Body found in Delta

STOCKTON — Authorities are investigating a dead body found in a field in rural west Stockton.

Officers were called to an area off West Eight Mile and North Rio Blanco roads at about 6:19 p.m. Friday to find a deceased individual.

Stockton Police Department spokesman Officer Joe Silva said the case is active as of Saturday and an autopsy will be conducted to determine cause of death.

“At this point, we are still trying to determine the race and gender of the decedent,” Silva said. He could not provide further details.

Server OK after being stabbed with scissors

STOCKTON — A server was stabbed with scissors Saturday morning by a customer who was then arrested.

The 34-year-old female victim was serving breakfast to the male customer at 11:11 a.m. at a business in the 3500 block of North Hunter Street.

The man, identified as 26-year-old Jordan Garcia, became upset and pushed the victim, police said.

Garcia then is alleged to have stabbed the victim with scissors he had in his hand. The victim pushed Garcia and called authorities. She was taken to a local area hospital for treatment to a superficial wound, officers said.

Garcia was arrested without incident on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and a warrant.

Arrest made in armed kidnapping of woman

STOCKTON — After responding to a initial report of a disturbance on Friday afternoon, police soon realized they were dealing with an armed kidnapping.

At 12:45 p.m. Friday, authorities learned that a victim was kidnapped at gunpoint and had been taken by a man after vandalizing a vehicle.

According to the report, police located the man, identified as 37-year-old Nan Novapong, at a home in the 4900 block of Tiamo Way in northeast Stockton.

A perimeter was made and both Novapong and the victim were called out.

Novapong was arrested without further incident, police said, and was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, false imprisonment and other charges.