San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department

  • Agency: San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department
  • Address: 7000 Michael Canlis Blvd, French Camp, 95231 CA
  • Chief:
Phone: (209) 468-4400

San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department is located at 7000 Michael Canlis Blvd, French Camp, 95231 CA. The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department phone number is (209) 468-4400.

San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department News

Lathrop Police Services:

Lathrop Police Services:

Early Sunday morning the Sheriff’s Office received a call that a residential alarm was going off in the 6800 block of S. Roberts Road in Stockton. The homeowners were out of town at the time. When deputies arrived at the house they found a sliding glass door damaged, and it appeared the home had just been broken into. Deputies quickly learned the suspect was still inside the home as they saw 29 year old Ignacio Anaya smash himself through another sliding glass door and run. Anaya ran into an open field which was contained and searched with K9 Gero who quickly got his man. Deputies recovered the homeowners property in Anaya’s car which was parked nearby. Anaya was booked into the jail for Burglary, Vandalism, and Resisting Arrest.

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San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office wants to offer our prayers and gratitude to our fallen brothers and sisters! God bless the fallen, our veterans as well as the men and women who are currently serving our great Country. “ God bless America!”

Whoa folks! That’s a lot of money. Or, is it? Nope, that's 66 counterfeit $100 bills that are not worth a nickel. We came across this phony cash when one of our deputies observed a car in the driveway in the 1600 block of Rutledge Way in Stockton. This is a nuisance house where we found a stolen car last week, and have received many calls about suspicious behavior. The car in the driveway? Stolen. Our deputies waited until a man hopped in the car and started driving. We pulled it over and arrested 38-year old Ariel Blanco. In addition to the counterfeit money, our deputies found notebooks with listings of cars for sale - most under $6500 which was the amount he had on him at the time time of his arrest. Go figure! We gave Mr. Blanco a courtesy ride to jail where he was booked for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property and possession of counterfeit currency.

Boating Deputies are on patrol for the holiday weekend and have already made an arrest for Boating Under the Influence on the Delta near Bora Bora beach. We want to remind boaters to be safe this Memorial day weekend, wear a life jacket, have all required safety equipment on onboard and don’t drive while impaired!

We've all heard of organized crime, but what about an alleged crook who's very organized? After all, he had a shopping list with a subcategory called "Things to Steel" in his car. (Yes, "Steel") We caught up with Trevor Nunes of Tracy when our deputies ran a records check on the Mercedes sedan you see getting hauled away. Turns out it had stolen plates out of Alameda. Nunes had a felony no bail warrant out of Alameda County for a probation violation. He was arrested...which was not on his list. We gave him a courtesy ride to jail so he could reconstruct his list!

The Sheriff’s Community Car Unit was busy again yesterday, May 23, 2018, with deputies conducting a prostitution-sting operation that targeted subjects commonly referred to as “Johns.” When all was said and done, 22 people had been arrested and charged with Solicitation of Prostitution, with the exception of one who was booked for Aiding in the Solicitation of Prostitution. As you can see, two guns were also recovered; and the appropriate gun charges were added to those found to be unlawfully in possession of a firearm. Prostitution increases the likelihood of increased crime in an area, including burglary, robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, and even murder. Many times “Johns” themselves are targeted after being lured by prostitutes to a location where they are then attacked and robbed, or worse, by attackers lying in wait. It’s amazing that 22 people were arrested in just the short time span of this single operation, so many in fact that the operation had to be concluded due to the transport van being full and booking at the Jail being backed up. These types of sting operations will continue in an effort to stop this criminal conduct that often leads to violent crimes and contributes to the ever-present blight within the area, with the main objective being to increase public safety and improve the quality of life for the residents in this county. It’s important to remember that the acts of prostitution and the solicitation of prostitution are illegal, and anyone arrested during these operations will have their vehicle towed. If you believe you see any such activity, please call and report it to the Sheriff’s Non-Emergency line at (209) 468-4400.

As many people Morada area know, the Ship's Bell Motel has for years been a hotspot for blight, criminal activities, and numerous investigations. In fact, there was recently fire in an outbuilding that knocked out water service and electricity to the property. So on Monday, when our deputies from the Community Car Unit saw electrical wires (see photos) draped over the top of the motel they knew something was wrong. Turns out, it was unlawful, non-permitted and unsafe electrical wiring that posed a significant fire risk to the motel and neighbors. Not to mention the fact that there was no running water. The Environmental Health department slapped a red tag on the motel saying "Do Not Enter". But just yesterday, we checked the location again and found five people were living in the motel without permits or good reason. Donald Lewis (37), Brooke Bussman (26), Sara Saunders (34), Dustin Myers (44) and John Armanino (55) were taken into custody and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail for the misdemeanor crime of being within the posted unsafe to occupy structure. If you see anything which looks like it is unsafe to occupy or hazardous, (e.g.: exposed wiring, extremely dilapidated buildings or structures, no running water, large amounts of junk and trash, inoperable vehicles etc.), these may be county ordinance violations and should be reported! Please don’t hesitate to call the Sheriff’s Office.

Ever find a stranger sitting at your kitchen table in the middle of the night? It is hard to imagine what a homeowner was thinking when they found just that! That homeowner called 911 at about 1:30 in the morning on Wednesday from a house on the 2000 block of W. Santa Rosa Way in Stockton. And, when our deputies arrived, the man identified as Joshua Lampkin was still sitting at the kitchen table! Unfortunately, Lampkin became combative with deputies and even struck the K-9 after it was deployed to end the situation. Thankfully, none of the residents at the home were injured. Lampkin was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail for Burglary, Resisting Arrest, Public Intoxication, and Striking a Police K9.

It was a devious and brutal home invasion. Now, two years later, the case is closed with 7 people off to prison. It was June of 2016. A young man, home on college break, had invited three women to his home on North Hildreth Lane in Stockton. Two of the women were former high school classmates, the third woman he did not know. The college student had stepped outside the home, when four young men, armed with hand guns, chased him and forced him to the ground. They stole his wallet and then forced the victim to unlock the door to the home. Then, he and his family were forced into the master bedroom at gun point as their house was ransacked. Several firearms, cell phones, jewelry, and several pairs of shoes were stolen. The suspects then pepper sprayed the victims, ran and jumped over a fence to an a waiting car. And, the three women who were the victim's "guests" were also gone. Two days later, detectives interviewed the three women and it was clear they had set up the robbery with the other four men. 19-year-old Arianah Vaughn, 18-year-old Lyric Wilson, and 20-year old Johnnisha Hunter were arrested on numerous charges including kidnapping to commit robbery. Through a team effort with the Sheriff's Office, Stockton Police, the San Joaquin DA's Office, and State Parole we were able to identify the four men as 21-year-old Calvin Willis, 17-year-old Jamal McKenzie, 19-year-old Jamarea Spivey, and 34-year-old Willie White (34). All but Willie White pled guilty to numerous charges before trial. White, who was ten years older than his co-conspirators, had been involved in a non-fatal shooting 48-hours before the home invasion. White also had a prior voluntary manslaughter conviction and had recently completed parole. He was convicted of multiple crimes from both incidents including kidnapping for the purposes of robbery. On Monday, White was sentenced to 104-years to life plus 93-years plus 8-months in prison.

San Joaquin AG Detectives are asking for your help in locating this “Show Goat”.

Today Sheriffs personnel attended Linden Cherry Festival Parade. We appreciate all our community partners in San Joaquin County! We always love the horses as well.

Today Sheriffs personnel attended Linden Cherry Festival Parade. We appreciate all our community partners in San Joaquin County!

Yee haw! It's a RODEO! A bicycle rodeo!!! What a great time we had when Lathrop Police Services welcomed all the kids and parents to the annual Bicycle Rodeo at Widmer Elementary School! We all had fun, but the goal of the Bicycle Rodeo was to impart some safety tips to these young riders. We set up cones for an obstacle course and even did some safety inspections of their it a bike or big wheel. We also handed out bicycle reflectors and helmets to those in need - safety essentials for any cyclist. Thanks to all the parents and kids who came out yesterday!

Thank you Waterloo Elementary School 7th grade class for inviting Sergeant Hoskins and Deputy Romines to a game of pick-up basketball on their lunch break. We always love a little exercise during our shift.

Take a good look at the photos and you'll know this is a serious...and bizarre story. It started with a call to 911 of two men fighting. One of them had a rusty machete. Fortunately, the victim of the machete attack had non-life threatening lacerations. The deputies quickly identified 53-year-old Jose Orisava as the alleged attacker...he was intoxicated. A quick search found the machete. Orisava was arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon and an outstanding felony warrant.

Driving a fuel efficient car can be a SMART choice. Stealing that car? Not so SMART at all! Yesterday, our deputies located a stolen grey Toyota Prius in the 3500 block of E. Arch Road. When they approached, they found two people inside: 29-year-old Jimmy Bob Brown and 38-year-old Dawn Bolt. The car had been taken from the 200 block of E. Cleveland Street in Stockton back on May 12th. Brown and Bolt were both booked into the jail for charges related to vehicle theft.

A huge Thank You to CHP and the AMGEN Tour! Today between 1120 am and 1200 pm the 2018 AMGEN Tour raced through beautiful San Joaquin County as they all eagerly sprint to their final destination. They started at the Stockton Arena, moved through the city to Hwy 88 out through the outskirts of Linden, up through Clements and out to the next county. If you get a chance to watch it, don’t blink. As you can see it passes in an instance.

A stolen car and some misdirection leads to multiple charges. Yesterday afternoon deputies spotted Ford Mustang in the 13000 block of E. HWY 26 that came back as stolen from the day before. Reya Jorgensen, the driver, was quickly arrested. But, not before she lied about her name to deputies. That only added to the charges. Jorgensen was booked into the jail for charges related to vehicle theft and delaying a peace officer in the performance of duties.

It was very early in the morning, but an apparent tire thief was busy at work. Just after 3am, Lathrop Police Services Deputies got a call from the 700 block of Historic Avenue. The caller said a man was taking tire and wheels off a car. As soon as our deputies arrived on scene, the suspect ran away and a search was unable to find him. The good news is that we were able to find the stolen property and return it to the owner. The suspect, probably a man, was last seen wearing a black hoodie and dark jeans. Here’s our call for help: Lathrop Chief James Hood asks all our residents to be vigilant and contact Sheriff’s Office Dispatch about any suspicious person in their neighborhood. That number is (209) 468-4400. Best tips to avoid becoming a victim? If you have specialty wheels on your car, park it in a garage if at all possible. These tips are especially important for folks who own a Honda or a Dodge as those makes seems to be the popular targets of thieves.

Was this a million dollar traffic stop? No, but on. Yesterday morning our deputies spotted a Buick sedan in the 3200 block of W. Hammer Lane in Stockton with expired tags. The driver pulled over and that's when deputies learned that 35-year-old Vincent Guerrero was driving despite his license being suspended and revoked by the DMV. On top of that, he had multiple felony warrants for his arrest with a bail totalling...nearly 1 million dollars! The Buick was impounded and Guerrero was arrested and provided a courtesy ride to the jail where he was booked for those outstanding warrants.

Well folks here’s a case of a woman under the influence and “Spitting Mad!” Literally! Yesterday afternoon our deputies were called about a woman in French Camp walking right in the middle of S. El Dorado Street trying to stop traffic. When our crew arrived, they found 64-year old Linna Croft in the center of the northbound lane. She was highly intoxicated and clearly unable to care for herself or others. She even spit on deputies as they tried to secure her. Croft was booked for public intoxication and other charges related to obstructing deputies from performing their duties.

Saturday our boat crew participated in the Child Abuse Prevention Council - Duck Derby in downtown Stockton. At the conclusion of the event, Lex, Jayne and Bella each took a turn on the fire nozzle. Thank you CAPC for including us again this year!