On Tuesday, the Turlock Police Department informed the community that it was investigating a series of robberies which have taken place at Donnelly Park over the last three weeks. On Wednesday, TPD announced that it had arrested four suspects. There have been three separate robbery cases, all of them having similar characteristics. The robberies have occurred on different days of the week, but all of them have happened between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Walgreens on Geer Road was robbed Sunday night and ended in four men being arrested. At approximately 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, Turlock Police officers responded to Walgreens, located at 1591 Geer Road, for the report of a robbery that had just occurred in the pharmacy.
The Turlock Police Department has released the identity of the homicide victim in the Angelus Street shooting that occurred on Sunday night. At approximately 11:50 p.m. on Sunday, Turlock Police officers responded to the report of shots fired in the 300 block of Angelus Street.
KCSS 91.9 FM, the student-run radio station on the California State University, Stanislaus campus, has released their first compilation album, “Take 1,” which is now available for purchase. The album was released in conjunction with the annual KCSS Bandstand, which featured 17 bands from are performing at the Grizzly Rock Café on May 9.
Last week, U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) presented local Korean War Veteran Edwin Gene Benedix with a Purple Heart medal for his service in the U.S. Army. The Purple Heart is awarded to U.S. Armed Services members who, while serving in any capacity after April 5, 1917, have been wounded or killed in battle.
Turlock’s federal, state, and local representatives will come together on May 7 for the Fourth Annual Government Night, allowing constituents to a chance to ask officials key questions in a town hall-style setting. Stanislaus County Supervisor Vito Chiesa, who represents Turlock in District 2, is organizing the event.
Christmas comes hand-in-hand with throngs of last-minute shoppers as well as anyone and everyone who still needs to run errands this time of year. Fortunately for all involved in the Christmas mayhem, a smattering of local retailers are posting a few hours for the two busiest days of the year. In terms of grocery stores, Safeway (Countryside Drive) will be open until 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. They do not have hours available on Christmas Day, but have offered their Modesto store on McHenry Avenue as a substitute, which will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Costco (Tegner Road) will also be open Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.