Ron Freitas
District Attorney

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  • DA Press Release — District Attorney
    June 11, 2024

    San Joaquin County District Attorney Ron Freitas announces that on May 23, 2024, Save Mart Supermarkets, LLC, and their affiliated stores agreed to pay a $1.6 million settlement in a civil complaint brought forth in coordination with the District Attorney’s Offices in San Joaquin, Solano, El Dorado, Marin, Sonoma, and Yolo counties.

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  • DA Press Release — District Attorney
    May 29, 2024

    San Joaquin County District Attorney Ron Freitas announces that two individuals from Stockton have been found guilty of multiple homicides that occurred in 2017.

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  • DA Press Release — District Attorney
    May 17, 2024

    San Joaquin County District Attorney Ron Freitas announces a guilty verdict in a series of robberies and carjackings in 2023.

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  • DA Press Release — District Attorney
    May 17, 2024

    District Attorney Ron Freitas announced today that a jury found Steven Martinez, 59, of Stockton, guilty of one count of murder (Penal Code section §187), one count of residential burglary (Penal Code section §459), and two special circumstance allegations (Penal Code section §190.2) murder in the commission of a burglary and murder in the commission of torture of Mary Sellars, a 57-year-old resident of Stockton, in February of 2020.

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  • DA Press Release — District Attorney
    May 10, 2024

    The San Joaquin District Attorney's Office announced today that Alvaro Cruz Lopez has plead guilty to violating multiple sections of the Penal Code related to copper wire theft. Lopez admitted to violating Penal Code sections 487j (theft of copper wire), 12022.1 (committing a felony while on bail or O/R), 496 (possession of stolen property), and an aggravating factor 4.421(a)(9) (loss of great monetary value).

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  • DA Press Release — District Attorney
    May 6, 2024

    Angel Ann Flores was arraigned at the San Joaquin County Superior Courthouse by The Honorable Ronald North-up on the following felony charges:

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  • DA Press Release — District Attorney
    April 19, 2024

    Today, the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office filed a criminal complaint in Superior Court from this afternoon’s arrest of former Stockton Unified School District Board President Angel Ann Flores conducted by the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office.

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  • DA Press Release — District Attorney
    April 10, 2024

    The San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office announces a settlement in the case regarding 32-year-old Gerardo Velasquez Luque.

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  • DA Press Release — District Attorney
    April 10, 2024

    San Joaquin County District Attorney, Ron Freitas announces the sentencing of Juan Belmontez, who entered guilty pleas to serious charges including Sexual Penetration with Force, Assault with Intent to Commit Sexual Penetration with Force on a Child Under 18, and Felony Sexual Battery with Restraint. These charges stem from incidents involving multiple victims.

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  • DA Press Release — District Attorney
    April 9, 2024

    San Joaquin County District Attorney Ron Freitas announces Kristopher Sawyer, 38, of Stockton, has been sentenced to 40 years to life for the murder of a 58-year-old San Joaquin County woman during a home break-in in 2023.

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