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National police review critical of Stockton police during deadly 2014 shootout

An independent review of the Stockton Police Department's response to last summer's deadly bank robbery and chase has been published. Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones asked the Police Foundation to study how his officers responded to the bank robbery, hostage taking and shootout that killed two of the suspects and hostage Misty Singh.

Goodwill to hold hiring fair

Goodwill to hold hiring fair

STOCKTON — Goodwill is hosting a hiring fair this week to fill positions for its San Joaquin County stores.

Goodwill senior leaders will conduct on the spot interviews from 9 a.m. until noon, Aug. 19 at the Goodwill Hiring Center at 129 S. Grant St. in Stockton. No appointment is necessary.

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State offering cash to help homeowners switch from grass to drought-resistant landscaping

STOCKTON, CA - Up to $2,000 is available to assist homeowners with the switch from grass to drought resistant landscaping.

The program began this week and the fund is $24 million. That translates to assisting about 12,000 homes with the transition.

For information on how to apply, visit the Department of Water Resources website titled.

For Scott Zeiher of Stockton, who's already switched from grass to bark and rock, he's fine not being eligible. To him, the goal of the program was more important.

San Joaquin Sheriff's correction officer arrested on sex charge

STOCKTON, CA - A correctional officer who worked at the San Joaquin County jail was arrested and charged with four counts of lewd act upon a child.

Augustine Miranda was arrested by Stockton police in June. Spokesman Joe Silva with the Stockton Police Department said the victim was a teenager who was familiar with Miranda.

San Joaquin County Sheriff's spokesman Dave Konecny said Miranda is on leave while his legal situation is settled. Konecny wouldn't offer any other information on Miranda or the charges against him.

MIranda is facing a potential prison sentence of 12 years if convicted of the charges.

Cops collide, injured while chasing Stockton robbery suspect

It started as a response to a robbery suspect, and ended with the suspect in handcuffs, but in the process three Stockton police cars collided and caused quite a scene along Hammer Lane Wednesday morning.

County fair organizer wanted for allegedly swindling vendors

A man suspected of swindling vendors at the San Joaquin County fair last July and leaving town with the proceeds is wanted by the Stockton Police Department.

Melvin Monroe Adams organized the event at the fair grounds in Stockton using the name Michael Allen, according to the Stockton Police Department. He worked under two companies: “Next Level Concert Group” and “Blackstar Artist Management.”

The department said Adams is wanted on $600,000 Felony Criminal Arrest and citizens are encouraged to call if they have information related to this investigation. 

For the event held last summer -- named the "San Joaquin County Family Fair" -- Adams contracted with companies for entertainment, food and other vendors, sound/stage/audio equipment, and the fair grounds venue. 

Man sentenced to 12 years for human trafficking

A man was sentenced to 12 years in prison on human trafficking charges in Stockton, according to Stockton Police Department

Officer Joseph Silva with the police department said that 26-year-old Jatari Fisher's arrest came in March 2015. The department's vice unit was working an undercover prostitution mission when an undercover officer picked up a 16-year-old prostitute.

The officer realized the girl was a victim of human trafficking, said Silva. Fisher was arrested shortly afterwards and the victim was given medical attention and resources to get out of the lifestyle.