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Reyes found guilty for role in burning woman to death

The Merced County District Attorney's Office has earned a second conviction in the 2007 case of a Livingston woman burned to death over a drug debt.

April 19, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Red Steer owner to stand trial for arson

Tracy Smith, the owner of the Red Steer in Turlock, and his cousin, Jeremy Britt, a one time employee of the eatery, will have to stand trial on charges that they set the fire that caused the closure of the popular eatery.

April 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fleeing burglar prompts lockdown

A man who went home for lunch interrupted a burglary and the suspect was caught by a school resource officer from Turlock High.

April 12, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man grabs purse in thwarted robbery

A man donning a strange disguise that violated all fashion rules, tried to rob a check cashing store Friday morning.

April 12, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect attacks nurse

A Turlock man already facing charges of hit and run was also charged with assault when he attacked a nurse.

April 12, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Son slain over broken chainsaw

A Delhi father is accused of shooting and killing his adult son after the two argued about repairs to a broken chainsaw, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

April 12, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


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Suspect caught with stolen chainsaw

A report of a chainsaw stolen from a backyard in Turlock was found shortly thereafter the report was made when a man was seen walking ...

July 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man pepper sprayed, friend arrested

Two men ejected from a Turlock bar Saturday night were taken into custody by Turlock Police officers after fighting with the bar's security guards ...

July 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teenager threatens older woman with knife in Turlock park

A 13-year-old Turlock boy was arrested Saturday after he threatened a senior citizen with a knife because the woman was eating lunch at a table ...

July 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man killed at Atwater party

A birthday celebration in Atwater that had gone on for about 12 hours ended tragically when a Turlock man was stabbed to death Thursday night ...

July 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


AG partners with Department of Labor to combat wage theft

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division have signed a cooperative agreement to crack down ...

July 29, 2015 | | Crime


Theft suspect spotted leaving store

A man attempting to steal hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from a Turlock store ended up under arrest when a police officer saw him ...

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect arrested after pushing officer

A 61-year-old man was facing charges of battery after pushing a police officer who had come to speak to him about harassing customers as they ...

July 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Off-duty officers stop thief

A Turlock man is facing criminal charges after having the misfortune of attempting to break into a vehicle in front of several off-duty police officers.

July 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teens charged with Donnelly park robbery

An 18-year-old man and two teenagers were taken into custody Tuesday on allegations they attacked and robbed three people, including a couple at a Turlock ...

July 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gustine father arrested for child’s death

A 26-year-old Gustine man was arrested by the Merced County Sheriff's Department on Monday on allegations he killed his 9-month-old son.

July 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock doctor among Modesto homicide victims

The Modesto Police Department has taken a suspect into custody for the death of five people, including a Turlock doctor and her young children.

July 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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