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Caltrans equips fleet with high-tech devices

Caltrans equips fleet with high-tech devices


SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's transportation agency is spending $2.5 million to update its fleet of vehicles with high-tech gear.

The Sacramento Bee reported Saturday that Caltrans is installing GPS tracking devices on its 7,500 sedans, snow plows, trucks and other vehicles. The devices will report where vehicles are traveling, how long they idle and their speed among other things.

The devices will also track which employee is driving.

In July, the California Highway Patrol found a stolen Caltrans vehicle and arrested a thief within an hour of it going missing because of a GPS tracking device.

The devices cost $2.5 million and Caltrans will spend another $1.5 million on a reporting system annually.


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Detectives investigate shooting turned fatal at Stockton park


A 24-year-old man was transported to the hospital after being shot at a Stockton park Friday morning, according to police.

The individual was wounded at Louis Park which is west of Interstate 5 at Occidental and Monte Diablo avenues. Stockton Police Department spokesperson Officer Joe Silva said the victim died of his injuries at the hospital.

A handgun was located near the victim, Silva said. It wasn't known if it was used in the shooting.

Investigators learned there was a confrontation between two groups of people at the park prior to the shooting. After the gunfire, several individuals ran into the nearby neighborhood on foot.

No one is in custody. Silva said detectives didn't know if the incident is connected to gangs.

The shooting call came in to dispatchers at 10:17 a.m.


CA Competes Stockton Workshop

CA Competes Stockton Workshop

San Joaquin County WorkNet in partnership with the City of Stockton and Go-Biz hosted a workshop "How to Apply for CA Competes Tax Credits" Oct 8 at the WorkNet Center in Stockton. More than 40 people attended. The California Competes Program provides upwards of $151 million in tax credits during this fiscal year for businesses of all sizes that want to expand or relocate to California. Small, medium and large businesses were encouraged to attend the workshop and receive instruction on how to apply for this new tax credit program.

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Stockton police: Man died after fight


Stockton police are investigating the murder of a man who died Thursday from injuries he sustained in a fight.

The name of the victim has not been released. Police said they found him at about 5:50 a.m. after they received a call about a dead man at a residence in the 1500 block of East Sixth Street.

Investigators determined that the victim had been in a fight with several other men Wednesday night outside his home, and that he died as a result of injuries he suffered in that fight.


Stockton police seek information in sexual assault


A 63-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in her apartment Wednesday morning, according to Stockton police.

The attack was on the 5600 block of Stratford Circle. Officers were called to the woman's apartment at 4:29 a.m., police spokesperson Officer Joe Silva said.

The assailant left in an unknown direction. He was described as a dark-skinned man with a medium build. He wore an Oakland A's baseball cap and a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt.

The Stockton Police Department urged citizens to call if they have information about this investigation. Callers can contact the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377, the Investigations Unit at (209) 937-8323, or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Callers can remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest.