Turlock police arrested a male subject early on Aug. 6 after receiving multiple calls of suspicious people in the area of Crane Avenue. As a result of police responding to the calls, Cash Frost, 36, was arrested for illegal possession of an assault rifle and possession of a large capacity magazine. Frost was not one of the suspicious people.
The City of Turlock is reporting that mismarked underground utilities caused a contractor to hit a gas line, causing the large gas leak last week. The natural gas leak was reported at approximately 9:38 a.m. on Wednesday near the intersection of E. Main Street and Canal Drive after a contractor replacing the water line hit a gas line.
The City of Turlock warns its citizens of an increase in oven fires and urges the public use caution while cooking. “We would like to urge all of residents to be safe in their homes,” said Mayor Gary Soiseth. “While we have outstanding response times by our Fire Department, citizens must be proactive in preventing these kinds of accidents that can cause them serious injury.”
A family dispute led to the arrest of a male subject for criminal threats and battery of a peace officer last week. On Aug. 1, Turlock police responded to the 4000 block of Whisper Place at approximately 8:41 a.m. on the report of a disturbance.
The Turlock Police Department has been awarded a $69,000 grant from the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) that will allow local law enforcement to crackdown on alcohol impaired drivers. The grant, which was awarded under the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP), is intended to be used for enforcement and education programs that specifically target and reduce the number of people killed or injured in alcohol related collisions.
On Thursday, the Turlock Planning Commission will consider approving the Active Transportation Plan (ATP) that has been in the works for more than a year. If adopted, following recommendation by Planning Commission and approval from Turlock City Council, the ATP will replace the existing bikeway map that is part of the 2012 City’s General Plan.
The Turlock Irrigation District helped a volunteer group remove more than two tons of trash and old tires from the Tuolumne River last week. Unfortunately, the river and surrounding habitat have become a dumping ground for shopping carts, mattresses, plastic bags, scrap metal, and debris.
Traffic along Golden State Boulevard between Taylor and Atherstone roads is snarled for a big rig that has overturned in the roadway. As of 1:15 p.m., tow trucks are on scene to help get the big rig out of the roadway.
A male subject was arrested early on Tuesday after he intentionally ran over a bicyclist following a confrontation. Turlock police responded to the 1100 block of Pioneer Avenue at approximately 12:38 a.m. after the bicyclist was hit.
Residents within a four block radius of E. Main Street and Canal Drive are asked to shelter themselves due to a large natural gas leak. PG&E is currently on scene attempting to control the gas leak and several road closures are in place in the area.