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Fight leads to robbery charge

A 22-year-old woman's attempt at shoplifting was upgraded to a robbery after she fought with employees at a Turlock store.

July 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock landlord charged with arson, attempted murder of tenants

A dispute between a Turlock landlord and his tenants erupted into a fiery encounter Sunday as the tenants watched helplessly as their home burned and the landlord was arrested on multiple charges, including attempted murder and arson.

July 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


Cause of death known, but unreleased for two people found at Turlock murder-suicide scene

The Turlock Police Department, in conjunction with the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office, officially released the names of the four individuals found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in a Turlock home.

July 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Attorney changes course and decides to continue representing Turlock defendant

The second phase of the murder trial for Turlock resident Nicholas Harris, in which jurors will decide if he was sane or not when he stabbed to death a 25-year-old man, will begin in about a month's time with his defense attorney continuing to helm his case.

July 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Hit and run injures three

Three people were injured Friday night by a speeding sports utility vehicle that hit their car after they stopped to let a man cross the street.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Riverbank murder suspect caught in Turlock

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department apprehended a murder suspect leaving a Turlock store on Wednesday night after a woman recognized him from Crime Stoppers.

September 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder charges filed for fatal crash

The Turlock man believed to have been behind the wheel in a collision that claimed the lives of three people from one family, has officially been charged with murder.

September 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Robber strikes at downtown Turlock bank

A downtown Turlock bank was robbed by a lone suspect Tuesday morning.

September 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shoplifting suspect caught with ninja stars

A Turlock man stopped for shoplifting arrow tips from Walmart on Monday was found in possession of Shuriken knives, also known as ninja throwing stars, the Turlock Police Department reported.

September 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Elderly woman hit crossing street

A 75-year-old Turlock woman was critically injured Friday night when she was struck by a car while crossing W. Main Street.

September 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hit and run collision claims life of three family members

A family out for an evening stroll around their Turlock neighborhood was struck by a suspected drunken driver who lost control of his speeding vehicle, resulting in three fatalities Saturday night.

September 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two women, child killed by speeding car

Three are dead tonight after a car jumped a sidewalk and hit a family walking in a Turlock neighborhood.

September 06, 2014 | BY SABRA STAFFORD AND KRISTINA HACKER Turlock Journal | Crime


Sheriff adds digital aspect to crime fighting

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office has joined many other law enforcement agencies nationwide by partnering with The Omega Group and implementing CrimeMapping.

September 05, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


CHP mindful of distracted drivers

Two California Highway Patrol enforcement periods cracking down on distracted driving resulted in more than 600 tickets been issued in the Central Valley.

September 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Skinny dipper turns hostile

A woman who went for a skinny dip in an apartment complex pool found herself donning handcuffs after residents complained to police.

September 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Investigators seek information in Delhi homicide

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has released video footage of a vehicle believed to have been used in a fatal drive-by shooting in Delhi earlier this year.

September 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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