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November 8, 2013
Police arrest man accused of causing crash that killed Lodi family

Ryan Christopher Morales.jpegLodi police announced the arrest of the driver accused of causing a collision Oct. 22 that killed five members of a family, including a pregnant woman, and critically injured another member.

Ryan Christopher Morales, 28, of Lodi was taken into custody Friday at a Sacramento-area hospital where he was being treated for injuries sustained in the crash, according to a Police Department news release. Officials said he has been moved to a Lodi-area hospital to continue his recovery. Police said he will be booked into San Joaquin County Jail after his doctors clear him for incarceration, and he will remain under guard until he is booked.

Morales was arrested on suspicion of six counts of second-degree murder and six counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Police said additional charges may be considered by the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office after a review of the completed investigation.

October 29, 2013
Funeral account established for family killed in Lodi crash

A fund has been established to help cover funeral expenses for five members of a family killed in a traffic collision in Lodi last week.

In a statement issued through the Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento, Felipe Miranda announced that the account has been established with BBVA Compass bank. Donations may be made through bank branches to the Miranda Family Funeral Account, No. 10877761.

Felipe Miranda's brother, Luis Miranda, 32, was killed Oct. 22 along with Luis' pregnant wife, Viviana Rodriguez, 31. Also killed in the crash were three of their four children: Irving, 12, Jose, 6, and Stephanie, 5. The other child, 9-year-old Eden, survived and was listed in critical condition after the crash.

September 11, 2013
Pair arrested in Davis flasher incident face federal charges

Wenyi Xu.jpgA woman accused of disrobing along a Davis greenbelt in July and the man who allegedly photographed her as she approached two youths face federal child exploitation charges.

Two federal criminal complaints were unsealed today in U.S. District Court in Sacramento charging Nicholas Robert Bowen (right photo), 62, of Grizzly Flat, and Wenyi Xu (left photo), 30, of Folsom with child exploitation offenses, according to a federal Department of Justice news release.

According to the affidavit in support of the arrest warrant filed against both defendants, Bowen and Xu came to the attention of law enforcement authorities after they were arrested in Davis on July 10, when Xu allegedly was seen approaching two boys, ages 10 and 12, and exposing herself to them. Bowen was present and filmed Xu's encounters with the boys, authorities said. Charges relating to that incident were filed in Yolo County, and subsequent investigation uncovered information that led to the federal charges.

August 25, 2013
Missing woman's body found in San Joaquin River

By Janelle Bitker

jbitker@sacbee.com

Susan Green, the woman missing from Isleton since Aug. 11, was found dead today.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department conducted a search for Green, also known as Susan Hernandez, today and pulled her car out of the San Joaquin River near the 600 block of West Brannan Island Road. Green was inside the car.

No foul play is expected, according to an announcement from Sgt. Jason Ramos.

June 21, 2013
Ripon police officers rescue dogs from drowning

RiponDog.JPGTwo dogs treading water and obviously in distress in a fast-moving canal were pulled to safety by police officers this morning in Ripon, San Joaquin County.

A Ripon Public works employee, James Morad, had called police about 8 a.m. to report that the dogs were trapped in the canal. The dogs were pinned against a metal grate by the swift-moving water.

Officers Mindy Morris and Mario Ysit immediately responded to the canal north of Vermeulen Park where the St. Bernard and German Shepherd were near drowning.

Morris and Ysit were shortly joined by two colleagues who arrived with rescue poles. Morris and Ysit quickly rescued the tired dogs, who were reunited with their happy, grateful owner at the scene, according to a police press release.

May 28, 2013
Deputies investigate SUV that went into Delta

San Joaquin County investigators say several bodies found in the Delta are connected to an SUV that crashed into the water over the weekend, Fox40 reports.

Three bodies have been pulled out of the water. More victims may be found, according to the Fox40 report.

May 21, 2013
Lodi police arrest man on suspicion of knifepoint rape of minor

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Lodi police said they have arrested a man for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl at knifepoint in a hotel.

John Ganoe, 44, pictured, who police said is a registered sex offender, was arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with a minor, rape and other sex crimes. His bail was set at $450,000.

Police said they apprehended Ganoe in Stockton after an arrest warrant was issued last week. A police press release said that Ganoe lured the teen to a hotel room in the 800 block of South Cherokee Lane on Wednesday. Once inside the room, Ganoe held her at knifepoint and sexually assaulted her overnight, police said.

She was eventually released. Lodi police said they spent about 100 hours actively investigating and searching for Ganoe until he was arrested Monday afternoon.

April 12, 2013
Update: Stockton residents shaken after pit bull kills woman

A woman was killed by a pit bull last night in Stockton.

San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputies arrived at a home in the 400 block of Lillian Avenue for a report of a dog attack about 8:20 p.m. Deputies arrived to find the woman who was attacked by the dog. Medics pronounced the woman dead at the scene.

The pit bull was found in the backyard of the home where the attack occurred. Animal Control officers removed the dog from the yard, taking it to the county shelter where it will be held pending the conclusion of the investigation into the woman's death.

The woman's name has not been released.

Fox40 reported Stockton residents were shaken after the pit bull attack.

The Stockton Record, quoting authorities and residents, said the woman was killed Thursday night when she was attacked by a pit bull that has terrorized an east Stockton neighborhood for months.

San Joaquin Sheriff's Sgt. Tom Rees described the dog as a "big, nasty pit bull," according to the Record.

Read the Stockton Record story here.

March 23, 2013
Fugitive, parolee arrested after chase on Interstate 5

By Allen Pierleoni
apierleoni@sacbee.com

Wanted fugitive Michael Paul Thompson and parolee-at-large Ricky "Smoke" Gonzales were surprised Friday night when they walked out of the Days Inn motel off Interstate 5 and Lathrop Road.

Waiting for them about 7 p.m. in the parking lot were officers on surveillance from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, ready with handcuffs.

Thompson and Gonzalez spotted the approaching officers, raced across the parking lot, jumped into a Cadillac Escalade and sped away, followed by the deputies.

March 7, 2013
Child dies after accidentally struck by father's vehicle in Lodi

Lodi police said the death of a little boy hit by a vehicle driven by his father was accidental.

Police responded to Tree Court about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday on a report of a child that had been struck by a vehicle. The three-year-old boy hit by the vehicle was transported to Lodi Memorial Hospital.

The child, who suffered severe head trauma, was later pronounced dead. A police press release said his death appears to be an accident.

Still, the circumstances surrounding the death are being investigated by the Lodi Police Department Major Accident and Investigation Team.

February 24, 2013
Officers fatally shoot Stockton driver in his car

A driver was shot and killed by law enforcement officers on a Stockton street Saturday night, after he allegedly tried to back the car into officers while they stood outside the car, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office.

The car was believed to be connected to an armed robbery in Stockton Friday afternoon, sheriff's officials said.

Members of the San Joaquin County Gang Task Force stopped a car in the 200 block of S. Adelbert Avenue about 9 p.m., after they noticed it matched the description of a car involved in an armed robbery on Cardinal Avenue a day earlier.



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