san joaquin county
The soaring value of California’s nut crops is attracting a new breed of thieves who have been making off with the pricey commodities by the truckload, recalling images of cattle rustlers of bygone days.
Some neighbors, farmers and other opponents are concerned the area is steering away from its roots and turning into a party zone, causing too much traffic and noise.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has suspended burn permits, citing dry conditions and a sharp increase in vegetation fires.
A suspect wanted in the massacre of Mexican city officials in 2000 was arrested in Sacramento Tuesday.
Investigators have recovered thousands of pounds of stolen walnuts in what became the area’s largest walnut heist.
A brazen crime wave is threatening to push farmers out of business. The latest in a series of walnut thefts is the largest yet, with the farmer nearly taking a half-a-million dollar hit.
The state says it needs almost a week to process an offender to determine if that person should stay in jail. But San Joaquin County judges don’t want to wait that long.
His dad says the shooter sneaked onto the family’s property at about 4 a.m. to steal from their medical marijuana grow. Deputies say there was a confrontation between Hoyt and trespassers before the shooting.
A man is behind bars tonight in connection with illegal horse dumping in San Joaquin County.
Three of the inmates were kitchen workers and last seen getting into a silver, 4-door sedan and fled north on Wolf Road. All four were at the farm for property crimes, burglary and auto theft. They were last seen in jail clothing.
The deputy admitted he dumped the dogs in an empty field with no food and water, because he couldn’t find find a shelter that would take them.
An inmate walked away from the Honor Farm in San Joaquin County and still hasn’t been captured, leaving a victim in fear.