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Security co. defends its guard in fatal Stockton shooting

STOCKTON, CA - As Stockton police detectives continue to investigate the fatal shooting of a man at an apartment complex by a security guard Saturday afternoon, the employers of the guard justify his actions.

STORY: Police: Security guard shoots, kills man armed with baton 

According to the preliminary police investigation, Mark Rego was shot during a confrontation between himself, his wife Gustava Rego, and the unnamed guard at the complex on the 4700 block on Grouse Run Drive. Mark Rego allegedly picked up the guard's dropped baton, and the 26-year-old guard, fearing for his safety, shot Rego once, police said. Rego died later at a local hospital.

Police: Man caught stealing boat in Stockton

STOCKTON, Calif. - A man was caught in the act of stealing a boat from a Stockton dock Tuesday morning, say police. 

Stockton police reports stated officers were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Weber Ave. around 5:26 a.m., following reports of a man trying to steal a boat.

Upon arrival, officers located 41-year-old John Kritzer adrift in the boat within the docks, police said.

Officers attempted to talk Kritzer out of the boat, but he threatened them and then jumped into the water, said police.

Kritzer swam back to the dock where he was apprehended and arrested on a charge of boat theft.

Sheriff: Fake store mgr. forces teen into sex acts

STOCKTON, CA - A Stockton man who pretended to be a store manager is accused of coercing a 17-year-old teen into sexual acts, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department.

Thomas Andrew Brink, 45, who is not the manager of a Rite Aid as he allegedly claimed, confronted and accused the victim of shoplifting as she left the store on the 6400 block Pacific Avenue, per the sheriff's report.

The victim claimed Brink walked her around to the back of a nearby grocery store and forced her into the alleged actions.

Brink was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping to commit rape, false imprisonment by violence, attempt to commit oral copulation and lewd acts on a minor, sexual battery, burglary, petty theft with a prior, and concealment of stolen property. He was also accused of stealing beer.

The incident was reported Wednesday.

Stockton mayor releases tax plan to hire more cops

Stockton mayor releases tax plan to hire more cops

STOCKTON, CA - Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva unveiled his sales tax increase idea to fund 100 additional police officers. 

"A half cent sales tax, that will generate $18 million a year," Silva said. "This money can only be used for safety; no marinas or city funded restaurants."

Silva announced his plan with former Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton at his side. Bratton has been hired as a consultant to assist Silva, but declined to say what he's being paid. Silva said Stockton business people are picking up the tab for Bratton's work.

Silva charged ahead with his plan even though he's been told by City Manager Bob Deis it's a bad idea because the city is currently in bankruptcy court trying to prove to a judge the city is broke. 

Police continue to investigate Stockton shooting after suspect cleared

STOCKTON, Calif. - A man identified as a possible suspect in a Stockton shooting Sunday night, which left two dead and three people injured, has been cleared by police.

Stockton police Officer Joe Silva said Sergio Hernandez was identified as a possible suspect during the investigation. However, Thursday afternoon, Hernandez turned himself into police.

Silva said Hernandez was questioned and then released. He is no longer considered a suspect in the case.  

The apparent drive-by shooting occurred shortly after 8 p.m. at a home on the 1800 block of E. Sonora St. at which a party was happening.

STORY: 2 dead, 3 wounded in Stockton shooting

New info released on deadly 'walk-up' shooting in Stockton

STOCKTON, CA - The Stockton Police Department has released a drawing of one of several gunmen who took aim at a gathering in front of a home Sunday night, killing two people and wounding three others.

Killed were Juanita Julia Maldonado, 36, and Juan "Junior" Sarrarez , 21.

STORY: 2 dead in Stockton shooting identified 

Police spokesman Officer Joe Silva said detectives have learned that three or four individuals, described as Hispanic males, walked up to the group on the 1800 block of E. Sonora Street at 8:10 p.m. and began shooting. Witnesses described one of the individuals as in his 20s, light-skinned, and of average height and weight. He had a thin moustache and wore a gray, hooded sweatshirt.

2006 murder of young Stockton woman still unsolved

2006 murder of young Stockton woman still unsolved

STOCKTON, CA - There is a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the murder of an 18-year-old teen shot to death six and a half years ago.  

According to media reports, TaNasha Caldwell, was shot in a car as she was arriving at a party in the area of E. Sandalwood Drive and Crestwood Circle in east Stockton on Sept. 15, 2006.

Caldwell had just turned 18 the day before.

The killing remains unsolved.

Tipsters can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Crime Stoppers is offering the reward. Otherwise, information can be directed to Stockton police detectives at (209) 937-8323.