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Vandals target Hilmar homes

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is investigating a spate of vandalism in Hilmar that caused thousands of dollars in damage.

April 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Thieves steal supplies from school garden

In recent month thieves have stolen over $400 worth of hand tools, bags of soil and gardening equipment from the Julien Elementary School garden.

April 29, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Crime


Pursuit ends with arrest

A Hilmar man worried about being arrested for driving on a suspended license decided to try fleeing from a Merced County Sheriff's deputy, only to be caught and booked on multiple charges.

April 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stabbing victim uncooperative

A Turlock Police officer investigating a suspicious vehicle found a man with two stab wounds inside the vehicle.

April 26, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


SWAT surrounds Hughson apartment complex

A Hughson man is sitting behind bars in Stanislaus County Jail after allegedly shooting a man in the finger and sparking a four-hour standoff with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department SWAT team.

April 26, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


CVS to repay California for double billing

A multi-state investigation into alleged double billing by a national pharmacy chain as ended with a multi-million dollar settlement.

April 22, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Auto dealership owners charged with bank fraud

Four Stanislaus County men and one Fresno County man, all connected with local auto dealerships, have been indicted by a federal grand jury on allegations of bank fraud.

April 22, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New report bolsters efforts for protective equipment for prison guards

A push to mandate that all correctional officers be issued protective gear while working in the nation's prisons gained some momentum this week with the publication of a new government report.

April 22, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Law enforcement nabs auto thief

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force apprehended a suspected auto thief that authorities say was responsible for stealing numerous vehicles and leading law enforcement on multiple pursuits.

April 22, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


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Turlock man killed outside home used for growing marijuana

The Turlock Police Department is investigating the death of a 22-year-old man who was fatally shot outside a marijuana grow house.

July 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Probationer found with drugs, gun

A Turlock man who tried to avoid a search based on his probation status by running from officers, ended up in custody for drug, weapon and resisting charges.

July 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock murder suspect caught in Modesto

A man wanted in connection with the killing of a 38-year-old Turlock man was apprehended in Modesto during a traffic stop.

June 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock men accused of robbing pharmacies

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested three Turlock men in connection with armed robberies at two pharmacies.

June 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Seven indicted for mortgage fraud conspiracy

A federal grand jury returned a 15-count indictment on Thursday against seven individuals, charging them with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bank fraud, mail fraud and aiding and abetting, and making false statements to a bank in a mortgage fraud scheme, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

June 26, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Charges filed against officer who took teen from Turlock

The Oklahoma police officer accused of taking a 15-year-old girl from the Turlock home of her grandparents has been fired from his job and is facing a kidnapping charge in Stanislaus County.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stanislaus County sees drop in auto thefts

The rate of vehicle thefts in Stanislaus County saw a decline for a second year, according to the latest report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock men included in drug indictment

A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment today against four Central Valley men, including two from Turlock, on drug trafficking charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

June 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teen reported missing from Turlock found in Las Vegas

The 15-year-old girl reported missing by her grandparents in Turlock was found Thursday morning in a Las Vegas hotel room and the Oklahoma police officer she was with has been taken into custody on an arrest warrant for kidnapping.

June 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock teen found safe

A Turlock teen taken by an Oklahoma police officer in his 30s was found safe in Las Vegas.

June 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


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