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Friday, January 8, 2021


On Friday, January 1, 2021, at approximately 1:23 a.m., Turlock Police Officers responded to the Venice Motel in the 1100 block of North Golden State Boulevard for a report of an aggravated assault.
Officers arrived on scene and contacted the victim in a motel room who was suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local area hospital for treatment. The responsible suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival.

The scene was turned over to the Investigations Unit where a search warrant was secured and executed. The investigation by Detectives led to the identification of the responsible suspect, Samuel David Martinez, AKA; Samuel Leinweber, 23 years, resident of Turlock. Samuel was located and arrested January 5, 2021, on a Ramey warrant for three counts of aggravated assault while using a firearm, a felon in possession of a firearm and a felon in possession of ammunition. He was booked at the Stanislaus County Jail without incident.

Turlock Police Detectives ask that anyone with information, to call Detective Jason Tosta at (209) 664-7324. 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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