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Murder suspect testifies gun went off on accident

After five weeks of testimony and a day of listening to closing arguments, the fate of two Turlock men accused of gunning down a 26-year-old man with aspirations of rap stardom, is inching closer to being in the hands of 12 jurors.

April 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bank robber makes bomb threat before fleeing

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the man responsible for a bank robbery and launching a bomb scare.

April 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Fatal hit and run suspect racks up another traffic citation

The Patterson woman who is standing accused of hitting a bicyclist while driving on a Turlock road and leaving him mortally wounded, was issued another traffic citation March 25, just five days before her last court appearance.

April 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Former postal worker charged with fraud

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against a Turlock woman suspected of committing multiple acts of mail and workers' compensation fraud while employed as a postal worker, according to the Department of Justice.

April 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gangsters crash soldier’s party

A going away party in Hilmar for a man joining the military was crashed by suspected gang members and escalated into a large brawl that injured several and resulted in four arrests.

March 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Nosy neighbor earns accolades for thwarting theft

The Turlock Police Department has awarded a commendation to a citizen for his pivotal role in apprehending three burglars.

March 25, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Disrespect impetus for shooting, says DA investigator

The prosecution rested their case this week against two Turlock men standing accused of killing an aspiring rapper at a memorial barbecue, by presenting testimony to the two men's extensive gang history and the suspected motive behind the murder.

March 25, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Crime rate drops in 2010

For a third consecutive year the crime rate in Turlock has dropped, though for 2010 it was done with the smallest of margin.

March 22, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gunshot scares off burglars

A homeowner scared away a group of burglars when he fired his gun into the floor.

March 18, 2011 | By Sabra Stafford sstafford@turlockjournal.com | Crime


Molestation suspect nabbed in Orange County

A man wanted by the Turlock Police Department on suspicion of molestation charges, was arrested Thursday in Orange County.

March 18, 2011 | By Sabra Stafford sstafford@turlockjournal.com | Crime


Delhi woman admits to bank embezzlement

A Delhi woman who worked as an assistant bank branch manager has pled guilty to stealing funds from her former employer.

March 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sex offender sweep nets 22 arrests

The Merced County Sheriff's Department conducted a sweep of sex offenders, arresting 22 individuals for probation and registration violations.

The intention of the sweep was to ensure that probationers, parolees and sex offenders were in compliance with the terms set forth in their release, said sheriff spokesman Deputy Tom MacKenzie.

March 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Heightened DUI enforcement planned for St. Patrick’s Day

The Turlock Police Department is warning people out celebrating St. Patrick's Day to not rely on the luck of the Irish to get them home if they've been drinking.

March 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Judge releases woman facing manslaughter charges

Despite the objections of the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office and the victim's family, a Patterson woman accused of a felony hit and run that caused the death of a 27-year-old man, was released on her own recognizance Wednesday.

March 11, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Baby thrown from speeding car

A baby thrown from a speeding car was rescued unscathed, but his teenaged parents are now facing charges of child abuse, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department.

March 11, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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AG partners with Department of Labor to combat wage theft

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division have signed a cooperative agreement to crack down ...

July 29, 2015 | | Crime


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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