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Suspect’s identity sought

The Turlock Police Department is looking for the man captured on video surveillance trying to cash a counterfeit check at a Turlock bank.

May 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fifth suspect jailed for double homicide

The discovery last year of two deceased men inside a charred vehicle in an orchard on the outskirts of Denair has now resulted in the arrest of a fifth man on murder charges.

May 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One injured in suspected gang shooting

Turlock Police detectives continue to seek information on the shooting of an 18-year-old man on a Turlock street Thursday afternoon.

May 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Disrobing man arrested at Laundromat

Turlock police officers arrested a man Monday on drug charges after he was found undressing in the Laundromat of an apartment complex.

May 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man arrested for trespassing at police department

A man who jumped over a fence into a secured area of the Turlock Public Safety Facility was apprehended by several off-duty officers after making his way into the building.

May 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Red light violation leads to gun, drug arrest

A vehicle stop for a red light violation resulted in the arrest of two men after officers found several pounds of marijuana in the vehicle, along with a loaded handgun.

May 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Denair student hit by car

A student headed to school in Denair on a bike was hit by a vehicle Thursday morning.

May 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shooting injures one in Turlock

An 18-year-old male victim was shot once outside a Turlock apartment complex Thursday afternoon.

May 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man’s body found in canal

Authorities recovered the body of a 72-year-old Turlock man from the Delta-Mendota canal Monday morning.

May 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police arrest suspected bike thief

Turlock police officers investigating a disturbance at a fast food restaurant arrested a suspected bike thief after the stolen bike was placed right next to the officers.

May 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


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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


Suspect in Turlock shooting caught in Oregon

A Turlock man wanted on a charge of attempted murder was captured in Oregon on Sunday.

May 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hearing begins in case of chickens abandoned outside Turlock

A preliminary hearing began Tuesday in Stanislaus County Superior Court for two people facing animal cruelty charges that stem from the discovery of an estimated 50,000 hens left for dead at a ranch outside Turlock.

May 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man shot to death in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a homicide that claimed the life of a 38-year-old man Monday night.

May 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man shot to death in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a homicide that claimed the life of a 38-year-old man Monday night.

May 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Taxi driver assaulted in Turlock

A taxi driver was beaten and robbed by an 18-year-old Turlock man who mistakenly believed the driver was flirting with a woman.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Duo nabbed for auto theft

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Taskforce and the Turlock Police Department arrested two women on auto theft charges after they were apprehended driving a stolen vehicle.

May 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


DA rejects sexual assault case against restaurateur

The Turlock man who said there was no truth to a claim that he sexually assaulted one of his female employees at his Oakdale eatery has been vindicated.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man identified as suspect in shooting

A 38-year-old Turlock man is being sought on attempted murder charges after shooting a man multiple times, leaving him with serious injuries.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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