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Victim found shot multiple times in Stockton


A 30-year-old man was in critical but stable condition after he was found shot multiple times Saturday night in Stockton, according to Stockton police.

The victim's name has not been released. Police said he was found at about 6:45 p.m. in the area of Glendora and Inglewood avenues, where there had been a report of a shooting.

The victim told police he had been walking in the area and heard gunshots but that he did not see who shot him. He was taken to a local hospital.

The shooting is under investigation.


2 shot, wounded after Stockton concert


Two people were shot and wounded after a concert at the Stockton Arena early Saturday morning. The shootings happened at different times and at different locations.

A 33-year-old woman was shot while walking to her vehicle around 1:15 a.m. on the 100 block of W. Fremont Street, Stockton police said. The woman heard several gunshots and realized she was hit. The woman was treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound at the hospital.

When the shooting happened, several people ran from the area. Police said there was no witness or suspect information available.

15-year-old driver killed, passengers injured in Stockton crash


A 15-year-old teen was killed and several other passengers were injured in a solo-vehicle crash on N. Wilson Way near E. Alpine Avenue Friday morning.

A small, silver 1999 Ford was speeding in the number one lane on southbound Wilson when the driver lost control and veered to the right, traveling down an embankment and plowing into a 45 mph speed limit sign and a tree, according to California Highway Patrol Officer James Smith. The driver, later identified as Dylan James Chandler, died in the collision.

"I heard some tires screeching," witness Paul Salinas said. He was setting up at the flea market across the street and saw the crash. "I saw the car swerving to the right. I'm not sure if it was losing control or if it was burning out on purpose."

Dylan's cousin Tino Thurman spoke with the victim's girlfriend about the crash.

Nine pound of drugs seized in Stockton


Law enforcement officers arrested two people and seized nine pounds of drugs Thursday during searches conducted in Stockton as a result of a three-month investigation.

Theolis Vester Stewart, 49, and Andrea Hornbeak, 41, both of Stockton, were arrested on charges of sales of controlled substances, according to Vacaville police. Officers seized about 2.8 pounds of methamphetamine, 1.2 pounds of heroin, 2.2 pounds of powder cocaine, 2.8 pounds of crack and two handguns.

The arrests were the result of a joint investigation by the Vacaville Police Department Narcotic Enforcement Team, the Vacaville Police Department Crime Suppression Team, the Stockton Police Department and the Antioch Police Department. The investigation targeted the "drug sales activities" of Stewart, according to a Vacaville police press release.

Thieves thwarted in cemetery plaque theft attempt


STOCKTON - Thieves have made three attempts to steal a historic bronze plaque from in front of the Temple Israel Cemetery in Stockton.

The plaque, which was installed in 1961, marks the cemetery at Union and Acacia streets as a state historic site. The serene, lush cemetery rests on three acres and serves as a chronicle of Jewish history in the city over the last 163 years. It saw its first burial in 1851, when S. Friedlander was interred on Oct. 16 after he died in the Sonora goldfields.

"This is the oldest Jewish cemetery in continuous use this side of the Great Divide of the Rockies," said cemetery Superintendent Sheldon Barr.

Two weeks ago someone tried to pry the more than 100-pound plaque from a stone wall near the cemetery's north entrance.

"And they left a space big enough for me to get my fingers between the brass and the granite," Barr said.

stockton police get no cooperation solving latest murder


STOCKTON - Stockton police said Thursday there's been very little cooperation from people who saw the drive-by shooting in the Conway Homes neighborhood in southwest Stockton Tuesday night.

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Teen shot, killed while heading to grandmother's home

Someone in a silver car fired at a group of people, injuring a 12-year-old boy and killing a 16-year-old teen.

"We know people in the group and the 12-year-old boy knows what happened. Right now the 12 year old isn't cooperating with investigators. He knows who shot him or can give us a good description of the shooter," police spokesman Officer Joe Silva said.

Judge: Stockton must pay creditors and pension fund


SACRAMENTO - A federal judge has ruled that Stockton, California, must follow U.S. bankruptcy laws and pay its creditors as well as its pension fund.

The ruling came Wednesday in a case filed against Stockton by a key creditor, Franklin Templeton Investments.

The case is being closely watched because it could answer the significant question of who gets paid first by financially strapped cities around the nation - retirement funds or creditors.

Much of the case centers on whether Stockton's payments to the California Public Employees' Retirement System are off limits to creditors as the city tries to end its Chapter 9 protection.