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Officials warn of fire inspection scam

The Turlock Fire Department is warning area businesses to be on the lookout for con artists posing as fire inspectors and billing companies for fraudulent services.

March 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Victim’s family upset with runaround

The Patterson woman accused of a hit and run that resulted in the death of a bicyclist on a Turlock road, was arraigned Thursday in Stanislaus County Superior Court.

March 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stanislaus County private investigator sentenced for obstruction charge

A private investigator implicated during the investigation of Denair Road Dog Cycle owner Robert Holloway, was sentenced to prison Monday.

March 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Brothers arrested for making explosives

Two teenagers who fled their home with Molotov cocktails have been apprehended by the Turlock Police Department and the explosives have been diffused by authorities.

March 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman survives wild ride clinging to van’s windshield wipers at 100 mph

A 25-year-old Manteca woman held onto the windshield wipers of her husband's mini-van for dear life as he allegedly drove at speeds reaching 100 miles per hour between Manteca and Pleasanton.

March 01, 2011 | BY GLENN KAHL Special to the Journal | Crime


‘Poodle Bandit’ headed for the big house

The man, who gained the nickname of the "Poodle Bandit" because of his unruly curly-haired mop wig and his propensity to rob banks, pled guilty Tuesday to multiple counts of armed bank robbery, including one in Turlock.

March 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Rapper’s death linked to insulting song, says DA

The death of an aspiring rapper at a memorial barbecue in Turlock may have been sparked by another rapper's song insulting the wife of a gang member, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office as they laid out their case against two men on trial for murder.

March 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Frustration mounts for family of slain cyclist

Charges have been filed against the Patterson woman, who authorities say struck and killed a bicyclist traveling along a country road in Turlock.

March 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Farmers fight back against rural crime

During a recent Stanislaus County Farm Bureau workshop, Governmental Affairs Director Tom Orvis asked a group of about 50 local farmers if they or their property had been a recent victim of crime. Nearly every single farmer raised their hand, and now farmers have begun voicing their frustration with the county's rural crime activity.

February 25, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Crime


New technology for Crime Stoppers

The effort to curb crime in the community has a new tool in the arsenal.

February 25, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man accused of sexual assault

A 21-year-old man is facing criminal charges on the suspicion he sexually assaulted an unconscious woman.

February 25, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Authorities find missing Turlock plane in Gustine

Merced County Sheriff's Department investigators are trying to puzzle out the mystery of how an airplane believed to be stored at the Turlock Airport wound up chained to the ground at the Gustine Airport.

February 18, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Cousins charged with burglary

Two teenagers are facing burglary charges after a witness saw them break into a Ballico home.

February 18, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Real criminal charges for theft of fake guns

A theft of what was thought by two thieves to be assault rifles from a Hilmar residence has landed one man in jail and the Merced County Sheriff's Department searching for the second suspect.

February 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Body recovered

The body of Jose Rodriguez was recovered from the Delta-Mendota canal Saturday morning.

February 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Thief wanted for Walgreens robbery

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a strong-armed robbery after a man fought with a loss prevention agent after stealing cosmetics from a Walgreens store.

May 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Merced County gang sweep nets 75 arrests

A 10-hour sweep Thursday through Merced County by law enforcement resulted in the arrest of 75 suspected gang members, including those sought for violent crimes like murder and attempted murder.

May 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hearing in Turlock beating reset

A preliminary hearing for a father and son accused of a hate crime for beating an African-American woman outside a Turlock bar has been rescheduled for July.

May 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Pursuit ends with arrest, recovered merchandise

A report of three women stealing clothes at a Turlock store turned into a two-county pursuit that ended with the capture of four suspects, one of whom was a parolee at large.

May 28, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Lowe’s employee accused of embezzlement

An employee at the Lowe's store in Turlock was arrested Wednesday after it was discovered she had embezzled thousands of dollars from the company over a span of several months.

May 28, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Defense claims starving hens part of egg-laying process

Attorneys began unveiling their strategies Wednesday for defending two individuals accused of animal cruelty for abandoning 50,000 hens at an egg farm outside Turlock.

May 28, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New details emerge in Turlock homicide

The Turlock Police Department has released new details about the shooting late Monday night that ended the life of a 38-year-old man, including that he was approached by a significant number of people moments before he was gunned down.

May 28, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect in Turlock shooting caught in Oregon

A Turlock man wanted on a charge of attempted murder was captured in Oregon on Sunday.

May 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hearing begins in case of chickens abandoned outside Turlock

A preliminary hearing began Tuesday in Stanislaus County Superior Court for two people facing animal cruelty charges that stem from the discovery of an estimated 50,000 hens left for dead at a ranch outside Turlock.

May 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man shot to death in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a homicide that claimed the life of a 38-year-old man Monday night.

May 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man shot to death in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a homicide that claimed the life of a 38-year-old man Monday night.

May 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Taxi driver assaulted in Turlock

A taxi driver was beaten and robbed by an 18-year-old Turlock man who mistakenly believed the driver was flirting with a woman.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Duo nabbed for auto theft

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Taskforce and the Turlock Police Department arrested two women on auto theft charges after they were apprehended driving a stolen vehicle.

May 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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