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Man shot in neighborhood near Stockton Airport

STOCKTON, CA - A man was wounded after being shot in a south Stockton neighborhood Tuesday evening.

The shooting happened around 6 p.m. on the 2100 block of South Airport Way, about 2 miles north of the Stockton Airport, Stockton police Officer Joe Silva said.

The man is in critical condition and receiving treatment the hospital.

Silva said no one was detained and there is no suspect description.

Stockton traffic stop leads to drugs, weapons arrest

Stockton traffic stop leads to drugs, weapons arrest

STOCKTON, Calif. - A man pulled over for a traffic stop was arrested in Stockton on Monday after trying to conceal drugs in his pants, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP reports stated officers pulled over a 2003 Mercedes Benz for failing to stay in its lane in the area of N. Wilson Wy. and E. Alpine Ave. In the midst of the traffic stop, officers noticed the driver of the Mercedes, Ernie Juarez, place an unknown item down his pants.

Juarez was subsequently found to be in possession of a half ounce of suspected crystal meth, an undisclosed amount of black tar heroine and an illegal cane sword, said officers.

Juarez was arrested at the scene and booked into the San Joaquin County jail on charges of possession of narcotics, possession of drugs for sale, and a felony weapons charge.

Stockton councilmember's home vandalized

STOCKTON, CA - The home of Stockton City Councilmember Kathy Miller was vandalized Sunday afternoon while she was out of town. 

Miller arrived home to find a rock, about the size of a baseball, had been thrown through a back sliding-glass door.

Miller declined an interview with News10 but said in a brief statement she didn't "want to speculate" about the possible motive.   She said "it was unfortunate it happened", and said she'd hold off on any other comments until an investigation was completed.

Stockton police Officer Joe Silva said the Stockton Police Department had taken a report on the vandalism and would look into the possibility the vandalism was connected to Miller's seat on the city council.

Miller was in the news last week as well when she and Mayor Anthony Silva sparred during a council meeting over Silva's goal of raising taxes to pay for a huge increase in police staffing. 

Police: 62-year-old Stockton man mugged for beer, cell phone

Police: 62-year-old Stockton man mugged for beer, cell phone

STOCKTON, Calif. - A 62-year-old man was mugged on Sunday for his cell phone and a single can of beer, say Stockton police.

The man was walking on the 300 block of S. El Dorado St. around 4:40 p.m. when a person ran up to him and punched him in the face, knocking him over, say police.

When the man got up, he noticed his beer and phone were both missing.

The alleged attacker was described as an Hispanic man in his 30s with a mustache.

Anyone with information on the suspect or the incident was encouraged to contact Stockton police.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Arrest of Stockton murder suspect

STOCKTON, CA - A suspect wanted in a 2011 murder in Stockton was arrested Wednesday.

U.S. Marshals were conducting surveillance on the 600 block of Garfield Street in southwest Stockton Wednesday when they spotted suspect Michael Vega, according to a Stockton Police Department report. Stockton police and the San Joaquin County Gang Task Force were notified and officers with those agencies arrived to arrest the 20-year-old Vega for the fatal shooting of Jorge Angulo, 18, on Nov. 12, 2011.

Angulo was in a vehicle with friends on the 1500 block of So. Stanislaus St. when he was shot.

The motive for the shooting was unknown.

Lawmakers demand answers after Stockton grandma's murder

STOCKTON, CA - Two state senators question how the San Joaquin County Jail determines it's releases, following the disturbing murder last week of a Stockton grandmother.

In a letter, Senators Loni Hancock and Cathleen Galgiani write about "recent incidents involving parolees which may indicate an increased risk to public safety."

MORE: Read the letter Hancock and Galgiani sent

The letter called the murder of Racheal Russell "horrific" and "allegedly committed by a parolee who had repeatedly been given early release from jail."

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Teens suspected of attempted burglary in Stockton

STOCKTON, Calif. - Two teenage boys, 15 and 17, were arrested on Sunday morning after police say they attempted to break into a home on the 2200 block of Stern Place.

Stockton officers were dispatched to the home at 10:21 a.m. in response to a possible burglary in progress after witnesses observed the teens jump over a fence with socks on their hands, and attempt to enter the home through a rear window, said police.

The youths left before accessing the house, but were detained by police a short distance away.

According to police, the boys had rocks in their pockets when apprehended.

They were then positively identified during an in-field show-up and arrested for attempted burglary, conspiracy and possession of burglary tools.

Both suspects were booked into Juvenile Hall.