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Thief steals lottery tickets

A thief broke into a Turlock liquor store Friday night and made off with a lottery ticket dispenser full of Scratchers.

May 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gas leak forces lockdown

A natural gas leak in a neighborhood off of Hawkeye Avenue prompted Turlock Unified School District officials to order the lockdowns of two Turlock schools Monday afternoon.

May 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man critically wounded in shooting

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one man with what was described as "life-threatening" injuries.

May 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


University student, Iraq veteran killed by drunk driver

A mother of two and a Sociology major at California State University, Stanislaus and her boyfriend, a former Marine who served two tours in Iraq, were killed Friday by a suspected drunk driver near Chowchilla.

May 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man accused of rape

The Turlock Police Department has arrested a 35-year-old man on allegations he forcibly raped a woman at a Turlock motel.

May 08, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Marijuana plants seized in Turlock raid

An ongoing investigation by the Turlock Narcotics Enforcement Team resulted in the arrest of a man on drug charges and the seizure of more than 2,000 marijuana plants.

May 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen handgun recovered in Turlock traffic stop

An attempt to stop a vehicle on a traffic violation ended with the arrest of the 21-year-old driver and the recovery of a stolen handgun.

May 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man arrested for drug sales

The Turlock Police Department arrested a 44-year-old man Wednesday on allegations of drug sales.

May 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


$1 million bail set in fatal shooting of trespasser

The fundraising efforts to help pay the legal expenses for a Turlock man accused of fatally shooting a trespasser have a long way to go if they plan on covering his bail.

May 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Robber hits Dollar General in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a robbery at a discount store where the suspect forced open a register and fled with cash.

April 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock men convicted for drug, weapon offenses

Two Turlock men are prison bound for their roles in a drug operation that was busted by the Turlock Police Department last year in a raid that resulted in the seizure of half a pound of methamphetamine and more than $18,000 in cash.

April 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man charged with Bay Area murder

A Turlock man was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Donnelly Park in connection to a fatal stabbing of a man in the Bay Area on Saturday.

April 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Armed men force entry into Turlock home

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a home invasion robbery in which two armed and masked suspects forced their way into a home around midnight Friday.

April 28, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with two arrests

Two teens suspected of being involved in a residential burglary were arrested Tuesday after a high speed pursuit.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect punches man for cell phone

A man walking along a Turlock neighborhood Tuesday afternoon was approached by a stranger who punched him and then took his cell phone, the Turlock Police Department reported.

April 23, 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


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


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