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Purse snatchers target Turlock shoppers

A pair of purse thieves are prowling Turlock's shopping centers, setting their sights on unsuspecting women.

February 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Road rage arraignment postponed

The arraignment for a Turlock man suspected of beating to death a Hilmar senior citizen over a traffic incident, was delayed Wednesday.

February 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police seek identity of murder victim

The body of a murder victim was found Wednesday underneath a bridge near Snelling, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department.

February 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Prison time for auto theft

Two women caught in a stolen vehicle were each sentenced to 16 months in prison - one for auto theft and the other for possession of stolen property.

February 02, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police gear up for Super Bowl drunk driving crack down

It remains to be seen what kind of action will take place in Miami when the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts clash on the field, but the Stanislaus County Avoid the 12 is planning a blitz of their own.

February 02, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


One killed in road rage attack

An incident of road rage may have been the catalyst that sparked an assault that resulted in the death of a Hilmar senior and the arrest of a Turlock man on homicide charges.

February 02, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police release photo of bank robbery suspect

The Turlock Police Department has released a video image of the man suspected of robbing the Umpqua Bank last week.

January 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


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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


Pursuit ends with Turlock man’s arrest

A Turlock man was arrested on multiple criminal charges after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a dangerous high speed chase around Merced County Thursday afternoon.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Young siblings nabbed for theft

A brother and sister found themselves in trouble with law enforcement after stealing a wallet from a woman at a play area.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Couple charged with fraud

A Turlock man and woman found themselves under arrest after a scheme to cash a stolen check went awry.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspected drug smuggler caught in Turlock

A suspect wanted by the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department on multiple drug charges, was apprehended Wednesday morning in Turlock.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi man will stand trial for father’s murder

A Delhi man standing accused of killing his father on New Year's Day 2013, had his formal arraignment postponed for two weeks.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Death penalty option dropped for Turlock defendant

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office will not seek the death penalty against a Turlock man charged with murdering a 26-year-old man two years ago.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cause of death known, but unreleased for two people found at Turlock murder-suicide scene

The Turlock Police Department, in conjunction with the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office, officially released the names of the four individuals found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in a Turlock home.

July 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Attorney changes course and decides to continue representing Turlock defendant

The second phase of the murder trial for Turlock resident Nicholas Harris, in which jurors will decide if he was sane or not when he stabbed to death a 25-year-old man, will begin in about a month's time with his defense attorney continuing to helm his case.

July 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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