Newman police said a Stockton man faces multiple felony charges in the wake of a Feb. 17 incident in the parking lot of West Side Marketplace Shopping Center.
According to police report the suspect, identified as 36-year-old David A. Pack, is accused of assaulting two people in the parking lot. Police said one victim was struck several times in the head with a hammer after refusing Pack’s demand that he turn over his vehicle keys to the suspect. A second suspect was also confronted and assaulted as the suspect attempted to take his vehicle, police reported. The initial victim was taken to a hospital for stitches, police reported.
A responding officer made contact with Pack inside Burger King and took him into custody. He is also accused of assaulting the arresting officer, police said.
Police said Pack was booked on felony charges of carjacking, assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm, battery on a police officer, resisting an officer and violating parole, as well as a misdemeanor drug possession charge.
Police said a vehicle parked in the 1500 block of Canyon Creek Drive was vandalized in an incident reported Feb. 11. The vehicle paint and windows were scratched, police said. No damage estimate was listed.
A reporting party told police Feb. 11 that unauthorized online purchases in the amount of $466 had been made from Feb. 6-8.
Newman police reported the following arrests from Feb. 11-17. The arrest report includes incidents in which an individual was released on citation as well as cases in which a suspect was booked.
Rigoberto Cornejo, 40, of Newman, was arrested Feb. 11 on misdemeanor charges of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A 13-year-old Newman male was arrested Feb. 11 on a misdemeanor trespassing charge.
Jose A. Saavedra Castro, 33, of Patterson, was arrested Feb. 14 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.
Jannie C. Perez, 61, of Newman, was arrested Feb. 14 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.
Jennifer N. Gebhart, 39, of Newman, was arrested Feb. 14 on misdemeanor charges of driving on a license suspended for DUI, obstructing a police officer and drug possession, as well as a felony warrant and a felony charge of violating probation.
Rigoberto Cornejo, 40, of Newman, was arrested Feb. 17 on misdemeanor charges of driving on a license suspended for DUI, drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Newman police received 101 calls for service, reported 51 officer-initiated incidents, handled 22 cases, made 10 arrests, wrote four traffic citations, issued nine parking tickets and wrote two animal control citations from Feb. 11-17, according to the department’s activity report.
No report was available from Gustine police. A two-week GPD report will be published next week.
Weekly arrest and incident reports are provided by the Newman and Gustine police departments. Charges may have been dropped as of press time. All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty.