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Rapper killed to benefit Norteño street gang, says DA

As the second week of testimony began in the murder trial of two men accused of gunning down a 26-year-old man at a Turlock barbecue, the prosecution presented evidence and testimony outlying a pattern of gang behavior that they say sparked the slaying.

March 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man pleads guilty to sex charge

A Turlock man, who gained the confidence of young girls by posing as a teenager on social networking sites, has pled guilty to a charge of criminal sexual activity.

March 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Online crime map for TPD

The Turlock Police Department has launched a new partnership with CrimeReports that will allow people information on where and what kind of crimes are happening in the area.

March 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


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Authorities bust counterfeit ring operating in Central Valley

A federal grand jury has indicted 10 men on allegations they were making and selling counterfeit movies and music in the Central Valley, including in Turlock.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspects in Craigslist shoe deal shooting identified

The two suspects responsible for a shooting in Turlock following a Craigslist initiated transaction of shoes have been identified and are facing a litany of criminal charges.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Craigslist deal for shoes ends in gunshots

An attempt to sell a pair of tennis shoes on Craigslist ended with a shooting after the would-be buyers gave the sellers counterfeit cash, the Turlock Police Department reported.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


County crackdown on drunk drivers

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is planning a crackdown on impaired drivers with a countywide saturation patrol.

March 26, 2015 | | Crime


Turlock man prison bound for 2010 fatal shooting

Turlock Diaz was 14 when he was arrested for murder. Now, after his sentencing on Monday, he'll likely be in his 60s before he's even eligible for parole.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Duo caught with stolen car

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force, along with Turlock Police officers, recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested two men for auto theft after spotting the vehicle being driven in Turlock on March 17.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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