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Danger Zone for 5/13-5/16

In News on May 17, 2013 at 11:30 am

The Danger Zone is the name of the Port City Sun crime reports. All information is pulled from the Stockton Police Department’s twice daily watch reports which you can sign up for at or by following the Stockton Police Department on Facebook. These are not the complete reports, just the ones I find interesting. It’s a very scientific process.

Monday May 13th

Battery on an Officer/Resisting Arrest 4500 block of N Pershing Ave 10:12am

Officer pulled over a 20-year-old male and cited him for traffic and vehicle violations. According the the report the driver was angry and yelling while being cited and almost hit the officer’s motorcycle while backing up. The driver then began sounding his horn while continuing to yell. When the officer approached the vehicle again the driver threw his license out the window of his car at the officer. Officer attempted to take driver into custody and driver resisted. Driver was taken to the ground where he continued to resist and kicked the officer while reaching into his pockets. Another officer arrived to assist and tased the driver. The original officer was injured during the arrest and was taken to a local hospital before returning to duty. 20-year-0ld Ansel Besabe was arrested.

Tuesday May 14th

Robbery Martin Luther King Blvd at American St 7:42pm

A man was panhandling at MLK Blvd and American St when 3 Hispanic males approached him, struck him with a pipe and took his wallet. Victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment to cuts on forehead and torso.

Wednesday May 15th

No significant incidents reported

Thursday May 16th

Homicide 6700 block of Plymouth Rd 12:49am

Officers responding to a call of a person shot discovered 30-year-old male Albert Wright of Fairfield suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he died.

Person Shot California St at Worth St 8:00pm

A 25-year-old male had pulled over to the side of the road near his friend’s house when a grey 4-door car that had been following him pulled up in front of him and stopped. A 5’9″ black male in his 20s got out of the rear passenger seat, approached the car, and fired at the driver through the door, striking the driver in the leg. The suspect got back in the vehicle and the car drove off. Driver fled and was then taken to the hospital for treatment to non-life threatening injuries.


Nick Diaz is going to War

In News, Sports on May 17, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Retired Stockton mixed martial artist Nick Diaz may soon be getting back into the sport that made him famous. reported on Tuesday that Diaz intends to start his own MMA promotion entitled War Mixed Martial Arts which would be based in Stockton. Sherdog was also able to confirm with the California State Athletic Commission that Diaz has applied for a temporary promoter’s license which, if approved, would allow Diaz to promote one event. Afterwards he would be allowed to apply for a full promoter’s license if the initial event goes well.

That event is rumored to take place at the Stockton Arena on June 22nd, but all of that is contingent on Diaz getting his temporary promoter’s license approved. It’s unclear who would appear on the rumored card. June 22nd is an ambitious start date for a promotion that hasn’t legally formed yet. Diaz would have a pool of talent to pull from at his local gym that he runs in the area and Northern California has never had a shortage of aspiring mixed martial artists. A six-week training camp would be on the low end of typical fight preparation, especially if Diaz plans on tapping regional rookies.

One person who you can probably count on not fighting would be Diaz himself. Diaz, who retired after losing a lopsided decision to UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre back in March, likely has at least one fight left on his UFC contract and would have to be released from his contract by UFC President Dana White in order to come out of retirement to fight for another promotion. His decision to start his own promotion makes that unlikely.

Dream job or dreamiest job?

In News on May 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
A screenshot of Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva's ad

A screenshot of Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva’s ad

Public Information Officer for the City of Stockton isn’t the only position Mayor Anthony Silva is trying to fill, he’s also been looking for a live-in personal assistant/aupair to help with his affairs according to a posting on the website In the ad, which features a picture of Silva with his son (who I blurred out in the screenshot), Silva boasts of his position as CEO of the Stockton Boy’s and Girl’s Club and production of “modeling events and pageants” (really?) but fails to mention his position as Mayor. Although, that could be owed to a poorly curated profile as the University Plaza Hotel’s most notorious resident¬† mentions his five bedroom home where his part time assistant is to live.

Yes, he stated "Females only" twice.

Yes, he stated “Females only” twice.

Silva’s perfect candidate doesn’t require much experience. The ad provides options for the amount of experience required in multiple categories that typical assistants would have such as light housekeeping, event/travel planning, and administrative support. Silva’s ad doesn’t necessitate experience in any of that. He only asks applicants to have more than one year experience in shopping and errands. That doesn’t mean Silva doesn’t care who applies for the job. The Mayor’s ideal candidate would be required to speak English and be female (which I guess is better than his PIO requirement of “like me”). In addition to those requirements, the female candidate would preferably be young and single. His reasoning for these preferences isn’t stated.

So if you meet the stringent criteria of being an 18-26 year old single female with a year or so of shopping under your belt and you don’t mind living with a single 38-year-old dude at his five bedroom house/hotel condo, you too could earn $200-$300 a week working for the Mayor of Stockton. Nobody can say he’s not a job creator.

Danger Zone for 9/28-9/30

In News on October 1, 2012 at 11:26 am

Friday Sept. 29th

Shooting 1600 block of E Sixth St 2:33pm

A 21-year-old male was in a parking lot when he heard some gunshots and was struck by one. He said he saw a dark green car drive away at the time but was unsure of its involvement. Victim was taken to hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Assault with deadly weapon arrest 400 block of S Stanislaus St 2:40pm

A 54-year-old man was walking his dog when he was shot by a BB gun. Police arrested a 13-year-old male suspect and the victim was treated for minor injuries.

Person shot Lincoln St at Sonora St 7:30pm

A 32-year-old male was walking down Lincoln St when he witnessed a Hispanic male in his 20s exchange gunfire with a heavyset Hispanic male in his late-50s. He sustained a non-threatening gunshot wound during this exchange and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Saturday Sept. 29th

Assault with a deadly weapon Sierra Nevada St at Weber Ave 12:05am

A 53-year-old male was sitting on the curb when he heard some shots from a pellet gun. After one pellet grazed his head he witnessed 4 Hispanics flee northbound in a gold Toyota. He was taken to San Joaquin General and treated for a small laceration to his head.

Arson EWS Woods Blvd at Boardwalk St 12:25am

A 32-year-old female heard an explosion outside of her house and looked out her bedroom window to see her car on fire with a black male in his teens playing with a lighter next to it. Suspect fled on a bicycle.

Robbery 2500 block of Plantation Pl 1:10am

A 26-year-old male went to a residence to meet a female he met on the internet. As he approached the door he was cut off by 3 black males and a black female. One suspect brandished a handgun while the others went through his pockets and car, taking his wallet and cell phone, before telling him to leave.

Gold chain robbery 1700 block of S Hunter St 3:23pm

A 28-year-old female was standing on the sidewalk when two black males in their mid-20s approached her. One suspect grabbed her by the neck while another pointed a gun at her head. They then ripped her gold chain from her neck and fled south on Hunter in a black car.

Sunday Sept. 30th

Person stabbed 400 block of S Hunter St 3:40am

A 52-year-old male was arguing with a 30-year-old Hispanic male who goes by “Bon Bon” when Bon Bon stabbed him. The victim walked to the 300 block of S Center St where he collapsed. He was transported to the hospital where he was in stable condition.

Arson 1700 block of S American St 5:23am

A 72-year-old females car was parked outside of her house when her neighbor heard an explosion and witnessed a tan truck fleeing the scene. Fire Department discovered evidence of some sort of accelerant.

Robbery Plantation Pl at Branstetter Pl 10:45am

A 40-year-old male was riding his bike when he stopped to text a friend. Three black males aged 20-30 walked up to him and took his phone. When he attempted to take it back they pulled a gun on him and went though his pockets, eventually taking his phone, wallet, and bicycle.

Shooting Maude St at John Townsend Pl 4:30pm

A 23-year-old Hispanic male sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound after engaging in a gun battle with the occupants of a black Honda Accord. At the conclusion of the shooting he jumped into the passenger seat of a gold Honda and fled, eventually ending up at a local hospital.

Strong arm robbery Oak St at American St 8:45pm

A 45-year-old male was walking when he saw a black male in his 20s that allegedly stabbed him in August. He confronted the man, who proceeded to punch and kick him until he was pulled off of his accuser. In the process the attacker took cash from the victim’s pocket. Victim went to the hospital with minor injuries.

Danger Zone for the Week of 12/19-12/25

In News on December 23, 2011 at 11:01 am

Monday Dec. 19th

Train Derailment Roosevelt St at Wilson Way 4:55pm

The rear car of a Stockton Terminal Eastern Railroad train derailed at Union on Roosevelt and continued eastbound, striking multiple cars and some trees, before stopping at Roosevelt and Wilson Way. No injuries reported.

Person Shot 1400 block of E Oak St 5:25pm

A 26-year-old male was sitting in his car when a bullet grazed his arm. Victim could offer no suspect information but other witnesses identified the suspect as a heavyset Hispanic male driving a black Nissan Maxima,

Tuesday Dec. 20th

Person Shot 800 block of Searchlight Ave 9:29pm

A 20-year-old female was opening the gate to a residence when a vehicle pulled up and fired upon her before fleeing east down Anderson St. Despite being struck several times her injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

Wednesday Dec. 21st

No significant incidents reported

Thursday Dec. 22nd

Homicide 800 block of Windsail Ln 6:23pm

Officers responding to a call located four Hispanic males suffering from gunshot wounds. One was pronounced dead at the scene while the other three victims were sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Friday Dec. 23rd

Person Shot Commerce St at Cleveland St 5:15pm

A 24-year-old male reported that a blue, late model Nissan Quest containing a Hispanic male and a White male both in their early 20s began following him. Eventually they fired upon him, grazing his back. He transported himself to the hospital for treatment.

Saturday Dec. 24th

No significant incidents reported

Sunday Dec. 25th

Person Shot 3200 block of Volney St 6:48am

An 11-year-old male was sleeping in the living room when an unknown vehicle drove by and fired at the house, striking him in the hand. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Person Shot W Ponce De Leon Ave and Lower Sacramento Rd 1:00am (technically 12/26)

A 20-year-old male was sitting in the back seat of a car at the gas station when the back window shattered and he realized he had been shot in the elbow. He was taken to the hospital by his family. Victim stated that the shooting was random and he and his family refused to cooperate with the investigation.

Danger Zone for the Weekend of 12/16-12/18

In News on December 19, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Friday Dec. 16th

Person Shot Hazelton Ave at California St 7:52pm

A 40-year-old male was walking down the street when an old green minivan pulled up. Three Hispanic males in the 20s exited the vehicle and fired upon him, striking him in the torso, before reentering the vehicle and driving away. Victim went to hospital for treatment.

Person Shot 3100 block of Potomac Way 11:15pm

An 18-year-old male was walking a party guest to her car when four Asian males ages 18-25 approached him and began firing. The victim fled but was struck three times before reaching safety. Victim went to hospital for treatment and was in stable condition.

Person Shot Unknown Location in Stockton 11:30pm

A 20-year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds to the torso was dropped off at the hospital by an unknown friend. Victim gave varying accounts and locations of the shooting.

Saturday Dec. 17th

No significant incidents reported

Sunday Dec. 18th

No significant incidents reported

Danger Zone for the Week of 12/12-12/15

In News on December 16, 2011 at 11:05 am

Monday Dec. 12th

Person Shot 6700 block of Plymouth Rd 11:50pm

Officers responding to a call found a 41-year-old female suffering from a gunshot wound to the hand. Unknown suspect(s) fired upon the apartment she was staying in with 6 other people from close range, striking the victim as she was going to sleep. Victim went to hospital for treatment. Victims were otherwise uncooperative.

Tuesday Dec. 13th

Person Shot 2700 block of Country Club Blvd 5:18pm

A 22-year-old male was walking up the stairs to his apartment with two other people when he heard gunshots and felt a pain in his leg. He couldn’t provide any suspect information and the two people with him were gone when police arrived. There was evidence at the scene that the victim or one of the two people with him may have returned fire. Police found 1.5 grams of rock cocaine on the victim and the drug charges were referred to the DA. Victim went to the hospital for treatment on non-life threatening injuries.

Wednesday Dec. 14th

Persons Shot 2600 block of Warren Ave 8:46pm

Officers responded to a call for a house party shooting that eventually resulted in three victims. The first two victims, a 19-year-old male and a 20-year-old female, were located at the scene of the party. The male was suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso and the female had been grazed several times on the torso. Both were taken to the hospital for treatment on non-life threatening injuries and were later joined by the third victim, a 21-year-old male with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the back, who was dropped off by private transport. The guests at the now sparsely attended party were generally uncooperative but officers ascertained that the suspects were two Hispanic males who drove a dark-colored Toyota Camry up to the house and began firing. Shots were returned by party guests but no neighbors were harmed.

Thursday Dec. 15th

No significant incidents reported

Danger Zone for the Weekend of 12/9-12/11

In News on December 12, 2011 at 11:03 am

Friday Dec. 9th

Persons Shot Millwood Ave at Dunwood Dr 5:25pm

a 16-year-old male and a 17-year-old male were walking down the street when a bluish grey import car pulled up. The driver exited and cursed loudly at them before opening fire on them. They ran but the 16-year-old was struck in the torso and the 17-year-old was struck in the foot. Both were in the hospital in stable condition.

Homicide 2500 block of Gareth Cir 11:51pm

Officers were investigating gunshots they overheard when several callers reported that a man had been shot by the occupants of a white import car. Officers located the car a short distance away from the call area and detained the four occupants without incident. Officers also found a victim, who is presumed to be a 22-year-old male Stockton resident, suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced deceased.

Saturday Dec. 10th

Person Shot/Robbery 400 block of Jill Cir 10:43pm

Officers responding to a call found a 19-year-old male on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks suffering from 2 gunshot wounds. Victim said he was shot while being robbed by two Hispanic males. Victim was in hospital in critical condition at time of report.

Sunday Dec. 11th

No significant incidents reported

Danger Zone for the Week of 12/5-12/8

In News on December 9, 2011 at 11:00 am

Monday Dec. 5th

No significant incidents reported

Tuesday Dec. 6th

No significant incidents reported

Wednesday Dec. 7th

Person Shot Anderson St at California St 9:20pm

A 19-year-old male was walking down the street when he saw 3 black males arguing on the corner. After walking past the group he heard 3 gunshots and realized he had been shot in the leg. He went to the hospital for treatment.

Thursday Dec. 8th

No significant incidents reported

Danger Zone for the Weekend of 12/2-12/4

In News on December 5, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Friday Dec. 2nd

Person Shot 2700 block of Country Club Blvd 6:14pm

A 33-year-old male was helping a family member who recently discovered her stolen car stereo available for sale on the internet. Arrangements were made to meet the seller on the 2700 block of Country Club Blvd. Upon arrival they confronted the seller/alleged thief who, in return, opened fire and drove off. The 33-year-old victim was struck 5 times in the torso and extremites and was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition. Suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s, roughly 150 lbs, driving a mid-80s light blue Cadillac.

Saturday Dec. 3rd

No significant incidents reported

Sunday Dec. 4th

Person Shot Lincoln St at Delhi Ave 7:52pm

A 46-year-old female was walking down home when a black adult male began following her then fired upon her, striking her in the cheek. Victim was taken to the hospital for treatment on non-life threatening injuries.