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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


Charges filed in fatal wreck

A Turlock man is facing vehicular manslaughter charges after a fatal crash Sunday that claimed the life of a Modesto man.

February 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Young child witness to murder-suicide of parents

On a day meant to celebrate love and commitment, a man shot to death his estranged girlfriend in front of their 8-year-old son and then turned the gun on himself.

February 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Correctional officer accused of smuggling tobacco

A guard at the John Latorraca Correctional facility in Merced was taken into custody Wednesday morning on allegations he was smuggling contraband into the jail.

February 11, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man charged with attempted murder for shooting at police

The suspect who opened fire on law enforcement coming to take him into custody for shooting at a Ceres police officer is now facing multiple charges of attempted murder of a peace officer.

February 11, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Record haul made in drug raid

The largest marijuana bust in Stanislaus County was made Monday when local, state, and federal agents raided a grow operation in Crows Landing.

February 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fire, police officials testify in Red Steer arson hearing

The preliminary hearing for a Turlock restaurateur accused of setting fire to his popular eatery, got underway Tuesday, but because of scheduling conflicts, the hearing won't conclude and a ruling won't be issued for more than a month from now.

February 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Theft suspect spotted leaving store

A man attempting to steal hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from a Turlock store ended up under arrest when a police officer saw him leaving the store.

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect arrested after pushing officer

A 61-year-old man was facing charges of battery after pushing a police officer who had come to speak to him about harassing customers as they left a Turlock salon.

July 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Off-duty officers stop thief

A Turlock man is facing criminal charges after having the misfortune of attempting to break into a vehicle in front of several off-duty police officers.

July 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teens charged with Donnelly park robbery

An 18-year-old man and two teenagers were taken into custody Tuesday on allegations they attacked and robbed three people, including a couple at a Turlock park.

July 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gustine father arrested for child’s death

A 26-year-old Gustine man was arrested by the Merced County Sheriff's Department on Monday on allegations he killed his 9-month-old son.

July 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock doctor among Modesto homicide victims

The Modesto Police Department has taken a suspect into custody for the death of five people, including a Turlock doctor and her young children.

July 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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