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Driver dodges bullet on freeway

A woman escaped serious harm Tuesday night from a passing motorist who fired a shot into her vehicle while driving on Highway 99.

January 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Local DVD pirates found guilty of multiple federal charges

Two Turlock residents were found guilty by a federal jury on Friday of multiple charges that stemmed from a DVD piracy scam they operated out of their garage that netted them more than half a million dollars.

January 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Double DUI convictions

Two separate jury trials in Stanislaus County resulted in two men receiving guilty verdicts for driving under the influence.

January 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock senior reunited with family

An elderly Turlock man who had become lost in the Sierras, was reunited with his family Sunday thanks to the watchful eye of a California Highway Patrol officer.

January 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock Midas owner barred from ever owning another repair shop

The Modesto businessman who owned the Midas store in Turlock, as well as 21 other stores in the state, has reached a settlement with the California Attorney General that will cost him $1.8 million and bars him from ever running another auto repair shop in the state.

January 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Law enforcement addresses public’s fears about Tasers

Stanislaus County law enforcement agencies worked to address public concerns over the use of less-than-lethal force, especially that of Tasers, at a community forum sponsored by the local NAACP chapter.

January 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hughson Public Works director accused of stealing court records

The City of Hughson's Public Works Director, David Chase, will be arraigned Wednesday on accusations that he deleted accounting files and building permits from the city's server without authorization.

January 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Girl’s claim of kidnapping was a lie

A Turlock girl's story of being abducted by several men and fighting them off to win escape turned out to be a fabrication.

January 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teens face robbery charges

Two teenagers are facing robbery charges after a shoplifting at a Turlock grocery store went awry.

January 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Second downtown bank robbed

For the second time in a week, a downtown Turlock bank has been robbed and a suspect has gotten away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

January 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Robber strikes Turlock bank

Police are seeking clues to the identity of the man who robbed a downtown Turlock bank Thursday afternoon.

January 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Downtown bank robbed

The West America Bank at 241 West Main St., was robbed Thursday afternoon.

January 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fraud seminar for nonprofits

The Turlock Police Department will be providing fraud prevention training for local nonprofit organizations at 6 p.m. tonight in the Yosemite Room at Turlock City Hall at 156 S. Broadway.

January 12, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman robbed, beaten outside home

A woman unloading groceries in front of her home was pushed, kicked, and robbed by a young woman.

January 12, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Balmy burglar bungles break-in

An overly fragrant thief alerted a Turlock woman to a burglary in her house, which ultimately led to the arrest of a 19-year-old man.

January 12, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Suspect threatens teens with knife

A Turlock man was arrested on allegations he held one teenager at knifepoint and threatened two others before slashing the tires of a vehicle and fleeing the area.

July 31, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man among suspects sought for Modesto home invasion

The Modesto Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating two men wanted for a home invasion robbery on Monday.

July 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fight leads to robbery charge

A 22-year-old woman's attempt at shoplifting was upgraded to a robbery after she fought with employees at a Turlock store.

July 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock landlord charged with arson, attempted murder of tenants

A dispute between a Turlock landlord and his tenants erupted into a fiery encounter Sunday as the tenants watched helplessly as their home burned and the landlord was arrested on multiple charges, including attempted murder and arson.

July 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Home repair scams on the rise

A rash of complaints regarding home improvement projects has prompted the California Contractors State Licensing Board to issue a warning about deceptive practices.

July 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Dispute over cab fare leads to three arrests

Three women had the right idea in taking a taxi home after a night of drinking, but the wrong idea when they decided to not pay the driver.

July 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fraud charges mount for two women

Two Fresno women are facing a long list of criminal charges after they were caught in Turlock with more than 30 fraudulent credit cards.

July 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police arrest knife-wielding robbery suspect

A Turlock man could be facing multiple counts of robbery after allegedly robbing a homeless man at knifepoint twice.

July 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Questions still remain a year after fatal shooting

On July 23, 2013, the family of Brandon Pacheco learned the devastating news that the 25-year-old resident had been shot and killed.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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