The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department has identified the three homicide suspects involved in a fatal shooting outside a Riverbank convenience store and the wanted include two Turlock teenagers.The sheriff's department is actively seeking Daniel Pantoja, 18, of Riverbank and Turlock Diaz, 14, and Jah-Kari Phyall, 15, both of Turlock, for the murder of Chaz Bettencourt, 21. All three should be considered armed and dangerous said sheriff spokesman Deputy Andrew Winter.The fatal shooting happened around 12:30 p.m. Thursday at an AM/PM store at the intersection of Highway 108 and Oakdale Road in Riverbank. Bettencourt ...
The two Turlock men accused of beating to death a man at a cockfight in Livingston have pled not guilty to charges of voluntary manslaughter.
An inmate housed at the Stanislaus County Jail was found dead inside his cell Wednesday morning.
A masked gunman robbed a Turlock store Wednesday and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the Turlock Police Department.The suspect entered the KB Communications store at 753 N. Golden State Blvd. at 4:47 p.m. He had a cloth over his mouth and brandished a handgun.The robber took the cash and left without anyone being injured.The suspect was described as a man in his mid 20s. He is about 5 feet, 6 inches tall with a stock build, between 160 to 200 pounds. He was wearing a beanie, a long-sleeved shirt, sweat ...
The Turlock Police Department is inviting the public down to the station for the 5th Annual Open House and Safety Fair.The fair starts at 10 a.m. and will run through 2 p.m. today at 900 N. Palm St.There will be canine and SWAT demonstrations, safety information, hot dogs and refreshments and a dunk tank. Goodie bags will be given out to children.
A vehicle driven by a 13-year-old boy was broadsided by a big rig when he tried to cross in front of it, resulting in serious injuries for himself and another teen.
The man suspected of stealing cash registers from several businesses in Turlock and Merced County was apprehended Friday night in Turlock.
The violence of a cockfight spilled out of the ring Sunday when one man fatally shot another over a $10 discrepancy in a wager made between the two men.
Starting Monday the Stanislaus County Superior Court clerk's office will be operating under extended hours.The clerk's office will now be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., which is an extension of one hour from the previous operating hours. The change will be in affect at the main courthouse at 800 11th St. and 801 10th St., both in Modesto.This change comes a year after the court was forced to reduce public access hours to the clerk's offices in response to state imposed budget reductions. With approval of a new budget ...
Two strong armed robberies were reported in Turlock over the last few days and police believe the same suspect carried off both heists.
A Sacramento man has been ordered to pay nearly $7,000 for an anthrax hoax that targeted several businesses, media outlets and Congressman George Radanovich's Modesto office.A federal judge ruled Marc M. Keyser, 68, will have to pay the victims and emergency personnel who responded to his hoax. Earlier this year Keyser was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release.Keyser admitted to mailing over 100 packages containing fake anthrax to media outlets and politicians throughout the country and to Starbucks and McDonalds in Sacramento. Keyser was convicted by a jury on ...
The Merced County Sheriff's Department is investigating a Gustine mother on abuse charges after it was discovered her 11-month-old daughter had multiple fractures.Maria Galicia, 26, was booked into the Merced County Jail on Monday on charges of child endangerment likely to produce great bodily harm or death, said sheriff spokesman Deputy Tom MacKenzie. She was released on bail, but was arrested again on Tuesday on suspicion of aggravated assault. She is being held at the jail in lieu of a $500,000 bail.
The case was first brought to the attention of the sheriff's department by Children ...
A Stanislaus County Superior Court jury convicted a Turlock man of drug charges following a four-day long trial.Alen Youkhahna was found guilty of possession of heroin for sales and possession of concentrated cannabis, according to the district attorney's office.Youkhahna was arrested on Feb. 6, 2009, after a citizen called the Turlock Police Department to report a suspicious vehicle parked outside a business with multiple people getting in and out of it. A patrol officer was sent to the area and made contact with Youkhahna, the driver of the vehicle. Youkhahna was found to be in possession of ...
A Turlock man was sentenced to six years in prison for several thefts.Daniel Allen Coats, 28, was convicted of auto theft and residential burglary on July 21, the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office reported.On May 8, 2009, Coats broke into a Cadillac Escalade that was parked at the El Rosal restaurant in Turlock. He stole a purse that was left inside and took the victim's house key and driver's license from inside the purse to discover her address. He drove to the Denair home and burglarized it while the victim was still eating inside the ...
An electronics store in Turlock was robbed at gunpoint Sunday afternoon and the two suspects remain at large.The robbery was reported around 1 p.m. at the Radio Shack at 2201 Fulkerth Rd.Turlock Police Capt. Mike Langston said the two men selected some home surveillance equipment and waited in line until the sole customer left the store. At that point, one of the men pulled a gun from his waistband and ordered all the employees down on the ground.The second suspect jumped over the counter and emptied out the register, Langston said.The pair took the merchandise ...
Two teens suspected of being involved in a residential burglary were arrested Tuesday after a high speed pursuit.
A man walking along a Turlock neighborhood Tuesday afternoon was approached by a stranger who punched him and then took his cell phone, the Turlock Police Department reported.
A 45-year-old woman was arrested Monday on allegations she intentionally swerved the vehicle she was driving in an attempt to hit a man crossing the street.
A man stopping to help what appeared to be a stranded motorist became the victim of a carjacking when the motorist and two other men attacked him and stole his car Tuesday night.
The Turlock Police Department is investigating an accident in which a young girl was seriously injured from falling out of a moving vehicle.
Turlock Police officers used pepper spray and a Taser in an attempt to subdue a man who was cutting himself in front of City Hall Tuesday morning.
A milker working at a Hilmar dairy was robbed and beaten by an armed assailant early Sunday morning, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.
After nearly eight years of service to the community of Turlock, Capt. Carl Nielsen is packing up his bags and heading to Centralia, Washington, where he will take the helm as the Centralia Police Department's Chief of Police.
The investigation into the burglary of a Turlock gun store has resulted in the arrest of one suspect, but the cache of guns remains missing, the Turlock Police Department reported Friday.
The Turlock Police Department is investigating a break-in at Alquist Arms in which one or more thieves made off with ammunition and "numerous weapons," said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.
A person suspicious about a car without license plates made a call to the Turlock Police Department that led to the arrest of a couple for drug possession and the seizure of a shotgun.
A 15-year-old girl walking to school Tuesday was accosted by a man who repeatedly tried to get her into his vehicle. The girl avoided any potential harm by running from the man and reporting the incident to school officials.
A Turlock Police officer spotted an attempted burglary at a smoke shop, which led to the arrest of three suspects, one of whom was wanted for attempted murder.
Turlock was plagued by several armed robberies over the past few days, with the Turlock Police Department seeking several suspects.
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