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Lodi homeowner plagued by rash of package thefts


The Lodi Police Department posted three videos Monday captured by a homeowner who's been repeatedly targeted by package thieves. Collectively, the videos had racked up more than 40,000 views by Monday night.

Anyone who recognizes the people shown was asked to contact the police department at (209) 333-6727) or Lodi Crime Stoppers at (209) 369-2746).

Post by Lodi Police Department.

Post by Lodi Police Department.

Lodi police release findings in Parminder Shergill shooting


The Lodi Police Department released information Tuesday morning regarding an investigation on the fatal shooting of a Sikh man that happened on Jan. 25, 2014.

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2014 rankings: University of the Pacific is diverse, smart and cool

2014 rankings: University of the Pacific is diverse, smart and cool

University of the Pacific awards more doctoral degrees to Asian American students than any other college in the country. Pacific alumni have the sixth-highest salaries among recent graduates who earned diplomas at West Coast colleges. And the university counts among the 15 most popular, 50 most beautiful, 50 smartest and 100 “coolest” campuses in the nation.

Those are just some of the rankings Pacific chalked up this year in assessments from popular magazines and websites, including Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Payscale.com, PolicyMic.com, Lumosity, Sierra Magazine and more.

“It’s wonderful when these rankings emphasize what we already know about Pacific,” said Provost Maria Pallavicini. “Pacific is a special place that prepares students for success through rigorous academics and superior teaching. While no ranking should be taken too seriously, we appreciate being recognized in so many areas.”

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2 teens shot in Woodbridge; person of interest detained


ID=20803761A shooting in the area of Orange and E. Carolina streets Monday evening left two young teens wounded.

Residents reported hearing gunshots shortly before 8:30 p.m.

"We heard like three shots, three very quickly and then one later, for like a total of four. You know, we were just inside," neighbor Fernando Sandoval said.

According to San Joaquin County sheriff's Lt. Steve Pease, one of the victims was shot in the neck and the other was shot in the stomach. Pease said the victims went door-to-door seeking help.

Lodi man arrested in 1989 cold case murder


A Lodi man has been arrested for the murder of Santa Ana woman in June 1989.

Douglas Gregory Gutridge, 63, was questioned about 35-year-old Carla Salazar's death in the initial murder investigation but Santa Ana police detectives did not have sufficient information to make an arrest, according to the Orange County Cold Case Homicide Task Force.

In 2008, Santa Ana cold case investigators submitted forensic evidence from the crime to the county crime lab and male DNA evidence was identified. Later that year, the detectives obtained DNA evidence form Gutridge.

This past July, the unsolved murder was taken over by the Orange County task force. The task force re-interviewed witnesses and Santa Ana detectives from 1989 and re-examined the evidence. From that, they obtained a murder charge for Gutridge.

Galt man sentenced to life for killing animal control officer


SACRAMENTO - A man from Galt was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus 25 years, for the 2012 killing of an animal control officer.

According to a news release from the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office, Joseph Francis Corey shot and killed Sacramento County Animal Control Officer Roy Marcum through the front door of his Galt home.

Court documents state Corey had been evicted from his home after he foreclosed on it. The next day, Marcum came to the residence at the request of the bank to retrieve several dogs and cats.

Unbeknownst to the officer, Corey had gotten back into the residence and barricaded the door from the inside.

When Marcum approached the home, Corey shot him through the door with a hunting rifle, court records said.

A Sacramento County jury convicted Corey of first-degree murder in November.

Fire district bookkeeper facing embezzlement allegation


The bookkeeper for Mokelumne Rural Fire District was arrested Monday on suspicion of stealing from the fire agency.

Kristy Raquel Berry, 44, is accused of embezzling more $8,000, according to San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Deputy Les Garcia.

She was arrested by Galt police officers serving warrants for her arrest.

Berry was booked into custody at San Joaquin County Jail on a charge of embezzlement by public officer.