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Stockton woman found after 7 days


A woman who was reported missing on New Year's Day was found Wednesday.

Stockton police said their missing persons unit received a call.

"So they went out and met with her, determined that she was safe, no crime was committed against her and right now the family is requesting privacy," Stockton police spokesman, Officer Joe Silva said.

Adkins, 26, was last seen at her North Stockton apartment complex before she went for a walk around 1:15 a.m.

On Monday, police deemed her disappearance suspicious because she had never left her home in that manner.

Adkins' husband, 26-year-old Joe Shepard said he did not know why his wife had walked away from their apartment, leaving her phone, keys and drivers license.

Newest Stockton council member lists priorities


STOCKTON - Dan Wright is a school principal in Stockton, but he's got a new part-time job -- he was selected to fill the open spot on the Stockton City Council.

Wright was selected Tuesday night among five applicants to fill Kathy Miller's position after she was elected to San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.

Wright said he hopes to bring strong financial awareness to the council after previous groups spent money on an arena, stadium and other downtown features -- moves that helped drive the city into bankruptcy.

"Those are good goals to have. Big cities don't survive without a vibrant core, but the question is how fast do you move to make those things happen?" Wright said. "We're glad to have them, but the financial forecasting wasn't correct on those."

He also said he hopes to be part of a council that can reopen police substations and library branches.

Stockton police K9 "Rocky" recovering from stab wounds


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A Stockton police K9 is recovering from stab wounds he received while aiding police officers in taking down a man wielding a knife on Tuesday.

Rocky, a 6-year-old Dutch Shepherd, is still in the intensive care unit at an animal hospital in Sacramento.

Rocky accompanied Stockton police officers who were responding to an incident regarding a man who appeared to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs in front of a residence in the 800 block of Howard Street, just west of Interstate 5.

Suspect shot, killed by Stockton police; investigation underway

Suspect shot, killed by Stockton police; investigation underway


The Stockton Police Department said a man who broke into a Stockton group home Tuesday afternoon was shot and killed by officers.

PAtrick Wetter, was described by police as a 25-year-old documented gang member. He was recently arrested twice for possessing a bladed weapon and resisting arrest.

Officer Joe Silva said the department was called at 3:41 p.m. regarding a man who appeared to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs in front of a residence in the 800 block of Howard Street, just west of Interstate 5.

The man then kicked in the front door of the residence and went inside. The residents barricaded themselves inside the bedroom.

Silva said the suspect was inside the group home when two officers with a K9 arrived at the scene. Officers ordered the suspect to stop and surrender and when he did not comply they deployed the K9.

Police: Teen committed Stockton murder while on pass from juvenile hall

Police: Teen committed Stockton murder while on pass from juvenile hall


Stockton police said a 16-year-old boy was on a weekend pass from juvenile hall when he shot and killed a man Sunday.

The teen, who is in juvenile hall for an unrelated case, was charged with homicide and robbery, police said in a Facebook post Tuesday. His name was not released. The teen is accused of killing 30-year-old James Gorman.

Police said the 16-year-old and a 17-year-old male accomplice had robbed Gorman's sons earlier Sunday. The 17-year-old was booked into juvenile hall on robbery charges.

San Joaquin County Chief Probation Officer Stephanie James said the boy was in a program called Camp Peterson. James explained a judge usually sentences a juvenile to the 1-year program, which has four stages:

1) Orientation

2) Intensive Treatment

3) On-going treatment, where the juvenile can begin to earn 8- to 12-hour passes

Stockton city council appoints Wright as new council member


The Stockton City Council appointed a new member Tuesday to fill a vacant council seat.

Dan Wright was selected to represent City Council District 2. His term starts immediately and is through Dec. 31, 2016.

City spokesperson Connie Cochran said Wright was one of five people who applied for the job. On his application, Wright wrote the reason he would like to be appointed as a council member: "I believe I have the knowledge and experience to assist the council as it moves Stockton toward financial stability and improved public service."

Wright is a principal at Harrison Elementary School, holds a bachelor's in elementary education from the University of Wisconsin, a master's in educational administration from California State University-Los Angeles and completed doctoral work in educational administration from the University of Pacific.

Ice cream truck driver robbed, ordered to strip down to his underwear in Stockton

Ice cream truck driver robbed, ordered to strip down to his underwear in Stockton


Two suspects held a 54-year-old ice cream truck driver at gunpoint, forced him to strip down to his underwear, then robbed him Monday afternoon in Stockton according to Stockton police.

The two suspects involved in the incident are described as:

Suspect One: Black male between ages of 25-30 years old, 5 foot 8 inches and 160 pounds. Clean shaven and last seen wearing a black jacket armed with a black semi auto handgun.

Suspect Two: Black male between ages of 25-30 years old, 5 foot 8 inches and 160 pounds.

The incident happened in the 9000 block of Fox Creek in the Valley Oak District at 4:20 p.m. The victim was driving his ice cream truck on Fox Creek then was stopped by the two men in front of the call location.