Category Archives: Daily Chaos

An incomplete, irreverent round-up of interesting incidents of the day, or the day before. It’s news plus, or minus.

Photos from Thursday’s shootings

It’s no secret the newspaper industry has fallen on hard times in recent years. As a result, the hard copy that lands on your doorstep or available in newsracks is often slimmer than in years past. That means there isn’t always room for photographs taken at crime scenes. So here are some photos taken at separate [...]

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Daily Chaos: When to Stop

They have everything! According to the Police Department, late Thursday night a 43-year-old woman and her 37-year-old boyfriend were confronted at Wal-Mart by her ex-husband. The three began to argue and the ex-husband took a swing at the boyfriend. However, he missed and hit his ex-wife in the face, instead. Then the ex-husband took out [...]

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Daily Chaos: Lathrop-Heavy

Three teens busted for armed robbery Over the weekend the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office closed the case of an armed robbery on Feb. 25 of a pizza delivery guy in the 300 block of American Farms Avenue. Following leads, deputies served search warrants on March 15 at two Lathrop homes and this past weekend [...]

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Daily Chaos: Innocents and Children

At least they weren’t playing the Xbox? Very, very early Tuesday morning a burglar alarm went off in the weight room at Lincoln High School. On their way over police found one 17-year-old boy hiding weights in some bushes near Sierra Middle School. They also found two others walking out of the weight room with [...]

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Daily Chaos: The EXGF and the NYPD

First impression According to the Stockton Police Department, on Monday night Samantha Williams, 30, stopped by her ex-boyfriend’s home in the 9500 block of Cody Way to pick up their child. At the door, she met the new girlfriend, and “immediately began stabbing” her. Then, police said, Williams drove away in a black Camaro. Williams [...]

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Daily Chaos: Snitches and Cows

I don’t even want to think about puns Around 2 p.m. Monday a truck hauling dead cattle to a rendering plant in Sacramento slowed too quickly and rolled its trailer on northbound Highway 99 just south of Farmington Road. The driver told me there were about 30 carcasses in the bed, and they all came [...]

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Daily Chaos: Side benefits, and the Internet is dangerous

Spittoons to be standard equipment on patrol cars At a traffic stop near midnight Wednesday at 5th and Sutter streets police found a drunk driver, 9.15 grams of cocaine and two of the most pleasant young people one might ever arrest. The driver, 19-year-old Henry Alvarez, was arrested without any apparent complication. But it was [...]

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Daily Chaos: Leaves, Signs, an Ice Cream Man

To every thing there is a season The Sheriff’s Office said that a little after midnight Tuesday deputies were sent to a “disturbance” in the first block of North Adelbert Avenue. What they found was 41-year-old Lisa Marie Scroggins screaming, flailing her arms and rolling around in a pile of leaves. It turned out Scroggins [...]

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Daily Chaos: Psychology

A 36-year-old man was knifed Thursday night for holding a parking space. This wasn’t a coveted parking spot in the company lot, or a driveway; it was on a public street, the 300 block of West Oak Street. While this guy was standing in the space a driver pulled up and then tried to park. [...]

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Daily Chaos: Tracy carjacking, Stockton fire, rifle in pants

On Sunday night deputies in the Manteca area spotted a gold Toyota Corolla that been taken in a carjacking in Tracy. They followed the Corolla, tried to stop it, but had to chase it until the 16-year-old driver lost control and crashed in the 15700 block of Cottage Avenue. He was arrested there and his [...]

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