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Civil suit claims sheriff’s deputy interfered with fatal hit and run

The parents of a bicyclist killed in a hit and run collision on a Turlock country road have filed a civil suit against the woman driving the car, as well as her parents and a Stanislaus County Sheriff's sergeant.

August 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Search turns up explosive device in Denair

The search of a burglary suspect's home in Denair by Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputies led to the discovery of a homemade explosive device and prompted a visit from the department's bomb squad.

August 30, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Convicted killer gets 25 to life

Almost 10 months after being convicted of first-degree murder for the death of a Hughson man, 33-year-old Turlock resident Darren Merenda was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

August 28, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Parolee caught burglarizing home

An armed Turlock man was arrested for burglary after he was caught with his arms full of stolen property inside a residence Monday morning.

August 28, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man nabbed in unemployment fraud investigation

A Turlock man is among six defendants arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigations on allegations of an unemployment and disability scheme that resulted in a loss of more than $5 million for the Employment Development Department.

August 28, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hilmar man robbed of pot plants by fake DEA agents

Four men claiming to be agents with the Drug Enforcement Agency robbed a Hilmar man at gunpoint of his marijuana plants, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

August 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sex offender sweep nets three

The Turlock Police Department conducted a compliance sweep of registered sex offenders in Turlock, resulting in the arrest of three individuals.

August 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


DUI arrests down

The Summer/Labor Day National Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 12 DUI deployments in Stanislaus County.

August 21, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


One arrested after Molotov cocktail damages vacant business

Police arrested a Turlock man after witnesses saw him throw something at a vacant building, setting it ablaze.

August 21, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


Car misses three inside Keyes home

Two Keyes women and a baby barely escaped serious injuries late Friday when a car driven by a drunken driver lost control and crashed into their house.

August 21, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


Former deputy’s trial postponed

The jury trial for former Stanislaus County Sheriff's Detective Kari Abbey has been postponed because the defense needs more time to examine the multitude of documents obtained from the prosecution during the discovery period.

August 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man involved in fatal crash

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a Turlock man for his role in a collision that claimed the life of a Patterson man Thursday night.

August 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Anti-DUI efforts underway in county

A summer mobilization effort aimed at catching drunken drivers during the unofficial final days of summer began Friday.

August 17, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


Agents seize huge haul of methamphetamine

In what is believed to the be the largest seizure of methamphetamine in Central Valley history, agents from the Merced Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force arrested 11 men over the past few days and confiscated more than 330 pounds of methamphetamine.

August 16, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


Armed robbers shoot at jewelry store owner

Three masked men, who robbed the Universal Jewelers in downtown Turlock Thursday night, left the store amidst gunfire.

August 10, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Crime


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Suicidal man disarmed with bean bag rounds

A 25-year-old man hoping to provoke law enforcement into shooting him during a suicidal moment was taken into custody Sunday morning after Turlock Police officers ...

May 03, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


DUI patrols planned for Cinco de Mayo

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is reminding residents that if the plan on hoisting up a margarita or cerveza in recognition of Cinco de ...

May 03, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Final suspect caught for Turlock man’s murder

The lone remaining suspect wanted for the fatal shooting of a Turlock man was apprehended in the Bay Area on Sunday.

May 03, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gang members prison bound for involvement in Stanislaus County crimes

Three members of the Nuestra Familia gang were sentenced recently to prison for a variety of offenses in Stanislaus County, including orchestrating a home invasion ...

May 03, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit prompts investigation that leads to three arrests

Three men were arrested and a shotgun recovered after a pursuit that started because the driver failed to stop for a Turlock Police officer.

April 29, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Multiple suspects charged in connection with Turlock man’s murder

The Turlock Police Department has arrested three individuals and is seeking the whereabouts of a fourth person in connection to the fatal shooting that claimed ...

April 28, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Distraught Keyes teen leads police on 23-mile chase

A 19-year-old Keyes man was arrested early Saturday morning after leading police on a 23-mile high-speed chase in a car which he took from his ...

April 26, 2016 | Turlock Journal | Crime


Turlock man prison bound for multiple DUIs

A Turlock man who has repeatedly been arrested and convicted of driving under the influence is headed to prison for his fifth conviction, reported the ...

April 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock police investigate fatal shooting

The Turlock Police Department is investigating the murder of a 37-year-old Turlock man that happened Saturday night.

April 25, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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