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Defendant claims he never intended to kill

Twenty-seven year-old Nicholas Harris has never denied he was responsible for the death of Mark Henson on a quiet Turlock street in the early hours on Aug. 12, 2008.

June 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two carjacked outside Lander Avenue store

A Turlock man is accused of carjacking and kidnapping two people at gunpoint after they stopped at a liquor store on the outskirts of town Saturday morning.

June 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock informant on SK Foods scandal gets probation

The Turlock man that was the key witness in a federal probe that resulted in the shuttering of one of the largest tomato processors in the state was given probation for his own embezzlement charges.

June 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Jury hears video confession from Turlock murder suspect

For the first time the jury in the murder case against Turlock resident Nicholas Harris got to hear the detailed and at times graphic description of what happened the night 25-year-old Mark Henson was stabbed to death, and it came from the defendant himself.

June 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock officers assaulted during three arrests

Within the last week three Turlock Police officers have suffered injuries of varying degrees at the hands and feet of alleged suspects.

June 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman at center of homicide trial testifies

In the summer of 2007 Turlock residents Mark Henson and Nicholas Harris wouldn't have known each other if they passed on the streets. By the following summer Harris would find himself jailed and charged with killing Henson.

June 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Crash injures CHP officer

A California Highway Patrol officer trying to slow traffic on Highway 99 was injured when a driver crashed into the back of his patrol car.

June 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Deputies involved in fatal shooting identified

The two deputies involved in the shooting of a murder suspect outside a Turlock motel have both been with the Merced County Sheriff's Department for several years.

June 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three charged with Delhi shooting

The investigation into a drive-by shooting in Delhi that left a 29-year-old man paralyzed culminated with the arrest of three suspected gang members Friday, the Merced County sheriff's Department reported.

June 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man attacks store employee with bat

A Hilmar grocery clerk escaped serious injury after a man beat him with a baseball bat, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

June 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trial underway for Turlock man accused of 2008 murder

Nearly six years after a quiet Turlock neighborhood was rocked by a fire and a fatal stabbing, the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office started presenting their case Wednesday against the accused, 27-year-old Nicholas Harris.

June 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Thief injured in auto break-in

A suspected thief is in custody after injuring himself while allegedly trying to break into a car in downtown Turlock.

June 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cell phone picture helps nab burglar

A Turlock man is facing burglary charges after a resident snapped his picture coming out of one of the homes he is accused of breaking into.

June 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Domestic dispute cause of weekend shootings

Investigators and family members suspect marital woes drove a Mariposa man to shoot and kill his wife and sister-in-law Friday night in Hilmar. Hours later the suspect was confronted by law enforcement and shot to death outside a Turlock motel.

June 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Homicide suspect shot by deputies at Turlock motel

Two women were shot to death Friday night in an area south of Turlock and the suspect was killed by Merced County Sheriff's deputies early Saturday morning at a Turlock motel.

May 31, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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License plate picture lands three in jail

Three people were arrested on drug and theft charges by Turlock Police officers after a witness to a theft snapped a picture of the suspect's license plate.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fleeing suspect caught in foot chase

A man who tried to run from a Turlock Police officer landed in jail Thursday after he was found in possession of methamphetamine.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with crash, arrest

An attempted auto burglary turned into a vehicle pursuit that ended with a crash and the arrest of the 19-year-old driver.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Student arrested for assault

A 17-year-old Turlock High School student was arrested Thursday morning on allegations he tried to hurt an individual with a chair.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stolen auto arrest leads to chop shop

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force discovered a chop shop and a marijuana grow after arresting two men in a stolen vehicle.

October 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three steal thousands in Apple products

Three out-of-towners, including a 16-year-old boy, were arrested in Turlock on allegations they stole several thousands of dollars in electronics from Target.

October 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


County ranks high for youth homicides

Stanislaus County had the fifth highest rate of youth homicides in California according to a new report from the Violence Policy Center.

October 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hit and run driver charged with DUI

A woman is facing drunk driving and hit and run charges after a collision Thursday night in Turlock.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

A man stopped for a traffic violation Tuesday night was arrested for drug possession.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pair arrested in Turlock drug raid

An investigation by the Turlock Police Department's drug unit resulted in the arrest of two people and the seizure of more than 200 pounds of marijuana.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man grabs Turlock girl walking to school

The Turlock Police Department has arrested a 23-year-old man on allegations he sexually assaulted a teenage girl as she walked to school Thursday morning.

October 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Marine killed in Stevinson brawl

A marine who served a tour in Afghanistan has died from injuries he sustained in a brawl outside a Stevinson bar.

October 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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