San Joaquin County

A Day In The Life Of A Stockton PD Recruit

It's not often that you get a behind-the-scenes look into the life of a Stockton Police Department recruit.

Earlier this month, one courageous man decided to share his story.  His first day started off with some paperwork.  Much to no one's surprise, he was asked to sign a waiver.   This, he said, exempted the department from liability should he become injured during his training.

The training would not be easy.  Getting through the orientation would be the easy part.  Passing the physical fitness component and scoring well on the gun range would be a different story.

Later, the men and women were …

By |November 13th, 2013|San Joaquin County|Comments Off on A Day In The Life Of A Stockton PD Recruit
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    San Joaquin Jails Say It’s The State’s Fault That Parole Violaters Are Being Released

San Joaquin Jails Say It’s The State’s Fault That Parole Violaters Are Being Released

A spokesperson for the San Joaquin County Jail said it's Sacramento's fault that dozens of parole violators continue to be released from custody.  Traditionally, these men and woman would need to accept punishment for their crimes.

Now, they are receiving an essential slap on the wrist as they walk back out the door.

State officials say this is not their problem, but blames the county for now allowing parole agents enough time to sort through their paperwork.

Prior to the 2011 prisoner realignment, which shifted the responsibility of non-serious, non-violent, non-sexual offenders from state prisons to county jails, the state parole board …

By |October 25th, 2013|San Joaquin County|Comments Off on San Joaquin Jails Say It’s The State’s Fault That Parole Violaters Are Being Released

SJSD Says Neighborhood Watch Groups Are A Success

A representative from the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department has said their Morada Neighborhood Watch program is one of their proudest success stories.

An award was recently presented to that group by a department spokesperson.  He said the SJSD is proud to see the program has more than 60 block captains and 3,000 volunteer members.

Efforts such as these go a long way to making communities safer, happier and healthier places to live.  The results are apparent.

Residents said they decided to start the group in 2011 when (more…)

By |August 30th, 2013|San Joaquin County|Comments Off on SJSD Says Neighborhood Watch Groups Are A Success

San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore To Be Honored By County Supervisors

The CA State Sheriff's Association has recently elected San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore to be their newest Sergeant-at-Arms.  The County Board of Supervisors has said they are proud of that accomplishment.

A total of four sheriffs, including Moore, have been sworn in by Gov. Jerry Brown.  The San Joaquin County pick will not move upward through the ranks of the association until he becomes the CSSA president.  That is expected to happen at some point in 2018.

Moore was elected to the position by his peers.  The position requires he maintain order at all CSSA board of directors meetings. He …

By |August 17th, 2013|San Joaquin County|Comments Off on San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore To Be Honored By County Supervisors

Monterey County Seeks Turned-Down San Joaquin Jail Funds

San Joaquin officials recently turned down state grant funds that would have enabled the county to construct a larger San Joaquin County Jail.  Monterey County Sheriff Scott Miller said they will ask elected officials for a portion of the now-unused $80 million.

If those monies are approved, Monterey jails will be able to add an estimated 600 beds to their already crowded facility.

San Joaquin was on schedule to receive the money so they could add 1,280 beds to the Stockton jail.  That facility has been overcrowded for years, a spokesperson said, and the county has been ordered to cap its …

By |July 15th, 2013|San Joaquin County|Comments Off on Monterey County Seeks Turned-Down San Joaquin Jail Funds

Expansion Could Double The Size Of The San Joaquin County Jail

The county board of supervisors is considering a plan that would add more than 1,600 beds to the San Joaquin County Jail.  The current facility is rated to hold 1,333 detainees.   An expansion would grow that number to nearly 3,000.

More beds are needed, according to some of the supervisors.  The county is still struggling to deal with additional inmates due to the state's inmate realignment program.

The realignment took effect in Oct. 2011.  It was during that time that Gov. Jerry Brown ordered (more…)

By |July 8th, 2013|San Joaquin County|Comments Off on Expansion Could Double The Size Of The San Joaquin County Jail

Tracy Police Raid Marijuana Grow Houses

A spokesperson for the Tracy Police Department has confirmed that officers have raided three Marijuana grow houses.  Three people were arrested and additional three suspects remain at large.

Officers said more than 1,300 plants were seized at the time of the raids.

The first raid is said to have taken place last Tuesday.  It was at that time that a search warrant was executed at a 4,000+ square foot home on Kagehiro Drive.
Tracy Police Department officers said they began monitoring the residence after (more…)

By |June 21st, 2013|San Joaquin County|Comments Off on Tracy Police Raid Marijuana Grow Houses

Police Officer Honored For Saving Man From Pitbull Attack

A 28 year-old female police officer that works for the Stockton Unified School District has received a prestigious Silver Star award.   Officer Megan Robinson has been honored for her role in saving a local man from a pit bill attack.

County officials have confirmed that this is the only Silver Star that has been granted in the past 20 years.

The incident took place in early June.  It was during that time that Robinson was driving in her patrol car and came upon a bloodied man who had been badly hurt.  Report records show he was stumbling around in the middle …

By |June 21st, 2013|San Joaquin County|Comments Off on Police Officer Honored For Saving Man From Pitbull Attack

No Expansion For San Joaquin County Jail

The San Joaquin County Jail has turned down more than $80 million in state funding that would have enabled it to add more bed space.

A spokesperson for the detention facility said this decision is a complete reversal from a previous push to expand. Back then, it was believed that having the ability to house more criminals would help reduce instances of crime within the county.

The County Board of Supervisors has pointed out that adding the planned 1,280 beds would increase the jail's operating costs by more than $70 million each year.

The supervisors feel that money can be better spent. A spokesperson …

By |June 13th, 2013|News, San Joaquin County|Comments Off on No Expansion For San Joaquin County Jail

Men Held At San Joaquin Jail On Million Dollar Bail Amounts

Two men have been booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on charges that have landed them multi million dollar bail amounts.

Defendant Samuel Inguanzo's bail has been set at $2.9 million whereas defendant Manuel Pelayo's bail has been set at $4 million.  The defendants are accused of murdering a Tracey resident earlier this year.   Pelayo faces a number of charges including premeditated murder, use of a firearm in a felony, street terrorism, carrying a loaded firearm, carrying a concealed firearm and others.  He is 20 years old.    Defendant Inguanzo faces charges of premediated murder, carrying a loaded firearm, street …

By |June 5th, 2013|San Joaquin County|Comments Off on Men Held At San Joaquin Jail On Million Dollar Bail Amounts