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Delhi woman indicted for bank embezzlement

A former Citibank manager residing in Delhi has been indicted by a federal grand jury on multiple charges of embezzlement.

November 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Investigation launched after drunk driving suspect claims cartel ties

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department took two men into custody Sunday during a traffic stop, one of whom proclaimed himself a member of a violent drug cartel and threatened the deputy, the department reported Thursday.

November 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Plea deal reached in Turlock murder case

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office has accepted a plea deal for a Turlock woman accused of stabbing to death her estranged boyfriend, who had a history of domestic violence.

November 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Propane tank sparks fire

A loose hose connecting a propane tank and a burner ignited a fire that injured one man and damaged a Turlock home.

November 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Headless chicken found on railroad tracks

Most everyone knows why the chicken crossed the road, but why did a decapitated chicken wind up in a plastic bag on the railroad tracks?

November 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Search for robbery suspects

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a strong-arm robbery that injured one woman.

November 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Probation department casts eye toward DUI offenders

The efforts to keep drunk drivers off area roads are getting a boost from a grant awarded to the Stanislaus County Probation Department.The grant of $47,860 from the California Office of Traffic Safety will allow for greater monitoring and supervision of convicted drunk drivers, said Jerry Powers, the chief probation officer for Stanislaus County."Continued funding for this program will allow our department to further deter adult probationers from driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and provide a higher level of community safety," Powers said.Specifically, the probation department will use the grant to conduct unannounced ...

November 12, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fire erupts at paper company

Embers from an earlier fire reignited to state a new blaze that damaged a Turlock paper company's building.

November 09, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Robbery at gas station

The Shell gas station at 150 E. Monte Vista Avenue was robbed by an armed robber Thursday night.

November 09, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Thief headed to prison

A Turlock man who already had one conviction for auto theft is headed back to prison for a second conviction.Jason Lee Beck, 35, was convicted on Monday of residential burglary and auto theft. Beck also admitted a prior auto theft conviction from March 2006.According to the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office, Beck broke into a home in Modesto around 2 a.m. Oct. 23 and stole a brown purse, three watches, and keys to a 2007 Lexus Sports Utility Vehicle parked in the garage. Beck was able to enter the house through an unlocked back door. The ...

November 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Attacker gets 14 years

A Turlock man, who carried out an unprovoked attack on a woman by slashing her cheek with a knife, was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Monday.

November 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Auto thefts on the rise in Turlock, Stanislaus County

Auto thefts have been called one of the scourges of Stanislaus County, and though specialty task forces and awareness campaigns have made inroads into the crime, it continues to be a problem that plagues local law enforcement.

November 05, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police search for bank robbers

The Turlock Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at the Valley First Credit Union.

November 05, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man shot during fight at restaurant

A 22-year-old Winton man was shot once in the back during a confrontation outside a Turlock restaurant.

November 02, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police cars rammed, one officer hit in pursuit of suspect

One Turlock Police officer was hit in the face and two patrol cars were rammed during pursuit of a suspect Tuesday morning.

November 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Crime


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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


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