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Neighborhood watch helps bust Stockton ID theft ring

Four people were arrested Tuesday afternoon after getting a call from an active neighborhood watch member.

The member called Stockton police around 3:50 p.m. about seeing people inside home in the 10600 block of Rivermont Drive, Officer Joseph Silva said.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found four people inside. While searching the home, police also found evidence that the suspects were stealing people's identities. Silva said officers found people's ID cards, credit cards, social security information and gift cards.

The officers arrested Amber Collins, 29; Jendy Kham, 26, a documented gang member who was on parole; Xochil Martinez, 35, who was on probation; and Hoanh Thach, 29, for numerous felony theft-related charges.

New Stockton City Council lineup takes shape

STOCKTON - Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva got half the results he wanted from Tuesdays city council elections.

While incumbent Dyane Burgos Medina was defeated, fellow-incumbent Elbert Holman survived to serve another term. Silva had actively campaigned against the incumbents, claiming he'll have more success as mayor with new council members.

"At one time, I put up signs for Holman, but he's not the person I thought he was when I was young and naive," Silva said. "The bottom line, the voters had spoken and I have to live with that," Silva said.

Holman was equally unimpressed with having to keep working with the mayor.

"I'm confident we can get along, but we don't go to dinner together," Holman said. "Doing the business of the city we have to work together."

Stockton police: Missing man found, reunited with family

UPDATE 9:38 p.m. Nov. 5: Walter Orr has been located in Bishop and is safe, Stockton police said. He has been reunited with family.


STOCKTON - Stockton Police are looking for a man who was last seen heading to Lodi to meet a friend.

According to Stockton Police, Walter Orr left his north Stockton home to meet a friend in Lodi Monday night.

He never arrived and has not returned home.

He was last seen wearing a white sweater, blue jeans and white shoes.

Police consider him at-risk because he has a medical condition that may cause him to be confused or lost.

Orr is driving a Red 2001 GMC Pick Up, with the license plate number 6N58101. The vehicle is lowered and has stock wheels.

Voters decide 3 Stockton city council seats

Stockton residents went to the polls Tuesday to decide on three city council races.

City council seats for districts 1, 3 and 5 were up for election. The final results for those races were:

District 1: Council Member Elbert Holman, Jr. 55.49 percent; Rick Grewal 44.51 percent

District 3: Gene Acevado 34.58 percent; Susan Lofthus 65.42 percent

District 5: Council Member Dyane Burgos Medina 46.29 percent; Christiana Fugazi 53.71 percent


Animal shelter in Stockton faces pet food crisis

STOCKTON - The Delta Humane Society has put out an emergency call for pet food donations after its source of free food dried up without warning.

"This is devastating to us," Executive Director Patrice Davidson said.

Stockton businessman says he'll fight ADA lawsuit

STOCKTON - Scott Johnson has made legal claims against many business owners in the Sacramento area, claiming he's suffered because his disability won't allow him to fully access their stores and restaurants.

Now Stockton businessman Jerry Brannon said he's fighting back.

Man in critical condition after Stockton hit-and-run

STOCKTON - A hit-and-run in Stockton over the weekend left one man in critical condition.

The hit-and-run happened just after 5 a.m. Saturday near Martin Luther King Boulevard and American Street in Stockton.

When officers arrived on scene, they found an unidentified white male between 40 to 50-years-old injured.

According to Stockton Police, he was airlifted to a Sacramento hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

Police said witnesses saw a man crossing the street when a small compact car, possibly dark in color, struck the man before driving away.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377, the Traffic Unit at (209) 937-8354, or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Callers can remain anonymous.