San Joaquin County
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  • April 13, 2021
    • District Attorney

    Young people are the primary targets of fentanyl pill sales marketed as pain pills, or other pills to energize, such as Oxycodone, Percocet, Ritalin, and others.

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  • March 26, 2021
    • District Attorney

    San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office Deputy District Attorney and Tracy City Councilmember Dan Arriola has been named among the "40 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40" by the National LGBT Bar Association. Arriola is recognized along with eight other recipients from California, but he is the only 2021 award recipient from the California Central Valley.

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  • March 25, 2021
    • District Attorney

    Stockton, CA - This week, San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors Chairman Tom Patti and District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar visited Olympia, Washington to learn from and shadow the Olympia Police Department's Crisis Response Unit. District Attorney Verber Salazar is joined by Stockton Police Department Deputy Chief Eric Kane, Tracy Police Department Corporal Steve Blair, SJC Community Member Cindy Basso, and San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office Policy and Planning Director Kayce Rane.

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  • March 25, 2021
    • District Attorney

    During Tuesday's San Joaquin County Board of Supervisor's meeting, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar urged the Board of Supervisors to include Cesar Chavez Day as a recognized holiday for San Joaquin County. Cesar Chavez Day is a national and state commemorative holiday celebrating the life and work of civil rights activist Cesar Estrada Chavez, yet not included for the residents of San Joaquin County.

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  • March 12, 2021
    • District Attorney

    Stockton - District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that on Friday March 12, 2021, Francisco Jimenez, age 23, pled guilty to a manslaughter charge as a result of selling illegal drugs to a young man who subsequently overdosed and died. Mr. Jimenez was sentenced by the Honorable Ronald J. Northup to 4 years and 4 months in state prison.

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  • March 4, 2021
    • District Attorney

    Stockton - District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that on Wednesday March 3, 2021, Anthony Arceo, age 57, was committed to Coalinga State Hospital as a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) by the Honorable Richard M. Mallett after a one-month long jury trial.

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  • March 3, 2021
    • District Attorney

    Stockton - District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that on Monday March 1, 2021, David Khouny Pech, age 22, was sentenced to Life Without the Possibility of Parole plus 57 years to life in the California Department of Corrections (CDCR) for the killing of Saroeun Keo, age 57, and the attempted murder of another surviving victim.

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  • March 2, 2021
    • District Attorney

    Stockton - District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that defendants James Towles, age 51, and Russell Altheide, age 65, pled guilty yesterday before the Honorable Ronald Northup to the following charges :

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  • February 19, 2021
    • District Attorney

    Stockton - Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that Emilio Baraza Valdez, age 75, was to be arraigned on an Information charging him with the 1979 murder of Joe Rocha, which occurred at Rocha's 120 Club in Escalon, California.

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  • January 15, 2021
    • District Attorney

    Stockton - District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that defendants James Towles and Russel Altheide were arraigned January 14, 2021, on numerous felony charges including Possession of an Explosive Device, Possession of Substances with the Intent to Manufacture an Explosive Device, Intent to Ignite an Explosive Device for Harm, and more.

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