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3 Stockton teens charged with throwing rocks at cars

STOCKTON, CA - Three Stockton teenagers are charged with felonies after allegedly tossing rocks at cars for about 10 minutes Thursday evening.

The rocks were thrown from the Tam O'Shanter railroad overpass on Hammer Lane, in North Stockton. Stockton police Officer Joe Silva said witnesses helped police quickly find the two 13-year-old suspects and a 14-year-old companion.

Silva said nine vehicles were hit by rocks; a car and a fire engine were involved in a crash; and 22 people were victimized by broken glass.

"We've seen in years past, when people throw objects at moving vehicles, traffic accidents happen and fatalities too," Silva explained. "We take this seriously. All three are charged with felonies and are booked into juvenile hall."

Fortunately, there were no serious injuries.

By Tim Daly, tdaly@news10.net

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Homework Helpers at the M.K. Troke Branch Library

Homework Helpers at the M.K. Troke Branch Library

Need help with your homework?  Come on down to the library where our volunteers can assist you.  Beginning August 21st, Homework Helpers will be available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4-6 p.m. 

Assistance will be available on various subjects such as Math, Reading, and Science for children in kindergarten thru fifth grade.  Math tutoring will still be available for children in grades 6th thru 12th grade.  All students should bring their homework assignments with them.

This is a free program that is on a first-come, first-served basis. Continue the learning by checking out books, reviewing online databases, and searching the Internet * all for free at your local public library!

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Stockton Friends of the Library.  The M.K. Troke Branch Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 502 W.

Stockton store clerks tase burglary suspect

STOCKTON, CA - Employees of a Stockton sporting goods store took things into their own hands when a man allegedly lifted a handgun from them Sunday morning.

According to Stockton police, suspect Rudolfo Manuel Martinez, 37, of Stockton, entered the Outdoor Sportsman on the 4900 block of West Lane at 11 a.m. and asked to see a handgun. With gun in hand, Martinez bolted from the store and got in what turned out to be a stolen vehicle.

Employees told responding officers they chased after the suspect, smashed a window in the vehicle and fired a stun gun at the Martinez. They held the suspect until police arrived.

Martinez was arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen propoerty and auto theft, police said.

Stockton police investigate another homicide - #48

STOCKTON, CA - Stockton homicide detectives were called to their second fatal shooting Monday, this one on the 1100 block of S. Commerce Street.

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Officer Joe Silva said one person was dead and a second person was in stable condition after a drive-by shooting that took place right around 8 p.m.

There was no early description of the victims, shooter or shooters, or vehicle involved.

Silva described the area as residential with known gang activity.















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Stockton sees homicide #47 and #48 in same day

STOCKTON, CA - Stockton saw its 47th and 48th homicides of the year in a pair of shootings on Monday.

The latest murder came in a drive-by shooting in the 1100 block of South Commerce just before 8 o'clock Monday night. A pair of teenagers were shot and rushed to a local hospital where one was declared dead and the other was moved from critical to stable condition after surgery.

Just after 10:15 pm, officers responded to another drive-by shooting on East 9th Street. A teenaged male was taken to a local hospital. His condition was not available as of midnight.

Stunned neighbors said they worry that stray bullets could hurt or kill someone.

"I was in Iraq, and literally, I was safer in Baghdad than I am here in Stockton and that is a no b.s. assessment of the situation here in Stockton," said neighbor Jose Bilyeu, who added he believes police are doing the best they can but are overwhelmed.

Stockton Arts commission arts awards

Stockton Arts commission arts awards

The Stockton Arts Commission, the Stockton Arts Foundation, and the City of Stockton join together to present the 35th annual Stockton Arts Commission Arts Awards on October 20, 2012.

This year the event will be held at Haggin Museum.  You will have the opportunity, along with honoring some fabulous artists, patrons, and supporters of the Arts of Stockton, to also view the outstanding exhibit that will be on display, The Artisanship of Mexican Equestrian Culture.

Please join us on October 20th, 2012.   The celebration begins at 5:30p.m. with wine and hors d’ouevres, 6:30p.m. presentation and program, the cost is $35.00.  Tickets can be purchased on line through Eventbrite. If you have questions or need more information please call (209) 937-8837.


We have a wonderful slate of awardees for this year.

CHP: Children must be in safety seats while in cars

STOCKTON, CA - California Highway Patrol reminds drivers the importance of using a child safety seat.

The message comes after a 3-year-old girl, who was buckled up, but not in a car seat, died Friday afternoon in a car crash.

"We heard the car go, 'crunch, crunch, crunch.' I heard the brakes when they hit the brakes," witness Bob Wagner recalled.

Traffic was backed for hours after a four-vehicle chain reaction crash in the eastbound lane of Highway 4, west of Filbert Street in Stockton.

CHP investigated the crash. CHP said tow truck driver Juan Hinojosa, 28, of Stockton smashed into a Ford Fusion. Diane Deal, 44, of Manteca, was driving the Ford Fusion. The impact sent both vehicles off the road, killing the 3-year-old girl inside the Ford Fusion.