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Homeless man poses as resident

A package was delivered to a home Wednesday morning in the 100 block of South Sherman Avenue across from Manteca High School while police were responding to a call about a transient having broken into the residence.

September 04, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Gunshot victim was 16-year-old

It was the second time in two weeks that somebody fired a gun into a park next to a Manteca elementary school.

September 03, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


MURDER IN DOXEY PARK

Two teens were gunned down in Doxey Park in the 1300 block of Northgate Drive shortly after 1 a.m. Monday – one died at the hospital and the other was treated at the scene by medics.

September 02, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Brazen home burglary prompts MPD warnings

One Manteca senior citizen got an unexpected surprise late Tuesday morning when he returned to his home on April Way behind Springtime Park.

August 27, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


5 arrests in Ripon robbery

A cops and robbers" drama played out shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Ripona Market where five individuals allegedly robbed the small mom and pop store of cash, alcohol and a loaded firearm.

August 07, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Guilty plea in $313,000 tax fraud

A 57-year-old Manteca woman pled guilty this week to charges of filing false claims for her federal income tax returns.

August 07, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Homeless taking over her homes

Karin T. Meyer is mad and is demanding city action about homeless individuals trashing several of her more than 100 rental units throughout Manteca.

August 06, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


‘Godzilla’ arrested 58 times

He might not be taking down Tokyo, but Scott Swafford has wandered his way through a few streets in his day.

August 05, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


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


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You’d better watch out; Criminals shopping for steals

It's the busiest time of the year - for criminals.

December 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Body found amid 1,000 pot plants

A $500,000 marijuana grow involving 1,000 plants was discovered in a Lathrop home Wednesday afternoon along with the body of a man.

December 19, 2014 | | Crime


BODY FOUND IN LATHROP HOME

A half million dollar marijuana grow was discovered in a Lathrop home Wednesday afternoon along with the body of a dead man, a Sheriff's spokesman reported Thursday morning.

December 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Apps catching burglars

Want to help police catch the bad guys? There's an app for that.

December 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Cold weather means more vehicle thefts

Auto theft is about to heat up in Manteca.

December 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Copper thieves, rain shut down Bank of America

It is probably the most unusual weather story in Manteca's history.

December 03, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Copper thieves shut down Bank of America

Copper thieves forced the closure of the Bank of America Tuesday morning in Manteca as the theft of 14-foot copper down spouts on the sides of the facility caused water from the roof to flow into the bank's interior.

December 02, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Felonies drop in Manteca thanks to voters

Manteca's felony crimes will drop in 2015.

November 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Crooks get $25 a bag for junk mail

The junk mail containing personal information you throw out in your garbage with offers for everything from credit cards to insurance coverage is worth $25 a bag on the streets of Manteca.

November 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Two arrests for buying alcohol for teenagers

Buying alcoholic drinks for minors resulted in citations for two adults this week.

November 12, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Indecent exposure suspect: Possible ties to four cases

The man that Lathrop Police believe is responsible for at least two incidents of indecent exposure to minors near an elementary school might also be responsible for at least two others.

November 11, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Deputies: Man walking in, out of traffic arrested for cocaine

On the surface it seems strange – and dangerous – enough.

November 11, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Arrest costs: Fluid dynamics

Last year the Manteca Police Department made 2,779 arrests.

November 08, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


CHP makes arrest in theft of Manteca car

A faulty tail light on a stolen car triggered a high speed pursuit that started in Stockton shortly after midnight Friday that led Highway Patrol officers southward through Manteca with a 1997 red Honda being stopped on Highway 120 near South Main Street.

November 08, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police investigating alleged embezzlement

An alleged embezzlement at the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society (MRPS) Hall in Manteca involving $140,000 is under investigation by the Manteca Police Department.

October 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


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