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2022

FEB 19
PRESS RELEASE: Multiple People Shot Following Fight Outside Bar

Saturday morning, February 19, 2022, at approximately 2:00 a.m., Turlock Police Officers were patrolling in the downtown area when they heard the sound of shots fired less than a block away from their location.  As officers responded the area of the 100 block of South First Street, Turlock Police Dispatch began receiving calls of a shooting and reports of several people being shot outside a local bar.

Once officers were on scene, they located multiple gunshot victims.  The officers began rendering first aid to the victims until advanced medical personnel from the Turlock Fire Department and AMR arrived at the scene. After the victims were transported to local area hospitals, we learned none of the seven victims received life threatening injuries.

Turlock Police Department Detectives were called to the scene to assist in the investigation.  They worked to process the scene, identify and collect evidence, and conduct interviews.  

The suspected shooter is described as a heavy-setHispanic male between 25 to 30 years of age.  Video of the incident shows his hair style was unique in that the sides of his head appeared to be shaved and he had what appeared to be a short pony tail.  He was described as wearing a white sweat shirt and blue jeans.  

The vehicle the suspect drove is described as a white newer model Mercedes Benz sedan.  The vehicle was last seen fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed, heading southbound on South Golden State Boulevard from the intersection of East Main Street. 

The preliminary investigation has revealed there was a fight inside the bar earlier in the evening, which may be connected.  

The investigation further revealed the shooting occurred just outside the front of the business as guest were leaving.  Detectives believe this shooting stemmed from an earlier altercation in the bar and do not believe that this was a random act of violence.  Evidence located at the scene suggests the shooter targeted one individual within the crowd and without regard for the others fired also hitting six bystanders. Chief of Police Jason Hedden said,“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims injured in this senseless shooting.  We understand the concerns of our residents and our team continues to work hard to provide for a safer Turlock.”

Detectives are reviewing video and evidence collected at the scene in an attempt to identify the suspect. Special Operations Lieutenant Neil Cervenka said, “We are early on in this investigation, but Detectives are working diligently to identify the shooter.   We will provide an update as new information becomes available.”  

Turlock Police Detectives ask that anyone with information, to call Detective Timothy Redd at (209) 664-7325.  You can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780 or email at tpdtipline@turlock.ca.us.  

The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program.  Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.  

To receive more detailed, up-to-date information directly from the Turlock Police Department via e-mail or text message, register for "Nixle" alerts at www.Nixle.com or more directly at https://local.nixle.com/register/. Or, text your zip code to 888777 to receive text alerts only. 

For additional information, follow our social media pages on Facebook and Twitter.

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This information is being released by Turlock Police Department Sergeant Michael Parmley.

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2021

MAY 11
May is Bicycle Safety Month: Share the Road and “Go Safely”

Turlock, California. — May is National Bicycle Safety Month, and Turlock Police Department is encouraging drivers to slow down when passing bicyclists, and asks bicyclists to be visible, predictable, and safe on the road. “Bicyclists are safest when they act like and are treated the same as drivers,” Sergeant David Hall said. “Please share the road with bicyclists and think of them as your closest friends or family. We all want to get where we need to go safely, whether that is in the car or on a bike.” Turlock Police Department suggests the following safety tips for bicyclists and drivers: Drivers - Slow down. Give at least three to five feet of space when passing a bicyclist. - Wait for a safe place to pass when driving behind a bicycle, especially on narrow roads. California law requires drivers to provide at least three feet of space between a vehicle and bicycle. - If making a right turn, assume a bicyclist is traveling through the intersection unless they signal otherwise. - When making a left turn, yield to oncoming bicyclists just as you would for other drivers. - Look for bicyclists before opening a car door. - Never drive distracted or impaired. Bike Riders - Be predictable, safe, and seen, obey traffic laws, use hand signals, use lights at night (front white light and rear red reflector), and wear a helmet. - Bicyclists must travel in the same direction of traffic and have the same requirements as any slow-moving vehicle. - Avoid the door zone, do not ride too closely to parked cars. - If there’s a bike lane, use it, unless making a left turn, passing, or approaching a place where a right turn is allowed. - Yield to pedestrians. Bicyclists must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians within marked crosswalks or within unmarked crosswalks at intersections. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward. To receive more detailed, up-to-date information directly from the Turlock Police Department via e-mail or text message, register for "Nixle" alerts at www.Nixle.com or more directly at https://local.nixle.com/register/. Or, text your zip code to 888777 to receive text alerts only. For additional information, follow our social media pages on Facebook and Twitter. This information is being released by Turlock Police Department Sergeant David Hall. Any media requests should contact: Sergeant Michael Parmley Office of Professional Standards Turlock Police Department Office phone - (209) 668-6506 Email – mparmley@turlock.ca.us


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