CRIME & SAFETY
3 armed carjacking suspects crash after chase with San Joaquin County deputy in Manteca
MANTECA, Calif. — Three armed carjacking suspects were arrested after a chase involving a San Joaquin County deputy ended in a crash in Manteca on Memorial Day, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's officials said the crash happened in the area of Airport Way and Highway...
San Joaquin County deputy injured, 3 in custody after chase
MANTECA, Calif. — A San Joaquin County deputy was hospitalized after a chase led to a crash, Monday. According to a tweet from the sheriff’s office, it happened around Airport Way and Highway 120 in Manteca. It says the deputy was chasing armed carjacking suspects when the crash...
Three separate armed robberies reported in Stockton, police say
(KTXL) —- Three separate armed robberies took place around the same time Thursday night in the Park, Valley Oak, and Lakeview districts, according to the Stockton Police Department. Police say the first robbery happened around 9:30 p.m. at the 1400 Block of South Airport Way. The suspect approached a man and a woman, 49 and […]
Still few leads in deaths of young Lodi men
Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of profiles on cold cases that the Lodi Police Department and other area law enforcement agencies are investigating. One of the cold cases the Lodi Police Department is working on has its officers still looking for anyone who might have known the victim.
Tuolumne County deputies arrest woman in Stockton months after murder
A woman who deputies have been searching for in connection with a murder in March was arrested on Thursday afternoon, according to the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office. Sabrina Starkweather, 28, was one of three suspects in the death of 63-year-old Ben Lindsey, who lived in Columbia on Calle Quartz Drive. An autopsy revealed that blunt force trauma was the cause of his death.
Man stabbed along Stockton Waterfront, police say
STOCKTON, Calif. — The Stockton Police Department is investigating after a man was found with stab wounds late Friday night. It happened at North Center Street and West Weber Street around 10:30 p.m. Police say the victim, an unidentified 27-year-old, was arguing with the suspect when he was stabbed...
Police make arrest in Stockton home burglary
STOCKTON, Calif. — A shattered front window, a list of missing items and a broken sense of safety are what's left of a Friday morning burglary at Stephen Castanon's north Stockton home. According to Castanon, his family left for the day around 7:06 a.m. Two minutes later, a man...
Massive Bay Area burglary operation uncovered after single theft, police say
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Suspect Arrested In Homicide Case Following Crucial Tip from Community
Sonora, CA– Law enforcement officials from the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) apprehended homicide suspect Sabrina Starkweather yesterday, thanks to a valuable tip provided by a member of the community. The timely information, which came in response to TCSO’s public appeal on May 24th, in a story that was covered here, played a crucial role in leading detectives to the Stockton area, where the arrest was successfully made in collaboration with the Stockton Police Department.
Woman wanted in connection with Tuolumne County man's death arrested
COLUMBIA -- Authorities have arrested a woman in connection with the March homicide of a Tuolumne County man.On Thursday afternoon, Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office detectives along with Stockton police officers took 28-year-old Sabrina Starkweather into custody in the Stockton area after having received a tip from a member of the public, according to a statement from the sheriff's office. On March 15, the body of 63-year-old Ben Lindsey was found on the ground at his Columbia. Detectives later determined that Lindsey was killed by his neighbor and tenant 63-year-old Jon Starkweather. Starkweather's daughter, Sabrina, and her boyfriend, 22-year-old Kasual McGuire-Meder were also staying with him and were also implicated in Lindsey's death.Two days later, detectives found McGuire-Meder at the Washoe County Jail where he was being held on unrelated charges. He was subsequently booked on charges of murder, conspiracy to commit a crime, robbery, and taking a vehicle without the owner's consent.Jon Starkweather was arrested the same day near his residence in Columbia. He was taken to the Dambacher Detention Center in Sonora and booked on charges of murder, conspiracy to commit a crime, and robbery. Columbia is located approximately 92 miles southeast of Sacramento in Gold Country.
Suspect in Custody for an Attempted Bank Robbery Downtown
WALNUT CREEK — A man was arrested downtown for attempted bank robbery before he had a chance to flee with any money. The suspect was still inside the bank when police responded to an alarm. He is 45-year-old Douglas L. Crosby, a Stockton resident with previous arrests. Crosby was...
Richmond Pawn Shop Involved in Nationwide Burglary Ring
The San Joaquin County Sheriffs Office announced a vehicle burglary resulted in the discovery of a Richmond pawns hop involved in a nationwide burglary ring. On April 1, 2023, a vehicle burglary that occurred in Stockton, in the Lincoln Center Parking lot, was reported to the Sheriff’s Office. Our Special Services Division became involved and identified the suspect in this case as DeShawn Leandrei Allen, a validated gang member from Richmond, CA.
$30K adaptive golf cart recovered after being stolen from Stockton golf course
STOCKTON, Calif. — A $30,000 special golf cart used primarily by veterans with physical disabilities has been recovered after recently being stolen from a Stockton golf course. The security system at Swenson Golf Course captured the moment on May 16 that someone stole the Paramobile golf cart, baffling staff...
Victims of back-to-back Stockton killings identified
In the early hours Monday morning, two people were shot to death in Stockton within a two-hour span, according to law enforcement. The victims were 22-year-old Donaven Onesavanh Ouch of Stockton, and 55-year-old Gary Norwood of Lodi, the San Joaquin County Medical Examiner's office confirmed Tuesday. Their deaths mark the...
2 men shot at while in their garage in Stockton, police say
STOCKTON, Calif. — Two men were shot at Monday while in their garage in Stockton, according to police. Authorities said the 42-year-old man and 24-year-old man were in their garage on Marengo and Alturas avenues when the suspect approached and pointed a firearm at them. The suspect then shot...
San Joaquin County Burglary Scheme Linked to Richmond Pawn Shop
The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office is investigating a large-scale theft operation involving a suspect and a Richmond pawn shop. The stolen items include laptops, cameras, watches, and jewelry. The investigation started after a vehicle burglary in Stockton led to the discovery of an alleged scheme to steal and sell stolen goods through Oral Max Pawnshop on 23rd Street. The suspect, from Richmond's Bay Area, has been operating in San Joaquin County, stealing property from unsuspecting victims. To date, investigators have identified 140 victims, some of whom are located as far away as Brooklyn. Both the alleged burglary suspect, Sean Allen, and pawnshop owner Ochoa are currently under investigation.
Nevada woman reported missing after visiting Stockton: family
A 28-year-old Nevada woman has been reported missing in Stockton after visiting the city for a family gathering. Leah Whitfield of Fernley, Nevada was reported missing on Sunday, May 21, according to Stockton Police Department spokesman David Scott. Whitfield's family last saw her on Saturday night, her sister, Bri Whitfield,...
Exclusive: Kristin Smart’s family ‘beyond grateful’ after guilty verdict in murder case
“We are beyond grateful” Kristin Smart’s killer is in prison, her mom said. “But we would be ecstatic if we were able to lay her to rest.”
55-year-old killed in Stockton shooting, police say
STOCKTON, Calif. — A 55-year-old man died early Monday morning after a shooting in Stockton, according to police. (Video above: Top headlines for May 22) Stockton police said officers responded to the area of Fremont and Commerce streets around 2:04 a.m. for reports of a person who had been shot.
Lodi Police conducting DUI checkpoint during Memorial Day weekend
(KTXL) — The Lodi Police Department said it’ll watch out for suspected impaired drivers during Memorial Day Weekend. Police said a DUI checkpoint will be held on Saturday from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location within city limits. •Video Above: Sideshow activity in San Joaquin County leads to deadly shooting Locations for DUI […]
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