Manteca Police do not know why skirmishes are increasing between the Lathrop Hispanic Pride and Manteca's gangs.
RIPON - A half dozen Ripon police officers with arrest warrants in hand knocked on more than 20 front doors Saturday, but found that most of those dodging the law weren't home.
Municipal budget cutbacks triggered by The Great Recession may have forced the gutting of much of Manteca's gang unit but during the 18 months it was up and running at full force it provide police with an invaluable weapon - an expanded list of documented gang members.
Manteca Police did not arrest the 21-year-old suspect who crashed his 1995 Ford Mustang after a chase that reached speeds of up to 110 miles per hour following a gang-related fight at a North Main Street convenience store.
RIPON - A 2003 Mitsubishi being test driven by a potential buyer was carjacked at a Ripon truck stop Thursday evening with Galt police officers arresting the suspect on Highway 99 where he had parked on the side of the freeway some five hours later.
Car thieves earlier this week didn't get far before they crashed in a vehicle parked in a drive way in the 800 block of Mt. Vernon Place at about 10 p.m. on Monday.
A woman returning videos to Blockbuster on North Main Street narrowly escaped injury as gang gunfire erupted setting off a police chase that left one Sureno gang member in critical condition with head injuries when he crashed while trying to escape law enforcement.
Crime continues to drop in Manteca with one huge caveat – gang-on-gang violence. Manteca, like the rest of California, is seeing drops in most felony categories. The only two significant exceptions statewide are gang-on-gang violence and homicides. January marked the 15th straight month that most serious crimes have declined significantly in Manteca despite the weak economy and the city growing by over 1,000 people during the past year. The crime rate has been dropping overall ...
Copper thieves struck at the Brown Sand, Inc. operation near Mossdale sometime over the weekend causing in excess of $10,000 in damage, according to San Joaquin County sheriff's deputies.
Five people were shot shortly after midnight Tuesday morning – miraculously no one was killed. A neighboring resident told the Bulletin she heard a burst of gunfire that sounded like an automatic weapon being discharged.
Jason Giles, 25, has been arrested a third time as he awaits a jail reporting date to serve out a 90-day sentence for auto burglaries and possession of stolen property - a total of six felonies, police said.
After being sentenced to 90 days in jail for auto burglaries, one 25-year-old Manteca man has been stopped twice by police while waiting to report for his county jail term. It is a commentary on today's judicial system in San Joaquin County allowing felons back on the street after their arrests.
Thieves raided the Manteca Towing storage yard in the 3700 block of West Yosemite Avenue sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning creating some $10,000 in losses.
LATHROP – A 19-year-old employee at Target store in Lathrop was arrested Wednesday and booked into San Joaquin County Jail on charges of grand theft and embezzlement.
"Rusty" the Manteca Police Department's drug dog, was the star of a region wide parole sweep on St. Patrick's Day Wednesday hitting on the "green" – $20,000 in green cold hard cash.
Was there a person buried 23 years ago in the side yard of a Manteca home?
A 27-year-old Manteca man was taken into custody at gunpoint late Monday morning and charged with four felonies including the attempted murder of his live-in girlfriend who had been running away from him while carrying their baby in her arms in the predawn hours.
A cash roll of $2,200 – money intended for a down payment on a mobile home – was dropped in the parking lot of a Manteca fast food restaurant.
FRENCH CAMP - A French Camp woman was shot Sunday morning while sitting behind the wheel of her car and then drove herself to a hospital with three bullet wounds in the upper part of her body.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Police stormed a New Jersey home early Sunday and fatally shot a registered sex offender who had held his girlfriend's three children hostage, ending their 37-hour ordeal and recovering the bodies of the captives' mother and another sibling, authorities said.
Dominic Aguilar, 37, is being held to answer a felony terrorist threat charge that he leveled threats against Manteca Police Officer John Moody on his Facebook page related to the officer involved shooting of Ernesto Duenas, Jr., nearly two years ago.
LATHROP - A 12-member Manteca-Ripon SWAT team and five undercover officers served a major arrest warrant at a home in the 400 block of Manila Road in Lathrop just minutes after 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Christina Duran, 41, had to wait to eat a late night snack until she got to county jail in the early hours of Wednesday morning after she allegedly rammed the Carl Junior's fast food restaurant in the 1400 block of West Yosemite Avenue with her vehicle.
A burglary in progress with a van backed into a driveway caught the attention of neighbors who called police.
A woman motorist detained at the front gate of the Sharpe Army Depot without identification set off what was quickly labeled a multi-casualty incident (MCI) when investigating officers developed immediate hand irritations when they searched her white Suburban SUV.
Thieves attempting to break into a Second Harvest Food Bank refrigerator truck trailer sometime over the weekend accomplished only one thing – the loss of $5,000 worth of perishable food stacked inside the trailer that arrived on Friday.
Vandals trashed part of East Union High School in the predawn hours Saturday morning, smashing out the windshield and four side windows of a pickup truck in the motor pool and spreading human feces on a door and window to a classroom.
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