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Huge marijuana plants seized in Turlock raid

An ongoing investigation by the Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency aimed at dismantling large illegal marijuana grows across the county continued with three raids this week, including one in Turlock that had some of the largest plants ever seized by the task force.

August 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


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Sexual assault alleged at photo shoot

A woman is claiming she was sexually assaulted during a home photo shoot and the photographer had been placed under arrest, according to the Turlock ...

May 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sentencing delayed for Turlock man convicted of abusing former girlfriend

The sentence hearing for a Turlock man convicted of torturing his former girlfriend, including keeping her locked in a dog cage for hours at a ...

May 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Merced County Sheriff investigates animal cruelty claims at Stevinson bullfights

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has launched an animal cruelty investigation into the area's bullfighting organizations after confiscating dozens of spears used to ...

May 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One dead in Turlock shooting

A man was arrested by Turlock Police officers for a homicide that was possibly sparked by an incident of road rage.

May 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Freeway collision injures Hilmar man

A 20-year Hilmar man sustained serious head injuries after his vehicle collided with a big rig on Highway 99 Thursday morning.

May 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Thieves targeting Turlock mailboxes

Once again a thief or thieves are breaking into mailboxes around various Turlock neighborhoods, according to the Turlock Police Department.

May 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


VFW burglary suspect arrested on new charges

The Keyes man arrested for the burglary at the Turlock Veterans of Foreign War Hall in April found himself back in custody after leading Stanislaus ...

May 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Los Banos police officer charged with sex crimes

A Los Banos police officer was arrested Wedensday on allegations he had sexual relations with his students while working as a teacher at Los Banos ...

May 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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