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County no longer ranked No. 1 in auto thefts

There is good news and bad news for residents of Stanislaus County. The good news is the county is no longer ranked number one in the nation as the area with the highest rate of vehicle theft. The bad news: It's now ranked number two.

May 18, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Justice Department releases proposed supplemental guidelines for sex offender registration; seeks pu

The Department of Justice released for public comment proposed Supplemental Guidelines for the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006.

May 14, 2010 | | Crime


Turlock man dies of stab wounds

A fist fight that turned into a knife fight claimed the life of a Turlock man and saw the arrest of a Merced man for manslaughter.

May 14, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Cops collar ‘Poodle Bandit’

The bank robber who was nicknamed the "Poodle Bandit" by law authorities because of his fluffy gray wig, was apprehended Thursday in Ripon after allegedly robbing a bank in Modesto.

May 11, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary attempt ends in child abuse

A mother called to a Turlock grocery store after her teenage daughter was caught stealing alcohol decided to dispense her own brand of justice and ended up being arrested for inflicting injury upon a child.

May 07, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Man leads police on car, foot chase

An attempted reckless driving traffic stop became a car chase and foot pursuit through a house and onto the streets of Turlock Thursday, before police were able to apprehend a local man.

May 07, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Man wounded in Winton stabbing

A 22-year-old man was hospitalized with several injuries, including multiple stab wounds that he received during an attack after leaving a Winton bar early Sunday morning.

May 04, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary suspects nabbed

Two teens and a 25-year-old man were arrested for burglary Saturday night moments after the break-in was reported.

May 04, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Six charged in shooting

The Turlock Police Department arrested six men Monday night on the suspicion they carried out a drive-by shooting earlier in the evening.

May 04, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Candle cause of fire

A fire that swept through the living room of a Minaret Avenue home was determined to have been caused by an unattended candle.

May 04, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two Stevinson men arrested for making, dumping meth

The discovery of a methamphetamine lab dump in Hilmar on Monday led to the arrest of two Stevinson men on Tuesday.

April 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Serial bank robber hits Turlock

A wig-wearing bank robber suspected of targeting banks up and down the Central Valley struck at a Turlock location Thursday morning.

April 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Home invasion in Delhi

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is searching for information that will lead to the capture of five men who committed a home invasion robbery in Delhi.

April 27, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Repeat sex offender sent back to prison

A man who exposed himself outside a Turlock hotel and gave a phony name to law enforcement was sentenced to state prison for five years.

April 27, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Broker gets five years in prison

A Turlock broker who bilked dozens of victims out of thousands of dollars through investment schemes and stole the personal identification information of friends, associates, and even family members, is headed to state prison.

April 27, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Turlock landlord charged with arson, attempted murder of tenants

A dispute between a Turlock landlord and his tenants erupted into a fiery encounter Sunday as the tenants watched helplessly as their home burned and the landlord was arrested on multiple charges, including attempted murder and arson.

July 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Home repair scams on the rise

A rash of complaints regarding home improvement projects has prompted the California Contractors State Licensing Board to issue a warning about deceptive practices.

July 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Dispute over cab fare leads to three arrests

Three women had the right idea in taking a taxi home after a night of drinking, but the wrong idea when they decided to not pay the driver.

July 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fraud charges mount for two women

Two Fresno women are facing a long list of criminal charges after they were caught in Turlock with more than 30 fraudulent credit cards.

July 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police arrest knife-wielding robbery suspect

A Turlock man could be facing multiple counts of robbery after allegedly robbing a homeless man at knifepoint twice.

July 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Questions still remain a year after fatal shooting

On July 23, 2013, the family of Brandon Pacheco learned the devastating news that the 25-year-old resident had been shot and killed.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with Turlock man’s arrest

A Turlock man was arrested on multiple criminal charges after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a dangerous high speed chase around Merced County Thursday afternoon.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Young siblings nabbed for theft

A brother and sister found themselves in trouble with law enforcement after stealing a wallet from a woman at a play area.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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