Wednesday, July 17, 2013 12:00 am
Authorities in San Joaquin County are trying to combat a recent spike in copper wire thefts. The problem has become so severe that AT&T is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.
Friday, June 28, 2013 12:00 am
Which do you think is more secure: The record of the phone calls you have made in the last month, or the list of books you checked out from the library last year?
Friday, June 21, 2013 12:00 am
Police and community members discussed the state of crime in Lodi and ways residents could prevent becoming one of the growing population of property crime victims during Thursday’s town hall meeting at Carnegie Hall.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 6:26 pm
A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the conviction of a Lodi man who was sentenced to 24 years in prison for attending an al-Qaida terrorist training camp and plotting against targets in the United States.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 12:00 am
State Sen. Cathleen Galgiani says that convicted murderer Wesley Shermantine Jr. writes to her a couple of times a week to tell her where remains of murder victims are located.
Saturday, February 2, 2013 12:00 am
Twenty-five days into excavation efforts on agricultural property in Linden, FBI personnel and technical experts have dug to a depth of approximately 65 feet below grade within the old well site.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:00 am
FBI personnel and technical experts continued to excavate an old well in the Linden area Monday to potentially recover long-missing victims of convicted murderer Wesley Shermantine Jr., and his deceased partner in crime, Loren Herzog. Thus far, no human remains have been discovered, according to FBI spokeswoman Gina B. Swankie.
Progress has been slow, but investigators have reached about 40 feet below grade within the well, Swankie said.
Friday, January 11, 2013 12:00 am
FBI personnel and technical experts completed the fourth day of site preparation at an old well in Linden today.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 12:00 am
A team of FBI personnel and technical experts is continuing site preparations at an old well on private agricultural land off of Flood Road in Linden, in the hope of locating remains of other victims killed by Loren Herzog and Wesley Shermantine.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 12:00 am
Tuesday’s San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors meeting was canceled. The entire agenda will be forwarded to next Tuesday’s meeting, which will begin at 9 a.m. in the board chambers, 44 N. San Joaquin St., Stockton.
Sunday, October 28, 2012 5:54 pm
About $127,000 of your tax dollars and possibly more may soon be spent excavating wells in the Linden area searching for more murder victims.
Saturday, September 29, 2012 12:00 am
Outside of the courtroom in the hallway, Virginia McDaniel’s voice breaks as she pleads to the district attorney. Surrounded by family and friends, the mom has just found out the man who killed her 31-year-old son refuses to come into the courtroom.
She stares ahead unwavering as she tells the attorney she feels cheated out of her day in court.
“I want him to look at me one time,” she said.
Thursday, June 14, 2012 12:00 am
A Merced man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday for selling bootleg compact discs and DVDs at several flea markets in California.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 11:46 am
Digging for the remains of victims of Wesley Shermantine Jr. and Loren Herzog resumed in Linden on Tuesday.
Monday, March 26, 2012 12:00 am
I have been a part of this community for the past 20 years.
It is not that the FBI figures tell an inaccurate story about the state of crime trends in America. Rather, they obscure the divergent tale of two communities — one prosperous and safe, the other poor and crime-ridden.
The fact that this trend has emerged and persisted for several years now suggests that it is hardly an aberration or statistical blip. This emerging trend could worsen as the population of at-risk youth, many from minority backgrounds, grows as a result of both demographic patterns and immigration.
Saturday, March 17, 2012 12:00 am
A Thornton man was sentenced to six years in prison Monday after he was convicted of possessing child pornography.
Friday, March 2, 2012 6:23 pm
The FBI’s Evidence Recovery Team will be involved in future searches for human remains of possible victims of Wesley Shermantine Jr. and Loren Herzog.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:50 am
A meeting Friday to try and plan the next steps in the ongoing search for human remains of victims in the serial killing spree of Wesley Shermantine, Jr. and accomplice Loren Herzog included a new face — the FBI.
Monday, February 27, 2012 12:00 am
Convicted California serial killer Wesley Shermantine Jr. says he knows where additional victims are buried, while also apologizing for taking years to reveal where he disposed of the bodies of two of his victims.
During an interview at San Quentin State Prison's death row with a reporter for the Stockton Record, Shermantine said Saturday that he was sorry it took so long for authorities to find the remains of Cyndi Vanderheiden, 25, and Chevelle Wheeler, 16, but denied that he had killed them.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 11:20 am
The well that once housed over 1,000 bones that was labeled as
"Loren's Boneyard" by convicted killer Wesley Shermantine Jr. has
been sealed once again.
Monday, January 30, 2012 12:00 am
The Lodi Police Department is constantly looking for ways to
obtain additional training for its officers. In these tough
economic times it is not as easy to find this type of training as
it used to be. Fortunately for our department, we were selected to
participate in Urban Shield in the Bay Area a few months ago.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 12:00 am
The remains of Cyndi Vanderheiden lie on property in the San
Andreas area, less than a quarter-mile from those of another murder
victim, Chevelle “Chevy” Wheeler, according to Sacramento bounty
hunter Leonard Padilla.
Friday, November 18, 2011 7:51 am
As Thanksgiving approaches, I’m trying to brighten my attitude
about life in general and the fall movie season in particular.
After all, despite my bloviating, perhaps things aren’t so bad. It
may not look like it judging by the current wide-release roster,
but awards season is indeed upon us, and there’s actually quite a
few promising titles to look forward to in the coming weeks —
starting with “The Muppets” (admittedly not an awards contender,
though I’m looking forward to it more than anything else this
season), which opens Thursday. Nothing — I repeat, nothing —
will brighten your holidays like the lovable antics of the Swedish
Monday, October 3, 2011 12:00 pm
Wearing T-shirts with the face of their murdered relative
printed on them, family members of Brian McDaniel crowded into a
Stockton courtroom Monday and glared at the defendants allegedly
responsible for his death.
Saturday, September 10, 2011 12:00 am
Lodi is thousands of miles from the Twin Towers and the
Pentagon, and yet in one sense has been at Ground Zero before,
during and since Sept. 11, 2001.