San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department

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

Sheriff Deputies continue helping the Community of Paradise in Butte County.

The SanJoaquin County Sheriff’s Office, along with Stockton Police Department, Tracy Police Department, Manteca PD, and Lodi Police Department responded to the Butte Fire to assist with initial evacuations. Following evacuations, our Deputies were assigned to the City of Paradise to assist in the answering of the hundreds of pending calls for service. Deputies also provided security throughout the city, and conducted searches.

Lathrop Police Services News! Lathrop Deputies, with the help of citizens in Lathrop, helped a Burglary victim from Manteca, CA get some of their jewelry back. On Tuesday, October 6th, Deputy Denino and Deputy Silva were on the lookout for a suspicious black Chevy Malibu in the 1900 block of Plumas Drive. Eagle eyed deputies spotted the Malibu and tried to make contact with the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle had other plans and fled. Deputies lost sight of the suspect and set up a perimeter. Deputies searched the area and contacted the homeowners of a residence they believed the suspect may have fled to. Deputies were first told that the suspect wasn’t in the residence, but the homeowners were re-contacted and gave deputies permission to search their residence. The suspect was ultimately found hiding in a space under the stairs and was taken into custody. During the inventory of the vehicle, deputies found misc. jewelry, a black B.B. gun, black mask and gloves, phones, radio, multiple sports flat bill hats and sports jerseys. During the investigation, deputies were able to find some stolen jewelry from a burglary that took place in Manteca, CA. Both were booked in the county jail on the following charges: Jovan Campos was booked for several charges including Possession of Stolen Property, Fleeing from a Peace Officer, Obstructs/Resists Public Officer, and Possession Controlled Substance Tajeda Paredes (the homeowner of the residence the suspect was found in) was booked for accessory (Aiding a Principal to Avoid Prosecution of Punishment We want to thank the community again in helping us

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 8, 2018 Contact: Lt. R. Biedermann, 209-858-5551, rbiedermann@sjgov.org DUI Saturation Patrol Nets 2 Arrests Lathrop, CA – San Joaquin County Sheriff / Lathrop Police Services Traffic Unit arrested 1 Drunk Driver and 1 Drugged/Drunk Driver while conducting a DUI Saturation Patrol on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The Saturation Patrol occurred within the City of Lathrop between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., resulting in the following: 4 Vehicle enforcement stops 1 DUI-Alcohol suspect arrested 1 DUI-Drug impaired suspect arrested 1 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked 3 other Citations issued High Visibility Enforcement efforts like this have a deterrent effect, lowering the incidents of impaired driving. In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. Lathrop Police Services supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI. Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol. Drivers caught driving impaired and arrested for DUI can expect to pay approximately $13,500 in fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses, not to mention possible jail time. Lathrop Police offers these reminders to ensure a fun night doesn’t get spoiled with a DUI: • Decide before you go out whether you plan to drink or drive. You can’t do both. • Planning to drink? Designate a sober driver before going out. • Know how you will get home safely: Take a cab, ride-sharing service, or use public transportation. There is also a National Directory of Designated Driver Services (NDDDS) where you can search for DD services in your area. • If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, call 911. Offer a description of the vehicle, location and direction of travel • See your friend or other impaired patron trying to get behind the wheel? Take the keys away and help them make other arrangements to get where they are going safely. Lathrop Police will be conducting another DUI Saturation Patrol on Saturday, December 22 in our ongoing commitment to public safety and removing drivers suspected of driving impaired off our roadways. The DUI Saturation Patrol was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Everyone here at the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office is sending our thoughts and prayers to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, the family of Sgt. Helus, and all of the victims of the tragic shooting that occurred at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California.

Lathrop Police News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2018 CONTACT: LT. R. Biedermann (209) 858-5551 San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department Receives Traffic Education and Enforcement Grant Lathrop Ca. Lathrop Police Services a division of San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a $54,000.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long enforcement and public awareness program. The traffic safety program is intended to educate the public on safe roadway habits and deter people from violating traffic laws or practicing other unsafe behaviors that lead to injuries and fatalities. Lieutenant Ryan Biedermann says, “Life does not have a reset button, drive safe!” The grant from OTS will fund various education and enforcement activities for the 2019 federal fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019) • DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols to take suspected alcohol/drug-impaired drivers – and those unlicensed or with a revoked/suspended license – off the road. • Traffic safety education presentations for youth and community members on distracted, impaired and teen driving, and bicycle/pedestrian safety. • Patrols at intersections with increased incidents of pedestrian and bike collisions. • Checking for seat belt and child safety seat compliance. • Speeding, red light and stop sign enforcement. • Compilation of DUI “Hot Sheets” identifying repeat DUI offenders • Probation supervision for high-risk DUI offenders. • Specialized DUI and drugged driving training to identify and apprehend suspected impaired drivers. In 2016, 3,623 people were killed in crashes across the state, a 7 percent increase from 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Particularly alarming is the rise in pedestrian deaths, with 867 pedestrians killed on California roadways in 2016, a nearly 33 percent increase from 2012. Along with the growing dangers of distracting technologies like phones and drug-impaired driving, this grant funding will provide opportunities to combat these dangerous and illegal behaviors. “Almost all crashes are preventable,” OTS director Rhonda Craft said. “Education and enforcement go hand in hand helping change behaviors that cause devastating crashes.” Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Lathrop News Nap time gets them jail time! Lathrop deputies were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle in the city of Lathrop. Deputy Josh Denino responded and was able to spot the vehicle which was stolen. As Lathrop deputies approached the vehicle, they found the driver passed out in the drivers seat and a second person sleeping in the back seat. Both suspects were taken into custody without incident. During the inventory search of the vehicle, 251.4 grams of methamphetamine , small baggies, and $1,000 dollars was found in the vehicle. Both were booked in the county jail on the following charges: (A) AAron Haddon was booked for several charges, including possession of a stolen vehicle, and possession with intent to sell. (A) Victoria Wong was booked for a 60K failure to appear warrant. Lathrop police services wants to thank the community for calling this in.

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Nov 2, 2018 Contact: Lt. Ryan Biedermann, San Joaquin County Sheriff/Lathrop Police Services, 209-858-5551, rbiedermann@sjgov.org DUI Enforcement Operations Planned this Weekend Lathrop, CA - Officers from Lathrop Police Services DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest suspected alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on Saturday, November 3 between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests. High Visibility Enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug impaired crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized proactive DUI operations are conducted routinely. In California, alcohol involved collisions led to 1,155 deaths and nearly 24,000 injuries in 2014 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Over the course of the past three years officers have investigated 44 DUI collisions which have resulted in multiple serious injuries. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes. In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. Lathrop Police Services/San Joaquin County Sheriff supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Everyone should be mindful that if you’re taking medication – whether prescription or over-the-counter – drinking even small amounts of alcohol can greatly intensify the impairment affects. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI. Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol. Lathrop Police offers these reminders to ensure you have a safe night of fun that doesn’t involve a DUI: • Decide before you go out whether you plan to drink or drive. You can’t do both. • If you plan to drink, designate a sober driver. • Take a taxi, ride-share or public transportation. You can also look up sober ride programs using the National Directory of Designated Driver Services (NDDDS): http://bit.ly/DDServices. • See a friend or another patron impaired trying to get behind the wheel? Take the keys away and help them make other arrangements to get home safely. • Report drunk drivers – call 911. Volunteering as a designated sober driver? Our designated driver very important person (“DDVIP”) program partners with bars and restaurants to offer non-alcohol specialty drinks for DDs, among other deals: http://bit.ly/OTSDDrinks. The cost of a ride home is cheap! Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be up to $10,000 for first-time offenders, including fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspensions and other expenses not to mention possible jail time. Funding for this DUI operation is provided to Lathrop Police Services by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Communities Help Needed! The Delta Regional Auto Theft Team,(Delta RATT) is on the look out and needes your help . On October 31,2018, a white male suspect, believed to be in his 50's, attempted to fraudulently purchase a vehicle from the Big Valley Ford Dealership in Stockton. The suspect used the personal identifying information of the victim including what apperared to be a fraudulent military ID card and a fraudulent temporary California Driver License. The suspect arrived in a gold-colored Ford Windstar, along with two females who remained in the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact Delta Regional Auto Theft Team at (209) 948-3790

Arrest made with the help of our Community! On tuesday the 30th, Deputies assigned to the Community Service Team, Community Car Program, and K-9 Units received information from the community regarding the location of a wanted burglary suspect. The suspect, John Foster, was reportedly driving a stolen vehicle that was located in the area of Middlefield Avenue and Buena Vista Avenue. Information obtained indicated the suspect might be inside a residence in the 2100 block of Buena Vista Avenue. Deputies made contact at the residence and found Foster inside. He was taken into custody along with a female, Melissa Martinez. Both adults were booked at the County Jail on the following charges: John Foster: Booked on three counts of residential burglary,possession of a stolen vehicle,two felony warrants,and a felony warrant issued out of Contra Costa County. Melissa Martinez: Booked for an outstanding local felony warrant. We want to thank the community for their help in these arrests.

A Greatful Sheriff's Office & K-9 Team Honors UC-Davis Veterinary Hospital! In the first photo is K-9 Haakon and he's alive today thanks to the wonderful work of our friends at the UC Davis Veterinary hospital. In March, we took him to UC Davis because he was lethargic and just not himself. The veterinarians were quick to discover he had a broken uterine tube and removed a large portion of his bladder. They saved his life. So, we wanted to thank them. Haakon's handler Josh Stillman, along with K-9's Nero & Admiral and the K-9 Unit recognized UC Davis veterinarians with a special plaque and donation check for $500.00 for their foundation, The Faith PArtner Compassionate Care Fund.

Who says dogs don't have fun in the sun. Today Deputy Weber, along with his K9 partner Nero, attended the San Joaquin Elementary Fall Carnival from 11:00 to 1:00. Nero hung out with students and, as always, decided to show off his jumping skills. We would like to thank the San Joaquin Elementary School for inviting us to join in the fun..

The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office Community Car Program is assigned many duties in their communities. Deputy Dargy is the Linden Community Car Deputy and he made a visit to the Cherry Tree Daycare on October 11th, during Fire Safety Week. While there Deputy Dargy spoke to the kids about what to do in case of an emergency and answered questions children ages 2 to 4 year olds would ask. Deputy Dargy said he had a great time with all the kids that day and was happy to see them smiling. He said they were very excited about seeing the patrol car and getting stickers. We would like to thank Cherry Tree Daycare for having us and would love to go back and visit.

Community's Help Needed The San Joaquin County Auto Task Force (Delta Ratt) is asking for the communities help to try to identify the person in the photo below. She is a suspect in a vehicle fraud purchase/identity theft case the task force is working. Tips can be submitted to (209) 948-3790; reference case #5065. Thank you very much for your help.

City of LATHROP News Second visit gives them a visit to jail Lathrop P.D. responded to a brandishing gun call in the 16000 block of Bizzibe Street on Monday the 29th of October. Two Hispanic males had arrived in a black Mercedes C230, confronted the victim in front of his residence, and brandished a black handgun at the victim. The suspects left but then returned to the residence, attempting to get the victim to come out of his residence. Lathrop Deputies arrived on scene while the suspect vehicle, a Black C230 Mercedes, was still at the residence. Deputies detained three suspects who were found in the vehicle without incident. During the investigation, Deputies discovered a black/tan Glock 40-caliber handgun with an extended magazine containing five rounds in the backseat. A juvenile occupant of the vehicle was arrested and booked at the Juvenile Detention Center. Two adult occupants were booked the County Jail on the following charges: Douglas Duran Garcia: Booked on gun charges and exhibiting a firearm. Miguel Washburne: Booked for being a Felon in possession of a firearm, having a concealed weapon in the vehicle, being a prohibited person owning or being in possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, and not being the registered owner of the firearm.

San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office Deputies received a call of a robbery/assault from the Thornton Chevron in Thornton on Sunday, the 28th of October, with information that the female victim appeared to have been stabbed in the eye. Deputies arrived on scene and found the victim being treated by medics for an apparent stab-wound injury that resulted in the loss of vision in her left eye. Medics transported the victim to the hospital where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. While on scene, Deputies were able to identify the vehicle associated with the robbery and assault, as well as obtain a description of the suspects. Deputies notified local law enforcement agencies; and on Monday the 29th, Sheriff's Robbery/Homicide Detectives were contacted by the Rancho Cordova Police Department and advised that they had located the suspect vehicle and had the occupants detained. Sheriff's Detectives responded and continued their investigation. Arrested and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on charges of Attempted Homicide, Robbery, Mayhem, and Conspiracy were De'Andre DESHOTEL and Ciera Marie MCDONALD. We would like to thank the Rancho Cordova Police Department for their assiatance.

SJSO NEWS: While in the 2300 block of Roselawn Avenue in Stockton yesterday, our deputies spotted a car they quickly determined was stolen! 34-year-old Julian Espinosa was behind the wheel of the silver Honda Accord that was stolen from a nearby home on Saturday. The deputies pulled over Espinoza and took him into custody. He was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and a shaved key – a favorite tool of car thieves. Espinosa was booked into the jail and charged with Possession of Burglary Tools, Vehicle Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

SJSO NEWS: Yesterday morning deputies were able to locate 29 year old Barry Sodders during a traffic stop in the 2900 block of N. Belle Avenue in Stockton. Sodders was wanted by Placer County for weapons and explosives charges. He was arrested and booked into the jail.

SJSO NEWS: Last evening deputies were sent to a structure fire in the 1500 block of Berkeley Ave in Stockton. A six year old child was found with serious burns. Deputies determined 29 year old Christopher Johnson and 31 year old Larry Johnson were in the process of cooking Honey Oil in the kitchen of the home which caused an explosion. Deputies located and arrested Christopher Johnson later last night and are still trying to locate Larry Johnson. Christopher was booked into the jail for causing great bodily injury to a child, unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance, and arson.

Commitment to Making the Streets Safer On Thursday, October 24th, between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, 13 teams, along with a roving Canine Unit, executed a sex-offender compliance operation in advance of Halloween. During the operation, 190 checks were conducted and six subjects were found to be out of compliance. The sex offenders found out of compliance were documented in a documented report and will be followed up by the 290 registration Detective in the CASA unit. The operation also resulted in two arrests: Mark Nobriga was arrested on a felony no-bail warrant, and Richard Duarte was arrested after being found in possession of a stolen motorcycle and handgun.

Meet Tyler Michael. No, wait...that's not his name. For the past several days we've been looking for this man - who's real name is Shawn Burks. The folks, including the Mayor, who live in and around the River Islands area of Lathrop reported a man matching this description checking car doors in driveways. And, video surveillance caught the same thing. Last night our deputies found Burks, but he gave a false name to conceal that he had felony warrants for vehicle theft and possession of a stolen vehicle. Burks ran and was able to hide in a homeless encampment for the night. This morning our deputies resumed the search and found him. He was taken into custody for his outstanding felony warrants and charges of resisting arrest and false identification to a peace officer. Ongoing investigation is being conducted in regards to vehicle burglaries. For the time being he will no longer be terrorizing the River Islands area of Lathrop…..

SJSO EMPLOYMENT: We are in the home stretch for accepting applications for the Communications Dispatcher I position. All interested candidates have until Friday, October 26 to apply! Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity to become part of our Sheriff's Office Team! To apply, go to www.sjgov.org/hr or click on the link in the comments. For information about other Sheriff's Office positions, email careerinfo@sjgov.org.

Last Friday at approximately 5.30pm, Lathrop Police Services Deputies attempted contact with Donald James WILSON II, on Ore Claim Trail in Lathrop. Wilson saw deputies and ran and he was apprehended immediately by Deputy David Gherardi. He was wanted for outstanding warrants for elder abuse, violation of a criminal protection order and possession of stolen property. We gave him a courtesy ride to the San Joaquin County Jail where he was booked for his outstanding charges.

If you’re on probation, it’s not a good idea to have weapons...especially the illegal type you can see in these photos. Today, Lathrop Police Services teamed up with San Joaquin County Probation Department to conduct probation and parole compliance checks throughout the city of Lathrop. Seven homes checked netting two misdemeanor arrests and two felony arrests. Five people were in violation of their probation due to non-compliance, while one person was taken into custody for violating his parole restrictions and for a felony bench warrant

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s office is encouraging residents to call if they have information regarding this investigation. Callers are asked to call the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office at (209) 468-4400, the Investigations Unit at (209) 468-4425 or the contact information on the post. Residents may also text information from their cell phones to ‘Crimes’ (274637) and type the first keyword SJSO a space then their tip. You can see http://www.sjsheriff.org/textatip.html for further help. This is completely anonymous.