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Patterson homeowner shoots, kills intoxicated intruder

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The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that left a home intruder dead. 

According to officials, the homeowner shot and killed an intruder in self-defense to protect her husband, who was fighting to keep the intruder out of their home.

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‘Not a homicide,’ Modesto police say of death of woman found in car in church parking lot

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The death of a woman found in a car in the parking lot of a Modesto church on Saturday afternoon is “not a homicide,” a Modesto Police Department spokesman said Sunday.

It is “classified as a death investigation at this point and will stay as such unless an autopsy says otherwise,” Sgt. Kalani Souza said in a text message to The Bee on Sunday afternoon after the Police Department posted about the case on social media.

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Turlock man suspected of pimping and pandering 6 women. There could be more victims

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A Turlock man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of six counts of pimping and pandering, and the investigation into possible human trafficking is ongoing.

Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Erich Layton said detectives, during the course of a six-week investigation, identified six victims. He said detectives believe there are more victims who have not yet been identified.

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER ATTEMPTING TO ROB DISCOUNT STORE TUESDAY NIGHT

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On Tuesday, September 13th, 2022, at 8:12 pm, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported robbery that had just occurred at Dollar Tree, 1320 W Main St, Turlock.

Officers arrived on scene and learned that a man, later identified as Larry Spurlock, 61, of Turlock, had entered the business with a bandana covering his face and approached the cashier.

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Two of three suspects in fatal Turlock stabbing now in custody

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On Monday, hours after identifying two additional suspects in a fatal stabbing that occurred early Friday, Turlock police had one of them in custody.

One of the three suspects, Manuel Maldonado, 29, of Turlock, had been captured Friday. Midafternoon Monday, police said in a news release that they’d identified the two other men involved as Alfonso Garcia, 23, and David Rivera Cruz, 30, both of Turlock.

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The Infamous Kando arrested on misdemeanor warrant after causing disturbance at family member’s residence Saturday evening

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On Saturday, September 10th, 2022, at 5:07 pm, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported disturbance in progress at Western View Mobile Ranch, 1400 N Tully Rd, Turlock.

As officers were responding, they learned that the person who was causing the disturbance was the infamous Donald Kando, 43, of Turlock, and that he had a local misdemeanor warrant for trespassing and theft.

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1 arrested, 2 wanted for deadly stabbing in Turlock

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TURLOCK, Calif. — One man has been arrested and two others remain wanted after police say they stabbed and killed a man in Turlock.

Police were called to the area of Lander and Bernell Avenues Friday morning. When they arrived, a 28-year-old man was found stabbed, he was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

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Elderly woman robbed outside Modesto’s Costco store. Two Stockton men arrested

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Modesto police detectives arrested two Stockton men on suspicion of robbing an elderly woman in the Costco parking lot on Pelandale Avenue on Wednesday.

The 71-year-old victim was sitting in her vehicle just after noon when one of the men opened the passenger door and grabbed her purse from the seat, said Police Department spokeswoman Sharon Bear. Her purse contained her credit cards, cell phone and money.

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Deputies break up sideshow at former airfield in Crows Landing. Merced man arrested

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Stanislaus County sheriff’s deputies broke up a large illegal sideshow at the former Crows Landing Naval Air Station on Sunday night and arrested one driver who fled at speeds over 100 mph, authorities said.

The department’s helicopter unit spotted about 200 vehicles at the airfield on Bell Road south of Patterson just before 7 p.m., said Sgt. Luke Schwartz.

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One dead, one wounded in shooting in Merced County

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One man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting at a taco truck in Winton Tuesday afternoon.

The Merced County Sheriff’s Office says it happened just before 1:00 p.m. at Santa Fe Dr. and Walnut Ave.

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