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Sheriff’s investigators seek person of interest in homicide case

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is investigating a homicide that occurred in the Airport District in Modesto and is seeking the public's assistance in locating a person of interest.

December 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two nabbed in drug bust near school

A Turlock man, who was the subject of a Turlock Narcotics Enforcement Team investigation, was taken into custody Thursday on multiple drug and weapon charges.

December 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Database helps authorities remove more than 2,000 guns from California streets

With the nation once again facing a horrific mass shooting and renewing conversations about gun control, the California Attorney General's Office announced Tuesday it had taken more than 2,000 firearms away from prohibited users in the state over the last year.

December 18, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Scams can foil holiday tidings

As Christmas draws nearer and the shopping days wind down, the Better Business Bureau is reminding consumers to be a bit wary of scams posing as retailers and well-wishers.

December 18, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Priest prompted investigation into church volunteer

A priest's concern about the attention a church volunteer was giving to a young parishioner sparked an investigation that led to the arrest of a 34-year-old man on multiple counts of sexual assault.

December 14, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Grant aids probation department’s crackdown on DUI offenders

A new grant aimed at taking drunken drivers off the road is going to help the Stanislaus County Probation Department target some of the most frequent offenders.

December 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Farmers burdened with excessive trashing, dumping

No other county in the state seems to get as much illegal trash dumping as Stanislaus County. That's the summation of County Supervisor Jim DeMartini of Ceres, who almost weekly has to clean up piles of debris dumped on his Westport area farm property.

December 11, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Sergeant recovering from accident

Turlock Police Sgt. Anthony Silva remains hospitalized, but in stable condition after he was struck by a car while holding two suspects at gunpoint Friday night.

December 11, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Church volunteer accused of sexually assaulting children

A Turlock man who had been serving as a volunteer at Sacred Heart Catholic Church was arrested last week on allegations of repeatedly sexually assaulting two boys.

December 11, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Planada man headed to prison for tax scheme

A Planada man, who submitted more than 100 false tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service over two years, was sentenced Monday to 11 months in federal prison.

December 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi gang fight results in multiple stabbings

A fight spurred by suspected gang rivalries in Delhi left two men hospitalized with stab wounds, one in critical condition, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

December 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police sergeant hit by car, seriously injured

A veteran Turlock Police sergeant holding two suspects at gunpoint was hit by a vehicle and sustained serious injuries Friday night.

December 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Runaway boys found safe

The two boys who ran away from their Turlock home Thursday morning were found later that night at a fast food restaurant in Livingston.

December 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man missing for three months

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has launched a search for a Planada man who has been missing for three months.

December 06, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Person found dead in car fire

A person was found dead in the passenger seat of a car on fire near Ballico on Sunday.

December 04, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


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Jury finds defendant sane at time of murder

A Stanislaus County jury found convicted murderer Nicholas Harris was sane the night he stabbed to death a 25-year-old Turlock man and set his car on fire.

August 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man escapes fiery crash

A man escaped what could have been a fatal accident after his vehicle clipped a big rig, hit another and then caught on fire Monday morning on East Avenue.

August 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man wanted for Placer County theft, evading

The Placer County Sheriff's Department is seeking a Turlock man on felony vandalism and theft charges after he allegedly broke into a Colfax car wash.

August 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Jury ponders over sanity case

A Stanislaus County jury continues to deliberate on whether or not a Turlock man convicted of murder was sane or insane when he stabbed a man to death.

August 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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