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Former resident makes court appearance for toddler’s death

Chris Cheary, the 20-year-old former Turlock resident, entered a not guilty plea at his arraignment Monday on charges he murder his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter, Sophia Acosta.

June 07, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Report of sexual assault falsified

The Turlock woman who told investigators on Monday that she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted, admitted on Tuesday that she made the entire story up.

June 07, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Shooting had gang ties, says DA

The final days of testimony in the preliminary hearing of three teenagers accused of gunning down a man outside a convenience store focused on the allegations of their gang affiliation and if the shooting benefited the gang.

June 07, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Former resident charged with 3-year-old’s brutal death

The former Turlock resident under a cloud of suspicion for the death of a toddler in the South Valley has been arrested by the Exeter Police department on multiple charges including murder, torture and sexual assault.

June 03, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Teens face murder charges for Riverbank shooting

The question of whether three teenagers will have to answer for the shooting death of a 21-year-old Riverbank man will soon be decided by a Stanislaus County Superior Court judge.

June 03, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Ex-deputy enters not guilty plea

Amid a throng of media, protesters and supporters, Kari Abbey, the former Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputy, appeared in Stanislaus County Superior Court on Wednesday to plead not guilty to the charges against her, including one of murder for the death of Rita Elias, 31.

June 03, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

More DUI arrests over holiday weekend

A Memorial Day holiday crackdown on suspected drunken drivers has resulted in the arrests of 65 people, according to the Turlock Police Department.

May 31, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Murder of rap star nets Turlock brothers 80 years to life

The two Turlock brothers who were convicted of brazenly gunning down a rising rap performer at a memorial barbecue, will conceivably spend the rest of their lives behind bars.

May 31, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Former resident person of interest in toddler’s death

A former Turlock resident implicated in the death of a 3-year-old Exeter girl could be facing possible arrest in the days ahead as law enforcement continues their probe into the toddler's violent death.

May 27, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

DUI crackdown for holiday weekend

The Avoid the 12 DUI Campaign will be deploying officers this holiday weekend at DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols countywide to arrest impaired drivers.

The Memorial Day weekend is witness to the kick off of summertime recreation and holiday travel, along with many college and high school graduations seeing thousands celebrate their accomplishments. The next 100 days will also see a rise in deaths and injuries, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

May 27, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime

Air Support Unit back on patrol

A unique funding source and a renewed partnership are clearing the path for the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department helicopters to take to the skies again.

May 27, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Homicide rate in California drops to 44-year low

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today released updated figures showing that the homicide rate in California continued to fall during 2010, reaching the lowest level since 1966.

Preliminary figures gathered by the Department of Justice from the state's largest jurisdictions show that the number of homicides reported in 2010 declined by 9.6 percent from the year before.

May 24, 2011 | | Crime

International murder suspect caught in Hughson

A Mexican national wanted for a Mother's Day murder nine years ago was apprehended in Hughson in March and turned over to Mexican authorities Friday.

May 20, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Teen suspect denies murder charge

In a courtroom filled with family, friends, media and general onlookers, 17-year-old Shanna Wills entered a not guilty plea Wednesday to the charges she murdered her father and attacked her mother.

May 20, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Coercing teen into taking explicit photos nets prison term for Turlock man

A Turlock man who posed as a teenage girl on a social networking site has been sentenced to prison for trying to lure a young girl into a sexual relation.

May 17, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

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New specialized units to help crime fighting in Turlock

With the staffing level at the Turlock Police Department returning to the set standard and the budget no longer in reduction mode, Turlock Police Chief ...

November 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Plea deal reached for fatal Turlock hit and run

The Turlock man arrested for a hit and run that struck a couple out for a walk and resulted in the death of a woman ...

November 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Thefts rise on university campus

The past month has ushered in a rash of petty thefts on the California State University, Stanislaus campus.

November 20, 2015 | | Crime

Home invasion robbery reported in Turlock

A man was the victim of a home invasion robbery Tuesday night after two men forced their way into his Turlock residence.

November 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Pair robs Turlock tire store

The Turlock Police Department is seeking information on the man and woman who robbed a Turlock tire shop and injured the store owner.

November 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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