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1 killed, i injured in Stockton vehicle vs. pedestrian crash


The medical condition of a little boy was unclear Tuesday morning after he and his aunt were struck by a vehicle on a Stockton street Monday night.

Stockton police say the aunt died from her injuries. The San Joaquin County coroner said she was 53-year-old Valorie Smith and she lived in Stockton.

The collision was on Pacific Avenue just before 9:30 p.m.. The police report said the woman and 4 year old were crossing the street eastbound when they were hit. The report did not provide details about the vehicle or driver that was involved or whether the victims were in a crosswalk..

The boy was transported to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.


Feds: More than tacos being sold from Stockton man's taco truck


A Stockton man convicted of dealing methamphetamine was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison on Friday.

According to court documents, Ruben Barajas, 37, was determined to have been selling drugs from his taco truck business. Investigators found more than 2 kilograms of pure methamphetamine in Barajas' possession. He was arrested in April 2013.

Barajas was charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.


Police investigate San Joaquin Co. D.A. candidate Hickey


STOCKTON - San Joaquin County District Attorney candidate Gary Hickey is in the news again, this time he's the target of a police investigation after a 61-year-old man was injured Tuesday night.

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On Wednesday, Lodi police said Hickey and the victim Jim Ferroni had a dispute over payment to a caretaker, and Ferroni dislocated his hip during the altercation.

Ferroni said he faced a sudden, unprovoked attack inside Hickey's home.

Suspect in fatal hit and run killings appears in court


STOCKTON - One of the two people accused of a hit-and-run crash that killed two people last Thursday in Stockton appeared in court Tuesday on murder, hit and run, and robbery charges.

Brittney Tamayo, 23, is the alleged driver of the car that was involved in a robbery, then a hit and run crash that killed two people. She allegedly ran a red light, and both she and her male companion attempted to flee after the crash. She was caught that night, while police continue to look for her companion, Tevin Taylor, also 23.

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Police ID second suspect in Stockton double fatal crash

Police name second suspect in Stockton double fatal crash


SACRAMENTO - A second suspect at large in a crash that killed two people in Stockton last week has been identified.

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2 killed, 1 arrested in Stockton hit-and-run crash

Stockton police detectives are looking for 23-year-old Tevin Taylor. They say he ran from a white Honda SUV after it struck an Acura at West Lane and West Lane Frontage Road on April 24, Officer Joe Silva said. Two people inside the Acura, 18-year-old Sokhunthear Hin and 20-year-old Ritche Rasmee, were killed.

Taylor is wanted for homicide and robbery.

A headstone from 1870s was found in Stockton and returned to its rightful place


STOCKTON - Alicia Kittrell typically spends her days as a community service officer for the Stockton Police Department investigating traffic collisions. She's had anything but typical days the last couple of weeks.

Kittrell was working to find the rightful home of an 1870s headstone that was mysteriously found in Stockton.

About a week and a half ago work crews found the headstone at a construction site just east of downtown Stockton. Workers informed the Stockton Police Department.

That where's Kittrell came in. She spent many hours both on professional and private time researching genealogy sites and cemeteries trying to learn the headstone's history. Another member of one of those sites determined the headstone belonged to John McGinley, an opera buff from the Reno area.

On Monday, Kittrell returned the headstone to Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery in Reno.

San Joaquin County D.A's. Office frustrated with number of honor farm escapes


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STOCKTON - After another escape from the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office's honor farm facility, a deputy district attorney is wondering why the most recent escapees weren't in a more secure facility.

"These are serious charges. Why they're at the honor farm is frustrating. My ability to prosecute is now nil until apprehended," Mark Ott said.