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Law enforcement cracks down on distracted driving

It's no LOL matter and law enforcement isn't JK when it comes to texting while driving.

April 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Strike two for Turlock brothers convicted of killing rapper

Convictions for a carjacking and an assault with a firearm will be considered as strikes for the two Turlock brothers when they are sentenced for the murder of a 26-year-old rising rapper at a barbecue.

April 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Family terrorized during home invasion

A family in Stevinson was victimized by a group of home invaders Tuesday night.

April 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Reyes aided in plot to set woman on fire, says DA

The trial for the second of four men accused of kidnapping a woman from a Turlock home and burning her to death over a drug debt, got under way this week in Merced County.

April 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New CEO for Merced court

The new Chief Executive Officer of Merced County Superior Court is Linda Romero Soles, a former Turlock resident.

April 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect flees, copper recovered

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is searching for the man who tried to steal copper wiring from a Ballico farm.

April 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Rape Aggression defense class

The Turlock Police Department and Stanislaus State University Police are providing Rape Aggression Defense training to women in Turlock. The training is offered at no cost to the public. The 12-hour course is broken up into two sessions over a period of two weeks.

April 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Collisions injure one on highway

A chain-reaction of crashes on Highway 99 in Turlock injured one and slowed traffic down for a short time Tuesday afternoon.

April 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Jury convicts Turlock brothers of killing rapper

Two mothers sat on opposite sides of a courtroom. One was waiting for justice for her slain son and the other was waiting to hear if her two sons would ever know freedom again.

April 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder suspect testifies gun went off on accident

After five weeks of testimony and a day of listening to closing arguments, the fate of two Turlock men accused of gunning down a 26-year-old man with aspirations of rap stardom, is inching closer to being in the hands of 12 jurors.

April 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bank robber makes bomb threat before fleeing

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the man responsible for a bank robbery and launching a bomb scare.

April 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fatal hit and run suspect racks up another traffic citation

The Patterson woman who is standing accused of hitting a bicyclist while driving on a Turlock road and leaving him mortally wounded, was issued another traffic citation March 25, just five days before her last court appearance.

April 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Former postal worker charged with fraud

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against a Turlock woman suspected of committing multiple acts of mail and workers' compensation fraud while employed as a postal worker, according to the Department of Justice.

April 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gangsters crash soldier’s party

A going away party in Hilmar for a man joining the military was crashed by suspected gang members and escalated into a large brawl that injured several and resulted in four arrests.

March 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Nosy neighbor earns accolades for thwarting theft

The Turlock Police Department has awarded a commendation to a citizen for his pivotal role in apprehending three burglars.

March 25, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Turlock man killed outside home used for growing marijuana

The Turlock Police Department is investigating the death of a 22-year-old man who was fatally shot outside a marijuana grow house.

July 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Probationer found with drugs, gun

A Turlock man who tried to avoid a search based on his probation status by running from officers, ended up in custody for drug, weapon and resisting charges.

July 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock murder suspect caught in Modesto

A man wanted in connection with the killing of a 38-year-old Turlock man was apprehended in Modesto during a traffic stop.

June 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock men accused of robbing pharmacies

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested three Turlock men in connection with armed robberies at two pharmacies.

June 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Seven indicted for mortgage fraud conspiracy

A federal grand jury returned a 15-count indictment on Thursday against seven individuals, charging them with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bank fraud, mail fraud and aiding and abetting, and making false statements to a bank in a mortgage fraud scheme, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

June 26, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Charges filed against officer who took teen from Turlock

The Oklahoma police officer accused of taking a 15-year-old girl from the Turlock home of her grandparents has been fired from his job and is facing a kidnapping charge in Stanislaus County.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stanislaus County sees drop in auto thefts

The rate of vehicle thefts in Stanislaus County saw a decline for a second year, according to the latest report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock men included in drug indictment

A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment today against four Central Valley men, including two from Turlock, on drug trafficking charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

June 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teen reported missing from Turlock found in Las Vegas

The 15-year-old girl reported missing by her grandparents in Turlock was found Thursday morning in a Las Vegas hotel room and the Oklahoma police officer she was with has been taken into custody on an arrest warrant for kidnapping.

June 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock teen found safe

A Turlock teen taken by an Oklahoma police officer in his 30s was found safe in Las Vegas.

June 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


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