Video cameras stolen from the Manteca High School sports department topped the list of crimes in the city over the weekend.
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has called not "impounding" vehicles of unlicensed drivers caught at sobriety checkpoints "the right thing to do" since many of the cars are driven by illegal immigrants.
Manteca's crime rate ended a 22-month skid in January when the 12 categories that represent serious crimes shot up 22.01 percent overall in year-to-year comparisons.
Shaking a dog less than half its size by the neck like a rag doll is what horrified witnesses described seeing as they drove and walked their children home from Joshua Cowell School on Pestana Avenue Thursday afternoon.
RIPON - Auto burglaries are at a minimum in Ripon's Area 3 beat of mostly residential neighborhoods partly due to the fact the city's police officers use thermal imaging devices at night to seek out cars that have been recently driven into the area.
A 36-year-old man accused of attempting to kill his wife who hugged the hood of his car for some 45 minutes last Friday around midnight, told the court Thursday afternoon that he was guilty of all charges.
A major Mexican drug trafficking ring that touched Manteca, Stockton and Sacramento had 90 pounds of methamphetamines and more than 30 kilograms of cocaine along with $1.1 million in cash seized by federal agents earlier this month will face arraignment on Monday in U.S. Federal Court in Sacramento.
The Highway 99 corridor – long known for drug trafficking operations – led law enforcement officers to a series of arrests of nine individuals suspected to be part of a drug sales ring.
An early morning stabbing that grew out of a domestic disturbance in a residence in the 400 block of Jessie Avenue sent a 65-year-old woman to San Joaquin County Hospital with multiple stab wounds and her son to a Modesto hospital with chest pains, Manteca Police said.
Four Manteca men were jailed for burglary and conspiracy charges Saturday morning in the break-in of a building that had been the site of massive marijuana grow in the Manteca Industrial Park.
The annexation on 1,037 acres along South Austin Road brought with it rural policing needs at a vast strawberry plant nursery where illegal dumping of pig manure has been compromising the quality of the land.
LATHROP - Three felonies and one misdemeanor charge were levied against former Lathrop City Councilman Leroy Griffith Thursday over a false police report that involved theft of a roommate's property.
Raquel Vernal, 41, was arrested Monday night at her father's Kent Street home for alleged elder abuse, possible embezzlement and utility theft that Manteca Police say stretched over some five months.
A late night shopper in the Spreckels Park shopping center on East Yosemite Avenue was reportedly car- jacked and then briefly kidnapped at knife-point about 8:30 Saturday night by two Hispanic teens believed to be about 19, police said.
A Stockton man, believed to be in his 30s, was violently stabbed on a downtown Manteca street about 1:30 a.m. Friday and remains in critical condition following emergency surgery in a Modesto hospital.
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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