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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. 


Activist Erin Brockovich accuses Stockton officials of adding ammonia to drinking water

Advocate Erin Brockovich criticized Stockton for how they are treating their water on Saturday.

In a Facebook post, the environmental activist accused Stockton of adding ammonia to the city's drinking water and said that Stockton was "too lazy and cheap to remove dirt (organics) for your water supplies..."

MLK day brings best in girls hoops to Stockton

STOCKTON, CA – For the sixth year in a row St. Mary’s High School in Stockton hosted a showcase of top girls high school basketball talent from around the state.  The event happens each year on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend and was intended to get top players noticed by college coaches.

Activist Erin Brockovich accuses Stockton officials of adding ammonia to drinking water

Environmental advocate Erin Brockovich accused Stockton of adding ammonia to the city's drinking water, in a Saturday night post to Facebook