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Man accused of stealing purse inside Stockton church

STOCKTON, CA - A suspected thief may have returned his victim's purse but not the woman's checkbook and car keys, according to sheriff's deputies.

Richard Vinson is alleged to have stolen the purse from inside the church located on the 1000 block of West Lincoln Road sometime Sunday, says the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department. Deputies searched the area around the church several hours after the theft and reported finding Vinson with the victim's checkbook and keys in his pocket.

Vinson told deputies he had put the purse back in front of the church and he led officers there where the purse was located.

Vinson was booked into San Joaquin County Jail for burglary, two counts of possession of stolen property and two counts of unauthorized use of a credit card.

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Deputies arrest man for Stockton assault, burglary

STOCKTON, CA. - San Joaquin County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man for assaulting and robbing a victim in their own home Saturday afternoon in the 2100 block of E. Eight Mile Road.

According to Sheriff's Deputies, Donald Craven entered the victim's residence, where he attacked and stole money from the victim's wallet.

The was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for injuries sustained in the attack. 

Deputies located Craven and booked him into the San Joaquin County Jail.

Missing Stockton girl returns home

STOCKTON - The Stockton Police Department has cancelled a missing person's alert after Pebbles Singkeo returns to her home Sunday afternoon.

Pebbles Singkeo disappeared after leaving her Stockton home on Hazleton St. following an argument with her mother on Dec. 12.

Due to her age, Singkeo was classified as an at-risk juvenile.

Lt. Chuck Flesher with the Stockton Police Department explains that Singkeo returned home in good health.

Lt. Flesher says that officers determined that family issues lead to her disappearance and reason for staying away and there there is no reason for further investigation.

UPDATE: Suspect involved in officer shooting medically released and subsequently booked

STOCKTON, CA - Suspect involved in officer shooting on Dec. 8 was medically cleared and subsequently booked Friday.

Stockton Police reported that the suspect is Jamel Rashad Mack, 24. Mack was arrested for two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, and weapon related charges.

According to Officer Pete Smith of the Stockton Police Department, the incident occurred on Dec. 8 around 2:30 a.m., when officers responded to a family disturbance near E Bianchi Rd. and Dorset St..

The suspect shot at them while they were pulling up to the scene in their patrol vehicle, and the officers immediately returned fire and struck the man in an undisclosed location, said Smith.

According to Smith, Police then took the man into custody and he was transported to a nearby hospital where he was treated until Friday, when he was medically cleared from St. Joseph's Medical Center and booked into the County Jail.

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Stockton Police arrest three young men in assault of teen girl

STOCKTON, CA - Stockton police arrested three young men involved in the assault of a 15-year-old girl and two of her family members.

According to the Stockton PD, the teenager reportedly had been assaulted by several men. When two of her family members came to get her, the suspects' rammed their car into the family's car.

The victims were able to get away and flag down police in the area. Those police were able to find and arrest three of the suspects at the 1800 block of Sandlewood.

Two of the suspects are Jerry Xiong, 21, and Brian Vang, 20. The third suspect is a 17-year-old from Sacramento.

Xiong, who was the driver of the suspect car, was arrested for assault, and the other two suspects were arrested for battery.

Stockton police search for missing 12-year-old girl

STOCKTON, CA - Stockton police are searching for a missing 12-year-old girl who left her home on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 and hasn't been seen since.

Pebbles Singkeo disappeared after leaving her Stockton home on Hazleton St. following an argument with her mother.

Due to her age, Singkeo was classified as an at-risk juvenile.

Singkeo is described as Asian, 5'6" tall, weighing 135 pounds with short, spiky brown hair and brown eyes. She also has a mole under her right eye. She was last seen wearing a black sweater with silver graffiti style writing on the back, black pants and a silver headband.

Family members and Stockton Police Department held a press conference at 10 a.m. at the family home in Stockton on Friday in efforts to gather information from the public about Singkeo's whereabouts.

Teen who got stuck in chimney won't be charged

STOCKTON -- The teenage boy found stuck in a chimney will not be charged for his rescue.

George Herrera, 18, apparently was trying to sneak back into the house after missing his curfew and tried to go down the chimney.

Herrera had been stuck with just his feet dangling out for about 90 minutes.

Firefighters eventually used ropes to bring him back up.

The rescue took approximately 15 minutes.