POLICE: 2 DEAD IN STOCKTON FATAL SHOOTING: STOCKTON (AP) — Stockton police are investigating whether a shooting that left two people dead and three others wounded was gang-related.
Officer Joe Silva says the shooting occurred in south Stockton Sunday night, and early indications are that more than one shooter was involved. The names of the victims have not been released.
The shooting deaths were Stockton's fourth and fifth homicides of the year. The city also experienced its sixth homicide Sunday in a separate incident in which police say a 36-year-old man killed his girlfriend.
BOMB THREAT EVACUATES KIMBALL HIGH: TRACY - Kimball High School in Tracy was evacuated at 8:55 a.m. on Monday due to a bomb threat.
According to Tracy Unified School District spokeswoman Jessica Cordoza, the bomb threat was discovered on the wall of the boys’ locker room. Students were quickly evacuated from classrooms to the stadium following the discovery.
Tracy police were notified and responded to investigate and provide traffic control in the area.
Students whose parents showed up to pick them up were allowed to leave. All other students were being held at the stadium until the end of the school day.
Those students who remained at the stadium were provided water and snacks.
Classes were cancelled for the day..
This is the fourth bomb threat at a Tracy Unified school in the past week. Two students were arrested last Thursday for making terrorist threats on the walls of two separate bathrooms at Tracy High School.
LINDEN TEACHER FACES PETTY THEFT CHARGE: LINDEN - A Linden High School teacher has been charged with petty theft after she was allegedly caught on camera stealing from students' backpacks.
The teacher was identified by the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office as Joann Maxwell. She was placed on administrative leave last month when the accusations surfaced.
Students who had noticed items missing from their backpacks while they were in P.E. class set up a sting. A camera was placed in one locker while a student hid in another locker, also recording with a cellphone camera.
The alleged thefts took place. Feb. 11 and 13, 2013.
The D.A. office says the charges are misdemeanors and Maxwell has been sent a notice to appear in superior court March 29.
MOM SAYS SON STABBED HER TWICE: LODI - A Lodi mother tells police her son is to blame after being stabbed two times Saturday afternoon.
Lodi Police responded to a home in the 300 block of W. Locust Street around 1:30 p.m. to a report of a stabbing.
When they arrived at the home they found a 50-year-old woman at a neighbors home with two stab wounds.
The woman tells police that her son, 24 year old Chad Elliott, stabbed her with a knife.
The woman was transported to a Sacramento area hospital where she was treated and said to be in stable condition.
Officers surrounded the home where Elliott was and ordered him to come out. Elliot was quickly taken into custody and then booked into jail on the charged of attempted homicide.
Lodi Police Cpl. Dale Eubanks says that Elliott reportedly suffers from schizophrenia.