STOCKTON, CA – Officials have identified the man who was shot and killed by Stockton police officers this morning on Interstate 5 as 43-year-old Robert Craig Perry.
Perry was wanted for attempted murder after a brutal stabbing last month in San Jose.
When California Highway Patrol officers attempted to pull Perry over on Thursday morning along Interstate 5, he led officers on a chase, at times reaching speeds of 115 mph.
When his vehicle became disabled Perry jumped out of his vehicle wielding a knife. A Stockton police officer fired multiple rounds at Perry after he refused to comply with her commands. Perry was rushed to a hospital where he was declared dead.
STOCKTON, CA – Early Thursday morning, the California Highway Patrol attempted to stop a suspect on Interstate 5, resulting in a Stockton Police officer firing on and killing the suspect, who was wanted for murder in San Jose.
According to Stockton Police Spokesman, Joe Silva, the CHP attempted to stop the suspect at around 1 a.m. Thursday, with the suspect fleeing. As CHP officers pursued the suspect along southbound Interstate 5, Stockton Police joined in the chase.
The suspect’s vehicle became disabled in the area between Alpine Ave. and Country Club Blvd. off-ramps. When the suspect exited the vehicle wielding a knife at officers, a Stockton police officer fired multiple shots at the man hitting him at least one time.
The suspect was rushed to a local hospital where he was declared dead.
The suspect was also wanted in connection to domestic violence charges in Merced.
Several agencies were on the scene investigating the shooting, including the CHP, Stockton PD, Department of Justice and the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s.
UPDATE: Interstate 5 reopened at approximate 11:30 Thursday morning.
Southbound I-5 is closed at Monte Diablo. Traffic is being diverted at the Alpine Ave./Country Club Blvd. exit to Frontage Road during the investigation. Vehicles can continue south and get back on at Country Club Blvd. to re-enter I-5 southbound.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – HGTV home-improvement show “Curb Appeal” co-host Bill Beckwith died Monday night when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle in a San Francisco neighborhood. He was 38.
In an email HGTV said, “The HGTV family is deeply saddened by Bill’s tragic death and we mourn his loss along with his many family and friends who will miss his creativity, adventurous spirit and general love of life.”
On Tuesday the show posted on their Facebook page, “Bill was truly a beloved and respected member of our Curb Appeal family and this loss is devastating to us. We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Bill’s family.”
Beckwith co-hosted “Curb Appeal” with John Gidding, Chip Wade and Kimberly Lacy.
According to the California Highway Patrol the tragic accident occurred just after noon on Wednesday. A 78-year-old father with Alzheimer’s was walking with his daughter westbound on Winding Way, when a green 2004 Ford Taurus veered across westbound lanes and onto the shoulder striking the woman, before heading down an embankment and hitting a tree.
The daughter, who was in her 50s, was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The 53-year-old driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. It’s unknown if drugs or alcohol played a part in the accident.
NASHVILLE, CA – Country singer Wayne Mills died Saturday morning after being shot during a fight at a local bar. He was 44.
According to Investigators Mills was at Nashville’s Pit and Barrel bar Saturday morning with friends and bar owner Chris Ferrell, when the pair got into an argument, Ferrell claims he shot Mills in self-defense.
According to Police, Mills and a few friends were in the bar after closing time, and when the two friends started to argue, the others left.
Investigators are looking into Ferrell’s claim that the shooting was justified by self-defense.
Mills died of a gunshot wound to the head at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville just hours after the shooting, according to band manager J.R. Smith.
Mills was the lead singer for the “outlaw country” group the Wayne Mills Band.
According to Smith, Mills grew up in the north Alabama town of Arab and played baseball at Wallace State Junior College and football at the University of Alabama.
Mills was schedule to appear at Granddaddy’s Lounge in Ramer, Alabama Saturday night.
Mills had been working on his seventh album, “Long Hard Road.”
SAN JOSE, CA – The World famous psychic Sylvia Browne died today at the age of 77
According to her website, Brown died Wednesday morning at 7:10 a.m. at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose.
The following message was posted on Sylvia’s Facebook page, “Sylvia graduated today. She was surrounded by family and friends. What a legacy. She shared so much. We will carry on her knowledge with hypnosis and Journey of the Soul and her many books. What a great party they must be having on the Other Side. Bless everyone.”
The controversial Browne specialized in psychic detective work and had attempted to help law enforcement on several missing person cases, with some not so good results.
Browne was a regular on “The Montell Williams Show,” and had appeared on “Larry King Live” and “Unsolved Mysteries.”
Recently Browne had a prediction shot down when Amanda Berry, who had been missing since 2003, turned up alive. This after Browne told her parents on the “Montel Williams Show,” that she was dead.
Earlier this year Browne was at Thunder Valley Casino Resort lending her predictions and talking to all who would listen. She sold out two separate shows.
Browne was scheduled to perform at Thunder Valley again next month.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Sacramento County Sheriff Homicide Detectives have made another arrest in connection with the September 28 homicide at the Beacon Gas Station located on El Camino Avenue near Darwin St.
According to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, 20-year-old Eldin Robles was taken into custody last night and charged with murder for the death of 33-year-old Jesus Antonio Macias, who was shot and killed in the parking lot of the El Camino Avenue gas station.
Homicide Detectives previously arrested 18-year-old Gilberto Esteban Cardona, and a male juvenile on October 4.
Deputies responded to the Beacon Gas Station on El Camino Avenue at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, after receiving reports of shots fired.
Responding deputies discovered a man in his 30’s, later identified as Macias, lying on the ground outside the gas station.
Macias had suffered a fatal gunshot wound to his upper body and was unresponsive. Deputies attempted to resuscitate Macias, but he succumbed to his injury and was pronounced dead by Fire Department personnel.
ALPINE, UTAH – The Raider Nation is mourning the loss of five-time pro-bowler Todd Christensen who died Wednesday morning of complications following surgery. He was 57.
Christensen died this morning at Intermountain Medical Center, this according to his son Toby Christensen. He had been battling liver disease in recent years.
Christensen’s 12 year career in the NFL was spent mostly with the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders. He recorded 461 receptions and 41 touchdowns during his stellar career, and helped lead the Raiders to two Super Bowl championships in the ‘80s.
Christensen retired in 1987 and started working as an NFL analyst for NBC. According to BYU’s website, the football great was inducted into the BYU Hall of Fame and the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.
BYU posted on twitter, “Former #BYU TE Todd Christensen passed away this morning due to complications from surgery. Our love & prayers are w/the Christensen family.”
The Raiders were saddened to learn of the passing of Todd Christensen and offer condolences to his family. http://t.co/3dBjFwt1Qz
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) November 13, 2013
R.I.P Todd Christensen my fellow T.E . He once told me if I wanted to be famous catch the FB. Catching is an art an Tms pay for that.Thanks
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) November 13, 2013
SACRAMENTO, CA – Yesterday afternoon hundreds of friends and family descended on Auburn’s Pioneer United Methodist Church to honor 31-year-old Max Puckett, who died while riding his motorcycle on October 29.
As everyone was paying tribute to the man, some family members were still searching for answers.
It happened on a clear day at approximately 11 a.m. when, according to the California Highway Patrol, Puckett appeared to have lost control of his motorcycle around a curve connecting eastbound Highway 50 to northbound Interstate 80.
Puckett’s sister, Amy Savacool, told CelebrityExaminer that her brother lived near the area and had driven the ramp thousands of times, which is why the family believes a vehicle may have unknowingly cut her brother off.
Savacool spoke to one driver who came upon the accident soon after it happened. She told Savacool that she saw a black, late model Jetta or Passat slow down and then speed off. There was also, a white semi-truck at the scene before her.
Savacool believes someone out there knows what happened to her brother and the family would like to talk to anyone with information as to how this tragic accident occurred.
Puckett was a journalist having interned at the Auburn Journal in 2010. He went on to write crime stories freelancing for United Reporting in Sacramento, Rocklin and Roseville.
An article in the Auburn Journal about Puckett’s life quotes close friend Jim Kwiatkowski , “He was a hell of a nice guy. He was always there for people.” Kwiatkowski also recalled how the two of them, “used to go motorcycle riding all the time.”
Savacool told the Auburn Journal that Max was “an incredibly loyal friend and person, and compassionate. He helped a lot of people, and hundreds of people that we didn’t even know about that are coming out.”
Hundreds of people attended the services yesterday at the United Methodist Church and even more have responded with letters, emails, phone calls, Facebook posts and personal visits.
According to family members, Puckett was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 3 and faced a number of health issues throughout his life as a result of brain surgery and the return of cancer several years later.
RANCHO CORDOVA, CA – A 78-year-old man and his wife were brutally beaten in their Rancho Cordova mobile home on Sunday morning.
The Rancho Cordova Police Department received a call at approximately 11:40 a.m. Sunday regarding an unresponsive elderly man lying inside his mobile home in the Briarwood Mobile Home Park located in the 2900 block of Routier Road.
When officers arrived they discovered 78-year-old Mel Bain dead with blunt force trauma to his upper body and his 78-year old wife Jean Bain beaten and in critical condition. Jean was rushed to a local hospital where she remains in critical condition.
According to neighbors, Mel is a former Aerojet employee and his wife was suffering from dementia.
Investigators are still trying to determine why the elderly couple was attacked in their home of 30 years. It’s uncertain if it was a forced entry into the home or a burglary.
Investigators were looking for a 1991, two-door Cadillac Eldorado, maroon with a white top, California license plate number 2XMF374, that was stolen later in the day. It’s unknown if the vehicle was used during the incident.
Investigators ultimately located the vehicle unoccupied.
According to one witness, a neighbor discovered the door to the Bain’s home ajar and when he went to investigate he discovered Mel lying in the doorway.
Another neighbor told reporters that Mel had problems with his wife’s dementia, but he did his best to take care of her. He would rarely take her outside the home due to her wild outbursts of yelling at Mel. The neighbor did say he would take her out every Wednesday to Wendy’s.
Neighbors also said whenever Mel would leave the home to run errands Jean would leave the home and wander the streets of the mobile home park.
The neighborhood was a-buzz in recent days when the Bains were visited by a young woman who was accompanied by a man who stayed in their car while she went inside. Investigators were quick to point out that the investigation is in its early stages and it was too soon to say if mystery woman figured into the slaying.
Investigators are asking that anybody with information on the case call either ( 916) 874-5115 or (916) 874-TIPS or email www.sacsheriff.com and enter the keyword “SSD.”