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Suspected gold thief arrested in Delhi

The Merced County Sheriff's Department arrested a Modesto man in Delhi on Friday in connection to a theft of gold.William Foster, 39, was wanted by the sheriff's department on a felony warrant for stealing gold. Investigators had developed information that he was staying at a home in the 16000 block of Harmony Ranch Avenue in Delhi and made contact with him on Friday, said sheriff spokesman Deputy Tom MacKenzie.Located at the house was approximately $10,000 worth of gold and gold dust and several items that appeared to have been stolen from a gold processing plant ...

September 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Three arrested for theft of TID property

A report of suspicious activity near a power plant in Snelling led to the arrest of three Modesto individuals on theft charges and the recovery of a stolen air compressor.Around noon Sunday, Merced County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the 18000 block of Highway 59 for a possible theft. While en route the deputies learned that two California Department of Fish and Game officers had a vehicle stopped matching the description of the suspect vehicle involved in the case, said sheriff spokesman Deputy Tom MacKenzie.When the deputies arrived, they found the three occupants, Patrick Moffre,48, of ...

September 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


U.S. Labor Department sues Turlock company

A Turlock heating and air conditioning company is being sued by the U.S. Department of Labor on allegations they failed to pay employees pension and health benefits.

September 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Two stabbed at Hilmar Quinceañera

A Quinceañera celebration in Hilmar came to a violent end Saturday night when two individuals were stabbed during a fight, including a 14-year-old boy.

September 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Road Dog Cycle owner gets four years for racketeering

An exhaustive and joint investigation by federal and local law enforcement agencies has resulted in a four year prison sentence for the motorcycle shop owner that was the main target of the investigation.

September 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teens wanted for shooting found in Redding

The two teenagers wanted for the shooting death of a 21-year-old Riverbank man were apprehended Monday in Redding after a Shasta County Sheriff's deputy recognized one of the teens as a suspect from an assault in Redding.

September 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sawed off shotgun lands two in jail

Two repudiated gang members were taken into custody Monday after they were caught in possession of a sawed off shotgun in Delhi, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.Joel Navarro, 18, and Lorenzo Gonzalez, 20, were both arrested and charged with possession of a concealed weapon, removing the serial number from a firearm, possession of a firearm by a street gang member, and gang enhancements. Gonzalez was also booked on violation of probation charges and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.Around 10:30 a.m. Monday the sheriff's department received a report of two ...

September 10, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drunk driver faces ‘Three Strikes’ law

A Ceres woman who has had two prior arrests for driving under the influence, including one with a fatal outcome, is headed back to prison for another DUI.

September 10, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


DUI arrests surpass 150

The anti-drunk driving crackdown leading up to the Labor Day holiday resulted in the arrests of 172 individuals.

September 07, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Guilty verdict handed down for Valencia

A Merced County jury returned a guilty verdict on all counts for Luis Valencia for his role in the 2007 burning death of Rosa Avina.

September 07, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Band-Aid Bandit awaits sentencing

The case of the "Band-Aid Bandit" came to an abrupt ending Friday when Andrew Gonzalez pled no contest to multiple robbery charges, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office.

September 03, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Case of burned woman rests in jury’s hands

The prosecution says he is a coldblooded killer who maliciously burned a woman alive.

September 03, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drunk driving crackdown showing results

The anti-drunk driving campaign leading up to the Labor Day holiday has resulted in a number of arrests by local law enforcement agencies.

August 31, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Drive-by shooting wounds one

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a drive-by shooting that injured one man.

August 31, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Valencia showed ‘no remorse’ for burning woman alive, says jailhouse informant

On the third day in the trial of a man accused of kidnapping a woman and burning her to death, jurors learned of the physical evidence investigators gathered in the days following the homicide and heard from a jailhouse informant who said the defendant bragged about his role in the slaying.

August 28, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Suspect in Turlock shooting caught in Oregon

A Turlock man wanted on a charge of attempted murder was captured in Oregon on Sunday.

May 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hearing begins in case of chickens abandoned outside Turlock

A preliminary hearing began Tuesday in Stanislaus County Superior Court for two people facing animal cruelty charges that stem from the discovery of an estimated 50,000 hens left for dead at a ranch outside Turlock.

May 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man shot to death in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a homicide that claimed the life of a 38-year-old man Monday night.

May 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man shot to death in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a homicide that claimed the life of a 38-year-old man Monday night.

May 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Taxi driver assaulted in Turlock

A taxi driver was beaten and robbed by an 18-year-old Turlock man who mistakenly believed the driver was flirting with a woman.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Duo nabbed for auto theft

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Taskforce and the Turlock Police Department arrested two women on auto theft charges after they were apprehended driving a stolen vehicle.

May 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


DA rejects sexual assault case against restaurateur

The Turlock man who said there was no truth to a claim that he sexually assaulted one of his female employees at his Oakdale eatery has been vindicated.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man identified as suspect in shooting

A 38-year-old Turlock man is being sought on attempted murder charges after shooting a man multiple times, leaving him with serious injuries.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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