, whose remains were found in a charred car in an orchard outside Denair.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pitman student hit by car

A 16-year-old boy walking to Pitman High School was struck by a car Thursday morning.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fruit cup used in Turlock robbery

A man's attempt at shoplifting items from a Turlock grocery store became a robbery after he hurled a fruit cup at a loss prevention agent in his escape.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Motorcyclist killed in Turlock collision

A Turlock neighborhood already rocked by the death of three family members has once again witnessed a fatality on their streets.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man found asleep at intersection charged with DUI

A man found asleep behind the wheel of his car at a Turlock intersection was arrested for driving under the influence when he was unable to complete a field sobriety test.

October 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Remains found in burned car

The remains of two people were discovered inside a burned car Monday morning in an orchard located east of Denair.

October 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Former Jura's owner arrested for sexual assault

The former owner of Jura's Pizza Parlor in Oakdale and namesake of the Turlock restaurant was arrested on Monday for a sexual assault incident that occurred at the now closed Oakdale location in September.

October 20, 2014 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Crime


License plate picture lands three in jail

Three people were arrested on drug and theft charges by Turlock Police officers after a witness to a theft snapped a picture of the suspect's license plate.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fleeing suspect caught in foot chase

A man who tried to run from a Turlock Police officer landed in jail Thursday after he was found in possession of methamphetamine.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with crash, arrest

An attempted auto burglary turned into a vehicle pursuit that ended with a crash and the arrest of the 19-year-old driver.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Student arrested for assault

A 17-year-old Turlock High School student was arrested Thursday morning on allegations he tried to hurt an individual with a chair.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen auto arrest leads to chop shop

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force discovered a chop shop and a marijuana grow after arresting two men in a stolen vehicle.

October 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three steal thousands in Apple products

Three out-of-towners, including a 16-year-old boy, were arrested in Turlock on allegations they stole several thousands of dollars in electronics from Target.

October 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


County ranks high for youth homicides

Stanislaus County had the fifth highest rate of youth homicides in California according to a new report from the Violence Policy Center.

October 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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