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Salida Stabbing Suspect Arrested in Stockton

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SALIDA – Authorities arrested a 31 year old man on attempted murder charges after a stabbing that took place Sunday afternoon.

At about 4:13pm authorities received a 911 call for help from a woman stating she had just been stabbed by her boyfriend. The incident happened in a parking lot on the 5300 block of Pirrone Road.

The victim was able to provide authorities with the name of a suspect, who authorities identified as Anthony Kulp of French Camp. They were also provided with a description of a vehicle in which he fled the area in.

The victim was rushed to the hospital with life threatening injuries and underwent emergency surgery to save her life. Detectives responded and began to process the crime scene. Evidence, including a suspected weapon was collected at the scene.

The investigation led detectives to Manteca where they were able to interview a relative of Kulp and determine his location. Kulp was later located in a Walmart parking lot in north Stockton on Trinity Parkway, where police attempted to take him into custody.

Kulp refused to comply with police and did not exit his vehicle as ordered. A section of the parking lot was closed off as a standoff ensued with Stockton Police Officers and hostage negotiators. Authorities tried to reason with Kulp, who later agreed to surrender. He was arrested and taken back to Stanislaus County to be interviewed, and later booked into the Public Safety Center for attempted murder.

Authorities in a press release said Kulp was in custody just one day prior to the stabbing for a felony vandalism case from December 18th. Patrol deputies were called to the same victim’s home twice before where windows to a home and vehicle were smashed.

The press release went on to say Kulp was arrested on the 19th, however he was granted a zero-bail emergency release the same day due to the California Judicial Council’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is yet another example of an offender who should have been in custody and instead was set free to commit this violent act due to the zero bail policies,” a statement from Stanislaus County Sheriff Jeff Dirkse read in part. The statement continued on explaining that at the minimum Kulp should have been required to post bail before being released.

Authorities said the investigation is ongoing, and encourage anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective Fisher at (209) 525-7083.

Gaby Muro is a journalist specializing in local issues and breaking news. She holds two degrees from San Joaquin Delta College. In 2018, she was considered one of the top 40 journalism students in the United States and received a scholarship to cover international conflict news near the Israeli-Syrian Border for 10 Days. Some of her work as a student has been submitted to the Student Emmy Awards. She was crowned the 2019 Miss Merced County title holder through the Miss America Organization and competed for the title of Miss California, advocating for epilepsy awareness. She has been featured on Investigation Discovery, profiling local homicide cases. Gaby is a native of Stockton, California.

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Robbery Suspect Arrested in Lodi

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LODI – Lodi Police said a suspect wanted for an armed robbery that occurred January 9th in a Walmart parking lot was arrested.

According to police, 26-year-old Troy Rose was identified by detectives as the suspect in the robbery.

After arrest and search warrants for his apartment were issued, Rose left the area as detectives were waiting to arrest him and a perimeter in the area was established.

Authorities said Rose was found hiding in a backyard of a nearby home and was taken into custody.

During the search in Rose’s apartment several illegally obtained firearms, ammunition, body armor, and jewelry from the robbery were found.

Rose was booked on several charges including robbery, resisting arrest, and multiple weapons violations.

Troy Rose. Photo: Lodi Police Department

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Stockton Police Investigate Homicide

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STOCKTON – Police investigated a homicide Thursday evening after a man arrived at a hospital with gunshot wounds.

Authorities said at around 5:36 pm officers responded to the area of Seventh Street and Nightingale Avenue after a report of gunshots fired.

Arriving officers were able to locate a crime scene. It was the discovered that a 28-year-old shooting victim was privately transported from the area and arrived at an area hospital.

Police said the victim later died at the hospital and at the time of publication there was no motive or suspect information available.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Stockton Police non-emergency number at (209) 937-8377 or the Investigations Division at (209) 937-8323.

Callers who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600.

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Ceres Shooting Case Becomes Homicide

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CERES – A double shooting from Monday is now being investigated as a homicide after one victim died from his injuries.

The shooting happened on Malik Avenue near Strawberry Fields Park shortly before 9:00pm Monday.

At the time of the shooting, an official at the scene said one victim was struck in the elbow, the other victim was in surgery.

Ceres Police says investigators were notified January 15th that one of the shooting victims identified as 18-year-old Miguel Peña from Ceres died from his injuries.

Police said investigators are following up on several leads but ask that anyone living in the area who may have surveillance video from that day to contact Detective Jon Vera at (209) 538-5730.

No suspect information was released at the time of publication but anyone with information is encouraged to contact Officer Brian Petersen at (209) 538-5627. If callers wish to remain anonymous they can contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 or 1-866-602-7463.

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