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Erin Brockovich weighs in on recent Stockton water controversy


One of the world's leading water quality advocates tells ABC10 the city of Stockton is making a major mistake by switching the chemicals it uses to disinfect its drinking water.

Stockton police investigate theft of youth's Hoverboard

Stockton Police are investigating the alleged theft of a juvenile girl’s Hoverboard Wednesday afternoon.

Police report the incident occurred in the Seaport District near McDougald Boulevard and Steve Lillie Circle around 3:30 p.m.

According to police, the girl was in the area of where the alert was reported when the suspect ran up to her and pushed her off of her Hoverboard.

The suspect then picked up the Hoverboard and ran off with it, police said.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man around 5 feet 3 inches, 140 pounds. The suspect was described wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, grey pants, and red shoes.

Stockton tree removal behind schedule; storms approaching

STOCKTON, CA – About 500 trees in Stockton were marked for removal because the city considered them to be to unhealthy to remain standing.  

As more residents were learning, the removal didn't happen quickly, and those trees were especially vulnerable in strong El Niño storms.

Stockton man arrested after beating Macy's employee on the head

A man was arrested Tuesday after he walked into a Stockton Macy's and attacked a female employee.

The Stockton Police Department said on their Facebook page that Mark Savonick, 60, walked in and beat the employee on the head with his fists. He was not known to the employee and there was no apparent reason for the attack.

State officials: Ammonia will not be added to Stockton water

California Water Service Company officials have announced they will not be making any changes to the city’s current methods of disinfecting its water system despite outcry from a familiar environmental advocate.

In a post she made to Facebook on Saturday night, environmental advocate Erin Brockovich accused Stockton city officials of adding ammonia to the city’s drinking water.

“You may have heard reports that the City of Stockton plans to begin disinfecting its water with chloramine, a combination of chlorine and ammonia commonly used to remove harmful bacteria,” city officials wrote in a release. “Please note that Cal Water’s Stockton District does not plan to make this change.”

Suspect dies following series of Stockton home invasion attempts

A Stockton man died Tuesday night following numerous calls connecting him with multiple break-in attempts throughout a concentrated area.

Stockton Police Department reports the man, later identified as Filberto Valencia, 26, was trying to gain entry into multiple homes.

Initial reports connected Valencia with an attempt to enter a Nicole Street residence around 6:11 p.m. One of the callers reported that the suspect told her someone was trying to kill him. Other callers reported the man running on rooftops.

The man successfully broke into a group home on the 3100 block and assaulted at least one female victim. According to police, a 911 dispatcher who received the first report could hear people yelling in the background during the call.

When police arrived at the home, they discovered the suspect barricaded in the bathroom with four females. This home was later identified as a group home. 

Intruder found dead inside of Stockton home


A man died in Stockton after entering a home in the 3200 block of Nicole Street. 

Police said they responded to multiple calls of an intruder at the residence that began coming in at around 6 p.m. on Tuesday. 

According to police, the intruder assaulted at least one person inside of the home. After a physical fight with responding officers, the suspect died at the scene. 

No other information has been released at this time. Refresh for more details as they come in.