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Defense closing arguments point to uncreditable witnesses in Turlock murder case

The defense attorneys representing the six defendants implicated in the death of Turlock resident Korey Kauffman began making their arguments this week against the prosecution's case to hold them over for trial on murder and conspiracy charges.

March 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Alcohol sting nets five arrests

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department participated in a shoulder tap operation over the past weekend in an effort to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors.

March 16, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Police report: Turlock sees fewer thefts, more violent crimes in 2016

The crime rate in Turlock for Part One crimes took a dip in 2016, with noticeable declines in some theft-related offenses, while violent crimes rose, according to the Turlock Police Department's annual report.

March 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Attempted murder charges filed for Turlock man who fired at peace officers

A Turlock man will be facing attempted murder charges for engaging in a gun battle with local law enforcement after leading them on a lengthy car chase.

March 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Prosecution lays out case in closing arguments for Korey Kauffman killing

The longest preliminary hearing in Stanislaus County history moved a step closer to a conclusion Thursday with the start of closing arguments.

March 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man shot in gun battle with law enforcement

An attempt to serve a search warrant on a Turlock man turned into a multiple county pursuit that ended in an exchange of gunfire between the suspect and law enforcement.

March 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Police find makeshift mail catcher in post office collection box

The Turlock Police Department's effort to put a stop to a growing trend of mail theft logged another success with the discovery of a makeshift mail catcher inside a mail collection box at the Turlock Post Office at 555 E. Main Street.

March 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock homeowner sentenced to seven years for fatal shooting

A Turlock homeowner who fatally shot a man in the back after finding him on his property was sentenced to seven years in prison on Wednesday.

March 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Mail theft suspect arrested again in Turlock probation search

A Turlock woman previously arrested for breaking in to mailboxes around town found herself back in custody on Tuesday after a probation search turned up evidence of ongoing identity thefts.

March 07, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Crime statistics show rise in commercial burglaries for January

The January crime statistics were presented to the Turlock City Council on Tuesday and while most rates remained in line with other months, the report showed an increase in the number of commercial burglaries that according to the Turlock Police Department, were the work of a pair of suspects who have subsequently been arrested.

March 03, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman targeted in drive-by shooting

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a drive-by shooting that appears to be a random attack.

March 02, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


UNWELCOME DELIVERY

When residents of Turlock's Noble Lane went out to get their mail a few weeks back they made the grim discovery that once again their letters, cards, and bills had ended up in the hands of thieves.

February 28, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hit and run leaves Hilmar man critically wounded

The Merced Area California Highway patrol is looking for the driver who left the scene of a hit and run in Hilmar that left one man with major head trauma.

February 28, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Modesto man convicted for death of woman at Turlock rest stop

The case of a woman found dead at a Turlock rest stop came to a conclusion Wednesday with a conviction of voluntary manslaughter for her boyfriend.

February 24, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Prison sentence for Turlock shooter

A 57-year-old Turlock man has been convicted on assault charges for shooting a man that had been talking to his girlfriend.

February 24, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Law enforcement nab auto theft suspects

A combined effort between the Turlock Police Department, the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force and other area law enforcement has resulted in the capture ...

October 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Ceres man pleads guilty in murder of daughter

Mark Edward Mesiti, the former Ceres resident standing trial for the 2006 murder of his daughter Alycia, decided Tuesday to plead guilty in exchange for ...

October 17, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Speeding, trailing too close causes fatal wreck

A Turlock man was arrested by the California Highway Patrol for voluntary manslaughter after allegedly causing a collision that claimed the life of a Delhi ...

October 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Girl, 12, arrested for brandishing knife at school

A school yard argument ended with a 12-year-old Turlock girl being taken to Juvenile Hall after she threatened another child with a knife, according to ...

October 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect in Turlock shooting, auto theft arrested

A Turlock man has been taken into custody on allegations he was responsible for a recent shooting and auto theft, according to the Turlock Police ...

October 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Carjacking ends with a crash

A suspected carjacker's attempt to abscond with a stolen vehicle met with a violent end when he collided with a big rig minutes after ...

October 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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