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Man sought in Stockton shooting turns self in to Alameda Co. authorities

Man sought in Stockton shooting turns self in to Alameda Co. authorities

STOCKTON, Calif. - A man wanted in connection with the shooting of a 32-year-old woman and 39-year-old man in Stockton last month, turned himself in to Alameda County authorities on Monday.

According to Stockton police, Dwight Smith, 25, was sought in connection with the shooting of his male and female roommates in their W. Bianchi Rd. apartment on Feb 27.

STORY: Suspect at large following Stockton shooting, standoff

Following the shooting, police and SWAT blocked off the area to search for Smith, but following a lengthy standoff, discovered he had fled the area.

Suspect arrested for punching Stockton man

STOCKTON, CA - A man was punched in the face by a suspect after asking him to leave a north Stockton neighborhood Friday evening.

The 67-year-old man told 46-year-old Michael Harris to leave the area of the 2300 block of Grand Canal Drive around 5:37 p.m. because Harris was loitering and causing a disturbance, Stockton police said.

Harris allegedly punched the man in the face, which caused him to fall to the ground.

Police said when officers arrived at the scene, they tried to arrest Harris, but he jerked away and resisted officers.

Harris was eventually arrested for battery and resisting arrest, police said.

3 shot within 3 hours in Stockton

STOCTKON, Calif. - A city plagued by gun violence in 2012 has been largely peaceful for the beginning of 2013. But in less than three hours, three people in Stockton were wounded in three separate shootings.

According to Stockton police reports, the first incident occurred at 10:50 p.m. Thursday night in the area of Sutter St. and First St.

A 46-year-old man was walking in the area when the suspected shooter accused the victim of kicking rocks on him. An argument ensued and the victim tripped. While on the ground, the man heard a loud pop and realized he had been shot in the leg, said police.

The alleged shooter then fled on foot in an unknown direction. He was described as a 40 to 45-year-old Hispanic man with black hair. He was last seen wearing a gray jacket and gray beanie.

Suspect in grandmother's killing has lengthy criminal history

STOCKTON, CA - A Stockton man accused of killing and raping his own grandmother earlier this week has a lengthy criminal history, and was regularly arrested and released from the San Joaquin County Jail.

"In the last year, he's been in and out of custody on parole violations at least five times, and upward to 11 times, in and out of custody during that year," said Deputy District Attorney Sherri Adams.

Tuesday, 39-year-old Jerome Deavila was arrested and charged with the crimes.   The body of his grandmother, 76-year-old Rachel Russell, was found in the backyard of her east Stockton home.

California Department of Corrections records show Deavila was arrested 12 times since last May on drug and failing to appear charges.  His most recent court appearance was Feb. 19.

Dad rescues daughter from would-be kidnapper

STOCKTON, CA - A woman was arrested in connection to kidnapping a little girl while she was asleep in her south Stockton home.

Kindra Card, 29, was taken into custody after the 3-year-old girl's father confronted Card and rescued his daughter, Stockton police said.

Card allegedly entered the family's home on the 1600 block of Anderson Street around 8:42 a.m. through a door that was ajar. Police said Card then grabbed the little girl from her bedroom while her parents slept in their bedroom and then took her to a vehicle parked in front of the home.

The girl's father ran outside, confronted Card and took his daughter from Card's hands without incident, police said.

Card was booked into San Joaquin County Jail for kidnapping and burglary.

Suspect at large following Stockton shooting, standoff

STOCKTON, Calif. - A standoff between Stockton police officers, SWAT members, and a man suspected of shooting his two roommates Wednesday morning ended unsuccessfully for authorities.

Officer Joe Silva with the Stockton Police Department said officers responded to a report of two people shot in the area of Bidwell Place and W. Bianchi Road around 9:30 a.m.

Upon arrival, officers blocked off the area from Bidwell to Pacific Avenue and began evacuating residents in the North Bank Court condominiums in search of the shooter.

Police and SWAT officers later surrounded a home on the 400 block of Bianchi Road where officers believed the suspect, identified as 25-year-old Dwight Smith, was possibly hiding.  

However, after a lengthy standoff, officers determined Smith was not inside the home.

Suspect 'linked' to Stockton murders denies violence

STOCKTON, CA - One of the twin brothers arrested last week in Stockton and allegedly linked to three recent Stockton homicides said Tuesday morning he's not responsible for any killings or shootings.

In a jailhouse interview, 19-year-old Jerone Sotolongo admitted to plenty of criminal activity, but not a killing.

"If you want to say I'm selling dope, or drugs, you can say that.  I admit to that," said Sotolongo.

Stockton police said Monday evening the Sotolongo brothers were linked to two homicides in 2012 and another one in 2011.  Officer Joe Silva also said the brothers were persons of interest in last September's murder of Armando Pina in Victory Park in broad daylight.

"They're just trying any little thing to take me and my brother down for something we got nothing to do with," said Sotolongo.