STOCKTON- Today Stockton PD announced the arrest of a suspect in the killing of 3 year old Melanie Martinez on September 25, 2016. Martinez was shot while sitting in the back seat of a car in south Stockton. SPD will Not release the identity of the individual despite being an adult because they say he was a minor at the time of the shooting:
“Throughout the course of this investigation, detectives identified at least one individual who fired a weapon that struck and killed Melanie Martinez.
On April 25, 2019, the Stockton Police Community Response Team arrested an 18-year-old male in connection with the shooting death of Melanie Martinez. He was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on murder and attempted murder charges.
The suspect was a juvenile at the time of this incident.
This is still an active and ongoing investigation.
The Stockton Police Department is encouraging people to call if they have information pertaining to this investigation. Callers are asked to call the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377, the Investigations Unit at (209) 937-8323, or Stockton Crime Stoppers Inc. at (209) 946-0600. Callers can remain anonymous.
You may also text information from their cell phones to ‘Crimes’ (274637) and type the keyword TIPSPD and then their tip or logon to the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page and click ‘Submit A Tip’. Tipsters may also send tips at stocktonpd.org. Tipsters can remain anonymous.
If you have any information that may lead to an arrest, call Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards up to $10,000”.
San Joaquin County Jail booking records show only one 18 year old who was booked for homicide yesterday:
Inmate Name :
VALLES, RUDOLPHO ANGEL
Booking Number :
24 Hour Lobby Visiting
Mailing Address :
VALLES, RUDOLPHO ANGEL / 19-07757
San Joaquin County Jail
999 West Mathews Road
French Camp, CA 95231
Booking Time :
04/25/2019 at 09:47 PM
Projected Release Date :
None Custody status change notification (VINELink ®)
Arresting Agency :
STOCKTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
Type Of Arrest :
Case# OPEN CHARGES, No Bail , Next Court : 04/29/2019 at 01:30 PM
PC 664/187(A) Felony
PC 187(A) Felony
Bail not Allowed
Next Court Date :
04/29/2019 at 01:30 PM
Court Location & Department :
STOCKTON COURT Department: Z