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Jury finds nut schemer guilty of fraud, money laundering

A former almond buyer at a Turlock nut processing plant was convicted on multiple charges tied to a long-term scheme to defraud local processors.

November 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Electrical power surge leads to pot bust

A spike in electrical usage at a Turlock residence was the tip needed to lead the Turlock Police Department's narcotics enforcement team to an indoor marijuana growing operation.

November 11, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drug deal gone bad results in shooting, arrests

Five Turlockers have been arrested and 70 pounds of packaged marijuana confiscated after a shooting was reported in what law enforcement is deeming a drug deal gone bad.

November 11, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Inmate attacks Merced Jail guard

A correctional officer at the Merced County Jail was injured by an inmate headed to court on a misdemeanor charge.

November 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pit bull mauls toddler

A 3-year-old Winton boy sustained severe injuries when the family dog suddenly and viciously attacked him, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

November 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Father gets 15 to life for child’s death

A Dos Palos man was sentenced Monday in Merced County Superior Court to 15 years to life for the death of his 3-year-old daughter.

November 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Father leaves son at restaurant, hits the bar

A Turlock man is unlikely to get a father of the year award after he left his son at a fast food restaurant so he could go drink at a bar.

November 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspected shooter caught in S.W.A.T. standoff

The suspected gunman who wounded two people outside a Turlock home was apprehended early Monday morning after the Turlock Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics team used tear gas to flush him from his hideout.

November 07, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Plea deal possible for hit and run

The case against a Patterson woman accused of hitting a cyclist and leaving him to die on a Turlock road, will likely be settled with a plea deal.

November 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Theft conviction for former insurance agent

A former Hughson insurance agent, who was accused of bilking her clients, has been convicted of theft of fiduciary funds.

November 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Search for shooting suspect continues

The teenager identified as the prime suspect responsible for shooting two people remains on the loose.

November 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hit and run collision critically injures one

The Turlock Police Department is searching for a hit and run driver who critically injured a pedestrian Monday morning.

October 31, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sheriff SWAT wins award

Members of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office Special Weapons and Tactics Team recently participated in a multi-agency training exercise designed to challenge the skills, knowledge and abilities of tactical teams. Hosted by Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern and organized with the assistance of federal, state and local public safety partnerships, Urban Shield brought together 31 teams from all over California, the United States, Israel and the Kingdom of Jordan. Urban Shield is a one-of-a-kind multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional full scale exercise designed to assess the ability of the region to effectively respond to a large scale, man-made and/or natural disaster.

October 28, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


K-9 trials

The Modesto Police Department K-9 Unit will host the 29th Annual K-9 trials on from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. The competition will be held at Tuolumne River Regional Park, located at 1198 Tioga Dr., in Modesto.

October 28, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Four charged with abalone violation

A Denair man was among four individuals arrested in Mendocino for exceeding an abalone limit.

October 28, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Driver arrested for DUI after crash

The Turlock Police Department's search for a reported dangerous driver came to an end when they found the driver and his vehicle crashed into ...

July 31, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Kick to the groin leads to robbery charge for 19-year old

A shoplifting attempt at a Turlock grocery store turned into a robbery after the 19-year-old suspect kicked a security guard in the groin.

July 31, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock missing person case linked to Florida homicide

A missing person investigation that was initiated in Turlock has finally come to a conclusion with the identification of human remains that were found in ...

July 31, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect caught with stolen chainsaw

A report of a chainsaw stolen from a backyard in Turlock was found shortly thereafter the report was made when a man was seen walking ...

July 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man pepper sprayed, friend arrested

Two men ejected from a Turlock bar Saturday night were taken into custody by Turlock Police officers after fighting with the bar's security guards ...

July 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teenager threatens older woman with knife in Turlock park

A 13-year-old Turlock boy was arrested Saturday after he threatened a senior citizen with a knife because the woman was eating lunch at a table ...

July 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man killed at Atwater party

A birthday celebration in Atwater that had gone on for about 12 hours ended tragically when a Turlock man was stabbed to death Thursday night ...

July 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


AG partners with Department of Labor to combat wage theft

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division have signed a cooperative agreement to crack down ...

July 29, 2015 | | Crime


Theft suspect spotted leaving store

A man attempting to steal hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from a Turlock store ended up under arrest when a police officer saw him ...

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect arrested after pushing officer

A 61-year-old man was facing charges of battery after pushing a police officer who had come to speak to him about harassing customers as they ...

July 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Off-duty officers stop thief

A Turlock man is facing criminal charges after having the misfortune of attempting to break into a vehicle in front of several off-duty police officers.

July 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teens charged with Donnelly park robbery

An 18-year-old man and two teenagers were taken into custody Tuesday on allegations they attacked and robbed three people, including a couple at a Turlock ...

July 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gustine father arrested for child’s death

A 26-year-old Gustine man was arrested by the Merced County Sheriff's Department on Monday on allegations he killed his 9-month-old son.

July 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock doctor among Modesto homicide victims

The Modesto Police Department has taken a suspect into custody for the death of five people, including a Turlock doctor and her young children.

July 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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