Neatly boxed, but bogus, Sony laptop computers were being offered to Manteca shoppers at about 3:30 Sunday in the Food 4 Less shopping center parking lot – for only $100.
It was an armed robbery like no other with the "karma-involved" theft of a Catholic rosary.
There were reports of "shots fired" at two different locations – in the northeast and in central Manteca – around 11 p.m. Saturday at the same time Manteca Police officers were answering calls of loud parties, a reckless driver, and a stolen car with a police pursuit.
An apparent appreciation for Ford Mustangs, bowling balls and run-about boats put 28-year-old Chad Michael Maria in jail Friday morning on fresh felony charges as well as for violation of his probation on a previous conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
It was a tearful separation Thursday afternoon for two adult sisters and a 5-year-old daughter whose love for animals crowded their small home.
It's an all-out effort in the support of Victoria Marie Martin, 33, a school district yard duty supervisor at the McParland School Annex.
Operation Safety saw some 20 citations issued to Manteca motorists Wednesday morning for trying to beat or drive around railroad crossing gates and others who just stopped on the tracks waiting for vehicle traffic or a signal.
Teens shooting from a moving vehicle reportedly struck a motorist in the neck narrowly missing his four children as he turned southbound on Main Street from Mission Ridge Drive at about 7:40 Tuesday night.
It takes a certain amount of courage for a woman to enter the man's world of barbering in a small community like Manteca.
Three Manteca men were arrested early Saturday morning with some $6,200 in drugs after police followed up on a tip Police Chief Dave Bricker received Sept. 12 during the "Breakfast with the Chief" event at Perko's Restaurant.
It's going to be all about Tillie Lewis, "Tomato Queen" of the 20th century, at a Haggin Museum symposium in Stockton set for Oct. 25 with a hosted lunch included – focusing on a woman who went above and beyond in a man's world.
RIPON - Ripon teachers and parents had a lot to celebrate with the release of the STAR test scores that placed all of the public elementary schools above the state's target of 800.
People who drive or walk around railroad crossing gates are going to be the focus of "Operation Lifesaver" Wednesday morning when Union Pacific Railroad and the Manteca Police Department join forces to make a difference and hopefully save lives.
Twenty area high school students have volunteered over 2,500 hours so far this year working at Doctors Hospital of Manteca in their after school hours.
John Mangelos is being installed as the Ripon Chamber of Commerce president Thursday night for the second time.
Some 300 Police Explorers from throughout the state converged on Ripon High to test their proficiencies in day-to-day police tactics and procedures in the fourth year of the Central Valley Explorer Competition.
Ripon is exploring having two water systems - one for domestic use and the other for landscaping.
One Manteca grandmother remembered a newspaper story about pleas for money to get out of jail by "grandsons" that warned her of the fraud that was confronting her on the telephone.
Two days of police skills competitions face some 35 teams of teenage police explorers from throughout California and as far away as Honolulu on Friday and Saturday at Ripon High School for the Fourth Annual Central Valley Explorer Challenge.
A fire described as suspicious caused $150,000 in damages to a Manteca home at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night in the 200 block of El Capitan Avenue.
In less than 60 hours police solved what turned out to be the biggest vehicle theft ever in Manteca recovering three of five vehicles stolen and making two arrests.
It was fast police work from Saturday to Tuesday noon in finding those responsible for the theft and arson of high profile commercial vehicles valued at over $400,000 and parked next to a Manteca hotel in an daring caper in the dark of night.
Three stolen Tillamook Cheese microbuses valued at $300,000 were located in Copperopolis Monday night by a county-wide law enforcement team led by Manteca Police Department officers.
A Tillamook Cheese sales tour caravan was disrupted when five of its vehicles were stolen from a Manteca hotel parking places Saturday with two of them being torched a day later by thieves.
The late Les Reile made a habit of feeding the hungry in Manteca, Ripon, Escalon and Stockton.
A wrestling scene was filmed Wednesday in the Manteca High gym for a movie designed to help teens grappling with depression.
Tommy Joyce with his distinctive white beard was somewhat of a celebrity riding in an open taxi cab down main streets in Havana with Cubans shouting to him: "Mr. Hemingway! – Mr. Hemingway!"
It was "quiet on the set!" followed by "camera, action!" at Manteca High's swimming pool on Sunday for one scene in the powerful, thought-provoking film "Listen" focused on making a difference for today's teens and their need to be heard.
It was in her church on a Sunday morning that one Manteca teen heard the answer to her college funding prayers.