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Fugitive captured in Merced

A convicted cop killer and child molester who was on the U.S. Marshall's top 15 Most Wanted fugitive list was taken into custody Tuesday after agents received a tip that he was living in Merced.

June 04, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fewer DUI arrests in Turlock, more statewide, over holiday weekend

The campaign to prevent drunk driving collisions and fatalities appears to be working as Stanislaus County recorded a dip in arrests for the third straight year.

June 01, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Road rage shooting ends in arrests

A road rage incident that began on the outskirts of Turlock touched off a shooting, which led to an arrest by a SWAT team and the discovery of a methamphetamine lab and a marijuana growing operation, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

June 01, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hit-and-run smashes into house

An unknown driver smashed into a brick fence and a Turlock house on Tuesday night.

May 29, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Crime


Pitman students vandalize vacant home

Seven Pitman High School freshmen were caught trespassing and vandalizing a vacant home in the 4100 block of Panorama on Wednesday morning.

May 29, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Crime


Drive-by shooting injures one

"I heard a big pow and I saw glass flying everywhere," said Adriana Leal, 37, of Turlock, after three to four gunshots hit the car she was riding in on Friday afternoon.

May 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Crime


Turlock man arrested for attempted homicide

Ivan Alejandro Zamora Blanco, 35, of Turlock was arrested Friday morning for attempted homicide after a four-month investigation.

May 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Crime


Four arrested, five wanted for fleecing hundreds of homeowners

Nine men have been charged with 97 criminal counts for stealing at least $2.3 million from more than 1,500 desperate homeowners who were promised loan modifications but received no relief, reported Attorney General Edmund Brown Jr.

May 25, 2010 | Staff Reports Turlock Journal | Crime


Man shot at Turlock bar

A man was shot outside of Turlock's Tamarindo bar on Sunday morning after a reported altercation.

May 25, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Crime


Teen leads officers on car chase through town, rams police cars

Suspicious behavior led to a nine-minute police chase through the streets of Turlock Wednesday morning after a 17-year-old tried to outrun the police.

May 21, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Crime


Local DVD pirates sentenced to 10, 7 years in prison

Turlock residents Karen Jean Freyling, 48, and Steven Walter Butts, 62, were sentenced on Tuesday for their convictions stemming from the operation of a major Internet-based DVD importation and distribution business as well as fraudulent receipt of government benefits.

May 21, 2010 | Staff Reports Turlock Journal | Crime


Gang member gets 15 years for his role in Turlock shooting

While Eric Carrillo may have forgiven one of the men who planned the 2007 shooting that left him wheelchair bound, the Stanislaus County Superior Court still doled out justice on Tuesday.

May 21, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


County no longer ranked No. 1 in auto thefts

There is good news and bad news for residents of Stanislaus County. The good news is the county is no longer ranked number one in the nation as the area with the highest rate of vehicle theft. The bad news: It's now ranked number two.

May 18, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Justice Department releases proposed supplemental guidelines for sex offender registration; seeks pu

The Department of Justice released for public comment proposed Supplemental Guidelines for the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006.

May 14, 2010 | | Crime


Turlock man dies of stab wounds

A fist fight that turned into a knife fight claimed the life of a Turlock man and saw the arrest of a Merced man for manslaughter.

May 14, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


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Woman starts fire, tries to prevent firefighters from putting it out

A Turlock woman was arrested Friday on criminal charges after she allegedly tried to stop fire fighters from putting out a fire in her home.

September 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock sex offender found dead

A Turlock man who had pled guilty to sexually abusing a young girl and was awaiting sentencing was found dead at a Ceres church.

September 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Former Turlock restaurant owner guilty of arson

The one-time owner of the Red Steer in Turlock has been convicted of arson for the fire that destroyed the popular eatery five years ago.

September 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock woman turns the table on robber

A would-be robber was scared away from a residence when the homeowner pulled a gun on him, the Turlock Police Department reported.

September 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Flames once again visit vacant Turlock home

An abandoned Turlock home that has thrice been set ablaze was once again set on fire Tuesday night.

September 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Denair murder suspect still at large

Investigators with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department continue to seek clues as to the identity of the killer who stabbed a Denair man to death at a birthday party.

September 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect grabs young girls

The Turlock Police Department is seeking a man who grabbed two young girls out for a bike ride Friday night.

September 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Animal cruelty hearing for Turlock poultry farmers postponed till next year

A scheduling conflict among the defense attorneys has postponed a preliminary hearing in the animal cruelty case against two Turlock poultry farmers.

September 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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