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Probation sweep nets 7 arrests for drug trafficking, other violations

Five area juveniles and two adults were arrested Wednesday as part of a coordinated probation sweep conducted by the police departments of Manteca, Stockton, and Escalon as well as the San Joaquin County Probation Department. A parole agent with the California Department of Corrections was also part of the sweep.

November 25, 2010 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Police recover stolen refund checks

Three parolees-at-large, one suspect wanted for a grand theft warrant and two who were cited on traffic warrants, were like falling dominoes coming out of a single call to officers around noon Tuesday.

November 24, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca couple arrested for tax evasion after mortgage fraud case dismissed

A Manteca couple that had charges dismissed involving an alleged $8 million real estate fraud involving home mortgages are back in jail.

November 20, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Another pet victim of poisoning by anti-freeze

A Manteca woman and a neighbor living in the 400 block of East Sutter Street both told of cats with similar symptoms this week that a doctor confirmed to be caused by anti-freeze ingestion.

November 19, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Repeat stealing helps police catch suspect

A second trip to a building supply store was the undoing of a man charged with stealing credit cards, checks and a business briefcase from a Manteca man's work truck parked outside his residence on Creekside Place in Manteca.

November 19, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Mossdale Arco robbed of money & cigarettes

LATHROP - The Arco gas station in the 400 block of Mossdale Road in Lathrop was robbed of an undetermined amount of cash and six packs of Marlboro cigarettes from the counter Thursday night shortly after 8 p.m.

November 13, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Owner fails to tell PD stolen car was recovered

A police officer with a photographic memory is an asset to any department, and Manteca's is no different.

November 09, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Gang violence sends aggravated assault

Crime in Manteca this year through the end of August experienced double digit drops in year-to-year comparisons in all but three of the 12 felonies that the FBI uses to determine the relative safety of communities.

November 02, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Man found guilty of having vicious dog

A 48-year-old Manteca man was found guilty for the possession of a vicious dog within the city limits by a San Joaquin County Superior Court jury last Thursday in a Tracy courtroom.

November 02, 2010 | | Crime


2 men hold up Auto Zone, escape with cash

Two masked robbers held up the AutoZone auto parts store in the 100 block of South Main Street Friday night at gunpoint and made off with an undetermined amount of cash.

October 31, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca rental is pot factory

A Manteca single family residence doubling as a marijuana nursery – a pot factory if you will – was raided by members of the Manteca Police Department's SWAT team in the predawn hours on Wednesday.

October 30, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Hayward Police clear Manteca bar with automatic weapons drawn

Seven patrons of the Starlite Room were ordered out of that Manteca bar Tuesday afternoon by a cadre of nearly a dozen Hayward Police and Department of Justice officers that had surrounded the West Yosemite Avenue lounge with automatic weapons trained on the doors of the Lincoln Center business.

October 27, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


4 geese found dead with tied necks in Manteca

Eight Canadian geese have been found in Manteca neighborhoods during the past week in and around Edison and Main streets,

October 26, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca rentals going to pot

A family growing marijuana in a rental house in the Powers Tract neighborhood sandwiched between Spreckels Park and Manteca High left the three-bedroom residence in shambles owing the landlord $3,300 for three months of back rent.

October 22, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Teens reportedly beat three men, steal money

Five men were reportedly jumped by a car load of Hispanic teens at 2 a.m. Saturday as they were walking home from a West Yosemite Avenue bar.

October 19, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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Apps catching burglars

Want to help police catch the bad guys? There's an app for that.

December 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Cold weather means more vehicle thefts

Auto theft is about to heat up in Manteca.

December 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Copper thieves, rain shut down Bank of America

It is probably the most unusual weather story in Manteca's history.

December 03, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Copper thieves shut down Bank of America

Copper thieves forced the closure of the Bank of America Tuesday morning in Manteca as the theft of 14-foot copper down spouts on the sides of the facility caused water from the roof to flow into the bank's interior.

December 02, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Felonies drop in Manteca thanks to voters

Manteca's felony crimes will drop in 2015.

November 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Crooks get $25 a bag for junk mail

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.

November 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Two arrests for buying alcohol for teenagers

Buying alcoholic drinks for minors resulted in citations for two adults this week.

November 12, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Indecent exposure suspect: Possible ties to four cases

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.

November 11, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Deputies: Man walking in, out of traffic arrested for cocaine

On the surface it seems strange – and dangerous – enough.

November 11, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Arrest costs: Fluid dynamics

Last year the Manteca Police Department made 2,779 arrests.

November 08, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


CHP makes arrest in theft of Manteca car

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.

November 08, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police investigating alleged embezzlement

An alleged embezzlement at the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society (MRPS) Hall in Manteca involving $140,000 is under investigation by the Manteca Police Department.

October 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


MPD makes $300K pot bust

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.

October 24, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Lathrop bust yields pot & crystal meth

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.

October 24, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


No word yet on cause of death in Marelich case

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.

October 22, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


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