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Murder trial underway; defense argues death was fight gone wrong

The trial of a Turlock man accused of stabbing to death a romantic rival began Wednesday in Stanislaus County Superior Court with a key witness in the wind.

September 30, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Off-duty police officer shoots at truck

An off-duty law enforcement officer was involved in a shooting early Friday morning, but there were no injuries, reported the Turlock Police Department.

September 30, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Road rage defendant back in jail

What was intended to be a simple arraignment hearing for a Turlock man accused of a fatal road rage beating, ended with the defendant in handcuffs when a bondsman requested he be surrendered into custody.

September 27, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Crime Stoppers coming to Merced County

The nationally recognized Crime Stoppers program is expanding to Merced County.

September 23, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man faces life in prison for attempted murder

A Turlock man was convicted of attempted murder and assault with a firearm for two separate incidents in January and March 2010, announced Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager on Friday.

September 23, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


Drug trafficker given prison sentence

The last member of a Turlock drug ring that was responsible for distributing large amounts of crystal methamphetamine in the area was sentenced to federal prison Friday.

September 23, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sweep nabs drug suspects

A search warrant issued for a home in the 100 block of G Street in Turlock led to the arrest of three people, the recovery of a stolen handgun, and the seizure of various narcotics.

September 23, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Husband wounded in home invasion robbery

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a home invasion robbery that injured one man.

September 20, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock men charged with copper heist

The Merced County Sheriff's Department's crackdown on metal thefts has nabbed two more suspects and this time the suspected thieves hail from Turlock.

September 20, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Local bail bonds owner faces kidnapping, extortion charges

A Modesto bail bondsman, his employee and one other individual were arrested Wednesday on a litany of criminal charges, including allegations they kidnapped individuals for the purpose of extortion.

September 16, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Violent crime down across the state

A 2010 report on crime in California shows decreases in violent and property crimes across the state, but the news was less optimistic for Stanislaus County.

September 16, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Duo charged with copper theft in Delhi

About $2,000 worth of stolen copper wiring was recovered Monday in Delhi after a Merced County Sheriff's deputy pulled a suspect over for a traffic violation.

September 13, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Local men found guilty of burning woman to death

The final two defendants standing accused of kidnapping and burning a woman to death over a drug debt were found guilty by a Merced County jury last week.

September 13, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burned bodies found in car outside Hughson

Stanislaus County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a possible double homicide after finding two bodies inside a charred vehicle located on the outskirts of Hughson.

September 06, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


110 arrests made in holiday weekend DUI campagin

The 2011 Summer/Labor Day Holiday DUI Mobilization crackdown on drinking drivers has ended and resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from the Sobriety Checkpoints, Special Saturation Patrols and routine patrol in the Stanislaus County "AVOID" DUI Campaign for the past 18 days.

September 06, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


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Turlock man killed outside home used for growing marijuana

The Turlock Police Department is investigating the death of a 22-year-old man who was fatally shot outside a marijuana grow house.

July 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Probationer found with drugs, gun

A Turlock man who tried to avoid a search based on his probation status by running from officers, ended up in custody for drug, weapon and resisting charges.

July 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock murder suspect caught in Modesto

A man wanted in connection with the killing of a 38-year-old Turlock man was apprehended in Modesto during a traffic stop.

June 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock men accused of robbing pharmacies

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested three Turlock men in connection with armed robberies at two pharmacies.

June 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Seven indicted for mortgage fraud conspiracy

A federal grand jury returned a 15-count indictment on Thursday against seven individuals, charging them with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bank fraud, mail fraud and aiding and abetting, and making false statements to a bank in a mortgage fraud scheme, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

June 26, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Charges filed against officer who took teen from Turlock

The Oklahoma police officer accused of taking a 15-year-old girl from the Turlock home of her grandparents has been fired from his job and is facing a kidnapping charge in Stanislaus County.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stanislaus County sees drop in auto thefts

The rate of vehicle thefts in Stanislaus County saw a decline for a second year, according to the latest report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock men included in drug indictment

A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment today against four Central Valley men, including two from Turlock, on drug trafficking charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

June 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teen reported missing from Turlock found in Las Vegas

The 15-year-old girl reported missing by her grandparents in Turlock was found Thursday morning in a Las Vegas hotel room and the Oklahoma police officer she was with has been taken into custody on an arrest warrant for kidnapping.

June 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock teen found safe

A Turlock teen taken by an Oklahoma police officer in his 30s was found safe in Las Vegas.

June 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Turlock police investigate child abduction

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a child abduction case in which a teenage girl was taken by a man in his 30s.

June 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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