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Husband's plea for missing Stockton woman: 'I just want my wife back'


A Stockton housewife has been missing since New Year's Day and her family is desperate to find her.

Carolina Adkins, 26, was last seen at the Mariner's Pointe Apartments where she lived with her husband and two small children. Her distraught husband, Joseph Shepherd, recounted one of their final interactions.

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Stockton woman's disappearance deemed suspicious


Stockton detectives announced Monday that they are calling the disappearance of a Stockton woman, who went missing New Year's Day, suspicious.

The case status for Carolina Adkins, 26, was changed due to the fact that Adkins had never left home in the manner she did as well as the time frame of her disappearance according to detectives.

She was last seen at the Mariner's Pointe Apartments where she lived with her husband and two small children. Her distraught husband, Joseph Shepherd, recounted one of their final interactions.

"She gave me a hug and a kiss and told me it was a new year," he said. "I said 'yeah baby, it's a new year.'"

Shepherd said at around 1 a.m. New Year's Day, Adkins put on a beige hooded jacket.

"I said, 'Where are you going,'" he said. "She said, "I'm going to the living room and it's been cold in there."

Benefits of improving economy have yet to reach area homeless

Benefits of improving economy have yet to reach area homeless

STOCKTON — Thousands of Stockton motorists drive over the crosstown freeway oblivious to the fact that below the hodgepodge of connectors linking the highway to I-5 lies a virtual city within a city... Read More

Stockton police investigate murder of man shot multiple times


Stockton police are investigating the murder of a man who was found Sunday with multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim's name has not been released. Police said he was found shortly after noon in a car near Hammer Lane and Lan Arc Drive.

Investigators believe he was shot in the 9300 block of Dalewood Street, where they received a report of a shooting at about noon. Officers who arrived found a shooting scene, but no victim.

When the victim was found he was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.


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Police: Woman cut officer's hands with fingernails during arrest


Stockton police said a woman cut an officer's hands with her fingernails while she was being arrested Sunday afternoon for vandalism.

Nsimba Fungula, 42, has been booked for felony vandalism, resisting arrest and battery on an officer. Police said she was arrested at about 1:15 p.m. at a business in the 600 block of North Wilson Way.

Officers had been flagged down by a security guard who said Fungula vandalized the business. Police said they ordered her to stop, but she pulled away from officers and struck them several times before she was arrested.


Accused jail escapee robs bank, bitten by police dog


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Stockton police said a man they arrested Saturday for bank robbery was an escapee from the San Joaquin County Jail.

Pedro Arquiaga, 19, is facing robbery, auto theft and escape charges. Police said that at about 11:40 a.m. Saturday he told employees at a bank in the 7800 block of Tam O Shanter Drive that he had a gun and he demanded money.

Arquiaga walked out of the bank shortly after officers arrived on scene, police said.

Storms test Port of Stockton’s new security setup

Storms test Port of Stockton’s new security setup

STOCKTON — As December’s winter storms pummeled the Central Valley with rain and wind gusts up to 40 mph, officials at the Port of Stockton kept a close eye on its buildings and docks with a new monitoring system it had just installed.

“We were able to monitor the entire port during the storm events and do what was necessary to minimize the effects of the storm,” said the Port of Stockton’s director of Homeland Security George Lerner.

CommandBridge, a state-of-the art, custom-designed system which enhances the port’s land and waterside security by consolidating the its multiple systems into a “single intuitive interface” was installed last fall. It helps protect the port from threats by humans and Mother Nature.  December’s storms were the port’s first test of the system... Read More