It was a business check for $4,450 that was opened by Jack Kelley of Manteca. It looked too good to be true and Manteca and Manteca Police spokesman Rex Osborn confirmed that it was fraudulent.
The last five days in Manteca have been busy for Manteca Police officers with eight auto burglaries, eight residential burglaries, five stolen vehicles, and one case of arson.
RIPON - A driver of a stolen car being pursued by the California Highway Patrol during the Tuesday noon hour on northbound Highway 99 made the mistake of cutting through Ripon.
A Manteca couple eating a late lunch had the shock of their lives at 2:22 Friday afternoon when a car literally exploded through the rear door and adjoining glass windows at King's Vietnamese and Chinese Cuisine restaurant at the corner of West Yosemite and Watson avenues across from the Marketplace Cinema 10.
Two vehicles were stolen in Manteca Friday morning within 25 minutes of each other, police reported.
A 60-year-old Manteca woman gave chase after three juveniles snatched her purse from the front seat of her car Tuesday afternoon in the 300 block of Cherry Lane near Union Road.
LATHROP - A Lathrop man was found dead in his home at about 8 a.m. Wednesday after deputies went to the front door at 204 Siltstone Avenue to serve an eviction notice. A neighbor was alerted to the fire and ambulance response when her young son saw the emergency vehicles in front of their home.
Thefts of auto parts along with auto and residential burglaries continued over the weekend, according to Manteca police.
Manteca Police do not know why skirmishes are increasing between the Lathrop Hispanic Pride and Manteca's gangs.
RIPON - A half dozen Ripon police officers with arrest warrants in hand knocked on more than 20 front doors Saturday, but found that most of those dodging the law weren't home.
Municipal budget cutbacks triggered by The Great Recession may have forced the gutting of much of Manteca's gang unit but during the 18 months it was up and running at full force it provide police with an invaluable weapon - an expanded list of documented gang members.
Manteca Police did not arrest the 21-year-old suspect who crashed his 1995 Ford Mustang after a chase that reached speeds of up to 110 miles per hour following a gang-related fight at a North Main Street convenience store.
RIPON - A 2003 Mitsubishi being test driven by a potential buyer was carjacked at a Ripon truck stop Thursday evening with Galt police officers arresting the suspect on Highway 99 where he had parked on the side of the freeway some five hours later.
Car thieves earlier this week didn't get far before they crashed in a vehicle parked in a drive way in the 800 block of Mt. Vernon Place at about 10 p.m. on Monday.
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.
One Manteca senior citizen got an unexpected surprise late Tuesday morning when he returned to his home on April Way behind Springtime Park.
A cops and robbers" drama played out shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Ripona Market where five individuals allegedly robbed the small mom and pop store of cash, alcohol and a loaded firearm.
A 57-year-old Manteca woman pled guilty this week to charges of filing false claims for her federal income tax returns.
Karin T. Meyer is mad and is demanding city action about homeless individuals trashing several of her more than 100 rental units throughout Manteca.
He might not be taking down Tokyo, but Scott Swafford has wandered his way through a few streets in his day.
One of the two suspected Hells Angels motorcycle club members believed to be responsible for the murder of 26-year-old Daniel Martinez of Lathrop in August of 2011 will be in court today.
It's been more than four months since vagrants crawling through a dumpster behind a Manteca dental office discovered the body of 22-year-old Kelly Marelich.
It seems so convenient.
A 47-year-old man awaiting trial on vehicle theft charges was captured by San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputies on the 900 block of South Airport Road Sunday morning after fleeing from the county honor farm.
According to a Manteca Police Department investigation, the 58-year-old man arrested last week on a host of felony child sexual assault charges used threats of violence to manipulate his two juvenile victims.
TRACY – The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department has arrested a man that they believe murdered a man over the weekend and left his body in a South County field.
A 58-year-old Manteca man was arrested Wednesday morning on a host of child sexual abuse charges.
The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department is searching for any information the public may have about a drive-by shooting late Wednesday in Raymus Village.
The violent and deadly shootout following a North Stockton bank robbery last week drew hundreds of police officers from throughout San Joaquin County.
STOCKTON - The father of a slain bank robbery suspect said Friday that police in the Northern California city of Stockton acted appropriately when they engaged in a gunbattle with his son.