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Violence mars new year celebrations

The new year got off to a bloody and busy start for the Turlock Police department with three large fights reported over the first two days of 2010.

January 05, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Thieving hands raise city’s burglary rates

It will come as no surprise to the thousands of victims to learn that burglaries are on the rise in Turlock.

January 05, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Locust Street home set on fire, again

For the second time a vacant Turlock home has been the scene of a suspicious fire.

January 02, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Christmas collision claims life of one man

A Ceres man was killed in a solo vehicle crash Christmas morning along a stretch of country road just outside of Turlock.

December 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Car careens into garage

An accident that involved a car crashing through a garage sent an elderly woman to the hospital with minor injuries and caused a jolt of electricity to pass through a good Samaritan who came to her aid.

December 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Holiday DUI arrests down from 2008

A holiday crackdown on drunk driving resulted in more than 100 arrests for driving under the influence through Monday night.

December 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock mother will face murder charge

A Stanislaus County Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that there is enough evidence present to hold a 20-year-old woman over on charges that she murdered her newborn daughter and left it wrapped in a plastic bag inside a Dumpster behind a Turlock grocery store.

December 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Officials seek clues to woman’s identity

A fingerprint database has failed to turn up any leads on the identity of a woman who was struck and killed on a stretch of railroad tracks in Turlock Tuesday morning.

December 25, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New year brings drunken driving crackdown

The Chinese calendar may have declared 2010 as the year of the tiger, but in California it will be "the year of the checkpoint."

December 25, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman dies after laying down in front of train

Police officers and other emergency personnel were greeted with the grisly aftermath of a woman's death on a stretch of railroad tracks in Turlock Tuesday morning. The Turlock Police Department is investigating the death as an apparent suicide.

December 22, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Highway fatality an apparent suicide

A Modesto man was killed on Highway 99 near a Turlock rest stop Thursday morning in what the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department deemed an apparent suicide.

December 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gunfire erupts on city street; one injured

A 20-year-old man was wounded in the leg when gunfire broke out on a Turlock street.

December 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspicious fires under investigation

Two of three residential fires reported in Turlock over the last week have suspicious origins and are under investigation by the Turlock City Fire Department.

December 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Son jailed after whacking dad with baseball bat

A Keyes man is in critical condition with a severe head injury caused by a blow from a baseball bat at the hands of his teenage son, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

December 16, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Ear infection delays Betts hearing

The preliminary hearing for Jessica Mae Betts, the 20-year-old Turlock woman accused of killing her newborn baby and leaving it in a Dumpster behind a grocery store, was postponed because of a medical condition.

December 16, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Jury finds defendant sane at time of murder

A Stanislaus County jury found convicted murderer Nicholas Harris was sane the night he stabbed to death a 25-year-old Turlock man and set his car on fire.

August 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man escapes fiery crash

A man escaped what could have been a fatal accident after his vehicle clipped a big rig, hit another and then caught on fire Monday morning on East Avenue.

August 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man wanted for Placer County theft, evading

The Placer County Sheriff's Department is seeking a Turlock man on felony vandalism and theft charges after he allegedly broke into a Colfax car wash.

August 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Jury ponders over sanity case

A Stanislaus County jury continues to deliberate on whether or not a Turlock man convicted of murder was sane or insane when he stabbed a man to death.

August 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Mother, boyfriend accused of killing 2-year old

A Delhi mother, along with her boyfriend, have been arrested on allegations they caused the death of her 2-year-old daughter by asphyxiation.

August 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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