Two arrested for sexual assault
TRACY — Tracy Police Department investigators are looking for women who may have had contact with two men arrested in April on suspicion of sexual assault.
On April 11, detectives arrested Joseph Schuyler, 47, and Robert “Whoadee” Molina, 41, on suspicion of three counts of sexual assault. Both men are being held at San Joaquin County Jail.
Anyone who may have had contact with the two are encouraged to call Detective Ernie Ferraro at (209) 831-6623 or Detective Wes Bancroft at (209) 831-6533.
Lodi doctor indicted on fraud charges
STOCKTON — An orthopedic surgeon based in Lodi was arraigned on 11 felony counts of insurance fraud Thursday in San Joaquin County Superior Court.
Dr. Gary Wisner, 61, did not enter a plea and his case was continued to June 26 for further arraignment, according to the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office.
Wisner is accused of bilking more than $700,000 from insurers for allegedly providing unnecessary and excessive medical treatment for patients.
A multi-agency investigation into Wisner’s practice began in 2016 on the basis he was exposing his patients to excessive X-rays for the purpose of financial gain, according to the D.A.’s office.
The California Department of Insurance, the California Department of Justice Office of Attorney General Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse, and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services participated in the investigation.
If convicted on all counts, Wisner could face a state prison sentence, the district attorney’s office said.
Two arrested in burglary, third sought
STOCKTON — Officers responded to a burglary in the 3500 block of East Hammer Lane at 12:28 a.m. Wednesday.
Upon arrival, officers found three people attempting to break into a vehicle, police said. Officers attempted to contact the burglars, but they all fled on foot.
A foot chase ensued, and one of the men surrendered. A second man was forced to the ground and detained, but the third was able to escape, police said.
Rene Manzanero, 23, and Alejandro Gomez, 19, were arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary, conspiracy and resisting arrest. Police said the third burglar is described as a Hispanic man, 18-25 years old.
Batter ignites small fire in monitor at St. Joe's
STOCKTON — A small electronic monitor about the size of a toaster caught fire Wednesday afternoon at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, but a hospital clerk quickly responded to put the flames out before there was any serious damage.
Stockton Fire Department units responded as a precaution and helped vent smoke out a back nonpublic door of the hospital at 1800 N. California St.
No injuries were reported and there was no impact on patients, St. Joseph’s spokeswoman Natalie Pettis said.
The monitor was not being used at the time its battery started smoking and small flames became visible. It was in an empty room in the hospital’s radiology unit. A nearby clerk smelled the smoke, found where it was coming from and extinguished the flames. Pettis said other equipment in the room was checked before going back into service.