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Stockton man arrested in girlfriend's shooting death

Police have arrested Ernesto Velazquez, 40, for the murder his 39-year-old girlfriend who was found in the driveway of a home in Stockton Friday afternoon. She was found outside a home along Mist Trail Drive, near Carolyn Weston Boulevard. 



Velazquez, who is a documented gang member, is also suspected of holding a 57-year-old man at gun point and stealing his car. Police believe he then abandoned that car and then stole a woman's car, also by gunpoint in the are of Pock Lane. 

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Stockton police officer kills two pit bulls attacking another dog

A Stockton police officer shot and killed two pit bulls on Saturday after they attacked a dog.

Officers said they responded to a call by the owner of the two dogs who said they were attacking a neighbors dog, and he was unable to stop them. The owner then asked the neighbor, who had a gun, to shoot the dogs.

A shot was fired to try to scare the pit bulls away from the fight, but they it was unsuccessful. 

Police said the officer fired several rounds, hitting both pit bulls. One was killed at the scene, the other was taken to a vet and euthanized. 

Police are investigating the incident. 



Homeless return to Stockton encampment


A huge homeless encampment under a freeway in Stockton was visited by Caltrans on Friday, but the people living on state property weren’t evicted.

Stockton's violence prevention office sees new faces for new year


STOCKTON, CA – Working in the office of violence prevention in Stockton, Denise Manning can relate to the issues and problems she’s about to deal with. 

“When I was 16 I had a boyfriend who was stabbed to death.  He was buried on my 17th birthday,” said Manning.

Stockton church posts video of burglary suspects, seeks assistance

A church in Stockton is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying at least three burglary suspects caught on tape.

The crime occurred sometime last week, according to church members.

No suspects have yet been reported.

Suspect hospitalized in officer-involved shooting in Stockton


One suspect has been hospitalized in connection to an officer-involved shooting in Stockton.

Police said the incident happened on Stanislaus and Hemlock Street. 

No officers have been reported injured at this time. Stockton police are investigating the incident. 

14 confirmed ill after sealant is used in Manteca elementary school


The Manteca Fire Department has confirmed 13 students and one adult have complained of getting sick after a rubber sealant spray was used by a maintenance worker at Joshua Cowell Elementary School in Manteca.

The sealant, which is commonly used for cracks in doors and windows, was used on a HVAC system, according to fire officials. When the the HVAC system was turned on, the fumes spread into the classroom.

Four were transported to a hospital, and 10 were released to their parents or guardians.

The Manteca Unified School District made the following statement:

"Student safety is always our number one priority. A smell was reported in a classroom. The school responded by moving students to another room. Emergency services were called to investigate and five students were removed for further observation."