Duo arrested in connection with residential robbery
STOCKTON — Detectives have arrested two men they believe are responsible for a residential robbery Wednesday afternoon on Los Molinas Lane.
During an investigation of the robbery, detectives learned of two people of interest who lived in the 4000 block of Calandria Street. Officers went to the location at 7:20 p.m. and found items that had been taken from the Los Molinas Lane home, police said.
Officers arrested Tyrone Walker, 43, and Shane Peters, 26, on suspicion of robbery, possession of stolen property and conspiracy.
Walker and Peters are believed to have rung the doorbell of a home in the 7200 block of Los Molinas Lane at 1:54 p.m. Wednesday. When the 71-year-old resident answered the door, one of the men asked for someone named Bradley. The other man then entered the home and held the victim at knifepoint. As both men ransacked the home, the victim’s family arrived. The two ordered everyone to lay face down on the floor as they continued to ransack the home.
Walker and Peters took the victim’s gun and money, then fled the area, police said.
Both men are being held at San Joaquin County Jail. Bail for Walker has been set at $665,000, and bail for Peters was set at $370,000. Both are scheduled to appear in Stockton Superior Court at 1:30 p.m. Friday.
STOCKTON — San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded Tuesday to the report of a prowler in the 2600 block of Pershing Avenue.
The homeowner who called said a man was crouching next to the trash can on the side of his home, the Sheriff’s Office said. The homeowner believed the man had attempted to break into the home earlier this year, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies arrived with a K-9 unit and located 29-year-old Tony Gerolaga, on the property. Gerolaga was a convicted felon who was wanted on several outstanding warrants and had a loaded handgun in his waistband when contacted by deputies.
Gerolaga was arrested on suspicion of various weapons charges and booked into San Joaquin County Jail.
Homicide victim identified
STOCKTON — The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of a man struck by a vehicle and killed in Oak Park on Tuesday night.
Joe Saucedo Jr., 34, was struck at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night in an area of the park where vehicles are not allowed, according to Stockton Police.
After Saucedo was hit and pinned under the Nissan Versa sedan, the driver fled on foot. Detectives believe Saucedo was intentionally struck by the driver, who remains at large and unidentified.
Anyone with information about the Oak Park incident is asked to call the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377, the Investigations Unit at (209) 937-8323 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards up to $10,000. Callers can remain anonymous.
Cellphone users can text information to 274637 (CRIMES) by entering the keyword “TIPSPD” followed by their tip. Or they can use the Stockton Police Department mobile phone app and also remain anonymous. Internet users can visit the Police Department’s Facebook page and click “Submit a Tip.”
Pizza delivery man carjacked at gunpoint
STOCKTON — Delivering pizzas for a living continues to be one of the more dangerous jobs in Stockton.
A man delivering a pizza Wednesday night was carjacked at gunpoint on a residential street in northeast Stockton, police reported.
The carjacking occurred about 10:10 p.m. in the 8000 block of Omega Way, a short street of single-family homes northeast of East Hammer Lane and Maranatha Drive.
When the driver arrived, he was approached by two males, one armed with a handgun. The carjackers ordered the driver to get on the ground, then took the keys to his red 2016 Scion IA with license number 7ULE929, according to police.
One of the carjackers drove off in the victim’s Scion while the other fled in a gray sedan. No additional details or descriptions of the carjackers were provided.
In May, a pizza deliveryman stopped in the 700 block of Cloyne Court was attacked by five juveniles, one of whom pulled a gun. Fortunately, the driver was able to escape unharmed.