San Joaquin County
District Attorney's Office
  • Sex Offender Registration Pursuant to Penal Code § 290.006

    Mar 11, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Penal Code section 290.006(a) states “[a]ny person ordered by any court to register pursuant to the Act for any offense not included specifically in subdivision (c) of section 290, shall so register, if the court finds at the time of conviction or sentencing that the person committed the offense as a result of sexual compulsion or for purposes of sexual gratification. The court shall state on the record the reasons for its findings and the reasons for requiring registration.”
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  • Man Pleads Guilty to Home Invasion Rape of Stockton Woman

    Mar 10, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton - Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that on Alazae Negron, age 20, pleaded guilty to the following charges:
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  • Bill Expanding Opportunities for Records Relief for People Living With Past Convictions is Introduced Today

    Feb 24, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Today, San Joaquin County District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that she and San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin joined Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to announce the introduction of landmark legislation - Assembly Bill 2978 - that will build upon past efforts to provide relief to people living with past convictions.
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  • Cooking Chicken Cooks Crooks

    Feb 4, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton - Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that on Monday February 3, 2020, Tyler Chen, 49, his wife, Kim Chen, 47, and friend, Ha Nguyen, 64, were sentenced by the Honorable Lauren Thomasson for the following charges:
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  • Child Molester William Valverde Sentenced to 135 Years to Life in Prison for Sex Acts with Children

    Feb 3, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton - Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that on Monday, February 3, 2020, the Honorable Richard Mallett sentenced William Rene Valverde, 42, to 135 years to life in state prison for 9 counts of sex crimes against two separate children, ages 9 and 11, including oral copulation and lewd and lascivious acts.
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  • Career Con-Artist Sent to State Prison for Six Years

    Jan 31, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton – Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that Michelle Zapata, age 44, was sentenced on January 31, 2020, to six years in state prison by the Honorable Ronald Northup for one count of Penal Code §459 Residential Burglary, First Degree, and eight counts of Penal Code §487(a) Grand Theft.
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  • Man Convicted of Stalking Several Women at Trinity Parkway Shopping Center

    Jan 28, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton – Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that on Monday January 27, 2020, a San Joaquin County jury found Adrian Lai, age 29, guilty of the following charges:
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  • James Brummett, Jr Sentenced for Killing Man in Oak Park With His Car

    Jan 21, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton – Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that James Brummett, Jr., age 50, was sentenced on Monday, January 13, 2020, to 19 years in state prison on the following charges Penal Code §192(a) (voluntary manslaughter) and Vehicle Code §20001(b)(2) (felony hit and run), he also admitted to having a prior strike conviction pursuant to Penal Code §192(a) and admitted to serving a prior prison term pursuant to Penal Code §667(a). Although he would normally be entitled to 15% conduct credit he waived his custody credits and will actually serve the full term.
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  • Woman Pleads Guilty to Murder of Four-Year-Old Step-Daughter

    Jan 16, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton – Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that Zulma Chavez, age 22, pleaded guilty on Tuesday January 14, 2020, to one count of second degree murder (Penal code §187(a)), and two counts of felony child abuse/endangerment (Penal Code §273(a)(a)) for the November killing of her four year old step-daughter. The Honorable John Soldati of the San Joaquin County Superior Court will sentence her on March 2, 2020. She will be sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison.
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  • Jury Finds Wayne Edward Williams Guilty in Meth Lab Case and for Felony Child Endangerment

    Jan 14, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton – Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that in the late afternoon of Monday, January 13, 2020, a San Joaquin County jury found Wayne Edward Williams guilty of the following crimes:
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  • Child Predator Sentenced to 50 Years to Life In Prison For Lewd Acts With a Child Under 14

    Jan 7, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton – Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that the Honorable Ronald Northup sentenced Brian Paul Beghtel, age 50, to 50 years to life in state prison for committing Lewd or Lascivious acts with a child under 14, while having a previous conviction for a forcible sex crime.
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  • Man Sentenced to 120 Years to Life in Prison for Murder of Good Samaritan Who Came to Aid of Domestic Violence Victim

    Jan 7, 2020, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton – Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that the Honorable Charlotte Orcutt sentenced Jesse Adrian Esparza, age 24, to 120 years to life in state prison on January 6, 2020, for the murder of victim, Ricardo Valenzuela, Jr., and the attempted murders of Ernesto and Thomas Valenzuela, on Valentines’ Day 2017. This crime occurred in the 1600 block of Bonaire Circle. Mr. Esparza was also sentenced for a prior robbery and attempted murder he committed in 2016. Mr. Esparza will be eligible for his first parole board hearing after serving 25 actual years in prison because of the ‘youthful offender’ law codified in Penal Code §3051.”
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  • Homicide Rates Show Two-Year Downward Trend

    Dec 31, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton – Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced the first step in her Justice 2020 Initiative, a comprehensive release of data to provide information and evidence of the work accomplished by the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office and their partnering agencies.
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  • Robert Clark Sentenced to 40 Years to Life in Prison for Revenge Murder

    Dec 24, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton – Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that on Monday, December 23, 2019, the Honorable Xapuri Villapudua sentenced Robert Arthur Clark, 29, to 40 years to life in state prison for the murder of victim William Sodders, 60, of Stockton which occurred in 2017.
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  • Man Sentenced For Strangling Mother of Six Children to Death

    Dec 18, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton – Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that the Honorable Xapuri Villapudua of the San Joaquin County Superior Court, sentenced Clarence Bailey, age 44, to 15 years to life in state prison for the death of Shontelle Bonner on Monday, December 16, 2019. She was the mother of six children, two of whom are Mr. Bailey’s children as well.
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  • Man Sentenced Today for His Involvement in Shooting Spree That Resulted in Five Separate Attempted Murder Convictions

    Dec 16, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton – Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that Alfonso Henry Martinez, 25, was sentenced to several consecutive life sentences along with 50 plus years of consecutive time on gun use enhancements. A jury convicted him on December 21, 2018, for the attempted, premeditated murders of four minors on July 12, 2014, along with the additional attempted murder of Shabrina Taylor on December 15, 2014.
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  • Husband and Wife Sentenced in the Slaying of Wife’s Former Boyfriend

    Dec 16, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton – Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that the Honorable Bernard J. Garber in the San Joaquin County Superior Court, sentenced Brandon Perreira, 28 years of age, to 26 years to life in state prison for the stabbing death of victim Darren Jopp.
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  • San Joaquin County Working Hard To Halt Identify Theft And Fraud During The Holidays

    Dec 13, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season in full swing, San Joaquin County District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar Office wants to remind all citizens of the county to remain vigilant to protect against all forms of fraud and theft, including identify theft.
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  • Man Sentenced Today In Brutal Slaying Of Former Stockton Police Detective And Attempted Murder Of Two Others

    Dec 10, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton - Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that Rafael Eduardo Watts, Sr., age 63, was sentenced to 64 years to life in state prison and an additional 31 years to state prison to be served consecutively to one another for the brutal slaying of retired Stockton Police Detective Laurits "Pepe" Petersen on February 23, 2016, along with the attempted murders of Patrick Garcia and Bertha Gomez.
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  • Man Who Attacked Boys in Lodi Target Sentenced To Prison

    Dec 4, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton – Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that Jeff Hardcastle, age 51, was sentenced on November 18, 2019, to 9 years in state prison for attacking two children in the Target store located on Kettleman Lane in Lodi, California.
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