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.
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.
Jeffrey Maurer, who teaches psychology, economics and government at Sierra High School, turned himself in to Manteca Police Tuesday night at 6:30 for alleged inappropriate sexual behavior with a student.
The kindness of a 93-year-old Manteca retiree turned on him with thefts of some $4,000 in cash, and other valuables from his bedroom closet lock boxes.
A 5-inch-long pipe bomb located on a Yosemite Park picnic table Monday afternoon by a man and his grandson playing ball was destroyed by Manteca Police bomb squad members at about 6:30 p.m. two hours after it was found.
A well-dressed motorist was stopped and arrested by police in the parking lot of a North Main Street drug store Wednesday morning after they learned he was in town. They searched him out on charges that included altering his pay checks from a Manteca business last October and a no bail warrant for a vandalism conviction.
It wasn't a banner year for criminals.
Four suspected gang members were stopped by Manteca Police Monday afternoon after two citizens called saying someone was driving throughout the community pointing a small hand gun out the window of a late'80s Honda sedan.
Felony crimes continue to drop in Manteca.
A second suspect in a late March armed kidnapping and robbery that was set up online has been identified by Ripon Police detectives.
Zacharie Arteaga got an unexpected surprise when he walked out of a friend's house in Lathrop on Friday afternoon – a greeting by the Manteca Police street crimes unit and a pair of handcuffs.
An alleged knife attack in a Manteca home left two men bloodied Wednesday afternoon with one going to jail charged for alleged assault with a deadly weapon, battery and making terrorist threats upon a 20-year-old man living in the residence.
FRENCH CAMP – Edward Blake was facing the possibility of spending the rest of his life behind bars.
Last week a Manteca man walked outside to discover that his 2012 Massy Ferguson tractor had gone missing.
FRESNO (AP) - Fresno County supervisors fined two people $73,000- including a Manteca woman - for growing marijuana at homes under the county's new marijuana cultivation ban.
You could have hit the indoor marijuana growing operation on Crom Street with a dodgeball.
A driver toting a semi-automatic pistol and a ski mask led Manteca Police officers on a wild high-speed pursuit through East Manteca early Thursday morning.
More than 300 marijuana plants were seized Tuesday morning by the Manteca Police Street Crimes Unit.
Police might not yet have a suspect in the murder of 22-year-old Kelly Marelich, but they think they know where she was hanging out just before her death.
The body of the young female discovered late Saturday night by dumpster divers behind a South Main Street retail complex has been identified as 22-year-old Kelly Darlene Marelich.
The body that scroungers discovered in a dumpster on S. Main Street late Saturday night has been identified as that of 22-year-old Kelly Darlene Marelich.
The public is being asked to help identify a woman whose body was found Saturday night in an alley dumpster in the 1000 block of South Main Street behind the former Social Security office location and the Big 5 Sporting Goods store.
That guy trying to sell you the vacuum that just simply won't seem to take "no" for an answer?