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POSTED February 17, 2013 7:39 p.m.

• TWO TEENS DIE IN HIGH SPEED CHASE: STOCKTON — A 13 year old and his 15 year old passenger were killed in a vehicle accident after taking officers on a high speed chase Saturday morning.

The CHP reports that they spotted a Honda Accord around 1:45 a.m. near the area of Thornton and Lucile roads driving at a high speed and making unsafe passes.

Behind the wheel was a 13 year old boy who then took CHP on a high speed pursuit after officers attempted to pull him over.

As the driver headed south on Pacific Avenue he lost control of the car and left the roadway before crashing into a building near the intersection of Benjamin Holt Drive and Pacific Avenue.

Both the driver and the passenger died as a result of their injuries. A press release provided by the CHP says that at the time of the collision seat belts were not being used by either of the boys.

CHP determined the Honda to be a stolen vehicle.



• TEACHER SUSPECTED OF STEALING FROM STUDENTS
: LINDEN — A teacher in Linden with nearly 30 years experience has been put on administrative leave after she was recorded with a phone camera, allegedly stealing things from student backpacks.

In the video, the teacher is seen pulling something from one backpack, before she moves to the next, where it’s not clear if anything was taken.

District Superintendent Michael Gonzales wouldn’t confirm the employee is a teacher, or offer that person’s name. San Joaquin County Sheriff’s spokesperson Les Garcia would confirm a teacher is being investigated for an alleged theft.

A person familiar with how the incident was captured said students were suspicious of the teacher after things were discovered missing. One of the students behind the sting said she witnessed the teacher in the act of allegedly taking items from back packs left in lockers in the girls’ locker room.

The woman has not been arrested and so her name isn’t being released by authorities.

Gonzales said the district would investigate the employee. Garcia said the sheriff’s office is involved to determine if a crime happened and will forward that information to the district attorney’s office for possible charges.



• MODESTO POLCIE ARREST 6 IN DEADLY SHOOTING
: MODESTO — Modesto Police have arrested six people Friday they believe are connected to a deadly shooting from the previous night.

Erick Gomez, 20, was shot around 8:30 p.m. Thursday night on Vera Cruz Avenue near Chapala Way. He was taken to the hospital, but died from his several gunshot wounds.

Investigators believe the shooting was gang related. A few men and women from the Sureno street gang were seen in the area around the time of the shooting, officers say. Gomez was reportedly a member of a rival gang.

Police say the six Sureno gang members chased Gomez, then stabbed and shot him several times.

While officers were on scene, they got a call about a 17-year-old girl showing up to the hospital suffering from stab wounds. Investigators believe the teen who was stabbed and her friends were responsible for Gomez’s death. It’s unknown by police how or why the teen was stabbed.

Detectives arrested 18-year-old Nancy Rodriguez, 20-year-old Jeanette Robles, 20-year-old Lisandro Mendoza, 20-year-old Jenna Sebourn, 21-year-old Elida Carranza and 22-year Jesse Sebourn. They are being charged with homicide, conspiracy and committing a crime for the benefit of a street gang.

The teen that was stabbed is said to be in stable condition.

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