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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: Two Suspects Arrested in Homicide Investigation; One Suspect Still Outstanding

On September 12, 2022, the Turlock Police Department made a second arrest related to the investigation into the homicide that occurred on September 9, 2022. 
At approximately 5:22 p.m., Investigators with the Turlock Police Department Special Investigation Unit (S.I.U.) spotted David Rivera Cruz, 30 years-old, in the 200 block of East Tuolumne Road.  Cruz was taken into custody without incident and will be facing charges of aggravated assault, likely to cause great bodily injury.  After obtaining a search warrant, Detectives and S.I.U. Investigators searched the residence where Cruz was found.
Despite the efforts of the Turlock Police Department, suspect Alfonso Garcia, 23 years-old, remains outstanding.   
As the Turlock Police Department continues to investigate this case, we are asking for your assistance in locating Garcia. If Garcia is spotted, immediately call 9.1.1.  Do not attempt to approach him as he is considered dangerous. 
The Turlock Police Department asks that anyone with information about this investigation to call Detective Frank Navarro at (209) 664-7319.  You can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780 or email at
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. 
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This information is being released by Turlock Police Department Sergeant Michael Parmley.

Any media requests should contact:
Sergeant Michael Parmley
Office of Professional Standards
Turlock Police Department
Office phone - (209) 664-7345
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