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Faulty engine ends pursuit

A Delhi man is facing multiple criminal charges after leading Merced County Sheriff's deputies on a short high speed pursuit.

March 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Authorities seek clues to missing woman’s location

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is continuing to search for a missing Newman woman last seen in Turlock.

March 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Traffic unit turns to Facebook

The Turlock Police Department Traffic Safety Unit has created a Facebook page to be used as a channel of communication with the public. The title of the page is "Turlock Police Traffic Safety Unit."

March 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Zero tolerance for teen drivers on cell phones

Due to the increase in the number of traffic collisions caused by teen drivers illegally using cell phones, Central Valley law enforcement agencies are joining forces for a zero tolerance operation.

March 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Carjacker sentenced to prison

A Turlock man, who shoved a child to the ground to help his brother steal a sports utility vehicle, has been convicted of carjacking.

March 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Auto thief gets five years

A Bay Area man caught driving a stolen vehicle in Turlock, was sentenced to five years in prison on Feb. 25.

March 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Officials warn of fire inspection scam

The Turlock Fire Department is warning area businesses to be on the lookout for con artists posing as fire inspectors and billing companies for fraudulent services.

March 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Victim’s family upset with runaround

The Patterson woman accused of a hit and run that resulted in the death of a bicyclist on a Turlock road, was arraigned Thursday in Stanislaus County Superior Court.

March 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stanislaus County private investigator sentenced for obstruction charge

A private investigator implicated during the investigation of Denair Road Dog Cycle owner Robert Holloway, was sentenced to prison Monday.

March 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Brothers arrested for making explosives

Two teenagers who fled their home with Molotov cocktails have been apprehended by the Turlock Police Department and the explosives have been diffused by authorities.

March 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman survives wild ride clinging to van’s windshield wipers at 100 mph

A 25-year-old Manteca woman held onto the windshield wipers of her husband's mini-van for dear life as he allegedly drove at speeds reaching 100 miles per hour between Manteca and Pleasanton.

March 01, 2011 | BY GLENN KAHL Special to the Journal | Crime


‘Poodle Bandit’ headed for the big house

The man, who gained the nickname of the "Poodle Bandit" because of his unruly curly-haired mop wig and his propensity to rob banks, pled guilty Tuesday to multiple counts of armed bank robbery, including one in Turlock.

March 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Rapper’s death linked to insulting song, says DA

The death of an aspiring rapper at a memorial barbecue in Turlock may have been sparked by another rapper's song insulting the wife of a gang member, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office as they laid out their case against two men on trial for murder.

March 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Frustration mounts for family of slain cyclist

Charges have been filed against the Patterson woman, who authorities say struck and killed a bicyclist traveling along a country road in Turlock.

March 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Farmers fight back against rural crime

During a recent Stanislaus County Farm Bureau workshop, Governmental Affairs Director Tom Orvis asked a group of about 50 local farmers if they or their property had been a recent victim of crime. Nearly every single farmer raised their hand, and now farmers have begun voicing their frustration with the county's rural crime activity.

February 25, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | 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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