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Teen charged with assault

A 13-year-old boy, who claimed to be the victim of bullying, was arrested by the Merced County Sheriff's Department on the suspicion that he assaulted his alleged 12-year-old bully.

November 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Crash injures Delhi man

A Delhi man and his passenger were critically injured in a suspected drunk driving crash on Saturday.

November 23, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drunk driving enforcement efforts

The Turlock Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city limits along with several special DUI Roving Saturation Patrols during the remaining days of November.

November 23, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi woman indicted for bank embezzlement

A former Citibank manager residing in Delhi has been indicted by a federal grand jury on multiple charges of embezzlement.

November 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Investigation launched after drunk driving suspect claims cartel ties

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department took two men into custody Sunday during a traffic stop, one of whom proclaimed himself a member of a violent drug cartel and threatened the deputy, the department reported Thursday.

November 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Plea deal reached in Turlock murder case

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office has accepted a plea deal for a Turlock woman accused of stabbing to death her estranged boyfriend, who had a history of domestic violence.

November 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Propane tank sparks fire

A loose hose connecting a propane tank and a burner ignited a fire that injured one man and damaged a Turlock home.

November 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Headless chicken found on railroad tracks

Most everyone knows why the chicken crossed the road, but why did a decapitated chicken wind up in a plastic bag on the railroad tracks?

November 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Search for robbery suspects

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a strong-arm robbery that injured one woman.

November 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Probation department casts eye toward DUI offenders

The efforts to keep drunk drivers off area roads are getting a boost from a grant awarded to the Stanislaus County Probation Department.The grant of $47,860 from the California Office of Traffic Safety will allow for greater monitoring and supervision of convicted drunk drivers, said Jerry Powers, the chief probation officer for Stanislaus County."Continued funding for this program will allow our department to further deter adult probationers from driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and provide a higher level of community safety," Powers said.Specifically, the probation department will use the grant to conduct unannounced ...

November 12, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fire erupts at paper company

Embers from an earlier fire reignited to state a new blaze that damaged a Turlock paper company's building.

November 09, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Robbery at gas station

The Shell gas station at 150 E. Monte Vista Avenue was robbed by an armed robber Thursday night.

November 09, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Thief headed to prison

A Turlock man who already had one conviction for auto theft is headed back to prison for a second conviction.Jason Lee Beck, 35, was convicted on Monday of residential burglary and auto theft. Beck also admitted a prior auto theft conviction from March 2006.According to the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office, Beck broke into a home in Modesto around 2 a.m. Oct. 23 and stole a brown purse, three watches, and keys to a 2007 Lexus Sports Utility Vehicle parked in the garage. Beck was able to enter the house through an unlocked back door. The ...

November 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Attacker gets 14 years

A Turlock man, who carried out an unprovoked attack on a woman by slashing her cheek with a knife, was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Monday.

November 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Auto thefts on the rise in Turlock, Stanislaus County

Auto thefts have been called one of the scourges of Stanislaus County, and though specialty task forces and awareness campaigns have made inroads into the crime, it continues to be a problem that plagues local law enforcement.

November 05, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Collision caused by drunk driver

A 54-year-old man is facing drunken driving charges after causing a crash that injured his passenger Saturday in Turlock.

January 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two men dead, one woman injured in murder-suicide

Stanislaus County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a shooting that left two men dead and a Turlock woman critically injured with a gunshot wound.

January 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sentence handed down for 2008 murder

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.

January 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trucker killed in collision with Hilmar school bus

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.

January 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Email scam making waves at universities

The Federal Bureau of Investigations has issued a warning about scams targeting university students and employees.

January 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


GPS used to capture theft suspect

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.

January 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Elderly woman beaten inside Turlock home

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.

January 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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