Bench warrant arrest

leads to a big find

STOCKTON — Officers went to a west Stockton residence Monday morning to arrest a man on an outstanding bench warrant and ended up finding more than they expected, police reported.

After locating the wanted man, identified as 23-year-old Joe Gomez, in the 1900 block of Country Club Boulevard, officers searched the residence and found an AR-15-style rifle, three-quarters of a pound of suspected marijuana, two 30-round rifle magazines, a handgun magazine and .40-caliber ammunition.

Officers arrested Gomez on suspicion of the original bench warrant and added charges, including firearm violations, high-capacity magazine violations, sales of marijuana and gang enhancements, according to police.

Storrs gets 76 years to life

for 2016 stabbing death

STOCKTON — Kenneth Eugene Storrs was sentenced Monday to 76 years to life in prison for the 2016 stabbing death of Michael “Nick” Antuna following his conviction of first-degree premeditated murder by a jury March 23, the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office reported.

Storrs, 42, received the long sentence from Judge George Abdallah after being previously convicted of two serious felonies, or strikes, according to the DA’s Office.

Antuna had been at the 99 Recycling Center in south Stockton the afternoon of Nov. 10, 2016, and apparently was being watched by Storrs, as seen on a surveillance video. For reasons unknown and off-camera, Storrs stabbed Antuna four times. Despite other patrons coming to Antuna’s aid, he was rushed to a hospital where he died, the DA’s Office reported.

Sheriff's Office opens

Civil Division in Lodi

LODI — The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office on Monday opened a Civil Division office at 114 N. Lee Ave. in Lodi.

The new office, supervised by Marisa McKee, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. Information: (209) 331-2136.