RIPON - Robert Ryan Smith, 43, turned himself into the custody of Ripon Police detective Matt Ford Friday afternoon accompanied by his lawyer and was charged with burglary and conspiracy, according to police spokesman First Sergeant Steve Merchant.
LATHROP - Seven men armed with handguns stormed a home west of McKinley Avenue in the 3500 block of West Yosemite Avenue Thursday night with their guns drawn in an apparent attempt to steal from an alleged marijuana plantation behind a rural Lathrop home.
A 39-year-old Manteca woman duped the Stanislaus County Superior Court and paid the bills of others using City of Manteca bank account routing numbers getting a return of pennies on the dollars for her efforts, Manteca Police said.
RIPON - A couple described as "Bonnie and Clyde" burglars have been identified in a mid-September neighborhood grocery store predawn burglary by Ripon Police where the security bars were ripped off the front door and several thousands of dollars were stolen.
Manteca Police officer Ian Osborn had a church burglary suspect in handcuffs within 22 hours of a break-in at the Sequoia Heights Baptist Church that occurred at 6 a.m. Monday.
There's a cat burglar on the prowl in Manteca.
RIPON - Copper thieves are now hitting street lights.
Electronic deductions from City of Manteca municipal coffers over the last week have totaled more than $11,000 with seven hits in what was described as "a straight up bank fraud," according to Police Chief Dave Bricker.
A total of $45,000 in Nikon cameras, lenses and flash units were stolen during a nighttime burglary at the Sunset Studio in the shopping center on Spreckels Avenue just across the street from the Target store.
LATHROP – A "large party" held at a residence on Frewert Road in Lathrop over the weekend ended in tragedy with the shooting death of a 19-year-old male.
A San Jose man out of prison on parole was stopped for speeding at about 10:30 Wednesday morning in the 1300 block of Snyder Street driving a 2006 Chrysler 300 that brought neighbors out of their houses claiming the car was similar to one involved in burglaries from several of their homes.
Two Manteca men were arrested on burglary and conspiracy charges in a jewelry theft from the J.C. Penney store shortly before 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
The South San Joaquin Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information on culprits in a series of burglaries that have occurred recently in Ripon that involved a small neighborhood grocery that lost several thousands in cash.
RIPON - Ripon Police are asking for help from the public in identifying two burglary suspects they believe are responsible for a series of events that reach beyond their community and into Tracy, Manteca and Mountain View in the Bay Area.
Two East Yosemite Avenue businesses within two blocks of each other were broken into over the weekend with officers capturing one suspect on the Valero gas station roof east of Powers Avenue they say was cutting his way into the building.
VACAVILLE (AP) - California inmates are dying of drug overdoses at nearly triple the national rate and it's unclear whether the tough steps state officials took this year to stop illicit drugs from getting into prisons are having any effect, though they are prompting criticism from civil rights advocates.
FRIENDSHIP, N.Y. (AP) - Investigators tracking two murder convicts who escaped from a northern New York prison scoured a rural area near the Pennsylvania border Sunday, saying an unconfirmed but credible report of a sighting had shifted the search across the state.
A Manteca man was arrested via a citizen's arrest and cited by Manteca Police for allegedly performing a sex act in his truck at the Save-Mart parking lot in the 1100 block of North Main Street shortly after 9 a.m. Friday.
The following are major incidents handled recently by Manteca Police:
Manteca Police have taken $30,000 worth of illegal drugs off the street.
The suspect's bail in Thursday's road rage incident on Highway 99 has been increased to $1,205,375 due to hospital reports that the victim sustained brain injuries and possible paralysis.
Witnesses say a man - who the CHP said has already been convicted of reckless driving - deliberately forced another driver off Highway 99 causing major injuries to the victim in what officers are calling a case of road rage.
The following is a summary of the significant events the Manteca Police Department handled during the past week:
Serious crime continues to drop in Manteca.
Fence boards exploded in every direction in a Grant Avenue alley near Sutter Street at 5:20 a.m. Friday when the driver of a late model Hyundai allegedly ran down a 20-year-old man on foot behind his home and crashed through rear fences in three back yards.
Some $50,000 in small to half-grown marijuana plants were discovered in a Lathrop home Wednesday by police.
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