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Sunday, 27 July 2014 16:45

Homicide Investigated in Tracy

TRACY - Authorities with the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office are investigating a homicide after a body was discovered in a field early Saturday.

Officials say they received a report at about 10:45am after receiving a report of a deceased body in a field near the 29200 block of Kasson Road in Tracy.

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Deputies arrived and located a deceased male with a gunshot wound to the upper body. Sheriff detectives were requested to the scene to take over the investigation.

Authorities say the investigation is ongoing. No motive has been established, and no one was taken into custody regarding this case.

The identity of the victim is not available pending identification and notification of next of kin. 

Authorities urge anyone who may have any information regarding this case to contact the San Joaquin Sheriff's Office at (209) 468-4400.

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Published in Crime
Saturday, 09 November 2013 14:35

Prayer Vigil Held For Slain Family

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A prayer vigil was held for a murdered south Stockton family in front of their home this evening.

Neighbors and friends gathered in front of the home on the 3100 block of South Laurel Street with candles and balloons, praying in spanish. Another set of candles had been left earlier in the day next to the porch of the residence.

Authorities with the San Joaquin County Sheriff's say just before midnight they received a call of a shooting with multiple victims at the location. When they arrived, they located five shooting victims, three of which were deceased.

Neighbors say they were alerted to the shooting by a six year old child who fled out into the street running from door to door shouting his family had been shot. One neighbor who wished to remain anonymous stated the deceased was her friend, a woman in her 50's, the woman's husband, and the child's father. While news of the other two survivors in stable condition offers little comfort, neighbors say they do not feel safe in their neighborhood at night any more.

Authorities say information on the suspects is scarce. They are described as two hispanic males, one tall and the other short. They may have fled in a black or dark colored pickup. Anyone who may have information on this case is urged to contact the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department, or Crime Stoppers where you can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.

Published in Stockton Crime
Saturday, 09 November 2013 07:39

5 Shot, 3 Dead

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At around 11:45 PM, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from subject at a residence in the 3100 Blk. S. Laurel St. claiming that he and his girlfriend was shot, along with other family members. Deputies responded to the 3100 Blk. of S. Laurel St in Stockton. On arrival, deputies found multiple shooting victims inside the residence. Deputies were told by victims that unknown suspects entered the home, shot them and their family members for unknown reasons. Witness neighbors report hearing gunshots when returning home, and upon going back outside, saw two Hispanic male adults in their 30s, one suspect was described as being tall and the other suspect being short. The suspects fled from the front of victim residence and get into a smaller black truck parked across the street, and fled Northbound. A total of five people were found shot inside the residence, three died at the scene. their identities are not being released pending identification and notification to the next of kin. The two other shooting victims were transported to a local hospital, their conditions are not known at this time. Sheriff’s detectives have taken over the investigation. No arrests have been made or a motive established at this time. The investigation is ongoing. No additional information is currently available. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office at (209) 468-4400 or to remain anonymous “Text a Tip” to 274637 and in the message area type SJSO, a space, and then your tip.

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 15 November 2013 04:53

Heroes at Heart

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For 5 year old miles, his struggle is already of heroic proportions.

Miles suffers from leukemia, a type of cancer in the blood or bone marrow that is a rapid increase in immature white blood cells. In 2000, over a quarter-million children were diagnosed with the disease, and 200,000 died from it.

Miles was diagnosed with Leukemia at age 1. He is now currently in remission. His very young life has been an every day battle, but today his life is celebrated in a different kind of battle.

Today, the city of San Francisco was transformed into Gotham City for Miles, a huge Batman fan, thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation. 12,000 volunteers signed up for the event, even the San Francisco Police Department to make little Miles Batman for a day.

Miles, who lives in Siskiyou County, had no clue what he was in for today, only that he was going on a special trip. The Police Chief himself issued a call to Miles, or Batkid, as villains began to rob banks, set traps, and kidnap mascots all around the city.

Miles was paraded around town in full costume in a sleek "Batmobile" to fight evil villains in costume and rescue damsels in distress. At the end of his adventure, he was presented with the Key to the City by the mayor in front of city hall, as San Francisco Police Officers led villains such as the Riddler and the Penguin away in handcuffs.

Volunteers lining the streets of San Francisco held signs, cheering on Miles during his adventure. Some even cried. One woman said it was "incredible to see everyone pull together to make this little boy's dream a reality. It really shows how everyone can do something, even the littlest to help."

If you'd like to help, you can always donate to the Make a Wish Foundation, to help make another child's dream come true.

Donate here: http://wish.org/ways-to-help/giving/donate

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Published in Life & Social
Monday, 22 July 2013 09:59

Missing Teen

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This is Stephanie Folgar, 18 years old. According to family she disappeared from Lathrop June 28th. If found call Lathrop police (209) 915-3357 or (209) 858-5551 Authorities say they have some leads but no conclusions yet.

Published in Bulletin
Saturday, 06 July 2013 04:19

SFO: Boeing 777 Down

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Photo by David Eun Photo by David Eun

A Boeing 777 operated by Asiana Airlines has crashed at San Francisco International Airport, the FAA confirms. The airline is based out of Taipei, South Korea. Fire crews are on at least a 3rd alarm assignment. Witness statements indicate the tail may have hit the runway when the aircraft was landing.

Passenger David Eun of New York says "There are emergency personnel all over the place. I haven't felt this way since 9/11"

We'll have more details as the story develops.

Published in Breaking News



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On March 27, deputies with the San Joaquin County Sheriff Department arrested a man they say posed as a store manager and coerced a teen into sex acts.

Officials say the suspect, identified as Thomas Andrew Brink, confronted a 17 year old as she exited the rite aid on the 6400 block of Pacific Avenue in Stockton and accused her of shoplifting. He then escorted her to the back of the shopping center where he coerced her to perform sexual acts on him.

Brink was identified as a suspect and interviewed. Authorities later booked him on charges of child molestation, kidnap for a sexual crime and a variety of others.



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Published in Stockton Crime

St Louis - Colin Kaepernick received the starting nod from 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh earlier in the week, and was able to practice with the first team exclusively for an extended period for the first time even with Alex Smith healthy. Although Kaepernick played okay it was no where up to the level of greatness he has shown the two previous weeks. On paper a game between the Niners (8-3-1) and Rams (5-6-1) seemed to be overwhelmingly in favor of San Fran, but we all know the NFL can be as unpredictable as a David Akers field goal attempt is these days. For the second time this season the two teams would enter into an extra period and almost end in a tie. Rams rookie kicker Greg Zuerlein would boot a 54 yard field goal with just 26 seconds left to beat the Niners 16-13.

"I was just trying to make the kick and not think about anything," Zuerlein said. "I was pretty relieved, you know."

Kaepernick made two big errors that were huge in the outcome of the game. In the third quarter he would be penalized for intentional grounding in the end zone while under pressure. This made the score 10-2 with the Niners in front. His second error came in the fourth quarter when an errant pitch out would be picked up by Rams rookie Janoris Jenkins and returned for a TD. St. Louis converted the two-point conversion to tie the game at 10. Both teams would then exchange field to lead them into OT.

Our defense played a great game," Kaepernick said "I gave up those points that were on the scoreboard for the Rams so that's 100 percent my fault."

With just over five minutes left in OT David Akers missed a 51 yard field goal that would have ended the game. Akers, after having one of the best all-time season by a kicker in NFL history last year, has struggled this year going just 7 for 15 on field goals over 40 yards.

"I probably missed it by 3-4 inches to the right," Akers said. "I just feel horrible for letting my teammates, the organization and the fans down."

The 49ers will have a couple big decisions to make over the next week. 1) Do you stick with Kaepernick or go back to Alex Smith against the Miami Dolphins. 2) The Niners have already tried out a few kickers and I have no doubt they will be inviting a few more into camp. I would not be surprised if we see a new kicker starting within the next week or two in a San Francisco uniform.

Published in Sports
Thursday, 06 December 2012 07:16

SCUTARO SIGNS DEAL WITH GIANTS

San Francisco, Ca. - NLCS Most Valuable Player Marco Scutaro will once again don the Orange and Black as he and the Giants have agreed on a 3 year deal worth an estimated $20 million.

Vice president of baseball operations Bobby Evans said the sides had agreed to a deal, pending a physical.

In 61 games with SF Scutaro batted .362 with 44 RBI's and 3 homers.

Marco is a true professional and a great veteran to have both on the field but also in the locker room and dugout. Fans will welcome him back with open arms and cheers of joy as he takes his starting spot at second base come opening day in 2013.

Published in Sports
Monday, 03 December 2012 12:45

GIANTS INK PAGAN TO 4 YEAR DEAL

San Francisco - The Giants have agreed to a contract with center fielder Angel Pagan. The contract is for 4 years and worth an estimated $40 million dollars.

The 31-year-old Pagan batted .288 with eight home runs, 56 RBIs and a San Francisco-best 15 triples in his first season with the Giants. Pagan said late in the season and again after the World Series parade that he hoped to return, but wanted to test free agency and sought some job security in the form of a multi-year deal.

The Giants have now signed Pagan and Jeremy Affeldt two of their big free agents. Next up on the list for General Manager Brian Sabean will be NLCS Marco Scutaro.

Published in Sports
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