RIPON - A teen vandalism spree that occurred during the late night and early morning hours last week in Ripon saw three teens being cited for felony vandalism and a mother charged as being an accessory to the destruction.
The San Joaquin County District Attorney's investigation team and Manteca Police Chief Dave Bricker have both indicated it will be months before a final report will be completed into the officer involved shooting that claimed the life on a Manteca man who was allegedly rushing an officer with a weapon.
LATHROP - Mathew Gene Ballard, 32, of Manteca, driving a 2009 BMW 328 allegedly stolen from Budget Rental Car in Santa Monica, was arrested at gunpoint Tuesday evening in the 100 block of East Lathrop Road by Sheriff's deputies.
A single taser shot found its mark and dropped a home burglary suspect as he attempted to jump into a getaway car a little after 1 p.m. Wednesday after ignoring an officer's order to stop.
ESCALON - Struggling for his life with a suspected burglar, a 31-year-old Escalon Police officer was shot with his own gun shortly after 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Gang shootings, knifings, and burglaries occurring between 1:52 and 4:59 a.m. Saturday morning kept five Manteca Police officers busy responding to the 911 calls in addition to one Sheriff's unit being called in for mutual aid.
The latest in more than a dozen drive-by shootings this year in Manteca missed its mark, but left a series of six bullet holes in the side of an occupied car parked in the 400 block of Acacia Avenue.
A jewelry theft at the Manteca K-Mart store occurred about 2 a.m. Thursday when thieves broke through front windows by the main doorway and the alarm reportedly failed to function.
Two Hispanic men reportedly being chased by a knife-wielding pair burst into the Department of Motor Vehicles office on Davis Street mid-afternoon Monday in a possible gang-related incident.
Ernest Manuel Duenez Jr., 34, has been identified as the man who was fatally wounded Wednesday evening in a confrontation with a Manteca police officer following a traffic stop on the front lawn of a home in the 200 block of Flores Avenue.
Officer-involved shootings in Manteca as well as San Joaquin County are relatively non-existent compared to California's larger urban areas.
UPDATED: Manteca Police confirmed that the man shot and killed by an officer Wednesday in the 200 block of Flores Avenue had a weapon but it was not a gun as some witnesses contended.
LATHROP - A 40-year-old Patterson man and his 10-year-old son were found shot to death about 8 a.m. Friday by a ranch security officer in a field west of Interstate 5 and the Manthey Road off ramp in Lathrop.
A 36-year-old Modesto man who had duped the sales staff of a Manteca new car dealership and made off with a new $44,000 Dodge Ram extended cab pickup truck was located by Manteca Police detectives and arrested after a combination of a chase and foot pursuit that ended with major damage to the vehicle.
Five students allegedly assaulted Manteca High School Vice Principal Raul Maura as school was letting out at noon on the last day of the school year Friday, Manteca Police said.
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.
Buying alcoholic drinks for minors resulted in citations for two adults this week.
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.
On the surface it seems strange – and dangerous – enough.
Last year the Manteca Police Department made 2,779 arrests.
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.
An alleged embezzlement at the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society (MRPS) Hall in Manteca involving $140,000 is under investigation by the Manteca Police Department.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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