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Trio nabbed for Turlock home invasion robbery

Three men were arrested by the Ceres Police Department's SWAT team for an armed home invasion robbery of a Turlock residence Wednesday night.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Taser used to end domestic disturbance

A domestic disturbance at a Turlock home led to a man being arrested for a weapons violation, after he was shocked with a Taser by a Turlock Police officer.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Auto theft suspects apprehended

A man and a woman are facing a litany of criminal charges after they were caught in a stolen vehicle Monday in Turlock.

January 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Road trip ends with robbery

A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery after he allegedly stole the belongings of a friend who had just given him a ride from Sacramento to Turlock, the Turlock Police Department reported.

January 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect nabbed after jumping from moving car

A 28-year-old man was arrested by the Turlock Police Department after leading officers on a vehicle pursuit and then trying to make his final bid for freedom by jumping out of the still moving car.

January 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Homicide victim’s identity confirmed

A DNA analysis has confirmed the identity of a man found dead with another man in the trunk of a burned vehicle left in a Denair orchard in October 2014.

January 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police department seeks grant for traffic safety

In the wake of the high number of fatalities on Turlock roadways last year, the Turlock Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit has applied for a grant in the hopes additional funding will curb the deadly incidents.

January 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Foggy collision injures Turlock man

A head-on collision on a foggy Turlock road Tuesday morning sent one man to the hospital with major injuries, the California Highway Patrol reported.

January 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One fatality reported in Denair collision

A 52-year-old Modesto man was killed in a solo vehicle collision Monday afternoon when his truck struck a boulder in Denair.

January 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hughson woman dies in solo crash

An early morning collision Friday on Santa Fe Avenue between a vehicle and concrete barrier claimed the life of a 60-year-old Hughson woman, the California Highway Patrol reported.

January 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New year’s popular time to steal cars, report finds

If you wake up New Year's Day to find your vehicle has been stolen, chances are you're not alone.

December 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Christmas Eve armed robbery

The Turlock Police Department is investigating an armed robbery involving four men on Christmas Eve.

December 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Officer injured during arrest

A Turlock Police officer attempting to take into custody an man with an arrest warrant sustained an injury to his eye, the Turlock Police Department reported.

December 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man taken into custody on drug warrant

A report of a suspicious man believed to have hidden a firearm in some bushes led to the arrest of a Turlock man on a drug warrant and the recovery of a knife.

December 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Leave the curling iron, take the booze

A man is wanted for robbery for stealing a bottle of alcohol from a Turlock store after fighting with a loss prevention agent. During the struggle the thief dropped a curling iron he was also trying to abscond with, the Turlock Police Department reported.

December 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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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


Assault with car lands woman in jail

A 45-year-old woman was arrested Monday on allegations she intentionally swerved the vehicle she was driving in an attempt to hit a man crossing the street.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Good Samaritan beaten, carjacked

A man stopping to help what appeared to be a stranded motorist became the victim of a carjacking when the motorist and two other men attacked him and stole his car Tuesday night.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Child falls from moving vehicle

The Turlock Police Department is investigating an accident in which a young girl was seriously injured from falling out of a moving vehicle.

April 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police use multiple less than lethal methods to subdue man at City Hall

Turlock Police officers used pepper spray and a Taser in an attempt to subdue a man who was cutting himself in front of City Hall Tuesday morning.

April 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Hilmar dairy worker beaten, robbed at gunpoint

A milker working at a Hilmar dairy was robbed and beaten by an armed assailant early Sunday morning, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

April 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock Police captain takes chief position in Washington

After nearly eight years of service to the community of Turlock, Capt. Carl Nielsen is packing up his bags and heading to Centralia, Washington, where he will take the helm as the Centralia Police Department's Chief of Police.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One arrest made in gun store break-in

The investigation into the burglary of a Turlock gun store has resulted in the arrest of one suspect, but the cache of guns remains missing, the Turlock Police Department reported Friday.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock gun store robbed of ammo, firearms

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a break-in at Alquist Arms in which one or more thieves made off with ammunition and "numerous weapons," said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

April 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Call leads to weapon recovery, arrest

A person suspicious about a car without license plates made a call to the Turlock Police Department that led to the arrest of a couple for drug possession and the seizure of a shotgun.

April 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect tries to lure teen into vehicle

A 15-year-old girl walking to school Tuesday was accosted by a man who repeatedly tried to get her into his vehicle. The girl avoided any potential harm by running from the man and reporting the incident to school officials.

April 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary attempt leads to pursuit, crash

A Turlock Police officer spotted an attempted burglary at a smoke shop, which led to the arrest of three suspects, one of whom was wanted for attempted murder.

April 09, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock experiences multiple robberies

Turlock was plagued by several armed robberies over the past few days, with the Turlock Police Department seeking several suspects.

April 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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