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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


MPD makes $300K pot bust

Manteca Police scored their third major marijuana bust in less than 30 days when the SWAT team served a search warrant at 7 a.m. Thursday netting $300,000 worth of bagged marijuana buds.

October 24, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Lathrop bust yields pot & crystal meth

The San Joaquin Metro Narcotics Task Force and a San Joaquin County Sheriff's SWAT Team served a search warrant Tuesday morning on a home that ended up yielding more than four pounds of processed marijuana, 7 grams of crystal meth and 6 mature marijuana plants.

October 24, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


No word yet on cause of death in Marelich case

It has been more than seven months since vagrants discovered the body of Kelly Marelich in a dumpster behind a dental suite on South. Main Street.

October 22, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Another marijuana grow bust

Manteca Police seized 180 pounds of marijuana and a small arsenal of 16 weapons that included three illegal assault rifles during a raid Thursday morning in the Raymus Village neighborhood.

October 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Suspect collared after rooftop chase

A rooftop chase late Tuesday night didn't end well for a suspect that mistimed his jump and crashed through a pine tree and down onto the ground where police officers – and a canine – were waiting for him.

October 16, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Arrest in downtown Manteca sexual assault

A 43-year-old Manteca man was arrested Tuesday after it was reported that he choked and sexually assaulted a masseuse at a day spa on Center Street.

October 02, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Man faces indecent exposure charges

Lathrop detectives arrested Esteban Diaz, at his Modesto home Thursday morning, for alleged indecent exposure to four young girls over the past year near two elementary schools.

September 26, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Huge Ripon pill theft leads to scrutiny from DEA

A pharmacy that discovered back in July that one of its employees had been pilfering highly-addictive narcotics from its supply is getting an extra-close look by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

September 24, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Alleged killer of 11-year-old is charged

Seventeen-year-old Zachary Hurlburt Erhardt made his first appearance in the San Joaquin County Superior Court Thursday charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 11-year-old Hunter Davis.

September 19, 2014 | | Crime


Adults face charges in death of 11-year-old

The adults who were in the Magna Terra home just north of Doctors Hospital where 11-year-old Hunter Davis was shot in the head, were arrested by Manteca Police officers Tuesday afternoon and charged with child endangerment and criminal storage of a firearm, according to the Sheriff's website.

September 17, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Off-duty, retired cops take down suspect

An alleged truck thief was in the wrong place at the wrong time Monday not realizing he was about to run into three casually dressed law enforcement veterans in his effort to flee from a mad farmer shortly before 3:30 p.m.

September 16, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca boy shot in head dies

The 11-year-old boy that has remained in critical condition since he was shot in the head with a small-caliber bullet at a house party two weeks ago has died.

September 15, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Lathrop Police searching for flasher

LATHROP - The Lathrop Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a man believed to have exposed himself to a young girl Tuesday afternoon.

September 11, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


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Manteca oncologist fined $550K

A Manteca oncologist has agreed to pay the federal government $550,000 after an investigation concluded that he fraudulently billed public insurers for cancer treatment drugs that weren't approved for use in the United States and then dispensed them to his patients.

March 04, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Barricaded man cuts self with knife

A 31-year-old man barricaded himself in his home for five hours Monday morning in the 700 block of Amy Way after his girlfriend and her children fled the residence for their safety.

March 03, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Shots fired on Manteca home

Shots were fired on a vehicle and a home about 9:30 Tuesday night in the 1100 block of Alameda Street just west of Cottage Avenue.

February 27, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Did homeless torch gas pump?

Setting fire to a gas station pump is a first in Manteca - even for an arsonist.

February 18, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Man with knife shuts down shopping center

A 24-year-old man wielding a knife in front of a Lathrop coffee shop on Harlan Road prompted the evacuation of the entire center anchored by SaveMart shortly after the noon hour on Tuesday.

February 11, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


STILL GOING TO POT

Ask Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion about the compliance with California's medical marijuana laws and he'll make a simple observation: "It's amazing how many 19-year-olds have back problems."

February 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Arrest gives Marelich’s mom some comfort

On the particularly bad nights Gloria Henderson still reaches for the ice cream.

February 05, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Police make arrest 10 months after body placed in dumpster

It's been more than 10-months since the body of 22-year-old Kelly Marelich was discovered in a dumpster behind a Manteca dental clinic on South Main Street.

February 05, 2015 | | Crime


Two take plea deal in murder

Both a former Hells Angels member and an associate responsible for the death of 26-year-old Danny Martinez in August of 2011 will spend at least the next decade in state prison.

February 04, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Carlos Guiterrez identified as murder victim

Carlos Abraham Guiterrez, 19, was the murder victim from the Saturday night shooting outside the Straw Hat Pizza Parlor on North Main Street, according to the San Joaquin County Coroner's Office.

February 03, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Three arrests in pharmacy robbery

A witness' description helped Manteca Police catch and capture three juveniles believed to have been responsible for robbing the CVS Pharmacy on North Main Street Monday afternoon.

January 21, 2015 | | Crime


Manteca felonies at 2002 levels

Felonies in Manteca were at their lowest numerical level since at least 2002.

January 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


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