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Postal worker pleads guilty to mail fraud, workers’ compensation fraud

Karina S. Beard, 44, of Turlock, pleaded guilty to four counts of mail fraud and two counts of federal Workers' Compensation fraud.

October 18, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


Turlock man pleads guilty to disability benefits fraud

United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that James Alva Kirkpatrick, 59, of Turlock, pleaded guilty today to theft of Social Security disability insurance benefits.

October 18, 2011 | | Crime


Turlock Police Department promotes two officers

Two officers of the Turlock Police Department were promoted this week: Nino Amirfar to lieutenant and Carl Nielsen to captain.

October 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Homicide suspect surrenders

The suspect wanted for a fatal stabbing in Waterford surrendered to authorities Thursday.

October 14, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Jury: Merenda guilty of first-degree murder

After several hours of deliberation spread over two days, a Stanislaus County jury filed into a courtroom Tuesday and returned a guilty verdict for a Turlock man accused of stabbing to death his romantic rival.

October 11, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Arson suspected in early morning blaze

A fire at a vacant Turlock home is being investigated by the Turlock Fire Department as a possible arson.

October 11, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hilmar man assaulted

A Hilmar man is recovering from a blow to the head with a baseball bat and law enforcement is searching for his attackers.

October 11, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police seek witnesses of off-duty officer shooting

The Turlock Police Department's investigation into a shooting involving an off-duty officer continues as detectives seek a few outstanding witnesses, Lt. Ron Reid said.

October 07, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Merenda claims he attempted suicide after stabbing man to death

The fate of a Turlock man accused of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a Hughson father and youth football coach, now rests with 12 jurors.

October 07, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Second victim identified in Hughson homicide; questions remain

The second man found inside a burned vehicle in Hughson has been identified, but little information about the double homicide has been released.

October 07, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


U.S. Army refuses to produce ‘key’ witness in Merenda murder trial

As the trial of a Turlock man accused of killing his romantic rival moves closer to finishing, the likelihood that a key witness will be taking the stand seems to be vanishing.

October 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglars alert sheriff of child pornography stash

Two burglars who thought they had stolen blank CDs to record music on, instead found multiple child pornographic images on the discs and helped the Merced County Sheriff's Department investigators find the man believed to have downloaded the images.

October 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


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Aircraft spurs emergency calls in Turlock

Around 9:20 p.m. Friday night the Turlock Police Department received a string of calls to 911 in regards to a low-flying airplane spraying ...

August 01, 2015 | | Crime


Turlock Police seek help in identifying deceased man

The Turlock Police Department is investigating the death of a man who was found dead by the railroad tracks and is asking for the public ...

August 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


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