A 21-year-old Manteca man was arrested within minutes after allegedly robbing a clerk at the 7-Eleven on West Yosemite Avenue near El Portal Avenue shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday.
The use of a Manteca Police Department drug dog by the Street Crimes Unit detectives Thursday morning located methamphetamine in a home in the 3300 block of Lathrop Road near where it intersects with London Avenue.
In the dark of night thieves have made off with thousands of dollars worth of automotive repair tools and cash from businesses in Manteca and Ripon.
Seven Manteca detectives followed leads throughout the day Friday investigating the shooting death of 31-year-old Antonio "Tony" Duenas in the 100 block of Stockton Avenue at about 11:15 p.m. Thursday.
Picking up a set of SUV keys at a Ripon drug store and driving out of the parking lot with a customer's vehicle was a big mistake as its OnStar tracking system was activated last Friday.
Manteca Police Street Crimes Unit in coordination with a state parole officer arrested a 33-year-old man in a Tuesday afternoon traffic stop with two stolen and loaded hand guns, seven grams of heroin and two grams of methamphetamine.
Danny Martinez, 26, of Lathrop and a 30-year-old friend were beaten and shot in gunfire that erupted around 6:30 p.m. Monday in an industrial park district in the 17000 block of Ideal Parkway East off East Highway 120 just outside Manteca's city limits.
Drive-by shootings and other aggravated assaults continued to drop in Manteca during June.
RIPON - The investigation into a Ripon armed robbery that occurred in mid-April is continuing today, according to police First Sergeant Steve Merchant.
The Street Crimes Unit of the Manteca Police Department confiscated 113 marijuana plants Friday morning valued at $373,000 in addition to methamphetamine, a SKS 7.62 carbine with 300 rounds of ammunition, and over $1,600 in cash.
Manteca Police officers were instrumental in locating a Stockton armed robbery suspect Wednesday morning initiating a high speed pursuit that ended in the arrest of transient Alex Lomas, 43.
RIPON - Ripon Police Chief Ed Ormonde got his man at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon minutes after arriving on the scene of a residential manhunt.
A high speed pursuit of two murder suspects that began 90 minutes earlier in San Mateo County ended shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday when a spike strip was deployed on Interstate 5 near the San Joaquin River crossing.
Manteca Police Street Crimes Unit officers took two guns along with a supply of drugs off the streets during a 24-hour period Wednesday and Thursday while checking on the parole status of former inmates, according to police spokesman Jason Hensley.
Dwayne Harris, 29, of Manteca, has lost his leg as the result of being a victim of a shotgun blast at close range Sunday afternoon at a South Union Road apartment complex.
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.
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.
Setting fire to a gas station pump is a first in Manteca - even for an arsonist.
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.
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."
On the particularly bad nights Gloria Henderson still reaches for the ice cream.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Felonies in Manteca were at their lowest numerical level since at least 2002.
No charges have been filed to date in connection with the alleged $140,000 embezzlement involving the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society, known to many as simply the MRPS.
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