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Police Apprehend Autism Donation Box Thief Courtesy of Turlock Police Department
Turlock police have arrested the woman suspected of stealing a donation box from a Turlock 7-11 last week. Gwen Gregg, 36, was arrested for the crime following a routine traffic stop. She was booked for commercial burglary. Gregg allegedly stole the donation box on April 9 from the 7-11 near the corner of Monte Vista Avenue and Tegner Road. The box contained $50, which was intended to send a boy with autism to camp.
Turlock City Councilwoman Amy Bublak will square off with appointed incumbent Don Gaekle for the seat of Stanislaus County Assessor this June. The race is just one of many on the Statewide Direct Primary Election ballot, to be decided by voters June 3. The Assessor is responsible for determining the taxable value of real property in Stanislaus County. In 2013, 178,000 different properties totaled $35 billion in assessed value, leading to approximately $350 million in property tax collected in the county.
Alleged local gasoline thief Burgess Brown, aka Bird Dog, was arrested in Jefferson County, Colorado last month on a court hold. But Brown has since been extradited to California, and is now back on local streets. Turlock SewCreative Upholstery and U-Haul owner Eddie Dixon had numerous run ins with Brown, who allegedly stole hundreds of gallons of gasoline from Dixon’s U-Haul trucks. In 2010 Brown was arrested for felony petty theft with priors. Then, in the summer and fall of 2013, the thefts began again at the U-Haul business on Lander Avenue. Dixon says he caught Brown committing those thefts on video.
Turlock Residence Burglarized Tuesday Morning Brandon McMillan/TurlockCityNews.com
Turlock police are looking for a man who is suspected of stealing a chainsaw from the shed of a Turlock home Tuesday morning. At 2:56 a.m., police responded to the 2800 block of Majestic Court on the report of a burglary in progress.An unknown male was seen entering a detached shed in a residential backyard in the 2800 block of Majestic Court. The victim could not get a good look of the suspect, only seeing his silhouette. The suspect was last seen getting into a newer model, dark-colored sedan.
CHP Increasing Enforcement on Highway 99 Alex Cantatore/TurlockCityNews.com
The California Highway Patrol is increasing enforcement along Highway 99 to help prevent accidents caused by speeding. The majority of collisions that end in injury or death are caused by a driver who is speeding or driving aggressively. To help prevent these accidents, the CHP has received a federally-funded grant titled, “Reduce Aggressive Driving Incidents and Tactically Enforce Speed.” Starting April 18, the CHP will be out in full force on Highway 99 between Modesto and the Los Angeles County line, specifically targeting errant drivers. The anti-speed campaign will run through Sept. 30.
Traffic Advisory: Dels Closed Between Hawkeye and Golden State through May Brandon McMillan/TurlockCityNews.com
Those traveling on Golden State Boulevard between Hawkeye and Almond avenues should expect to see a bit more traffic through the end of May. Construction at the intersection of Golden State Boulevard and Dels Lane began on Monday and will continue through May 30. The work will see a new traffic signal installed at the intersection. The traffic signal will create a three-way stop at the intersection of Golden State Boulevard and Dels Lane, said Stephen Fremming, City of Turlock Associate Civil Engineer.
Deadline to File Taxes is Today, April 15 Brandon McMillan/TurlockCityNews.com
It’s the most wonderful time of the year … for the U.S. Government. Tax Day is here, and if you’ve already filed, you’re in the clear – and in the majority. The deadline to file for taxes, without a penalty, is today. And don’t think that missing the deadline gets you out of paying taxes. Missing the tax deadline will add a penalty to any taxes owed. For those receiving money, there will be no penalty.
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