Suspected Stockton shoplifter pepper-sprays, bites man

STOCKTON — A woman pepper-sprayed and bit an employee who confronted her after he believed she was shoplifting, Stockton police reported.

The woman entered a store about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of East March Lane. Police said the employee believed she was shoplifting so he approached her. The two people began arguing, eventually going outside.

Stockton police said the woman pepper-sprayed the employee as he and another employee tried to handcuff her. She then pepper-sprayed the victim a second time and bit his hand.

The woman was released, at which point she threw a rock at the second victim and ran away, according to police.

The employee suffered a cut on his hand and eye irritation. Stockton police said he was treated at a hospital. The second victim was not injured.

Police described the suspect as a black woman in her late 20s, 5 feet 6 and 150 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black sweater and black shorts.

Stockton police use stun gun, baton to arrest suspect

STOCKTON — Officers responding to a disturbance early Wednesday had to use a stun gun and a baton to subdue a man who was combative, Stockton police reported.

Officers responded to calls from neighbors about 2:11 a.m. Wednesday in the 6100 block of Kermit Lane, police said. Through a window, officers saw the suspect grabbing the victim.

The people in the residence refused to open the door for officers, who could hear a loud argument inside, according to Stockton police. Michael Sarinan, 53, eventually opened the door but then closed it, hitting an officer.

Police said when the door opened again, an officer deployed a stun gun, but it had no effect. When Sarinan continued to fight, an officer struck him with a baton.

Sarinan was arrested on suspicion of battery, resisting and battery on an officer.