San Joaquin County
District Attorney's Office
  • Investigator Receives Officer of the Year Award

    Jun 8, 2017, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    It is the honor and privilege of the District Attorney’s Office to announce DA Investigator Tim Novetzke was the recipient of the 2017 Manteca Rotary Officer of the Year Award at their annual ceremony on Thursday, May 4th. Each year the Manteca Rotary recognizes Peace Officers throughout San Joaquin County for their outstanding service to our community.
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  • Former Fugitive Pleads Guilty in Child Molestation Case

    Jun 5, 2017, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    People v. William Balser, 59, and Robin Robinson-Balser pled guilty Friday, June 2, 2017, to two counts of Penal Code section 288.5 (continuous sexual abuse of a minor) for molesting his girlfriend's two daughters in the mid 1990's. Balser will be sentenced to 16 years in state prison on July 31, 2017.
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  • California Right to Rescue Law Now in Effect

    Jun 5, 2017, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Have you heard? Just in time for the arrival of the really hot weather...
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  • Ex-Plant Manager of AMG Resources Corporation, Lathrop wanted for $455,949.28 Embezzlement

    Jun 1, 2017, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    June 1st, 2017 - Yesterday at the request of the Lathrop (CA) Police Department and the San Joaquin District Attorney's Office an arrest warrant with bail set at $500k was issued for CARL JOSEPH MEANS (age 36) of Merced CA who previously served as Plant Manager for the Lathrop facility of AMG Resources Corporation, a metal recycler.
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  • Stockton Woman Convicted in Welfare Fraud Case

    May 30, 2017, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    STOCKTON, CA - On May 24, 2017, a San Joaquin County Jury found a Stockton woman, Cindy Berry guilty of welfare fraud, grand theft and perjury. Over a 4 year period, the 31 year old defendant collected over thirty thousand dollars in CalFresh benefits (food stamps), while failing to claim the father of her children was living with her and providing a separate income. Deputy District Attorney Kelly McDaniel was the prosecutor on the case.
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  • Let's Talk About Fireworks

    May 25, 2017, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    San Joaquin County has formed an Illegal Fireworks Task Force comprised of local fire and law enforcement agencies in the County. The goals of the task force are to 1) educate the public about the laws relating to illegal fireworks, and 2) to enhance enforcement efforts within the County.
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  • History of Embezzlement and ID Theft Ends in Jail Time for Ripon Woman

    May 23, 2017, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    May 22, 2017, in Superior Court for Stockton California Judge Carter Holly sentenced 49-year-old Catherine McMurry Blewett to the upper term of three years in state prison for felony violation of Penal Code §529, False Impersonation of Another.
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  • Lodi ID Theft Case Produces Guilty Plea

    May 23, 2017, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    STOCKTON, CA - On May 19, 2017 defendant Roger Alexander Hoover pled guilty to 8 felony counts of identity theft and forgery and was sentenced to 5 years in state prison for a case in which Kohl's of Lodi and Lodi Waste Management were among the victims.
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  • Gang Member Sentenced for Attempted Murder of Police Officers

    May 22, 2017, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton, CA - Sentencing took place today in the case of Marcus Henson Jr., convicted of attempted murder of Stockton police officers. Henson received a sentence of 50 years and 8 months, to life.
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  • Woman Pleads Guilty to $148K Theft from Elderly Man

    May 17, 2017, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    STOCKTON, CA - Today, in San Joaquin Superior Court before Judge Ron Northup, SANDRA VALLERGA MARCHMAN, 52, pled Guilty to Felony Grand Theft and admitted sentencing enhancements of over $65k and over $100K of losses in a 2010-2014 theft from an elderly and disabled Stockton Resident.
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  • San Joaquin County District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar on Human Trafficking and how victims can get help

    May 16, 2017, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, CA - The San Joaquin County District Attorney's office has seen a recent spike in cases involving human trafficking. Tori Verber Salazar asks the community to assist local law enforcement efforts by reporting any activity related to human trafficking.
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  • Elderly Victim Taken for Nearly $150K in Embezzlement and Credit Card Fraud

    May 9, 2017, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    STOCKTON, CA - Yesterday, San Joaquin County Sheriff's Detectives arrested SANDRA VALLERGA MARCHMAN, 53, a Ripon, CA resident, at her job at a mortgage firm in Stockton on an arrest warrant issued by Superior Court for 3 Felonies, consisting of 2 Embezzlement Charges and an Elder Abuse Charge involving a Stockton business called Diamond Star Enterprises, LLC, and its owner.
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  • Company Supervisor Pleads Guilty to $256K in Embezzlement and Identity Theft

    May 4, 2017, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    STOCKTON, CA - On Wednesday May 3, 2017, before Judge Ron Northup of the Stockton Superior Court, Juan Antonio Contreras, age 50, of Stockton plead guilty to Felony Grand Theft from his ex-employer Odyssey Landscape Company of Lodi. He admitted to Aggravated White Collar Crime sentencing enhancements that the taking was in excess of $200,000.
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  • San Joaquin County Justice System Youth Leadership Academy

    May 1, 2017, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Every year, the San Joaquin County District Attorney, Public Defender, Superior Court and San Joaquin County Bar Association invite applications for the courtroom to school room, SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY JUSTICE SYSTEM YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACADEMY during the Summer.
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  • State Grant of $200,000 Funds San Joaquin County Privacy and Piracy Investigator

    Apr 20, 2017, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    The San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office has been awarded another grant of more than 200 thousand dollars to fund an investigator that handles privacy and piracy cases.
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  • People v Edwardo Vincent Olguin

    Apr 19, 2017, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Today, Edwardo Vincent Olguin, 51, was convicted by a jury of eight felony counts of Lewd Acts on a Minor.
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  • Former HR Manager of Lodi Firm Arrested and Held on $1,000,000 Bail

    Apr 14, 2017, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    RIPON, CA - Today the Ripon California Police Department served an arrest warrant on CATHERINE ANN BLEWETT (DOB July 1967) aka CATHY ORTEGA-McMURRAY, aka CATHERINE ANN McMURRY, aka CATHERINE ANN McMURRAY at her current employer Guntert & Zimmerman Company in Ripon, where she was working through a temporary services agency. Bail has been set by San Joaquin Superior Court Judge Warner at $1,000,000.00.
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  • Summer Internships Still Available!

    Apr 7, 2017, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Positions are still available with the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office for the Summer of 2017.
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  • District Attorney Concludes Gun Sale Investigation

    Mar 28, 2017, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    The San Joaquin County District Attorney's office has conducted an investigation into the sales of firearms by the San Joaquin Co;unty Sheriffs Office between July 2011 and July 2012, inclusive. Our office has concluded the investigation and we have found no violations of California criminal statutes.
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  • Case Involving Food Sold Through Facebook Resolved

    Jan 27, 2017, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    If the defendant complies with the terms and conditions set forth by the court, the District Attorney will dismiss the charges against her, in one year.
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