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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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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


She’s been arrested 11 times in 18 months

Natasha Marie Archuleta apparently picked the wrong convenience store to not pay at.

July 16, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Sacramento cheese caper suspects arrested in Rocklin

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.

July 15, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Now they’re looking for rats

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.

July 15, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca Police crime briefs

The following is a summary of the significant events the Manteca Police handled during the past week:

July 04, 2014 | | Crime


Man is beaten for phone at car wash

LATHROP – All that the 25-year-old man remembered was talking on his cell phone as he went up to the coin dispenser at the Wash Pro Car Wash on Harlan Road.

July 02, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Two arrested in Moffat shooting

Two men authorities believe were responsible shooting into a Moffat Boulevard motel on May 9 have been arrested.

July 01, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Coroner rules out foul play in death

Foul play was not believed to be a factor in the death of a man discovered by Manteca Police officers behind a cluster of Main Street businesses Tuesday evening.

June 26, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Dead body found near N. Main Street

Just after 7 p.m. on Tuesday a property owner conducting a search of his property found something that seemed out of place.

June 25, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


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