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Jury convicts Turlock brothers of killing rapper

Two mothers sat on opposite sides of a courtroom. One was waiting for justice for her slain son and the other was waiting to hear if her two sons would ever know freedom again.

April 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

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 | 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 | 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

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Stanislaus State sees increase in rapes, drops in other crimes

The overall crime rate at California State University, Stanislaus saw a decline in the past year, but the number of forcible sexual assaults was on ...

October 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Burglary suspects caught in Turlock home

The report of two suspicious men in an alley led to the arrest of two suspected burglars on Tuesday.

October 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Stolen property recovered

Stolen property recovered

October 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Turlock vehicle pursuit ends with arrests

A short vehicle pursuit ended with the arrest of two men who had been spotted in a stolen vehicle, the Turlock Police Department reported.

October 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Teens nabbed in shooting, robbery

Two teenagers were apprehended early Friday morning for suspected involvement in an armed robbery, the Turlock Police Department reported.

October 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Inmate charged with stabbing Atwater guards

A federal grand jury returned a single-count indictment against Curtis Dickson, 36, a federal inmate, charging him with assault on a federal employee.

October 01, 2015 | | Crime

Woman finds burglar in home

A Turlock man was arrested on suspicion of burglary after a woman found him ransacking her apartment.

October 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Defendants enter not guilty pleas in Turlock murder

Thursday morning the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office was ready to defend their ability to fairly prosecute the case against Frank Carson and the ...

October 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Evidence puts Turlock man behind wheel in collision that killed three

The preliminary hearing began this week for the man accused of killing three members of the same family while they were out for an evening ...

September 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Sheriff prevails in shackling matter

Back in August the visiting judge overseeing the case against defense attorney Frank Carson and the other defendants charged with the death of Korey Kauffman ...

September 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Students urged to apply for FBI teen academy

Have you wondered if the TV shows featuring the Federal Bureau of Investigation are realistic, what it really takes to work for the FBI, and ...

September 24, 2015 | | Crime

Two charged with burglarizing homes of the recently deceased

The Modesto Police Department arrested a Denair woman and a Sacramento man on allegations they had been stealing items from the homes of the recently ...

September 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Court case continued for initial murder suspect in Kauffman killing

Robert Lee Woody, one of the nine defendants arrested in the death of 26-year-old Korey Kauffman, made a brief court appearance Wednesday for a pretrial ...

September 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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