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Vagrant attacks Manteca officer

A Manteca Police officer was injured Wednesday night when a seemingly routine stop of two vagrants in the parking lot of a car wash on East Yosemite Avenue turned violent.

May 22, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Drug criminals help pay for crime fight devices

Convicted drug criminals are making it easier for Manteca Police to do their job.

May 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Trio allegedly attacks man getting gas, take his wallet containing $700

Three men allegedly stole some $700 in cash from a Manteca motorist gassing up at the Chevron gas station at Yosemite and Spreckels avenues about 4 p.m. Thursday with two of them reportedly attacking him while the third made off with his wallet and cash from the front seat of his car.

May 17, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


606 pot plants seized

On Saturday and Sunday afternoons on Belmont Place you can hear the yells from soccer players that descend on nearby Woodward Park.

May 15, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Citizen tracks down stolen cell phone, arrest made

Chalk one up for the small business owner.

May 15, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Police seek 2nd suspect in robbery

The Manteca Police Department is still searching for a suspect that may have had a gun when be robbed a business on East Yosemite Avenue Sunday evening.

May 14, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Wrong way bicycling violation leads to weapon charges for gang member

STOCKTON – Steven Baca was riding his bicycle on the wrong side of the road.

May 14, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


3 escape SJ honor farm in 2 weeks

STOCKTON – Three men have escaped from the San Joaquin County Honor Farm in the last two weeks.

May 09, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Stolen saxes returned to Villa with damages

When Sonya and David Villa discovered that somebody had punched out a window of their van, they were naturally upset.

May 01, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Flower van stolen twice in 7 months

The delivery van from Manteca Floral Shop on South Main Street was stolen over the weekend for the second time in seven months.

April 29, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Felonies still going down in Manteca

Felony crimes continue to drop in Manteca.

April 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


2nd suspect sought for Facebook kidnapping

A second suspect in a late March armed kidnapping and robbery that was set up online has been identified by Ripon Police detectives.

April 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Quick arrest in Manteca armed robbery

Zacharie Arteaga got an unexpected surprise when he walked out of a friend's house in Lathrop on Friday afternoon – a greeting by the Manteca Police street crimes unit and a pair of handcuffs.

April 16, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Man faces charges in knife attack

An alleged knife attack in a Manteca home left two men bloodied Wednesday afternoon with one going to jail charged for alleged assault with a deadly weapon, battery and making terrorist threats upon a 20-year-old man living in the residence.

April 10, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


K-9 thwarts jail escape

FRENCH CAMP – Edward Blake was facing the possibility of spending the rest of his life behind bars.

April 09, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


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Rural Manteca murder case moves forward

One of the two suspected Hells Angels motorcycle club members believed to be responsible for the murder of 26-year-old Daniel Martinez of Lathrop in August of 2011 will be in court today.

July 31, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Still no arrest in murder of 22-year-old

It's been more than four months since vagrants crawling through a dumpster behind a Manteca dental office discovered the body of 22-year-old Kelly Marelich.

July 30, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Dog walking Amazon thieves

It seems so convenient.

July 29, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Honor farm escapee arrested in Manteca

A 47-year-old man awaiting trial on vehicle theft charges was captured by San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputies on the 900 block of South Airport Road Sunday morning after fleeing from the county honor farm.

July 29, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Police say man sexually assaulted neighbor’s kids during 5-year period

According to a Manteca Police Department investigation, the 58-year-old man arrested last week on a host of felony child sexual assault charges used threats of violence to manipulate his two juvenile victims.

July 29, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Arrest in rural Tracy murder case

TRACY – The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department has arrested a man that they believe murdered a man over the weekend and left his body in a South County field.

July 29, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Mantecan, 58, jailed on child sex charges

A 58-year-old Manteca man was arrested Wednesday morning on a host of child sexual abuse charges.

July 26, 2014 | | Crime


Drive-by shooting in Raymus Village

The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department is searching for any information the public may have about a drive-by shooting late Wednesday in Raymus Village.

July 25, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Manteca sent tactical vehicle to shootout

The violent and deadly shootout following a North Stockton bank robbery last week drew hundreds of police officers from throughout San Joaquin County.

July 22, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Robber’s father says police acted appropriately

STOCKTON - The father of a slain bank robbery suspect said Friday that police in the Northern California city of Stockton acted appropriately when they engaged in a gunbattle with his son.

July 19, 2014 | By FENIT NIRAPPIL Associated Press | Crime


Prosecutor: Bank robbers intended to take hostages

STOCKTON - Misty Holt-Singh had just popped into the bank, leaving her 12-year-old daughter in the car, when the horror began. An hour later, the mother of two lay dead after a bank robbery and planned hostage-taking spun into a chaotic police chase and furious gunbattle during which two holdup men were killed, authorities said.

July 18, 2014 | By SCOTT SMITH Associated Press | Crime


Giveaway of free anti-theft steering wheel locks for high theft vehicles

Manteca Police Department and investigators from the Delta Regional Auto Theft Team are hoping to raise awareness and prevent auto theft by launching a county wide campaign.

July 18, 2014 | | Crime


3 dead in Stockton bank robbery, gun battle

STOCKTON (AP) - Cars and houses were riddled with bullets during a high-speed chase and hostages were thrown from a fleeing SUV after a bank robbery Wednesday that led to the deaths of a hostage and two robbers, police said.

July 17, 2014 | | Crime


Third suspect arrested in theft of cheese buses

A third suspect has been arrested in the Tillamook Cheese vehicle theft.

July 17, 2014 | | Crime


Arrests made in biggest Manteca vehicle theft ever

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.

July 16, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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