There's a direct correlation between park vandalism in Manteca and school vacation. Eight parks sustained damage over the Christmas break that could easily exceed $5,000. "We always get a spike in vandalism when school gets out for a period of time," said Mark Hall who oversees Manteca's park maintenance. He noted the worst periods are Thanksgiving, Christmas, and just right after school lets out for summer vacation. Park vandalism costs Manteca taxpayers $20,000 a year. ...
Their possession of methamphetamine and fake ID card sent two Modesto men to jail Thursday afternoon. They were also placed on a hold by the U.S. Probation Department.
FRENCH CAMP - The third vehicle to be torched in less than a week in French Camp was an '80s Chevy in the 9800 block of Lockhart Road, according to Paul Tualla, assistant chief of the French Camp McKinley Fire Department.
An elderly Manteca man's hot rods, valued at some $250,000, were stolen from the garage of his home shortly after his death in his Louise Avenue residence.
Richard Daniel Breakfield, 21, the last of three suspects charged with attempted murder in a New Year's Eve beating, is in the county jail, police reported Wednesday night. All three were sought on million dollar warrants.
FRENCH CAMP - Two vehicles were torched in French Camp in the early morning hours Saturday and Sunday, according to Paul Tualla, assistant fire chief of the French Camp McKinley Fire District.
LATHROP - Three shots rang out from a gunman wearing a ski mask in the 12000 block of Harlan Road at about 9 p.m. Monday with one man being hit in the groin and the side of his body, deputies reported.
A regional auto theft task force officer got into a foot chase with two suspects during the noon hour Friday following the robbery of a 19-year-old man on the Tidewater Bike Path.
LATHROP – A newly remodeled house already in escrow was hit by vandals in Lathrop late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.
Richard Daniel Breakfield and Erasmo Bugarin, both 21 years old, are being sought by Manteca Policefor questioning in the New Years Eve beating that left Miguel Valles in critical condition with severe head injuries outside a convenience store on North Union Road near the Union Pacific Railroad tracks.
Discharging a shotgun in a residential neighborhood sent a 20-year-old David Foster to county jail Saturday afternoon.
Regional auto theft task force officer Steve Schluer was taking a minute out to pick up a birthday card at Wal Mart Thursday afternoon when he got detoured by a suspect he noticed in the parking lot.
Manteca short-order cook Steven Garcia, 53, has been sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty to grand theft embezzlement charges in selling non-existent computers to several elementary school secretaries and others in Manteca.
Recessions usually mean an uptick in crime. That's not the case, however, with The Great Recession. Month-to-month comparison of crime statistics from 2009 to last year show felonies dropping across the board in Manteca. "Most recessions usually see property crimes go up," noted Police Chief Dave Bricker. Bricker pointed that even in Stockton – historically a place of high crime – is seeing double-digit drops in burglaries and robberies. Even so, Bricker noted Manteca has ...
Baljit Singh, 36, is being held in San Joaquin County Jail without bail for the alleged premeditated murder of his wife Sherene Singh, 34, in their Lathrop home December 23.
Manteca Police Department officials are asking for the public's help in identifying a man that walked into the Subway location on West Lathrop Road on Friday, Dec. 13 and held up the cashier for an undisclosed amount of money.
SACRAMENTO - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is requesting assistance from the public to identify a suspect who is connected to five bank robberies in Northern California.
Manteca Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Saturday, Dec. 14, in the 1800 block of East Yosemite Avenue between the hours of 7 p.m. and 2 a.m.
The three men being charged with the murder of a 51-year-old Manteca father after an argument at a rural bar won't see their case go to trial for another six months.
A debit card scam has hit residents in Manteca and Ripon and continues through residents of the Central Valley by hackers using automated recorded messages to steal from card holders.
Thomas Christopher Chase was in possession of some interesting things when Manteca Police officers stopped him Monday night on suspicion on breaking into cars in the parking lot of the In-Shape Sports Club on E. Yosemite Avenue.
A wanted auto theft suspect took a nap in the wrong spot shortly before 1:30 Tuesday afternoon in a stolen pickup truck and ended up behind bars with his female accomplice by late afternoon.
In two separate robberies Tuesday – one at noon and the other at midnight – robbers hit Chase Bank at 123 Spreckels Avenue as well as Wal-Mart on South Main Street.
WESTON RANCH - Khayree Lewis, 19, and a 16-year-old teen have been arrested by Stockton Police in Saturday's armed robbery of soccer team members at a Weston Ranch park.
The Bank of the West in Ripon's downtown was robbed Thursday afternoon 20 minutes before closing time.
A 2006 Chevy Silverado extended cab pickup truck that was carjacked on Nov.4 from in front of a donut shop in the 1100 block of Yosemite Avenue has been found in the 300 block of Cherry Lane north of the Manteca Police Department.
A stolen 2006 Silverado pickup truck was recovered by Manteca Police 10 minutes after it was stolen from in front of a home in the 300 block of Roosevelt Avenue at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday.