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Violent crime up in state

California saw an increase in violent crimes, with the homicide rate increasing by 3.7 percent between 2016 and 2015, a new report issued by the California Department of Justice revealed.

August 22, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Police seek woman who took bank customer’s car after failing to cash a bad check

Ceres Police detectives are requesting the public's help in identifying the woman involved in attempting to cash a fraudulent check at the Bank of America at 2617 Mitchell Road in Ceres.

August 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Robbery suspect tries to bite her way to freedom

A Turlock woman was arrested on suspicion of robbery after she tried to bite a loss prevention agent when she was caught stealing clothes.

August 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman’s kindness repaid with carjacking

A woman who was giving a ride to a couple of acquaintances became the victim of a carjacking after the man pulled a knife on her and took her car.

August 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Victim identified in motorcycle crash

The Stanislaus County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed in a solo motorcycle crash on Monday as Joseph Sandoval, 61.

August 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Victim identified in motorcycle crash

The Stanislaus County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed in a solo motorcycle crash on Monday as Joseph Sandoval, 61.

August 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Jury given case in fatal shooting of Turlock father

A Stanislaus County jury is mulling over the case of a senseless shooting that claimed the life of a Turlock man in 2016.

August 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two men guilty in death of fellow robber during home invasion

A Merced County jury has convicted two men for the death of a Hilmar man during a home invasion.

August 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Armed robbery suspect in Chowchilla linked to Turlock crime

A Merced man arrested for an armed robbery in Chowchilla is now a suspect in a similar robbery that occurred in Turlock after the local store owner recognized him from a video posted on Facebook.

August 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Crash into fence leads to drunk driving arrest

A Turlock man who was found passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle that had crashed into the wrought iron fence around the Salvation Army was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

August 04, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Afternoon drive-by shooting in Turlock

A verbal altercation between a man and two people in a car could have turned deadly after one man in the car pulled out a gun and started shooting.

August 04, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock teen assaulted in bike theft

A Turlock man was taken into custody after violently taking a bike from a 14-year-old boy and then reporting the bike was stolen from him when the 14-year-old and his father reclaimed it.

August 04, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Intentional collision leads to Turlock woman's arrest for attempted homicide

What was initially believed to be an injury accident turned into an attempted homicide investigation after it was revealed the injured party was purposefully run over by a Turlock woman.

August 03, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Assault turns deadly on Turlock street

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a Turlock man who died from a violent assault early Tuesday morning.

August 01, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Charges filed for fatal Merced County bus crash

The Merced County District Attorney's Office has filed felony and misdemeanor charges against the bus driver who was behind the wheel in a collision that claimed four lives and wounded several more individuals last year near Livingston.

August 01, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Suspected drunk driver had child in car

A Turlock man was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and child neglect after he was witnessed striking a sign with his vehicle ...

September 22, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police nab man and teen suspected of carjacking

The Turlock Police Department has arrested a man for attempted carjacking and charged his teen partner for pulling out a knife during the incident.

September 22, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man loses dog and vehicle in carjacking

A woman not only stole a man's car after pepper spraying him in the face, but also stole his dog, said the Turlock Police ...

September 22, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Head-on collision claims life of Delhi man

A Delhi man has died from injuries he sustained in a head-on collision with a big rig Tuesday afternoon.

September 22, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man prison bound for DUI collision

A Turlock man is headed to prison after incurring his third drunk driving conviction, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office.

September 19, 2017 | | Crime


Search for suspect in Turlock stabbing continues

The Turlock Police Department has released multiple images of the suspect from the stabbing reported Tuesday, in the hopes he will be identified and located.

September 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman sings, dances her way into custody

A man frustrated by a belligerent woman refusing to get out of the back of his pickup truck solved his problem by driving her to ...

September 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect wanted for robbery at Walgreens

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a robbery where pain medications were taken from the Walgreens in Turlock by a man threatening he had a ...

September 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Elderly man robbed at Turlock park

An elderly man had his wallet forcibly taken from him by a teenager during a robbery at Donnelly Park.

September 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sleeping carjacking suspect nabbed in Turlock

A call reporting a suspicious vehicle turned into the arrest of a man suspected of carjacking after police found him and another man asleep in ...

September 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Loaded gun brought to Turlock school

A young girl inadvertently brought a loaded firearm to Cunningham Elementary on Tuesday after an adult in her home forgot to take the weapon out ...

September 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Victim, witnesses offer few leads in suspected gang shooting

A party in Turlock took a violent turn when someone shot a guest while walking in front of the residence.

September 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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