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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."

RELATED STORY: Grandson arrested after woman's body found in backyard

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.

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.