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The Turlock Police Department is investigating a strong-arm robbery that injured one woman.

November 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Probation department casts eye toward DUI offenders

The efforts to keep drunk drivers off area roads are getting a boost from a grant awarded to the Stanislaus County Probation Department.The grant of $47,860 from the California Office of Traffic Safety will allow for greater monitoring and supervision of convicted drunk drivers, said Jerry Powers, the chief probation officer for Stanislaus County."Continued funding for this program will allow our department to further deter adult probationers from driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and provide a higher level of community safety," Powers said.Specifically, the probation department will use the grant to conduct unannounced ...

November 12, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fire erupts at paper company

Embers from an earlier fire reignited to state a new blaze that damaged a Turlock paper company's building.

November 09, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Robbery at gas station

The Shell gas station at 150 E. Monte Vista Avenue was robbed by an armed robber Thursday night.

November 09, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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


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Craigslist deal for shoes ends in gunshots

An attempt to sell a pair of tennis shoes on Craigslist ended with a shooting after the would-be buyers gave the sellers counterfeit cash, the Turlock Police Department reported.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


County crackdown on drunk drivers

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is planning a crackdown on impaired drivers with a countywide saturation patrol.

March 26, 2015 | | Crime


Turlock man prison bound for 2010 fatal shooting

Turlock Diaz was 14 when he was arrested for murder. Now, after his sentencing on Monday, he'll likely be in his 60s before he's even eligible for parole.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Duo caught with stolen car

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force, along with Turlock Police officers, recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested two men for auto theft after spotting the vehicle being driven in Turlock on March 17.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man threatens clerk with knife

Turlock Police officers arrested a 20-year-old man on allegations he threatened a store clerk with a knife in an attempted robbery.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man brandishes gun in traffic dispute

A traffic dust up Thursday afternoon led to the arrest of a 20-year-old man on weapon charges after he allegedly brandished a gun at another motorist.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fight with teen gets man arrested

A 44-year-old Turlock man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly put a knife to the throat of a teenager.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock woman killed in crash outside Hilmar

An early morning accident near Hilmar claimed the life of a Turlock woman and injured two other women, the California Highway Patrol reported.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Detectives seek clues in death of young mother

Sheriff's detectives continue to piece together clues on the trail hopefully leading to the person or persons responsible for the death of a 24-year-old mother whose burned body turned up on a rural Ceres property on Monday.

March 19, 2015 | Jeff Benziger Ceres Courier | Crime


Highway collision claims life of Turlock man; wife facing charges

A Turlock father was killed in a single vehicle collision of Highway 99 Wednesday and his wife is facing criminal charges, including vehicular manslaughter, for his death.

March 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Minor injuries reported in motorcycle collision

Backed up traffic on Lander Avenue led to a collision between a truck and motorcycle, and a trip to the hospital.

March 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Murder conviction overturned for Turlock man

When Taylor Futch walked out of a Stanislaus County courthouse in 2011, she believed it marked the last time she would ever see the man convicted of killing her father, but four years later she is facing the possibility of sitting through another trial.

March 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police apprehend suspect who tried to ignite propane tanks

A Turlock man who had been wanted by local law enforcement on attempted murder charges after he tried to set several propane tanks on fire has been located and taken into custody.

March 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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