PIT BULLS KILL NEARLY 200 GOATS: FRENCH CAMP - Concerned residents and workers at a French Camp livestock auction yard are worried that a pack of pit bulls will return to attack their animals.
In all, nearly 200 goats have been killed by the pack of dogs in the past week.
Livestock auction yard manager Joe Mayar lost 87 goats early Monday morning in the dog attack; another 73 goats were so badly hurt, they had to put down. The attacks on the goats at his livestock auction yard cost Mayar about $35,000.
Mayar said as many as six pit bulls attacked his livestock early Monday. At three least other people who saw their own animals attacked said those dogs were pit bulls.
Most of the goats have injuries to their necks. Limbs were missing, torn legs, their throats were cut.
Even though the livestock auction yard is securely fenced off, the pack of dogs managed to get in.
Neighbor Subar Mani lost 30 goats. He believes it was the same pack of pitbulls that killed his animals last week.
"On the first day, I lost 20 [goats]; and the second day, I lost 10," said Mani who also lost several ducks.
Mani tried to stop the dogs. He said when the pack attacked his animals, there were eight pit bulls.
Meanwhile, Mayar and others are worried that the same pack of pit bulls that attacked his animals could easily attack students two blocks away at French Camp Elementary School.
San Joaquin County Animal Control set up a steal trap to try and catch the dogs. It is unclear if the pit bulls have owners or if they are strays.
STUDENT ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING TEACHER: STOCKTON - A wild fight that erupted between a freshman student and her teacher at Stockton's Cesar Chavez High School has left the student facing an assault charge and the teacher facing an investigation of her actions.
The fight broke out Monday at 12:30 p.m. when Marlina Martinez, 15, began applying makeup at the end of her math class.
Martinez said her female teacher, who is not being identified because she is not yet facing any charges, confiscated her makeup. Martinez then called her mother on her cellphone to have her demand that her teacher give her back the makeup.
When Martinez gave her teacher the phone to talk to her mother, the teacher confiscated the phone.
At that point, Martinez confronted her teacher and loudly demanded to have her phone back. The incident developed into a shoving match and then escalated into a fight. Eventually, the pair ended up on the classroom floor as other students tried to pull them apart.
The entire incident was captured on cellphone video by another student in the class, who then posted it to his Facebook page.
Stockton Unified School District spokesperson Dianne Barth acknowledged the video is shocking to watch.
Barth said the teacher has been put on paid administrative leave as the incident is investigated.
Martinez was arrested by school district police on an assault charge. She has been suspended for five days and has a meeting with her principal on Thursday to learn if she will be expelled.
She admits she should not have confronted her teacher.
Martinez hd a bump on her forehead and scratches on her neck and upper back she received in the fight.
Barth said the teacher was also "roughed up" and has a black eye.
INTRUDER HURT ELDERLY COUPLE: STOCKTON - An older couple was hurt when an intruder burst into their Civic Center district home Tuesday morning and punched them, say Stockton police.
The intruder, which the victims described as a black man in his 20s, about 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, with a light complexion, fled after taking the woman's purse containing a cellphone, cash and several miscellaneous items, according to the police report.
The couple was inside their home on the 1100 block of W. Park Street when a man broke into the back door, they told responding officers. They said the robber left through the back door and went over a neighbor's fence.
Witnesses said the man was seen running on westbound W. Park Street and then northbound on N. Argonaut Street.
The man and woman were transported to a local hospital to be treated for abrasions and cuts.
STOCKTON BUSTS INTERNET GAMBLING OPERATIONS: STOCKTON- A bust of two internet gambling locations resulted in four arrests and dozens of computers being taken as evidence.
Stockton Police shut down one gambling café along Hammer Lane near El Dorado Street Tuesday afternoon; they took computers and about $2,000 in cash. Officers also arrested a self-admitted gang member for two outstanding warrants while he was gambling.
A few hours later, based on their investigation into the first place, they busted another gambling café in a shopping center along March Lane.
Officers took more computers, more cash and arrested three people at the second illegal internet gambling location. Two of those arrested were gang members, the third reportedly was in possession of drugs.
Both businesses were shut down. Investigators say these types of illegal businesses can attract other illegal activities, like prostitution and drug dealing.
Anyone with information on an operating illegal internet gambling café can text a tip from their cell phone to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) and type the keyword TIPSPD and then your tip or logon to the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page and click ‘Submit A Tip’.