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Turlock mother will face murder charge

A Stanislaus County Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that there is enough evidence present to hold a 20-year-old woman over on charges that she murdered her newborn daughter and left it wrapped in a plastic bag inside a Dumpster behind a Turlock grocery store.

December 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Officials seek clues to woman’s identity

A fingerprint database has failed to turn up any leads on the identity of a woman who was struck and killed on a stretch of railroad tracks in Turlock Tuesday morning.

December 25, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New year brings drunken driving crackdown

The Chinese calendar may have declared 2010 as the year of the tiger, but in California it will be "the year of the checkpoint."

December 25, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman dies after laying down in front of train

Police officers and other emergency personnel were greeted with the grisly aftermath of a woman's death on a stretch of railroad tracks in Turlock Tuesday morning. The Turlock Police Department is investigating the death as an apparent suicide.

December 22, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Highway fatality an apparent suicide

A Modesto man was killed on Highway 99 near a Turlock rest stop Thursday morning in what the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department deemed an apparent suicide.

December 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Gunfire erupts on city street; one injured

A 20-year-old man was wounded in the leg when gunfire broke out on a Turlock street.

December 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspicious fires under investigation

Two of three residential fires reported in Turlock over the last week have suspicious origins and are under investigation by the Turlock City Fire Department.

December 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Son jailed after whacking dad with baseball bat

A Keyes man is in critical condition with a severe head injury caused by a blow from a baseball bat at the hands of his teenage son, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

December 16, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Ear infection delays Betts hearing

The preliminary hearing for Jessica Mae Betts, the 20-year-old Turlock woman accused of killing her newborn baby and leaving it in a Dumpster behind a grocery store, was postponed because of a medical condition.

December 16, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Deputies put a stop to rooster fight

A tip about a suspected cockfighting ring led to the arrest of a Turlock man and put a halt to an event that possibly could have involved 150 roosters, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

December 15, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man wanted for intentionally mowing down bicyclist

Turlock police are seeking a man who they say intentionally ran down a bicyclist with his truck and then waved a handgun around when witnesses tried to detain him.

December 15, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Domestic violence nets prison time

A Turlock man is headed to prison for a domestic violence conviction.

December 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Parole denied for convicted murderer

A Denair man convicted of a 1991 homicide was denied parole Monday from Corcoran State Prison.

December 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drug raid nets five arrests

An ongoing narcotics investigation in Stanislaus County resulted in the arrest of five people and the seizure of drugs, cash, and guns Wednesday morning.

December 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hearing set to begin for mother accused of leaving her baby in Dumpster

On Nov. 8, 2008, a newborn baby girl wrapped up in a plastic shopping bag with clothing and towels was found dead in a Dumpster behind a Turlock grocery store. The grizzly discovery launched an exhaustive investigation that culminated with the arrest of the baby's mother on a homicide charge.

December 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Man threatens victim with Taser

A dispute between two men led to the arrest of one after he threatened to use a Taser on the other.

December 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man robbed at Turlock motel

A man was beaten and robbed by a couple while visiting a friend at a Turlock motel.

December 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Charges mount for suspected shoplifter

A woman suspected of shoplifting from a Turlock department store was found in possession of narcotics and counterfeit money.

December 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock convenience store robbed

An armed suspect robbed a Quik Stop in Turlock, pointing his firearm at both a customer and the store's clerk, the Turlock Police Department reported.

December 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shooting at Turlock apartment injures one

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one man with a bullet wound to his leg and three suspects on the run.

December 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sexual assault reported at Broadway Park

For the second time in three weeks the Turlock Police Department is investigating a kidnapping and sexual assault that reportedly began at a Turlock park.

December 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two more Delhi men convicted in meth scheme

Two Delhi men arrested as part of a federal investigation into methamphetamine trafficking to Hawaii are now prison bound.

December 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect brandishes pellet gun in bike theft

A Turlock man is facing robbery charges after using a pellet gun to steal a bicycle from an 18-year-old woman.

December 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Stalking suspect crashes after pursuit

A Turlock man was hospitalized with injuries he sustained in a crash in an attempt to avoid arrest for stalking his ex-girlfriend.

December 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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