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Scam artist preying on city’s elderly

Darlene Archer has a message for seniors in Manteca. Beware of "a gentleman out there" calling and asking you for your Medicare number.

June 23, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Five auto burglaries; windows smashed out with baseball bats

Between 3:30 and 5 a.m. on Friday, Manteca Police received reports of five auto burglaries on Pestana Avenue, Vasconcellos Avenue and Brookside Drive.

June 22, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Arrests made in shooting of convenience store customer

Arrests have been made in the June 9 shooting at Quik Stop, 505 N. Main St. that left a 43-year-old customer with a gunshot wound in his left arm.

June 18, 2010 | | Crime


Utility theft leads police to legal indoor pot grow

The PG&E Theft Division alerted Manteca Police officers to a home that not only was allegedly stealing power, but that also had an indoor marijuana grow in need of that power source for temperature control.

June 07, 2010 | | Crime


Gang attack disrupts Ripon family BBQ

RIPON - It was the young children – about 10 in all – who were probably the most traumatized by a gang attack Saturday afternoon in the 600 block of Ripona Avenue with one of the youngsters calling police saying his dad was being hit in the head.

June 06, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Ripon Police arrest Lathrop man, 20, in connection with beer run, car ramming

RIPON - A Lathrop 20-year-old man who allegedly acted as a getaway driver Wednesday night in a theft at a Ripon convenience store was tracked to his Lathrop home on Thursday and arrested by Ripon police officers.

June 04, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Typical Manteca summer crime day: House burglary, shoplifting, & more

Wednesday was a typical day for Manteca Police.

June 03, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police arrest trio on charges of burglarizing for-sale home

Three men were allegedly caught red handed removing property from a home on Daniels Street Tuesday evening.

June 02, 2010 | | Crime


Fleeing driver leaves behind lots of cash, drugs & gun

A Friday noon high speed chase from rural Manteca ended with a Manteca Police officer finding the '97 Ford Mustang abandoned behind an eatery in the 1400 block of West Yosemite Avenue where the driver had fled leaving a large amount of cash, drugs and a semi-automatic hand gun.

May 29, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Woman, 85, loses $29K to sweepstakes scam

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

May 28, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


15 years in prison on child porn charges

A 63-year-old Manteca man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison on Tuesday following a plea agreement involving child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner.

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


Police shot out tire to insure safety of officer

Manteca Police have determined an officer's shooting out of the tire of a vehicle being driven by an auto theft suspect was in the interest of a fellow officer's safety.

May 22, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police fire shots to disable suspect’s car

A Manteca Police officer fired two rounds into the front right tire of a stolen vehicle Thursday morning after the suspects rammed a patrol unit and then threatened a detective with the vehicle.

May 21, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Suspects sought in assault with vehicle

On April 25, 2010, two Hispanic males got into an altercation with two to three other Hispanic males in front of 14368 Avon Ave. in Lathrop.

May 20, 2010 | | Crime


Manteca may broker truces between gangs with $500K in federal funds

A $500,000 "Peace Keeper" program that would interface with Manteca gangs has the total support of Manteca Police Chief David Bricker and could become a reality as soon as October.

May 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


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You’d better watch out; Criminals shopping for steals

It's the busiest time of the year - for criminals.

December 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Body found amid 1,000 pot plants

A $500,000 marijuana grow involving 1,000 plants was discovered in a Lathrop home Wednesday afternoon along with the body of a man.

December 19, 2014 | | Crime


BODY FOUND IN LATHROP HOME

A half million dollar marijuana grow was discovered in a Lathrop home Wednesday afternoon along with the body of a dead man, a Sheriff's spokesman reported Thursday morning.

December 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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


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