The Journal asked Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson to look back at 2010 and ahead for 2011. The following is his perspective on the county's past and future.
Q. What successes did the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department have last year?
A sibling argument turned serious when a 13-year-old Winton girl hit her 12-year-old brother hard enough to send him to the hospital.
Stanislaus County Undersheriff William "Bill" Heyne will be retiring from the sheriff's department on Jan. 4, 2011, it was announced this week.
Drunk or high drivers charged with Driving Under the Influence face steep, state-mandated penalties – even for first-time offenders.
Local law enforcement agencies are making a statement: If you drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will be caught and convicted. And once convicted, you will be held accountable for the terms of your court-ordered probation.
Law enforcement officials are hoping an increased reward will generate new leads in the decades long search for a woman last seen alive in Turlock.
The Winter Holiday anti-drunk driving campaign has already resulted in a significant number of arrests, according to the Turlock Police Department, the overseeing agency for the local Avoid the 12 program.
An Atwater man has been arrested on the allegation that he molested a 7-year-old girl at a daycare center, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department.
The investigation into Turlock's only homicide thus far for the year remains ongoing as there are few clues into the death of Luis Manuel Maldonado Rodriguez.
A shooting in Delhi that authorities initially believed occurred during a home invasion robbery, turned out to be the outcome of a drug deal gone bad.
A baby stolen from his mother has been reunited with his family and the couple suspected of killing his mother sits behind bars.
Two Turlock teenagers were arrested on multiple theft-related charges after being caught by Merced County Sheriff's deputies with stolen property at a Delhi service station.
In celebration of January being National Self Defense Awareness Month, the Turlock Police Department and Stanislaus State University Police are working together to provide Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) training to the Turlock community. The course is offered for free and is open to women only. The 12-hour course is broken up into three sessions over a period of two weeks. The R.A.D. Systems Basic Physical Defense is a program designed to help women overcome the effects of sexual harassment and sexual violence by teaching assertiveness, awareness, risk reduction, risk recognition, avoidance and physical defense strategies. R ...
The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department and the Modesto Police Department made two separate drug busts Wednesday that resulted in the seizure of approximately four pounds of various narcotics.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company is sending out warnings to residents to be on the look-out for scammers out trolling for victims this holiday season.
The man previously convicted of stabbing to death a 25-year-old Turlock resident and setting his car on fire was sentenced to 16 years to life in prison on Wednesday.
An early morning collision on Highway 165 in Hilmar between a school bus and a semi truck left one man dead and one woman with moderate injuries Thursday, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations has issued a warning about scams targeting university students and employees.
A Turlock man was taken into custody on theft and weapon charges after the victims of his alleged theft led the police to his location with the use of the GPS in their stolen items.
An 80-year-old woman was hospitalized after being severely beaten by an unknown woman who forced her way into the victim's home Sunday morning.
The Turlock Police Department arrested two men for a shooting after the men led them on a high speed pursuit that resulted in a crash.
A Turlock man already awaiting trial on allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in Donnelly Park, was re-arrested Wednesday on new claims that he sexually assaulted two other women in Turlock. Investigators also believe there could be additional victims yet to come forward.
Three men were arrested by the Ceres Police Department's SWAT team for an armed home invasion robbery of a Turlock residence Wednesday night.
A domestic disturbance at a Turlock home led to a man being arrested for a weapons violation, after he was shocked with a Taser by a Turlock Police officer.
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