San Joaquin County
District Attorney's Office
  • Long Time Con Man Pleads Guilty to Numerous Counts of Fraud

    Nov 20, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton - District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that yesterday, Alejandro Cesar Martinez, age 46, pled guilty to numerous counts including Burglary, Insurance Fraud, Forgery, and more.
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  • Emiliano Canada-Vargas Bail Increased to $2 Million

    Nov 19, 2020, 12:00 PM by User Not Found
    Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that defendant Emiliano Canada-Vargas has been remanded into custody and bail increased to $2 million in light of new victims coming forward.
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  • Father in Child Abuse Case Arraigned on Murder Charges

    Nov 17, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton - District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced Matthew Garcia, age 24, was scheduled to be arraigned today for the death of his 2-month-old son. He was not transported to court and a new arraignment date will be set. For a list of charges, view the complaint attached.
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  • Days Inn Served for Nuisance, Health, & Safety Code Violations

    Nov 13, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton - This week, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar, in conjunction with the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office, announced a complaint had been filed against Days Inn on 4219 E. Waterloo Rd., Stockton, CA.
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  • Good Day Sacramento Presents: Family Justice Pup

    Nov 10, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
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  • Men Found Guilty of Lodi Slayings in 2016 Sentenced

    Nov 4, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton - This week, Kenneth Vanderford, age 54, and Kevin Etherton, age 28, were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole by the honorable Seth Hoyt for two 2016 Lodi murders. They were found guilty of the crimes by a jury in March 2020.
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  • Governor Gavin Newsom, Six Current and Former District Attorneys Declare Death Penalty Applied In Racially Biased and Arbitrary Manner

    Oct 27, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    SAN FRANCISCO – Today, in response to a rare request by the California Supreme Court for briefing about the constitutionality of California’s death penalty as it is applied, Governor Gavin Newsom filed an amicus brief stating that California’s death penalty has been applied in a manner that is unfair and racially biased.
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  • Assemblymember Bonta Announces First-in-the-Nation Legislation to Cure Conflict of Interest for Elected Prosecutors Investigating Police Misconduct

    Oct 22, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    SACRAMENTO – Today, California State Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) announced his plan to introduce legislation that will require elected prosecutors to recuse themselves from the investigation and prosecution of law enforcement misconduct if they accept financial contributions from law enforcement unions.
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  • San Joaquin County Family Justice Center Receives Child Abuse Treatment (AT) Program Funding

    Oct 16, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    The San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office is pleased to announce their selection as a recipient of funding through the Child Abuse Treatment (AT) Program of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). The grant award of $257,500 will be utilized during the performance period of January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.
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  • 34 Arrested in Operation Criptonyte

    Oct 15, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton - Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced the arrest of 34 individuals involved in organized criminal street gangs and subsequent criminal activity
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  • San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office Awarded $5 Million Grant

    Oct 7, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton, CA - San Joaquin District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that her office has been awarded a $5 million grant to pilot a restorative justice program as an additional tool to reducing crime and the affected thereby.
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  • San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Correctional Officer Charged with Sex Crimes Against Former Female Inmates

    Oct 6, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton - Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that Zachary Simmons, age 34, a Correctional Officer with the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department since 2008 was set for arraignment by way of formal amended complaint in the San Joaquin County Superior Court before the Honorable Ronald Northup for the following charges:
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  • KQED's Political Breakdown Podcast Presents Tori Verber Salazar: The Central Valley District Attorney Pushing for Criminal Justice Reform

    Oct 2, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    As California ballot measure campaigns heat up, CalMatters reporter Laurel Rosenhall joins Marisa and Scott to discuss her story about the ballot endorsements of Alice Huffman, the California NAACP President who is also a professional campaign consultant. Then, San Joaquin County District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar joins to discuss her family's law enforcement background, the barriers to reform among prosecutors, the new progressive Prosecutors Alliance of California, and her thoughts on Proposition 20.
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  • SF District Attorney Boudin Announces the Expansion of an MOU for Nine Bay Area Counties to Respond in the Event of a Mass Casualty

    Oct 1, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    San Francisco, CA - Today, on the third anniversary of the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting in Las Vegas, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced the signing and expansion of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between nine Bay Area counties to streamline a coordinated response in the event of a mass casualty crime incident.
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  • DVI Correctional Officer Convicted of Felony Bribery

    Sep 23, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton - Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, Robert Ayala, age 32, and a former Correctional Officer at Deuel Vocational Institute (DVI) pleaded no contest to one count of felony bribery, Penal Code §68.
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  • Prosecutors Form First-In-The Nation Alliance to Fight the Politics of Mass Incarceration and End the Failed Strategies of the Past

    Sep 15, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    SACRAMENTO – Today, current and former elected District Attorneys from across the state joined forces to create the Prosecutors Alliance of California. The announcement by District Attorneys Diana Becton, Chesa Boudin, George Gascón, and Tori Verber Salazar follows nationwide protests and growing distrust in a criminal justice system mired in systemic racism. The Alliance stands alone among law enforcement organizations in its commitment to modern and sustainable approaches to achieving safety and community health at the state and local level. It is the nation’s first progressive law enforcement association to have an advocacy arm, enabling the group to weigh in on state legislation, ballot initiatives and candidate races.
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  • Jury Finds Man Guilty of Two Separate Murders Occurring in Stockton and Sacramento

    Aug 19, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton - Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that a jury finally concluded their deliberations in the case of Richard Robinson, age 29, finding him guilty of two counts of murder with special circumstances of burglary and robbery. The jury also rejected a claim of insanity proffered by the defense and found him to be sane at the time the crimes were committed.
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  • Local Survivors Give Statements at the Golden State Killer's Sentencing

    Aug 19, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton - Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar had the honor of standing with Gay and Bob Hardwick, two local victims of Joseph DeAngelo, the murderer and rapist known as the Golden State Killer/East Area Rapist. In the 1970s and 1980s, DeAngelo violated scores of innocent people throughout California. The Hardwicks' world changed in 1978, when this monster breached their home and lives. With investigatory developments, DeAngelo was identified and arrested in 2018.
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  • Shooter Sentenced in 2017 Stockton Murder

    Jul 31, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton - Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar, announced that Jontell Jaymar Roots was sentenced on Monday, July 27, 2020, to 40 years to life, for one count of second degree murder (Penal Code § 187), with an enhancement for using a firearm in the commission of a felony, causing death (Penal Code § 12022.53(d)).
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  • Father Who Abducted Children Pleaded Guilty Today

    Jul 16, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton - Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that Dustin Forte, age 44, pleaded guilty to one count of Penal code §278.5, Felony Child Abduction. He was sentenced by the Honorable Michael Coughlan and received a four year term of probation and is forbidden from seeing his children until a Family Law Court deems it appropriate. He had failed to return his children to their mother who lives out of the state after their summer visitation.
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