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11-year-old girl robbed for gold chain in Stockton

STOCKTON, CA - An 11-year-old girl had her gold chain ripped from her neck and stolen on Monday, according to the Stockton Police Department.

Stockton police reports indicated the girl was walking in the area of N. El Dorado St. and Jamestown St. around 2:30 p.m. when an individual walked up from behind her, ripped the chain off her neck, and fled on foot with an accomplice.

The suspected thief was described as a black man, 16 to 18 years old, with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.

The man's accomplice was listed as a black man, 16 to 18 years of age, with a short afro. He was last seen wearing a dark shirt and dark jeans.

Anyone with information on the incident was asked to contact the Stockton Police Dept.

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Security camera photo captures Stockton bank robbery suspect

STOCKTON, CA - Stockton police released a clear photo of man suspected of robbing a Bank of Stockton Monday afternoon.

Officer Joe Silva said the man handed a note demanding money to a teller. Upon receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the man ran east on Miner Avenue.

No was hurt and there was no mention of a weapon.

The bank was the Bank of Stockton on the 300 block of E. Miner at 12:34 p.m.

Witnesses described the suspected robber as white, 50 to 55 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 190 to 200 pounds. He was bald and had a gray goatee.

Anyone with information on the identity of the man shown was asked to call the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Tipsters can also submit a tip on the Stockton Police Department Facebook page.

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

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.

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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.















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.