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Vandals trash Masonic Temple causing $7,000 in damages

Vandals broke into the Masonic Lodge in the 200 block of North Powers Avenue sometime over the past weekend trashing the interior of the building and causing an estimated $7,000 in damage.

January 07, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca cold case: The Strazinsky murder

One cold winter day in February 1992, a gay man was discovered dead at his home on West Yosemite Avenue in Manteca.

January 06, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


October sees 20th straight month of drop in crime rate despite jump in gang violence

A surge in year-end felony-level property crimes - a regular holiday occurrence - won't likely break Manteca's string of 20 months of double-digit drops in the crime rate.

January 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Suspect tries to flee from police twice during arrest

LATHROP – Frank Padilla, Jr., 45, is facing five felony charges following a routine patrol stop on Tuesday. The incident started as a report about a suspicious person inside the mobile home park located in the 15000 block of North Harlan Road.

December 31, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


FIVE DAYS OF CRISTMASTIME THEFT

The Grinch did his best to steal Christmas in Manteca.

December 28, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Burglary victim helps deputies arrest suspects

RIPON – A Ripon man watched as his property on South Jack Tone Road was being burglarized.

December 28, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Man shot in legs in front of home on Mission Ridge during teen’s party

A Manteca man was shot in the legs Sunday night after he was called out of a home in the 600 block of Mission Ridge Drive where a birthday celebration was being held inside for a 15-year-old girl – with some 15 to 20 young teens attending.

December 27, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Rash of auto burglaries plague Manteca streets

Burglars in Manteca were apparently focused on parked vehicles throughout the weekend breaking into more than a dozen cars and trucks for the valuables they could see through the windows.

December 21, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca cops detonate device

It was a blast that could be heard some three miles away that tore apart an old Volkswagen Jetta Thursday morning proving the deadly potential of an explosive device found in a recent felony probation search in Manteca

December 17, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Husband guilty in stabbing death

Jessee Refugio Tellez, 50, was found guilty of first degree murder by a San Joaquin County Superior Court jury Wednesday for the knifing death of his 35-year-old wife Tevanie Deanne Tellez some 18 months ago in Manteca.

December 16, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca Police increase patrols as daytime home burglaries rise

Manteca Police are increasing neighborhood patrols this week hoping to discourage a further rise in daytime home burglaries during the current holiday season.

December 16, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Nine auto burglaries on Sunday

There were nine auto burglaries in Manteca community on Sunday with a total of 20 break-ins since Thursday.

December 07, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Pet attacker still on prowl

Karen and Glenn Hrmadko rescued their Queensland Heeler and Jack Russell terrier mix nine years ago. They picked him up at the non-profit Pets and Pals in Lathrop which found the abused canine when he was two years old.

November 29, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Sheriff’s SWAT team officers free Manteca kidnap victim

San Joaquin County Sheriff's SWAT officers and detectives came across a 25-year-old Manteca man who had been kidnapped and tortured while executing an arrest warrant in Stockton for a murder suspect in a gang-related killing.

November 26, 2010 | Staff reports of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin | Crime


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


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Illicit drugs ‘rampant’ in prisons

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.

June 22, 2015 | | Crime


Manhunt for escaped killers shifts

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.

June 22, 2015 | | Crime


Cited for masturbating in parking lot

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.

June 20, 2015 | | Crime


Man shot on Moffat at Inn by the Station

The following are major incidents handled recently by Manteca Police:

June 20, 2015 | | Crime


Manteca Police seize $30K in illegal drugs

Manteca Police have taken $30,000 worth of illegal drugs off the street.

June 13, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Road rage suspect’s bail upped to $1.2M due to victim’s injuries

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.

June 13, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Highway 99 road rage

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.

June 12, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Transient arrested for prowling at fire station

The following is a summary of the significant events the Manteca Police Department handled during the past week:

June 12, 2015 | | Crime


Felonies drop as Manteca adds residents

Serious crime continues to drop in Manteca.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Car used as weapon

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.

May 23, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Probation search yields $50K in pot

Some $50,000 in small to half-grown marijuana plants were discovered in a Lathrop home Wednesday by police.

May 21, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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