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Trial gets underway for 2007 shooting

The last memory Eric Carrillo has of April 30, 2007, is of staring up at the night sky and hearing tires squeal away in the distance.

September 28, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Ag land target of marijuana grow raids

A campaign to rid large-scale marijuana growing on Central Valley agricultural land has resulted in numerous arrests and the seizure of cash, guns, and drugs, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.

September 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect caught breaking open vending machine

Turlock Police officers arrested 37-year-old Shane Schmidt Saturday night after spotting him drilling into a vending machine.

September 25, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Armed homeowner foils machete-toting robber

A would-be thief was literally outgunned Tuesday night when he was confronted by a gun-wielding homeowner while he was armed with a machete.

September 25, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Merced jail sweep

Authorities at the John Latorraca Correctional Facility in Merced conducted a search of the dorms and found drug paraphernalia and a cell phone.

September 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trio arrested for marijuana possession

A stop of a car for a vehicle code violation Wednesday led to the arrest of three men and the seizure of five pounds of marijuana, the Turlock Police Department reported.

September 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cat-loving neighborhood plagued by feline shooter

Owen, an orange tabby, may have begrudgingly surrendered one of his nine lives, but the Watling family is just happy to have him home again after finding him shot several times with a pellet gun.

September 11, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder trial delayed for another year

The two Turlock teenagers and the Riverbank man accused of gunning down a 21-year-old man outside a convenience store will have to wait for almost a year before a Stanislaus County jury decides their fates.

September 11, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bar fight ends with arrest

The Turlock Police Department arrested a man Sunday night on allegations he tried to run someone over with his car.

September 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hate crimes down across state

The number of hate crimes in California decreased slightly in 2011, according to a new report from the state's Attorney General Office.

September 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hearing set for Turlock mother accused of murder

A preliminary hearing for the Turlock woman accused of murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter has been set for March 1 in Stanislaus County Superior Court.

September 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


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Mail theft on the rise

People often take steps to deter thieves from their homes and vehicles, but sometimes the most sought after items are sitting unprotected in a mailbox ...

August 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man guilty of sex crimes in Los Banos

A Turlock man has pled no contest to a variety of criminal charges stemming from unlawful sexual relationships he had with students while teaching in ...

August 25, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Modesto man killed in collision with Turlock big rig

A Turlock truck driver escaped serious injury from a fiery collision that claimed the life of a Modesto man Wednesday morning.

August 25, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


DUI efforts planned for end of summer

The Avoid the 12 Stanislaus County DUI Task Force is planning on taking a zero tolerance approach to drunk driving for the remainder of the ...

August 23, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


10-year-old behind death threat

A death threat sent to a Hughson teenager via a text message was sent by a 10-year-old classmate, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's ...

August 23, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Turlock inmate sentenced for tax fraud

A Turlock man serving a prison sentence for burglary has been given additional time behind bars for fraudulent tax refunds, according to the U.S ...

August 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi gas station robbed by masked men

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is investigating an armed robbery at a Delhi gas station early Friday.

August 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man arrested for assault at Turlock Sikh Temple

The Turlock Police Department took a man into custody Thursday for allegedly assaulting two men outside the Sikh Temple.

August 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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