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Suspicious fire

The Turlock Fire Department is investigating a fire at a home that has sat vacant for more than three years.

May 03, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sheriff’s deputy charged with murder

A Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy has been arrested on a murder charge following an investigation into an off-duty shooting.

May 03, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Road rage murder trial begins

The preliminary hearing for the man accused of beating to death an elderly man in an incident of road rage got underway Monday in Stanislaus County Superior Court.

May 03, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Vandals target Hilmar homes

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is investigating a spate of vandalism in Hilmar that caused thousands of dollars in damage.

April 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Thieves steal supplies from school garden

In recent month thieves have stolen over $400 worth of hand tools, bags of soil and gardening equipment from the Julien Elementary School garden.

April 29, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Crime


Pursuit ends with arrest

A Hilmar man worried about being arrested for driving on a suspended license decided to try fleeing from a Merced County Sheriff's deputy, only to be caught and booked on multiple charges.

April 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stabbing victim uncooperative

A Turlock Police officer investigating a suspicious vehicle found a man with two stab wounds inside the vehicle.

April 26, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


SWAT surrounds Hughson apartment complex

A Hughson man is sitting behind bars in Stanislaus County Jail after allegedly shooting a man in the finger and sparking a four-hour standoff with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department SWAT team.

April 26, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


CVS to repay California for double billing

A multi-state investigation into alleged double billing by a national pharmacy chain as ended with a multi-million dollar settlement.

April 22, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Auto dealership owners charged with bank fraud

Four Stanislaus County men and one Fresno County man, all connected with local auto dealerships, have been indicted by a federal grand jury on allegations of bank fraud.

April 22, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New report bolsters efforts for protective equipment for prison guards

A push to mandate that all correctional officers be issued protective gear while working in the nation's prisons gained some momentum this week with the publication of a new government report.

April 22, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Law enforcement nabs auto thief

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force apprehended a suspected auto thief that authorities say was responsible for stealing numerous vehicles and leading law enforcement on multiple pursuits.

April 22, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Reyes found guilty for role in burning woman to death

The Merced County District Attorney's Office has earned a second conviction in the 2007 case of a Livingston woman burned to death over a drug debt.

April 19, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Red Steer owner to stand trial for arson

Tracy Smith, the owner of the Red Steer in Turlock, and his cousin, Jeremy Britt, a one time employee of the eatery, will have to stand trial on charges that they set the fire that caused the closure of the popular eatery.

April 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fleeing burglar prompts lockdown

A man who went home for lunch interrupted a burglary and the suspect was caught by a school resource officer from Turlock High.

April 12, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Pursuit ends with two arrests

Two teens suspected of being involved in a residential burglary were arrested Tuesday after a high speed pursuit.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect punches man for cell phone

A man walking along a Turlock neighborhood Tuesday afternoon was approached by a stranger who punched him and then took his cell phone, the Turlock Police Department reported.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Assault with car lands woman in jail

A 45-year-old woman was arrested Monday on allegations she intentionally swerved the vehicle she was driving in an attempt to hit a man crossing the street.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Good Samaritan beaten, carjacked

A man stopping to help what appeared to be a stranded motorist became the victim of a carjacking when the motorist and two other men attacked him and stole his car Tuesday night.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Child falls from moving vehicle

The Turlock Police Department is investigating an accident in which a young girl was seriously injured from falling out of a moving vehicle.

April 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police use multiple less than lethal methods to subdue man at City Hall

Turlock Police officers used pepper spray and a Taser in an attempt to subdue a man who was cutting himself in front of City Hall Tuesday morning.

April 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Hilmar dairy worker beaten, robbed at gunpoint

A milker working at a Hilmar dairy was robbed and beaten by an armed assailant early Sunday morning, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

April 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock Police captain takes chief position in Washington

After nearly eight years of service to the community of Turlock, Capt. Carl Nielsen is packing up his bags and heading to Centralia, Washington, where he will take the helm as the Centralia Police Department's Chief of Police.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One arrest made in gun store break-in

The investigation into the burglary of a Turlock gun store has resulted in the arrest of one suspect, but the cache of guns remains missing, the Turlock Police Department reported Friday.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock gun store robbed of ammo, firearms

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a break-in at Alquist Arms in which one or more thieves made off with ammunition and "numerous weapons," said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

April 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Call leads to weapon recovery, arrest

A person suspicious about a car without license plates made a call to the Turlock Police Department that led to the arrest of a couple for drug possession and the seizure of a shotgun.

April 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect tries to lure teen into vehicle

A 15-year-old girl walking to school Tuesday was accosted by a man who repeatedly tried to get her into his vehicle. The girl avoided any potential harm by running from the man and reporting the incident to school officials.

April 14, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary attempt leads to pursuit, crash

A Turlock Police officer spotted an attempted burglary at a smoke shop, which led to the arrest of three suspects, one of whom was wanted for attempted murder.

April 09, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock experiences multiple robberies

Turlock was plagued by several armed robberies over the past few days, with the Turlock Police Department seeking several suspects.

April 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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