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Thief headed to prison

A Turlock man who already had one conviction for auto theft is headed back to prison for a second conviction.Jason Lee Beck, 35, was convicted on Monday of residential burglary and auto theft. Beck also admitted a prior auto theft conviction from March 2006.According to the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office, Beck broke into a home in Modesto around 2 a.m. Oct. 23 and stole a brown purse, three watches, and keys to a 2007 Lexus Sports Utility Vehicle parked in the garage. Beck was able to enter the house through an unlocked back door. The ...

November 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Attacker gets 14 years

A Turlock man, who carried out an unprovoked attack on a woman by slashing her cheek with a knife, was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Monday.

November 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Auto thefts on the rise in Turlock, Stanislaus County

Auto thefts have been called one of the scourges of Stanislaus County, and though specialty task forces and awareness campaigns have made inroads into the crime, it continues to be a problem that plagues local law enforcement.

November 05, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police search for bank robbers

The Turlock Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at the Valley First Credit Union.

November 05, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man shot during fight at restaurant

A 22-year-old Winton man was shot once in the back during a confrontation outside a Turlock restaurant.

November 02, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police cars rammed, one officer hit in pursuit of suspect

One Turlock Police officer was hit in the face and two patrol cars were rammed during pursuit of a suspect Tuesday morning.

November 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Crime


Sex conviction for Delhi man

A Delhi man has pled guilty to charges of committing lewd acts upon a child.

October 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Prison for auto theft

A Turlock man will be spending six years in prison for an auto theft conviction.

October 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


DUI patrols for Halloween weekend

The Stanislaus County Avoid the 12 campaign will be out with coordinated efforts to stop drunk drivers over the Halloween weekend.Roving DUI Saturation Patrols and a DUI/Driver License Checkpoint are planned this weekend as part of ongoing efforts to lower impaired driving in the region. The DUI Checkpoint will be held today in Modesto. Additional DUI Patrols will be conducted county wide on Sunday.Halloween weekend is often one of the deadliest times of the year for impaired drivers. According to the CHP's Statewide Integrated Traffic Reporting System, 16 individuals died and 417 were injured on Halloween ...

October 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Delhi fight leaves senior injured

A fight between two men in Delhi landed one in jail and one in the hospital.

October 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Barbaric crime nets life sentence

The 27-year-old man convicted of the brutal slaying of a Livingston woman by lighting her on fire, will spend the rest of his days in prison.

October 22, 2010 | BY SABRA STAFFORD Turlock Journal | Crime


5th District Court of Appeals to visit Stanislaus County

The Fresno-based 5th District Court of Appeals will make the short drive north to Stanislaus County on Thursday to conduct a hearing in Modesto and hold a panel discussion at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 19, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Crime


Armed robbers hit check cashing store

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a second robbery of a check cashing business in a one-week period.

October 15, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man will face murder charge for fatal stabbing

A Stanislaus County Superior Court judge has ruled there is enough evidence to hold a 53-year-old man over for trial on a homicide charge for the stabbing death of Lamondre Brown, 23.In her ruling at the conclusion of the preliminary hearing, Judge Marie Silveira said there was "sufficient cause to have Arthur Maunakea bound over for trial." Maunakea is accused of stabbing Brown to death on Oct. 31, 2009, over a debt of less than $100 that Maunakea owed to Brown.During Wednesday's hearing Deputy District Attorney Randy Fischer presented several witnesses who testified to a confrontation between ...

October 15, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Road rage hearing delayed

The preliminary hearing for a Turlock man accused of beating a Hilmar man to death in an incident of road rage, has been postponed for an additional three months.

October 15, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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No charges filed against restaurateur accused of sexual assault

For the second time the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office has asked the court to grant them more time to decide if they will pursue criminal charges against a Turlock man accused of sexually assaulting an employee at his Oakdale pizzeria.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Repossession leads to assault, arrest

A man getting his vehicle repossessed attacked a tow truck driver, leading to his arrest, the Turlock Police Department reported.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hit and run injures one

A bicyclist riding on the wrong side of the road was struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening that then drove away from the scene.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Juvenile hall teacher accused of misconduct

A woman working as an educator at the Merced County juvenile hall was arrested Tuesday on allegations of misconduct with the inmates, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

January 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Collision caused by drunk driver

A 54-year-old man is facing drunken driving charges after causing a crash that injured his passenger Saturday in Turlock.

January 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two men dead, one woman injured in murder-suicide

Stanislaus County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a shooting that left two men dead and a Turlock woman critically injured with a gunshot wound.

January 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sentence handed down for 2008 murder

The man previously convicted of stabbing to death a 25-year-old Turlock resident and setting his car on fire was sentenced to 16 years to life in prison on Wednesday.

January 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Trucker killed in collision with Hilmar school bus

An early morning collision on Highway 165 in Hilmar between a school bus and a semi truck left one man dead and one woman with moderate injuries Thursday, the California Highway Patrol reported.

January 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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