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93-year-old’s kindness paid back with thievery

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.

March 17, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police destroy pipe bomb left in park

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.

March 16, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Man faces charges of altering pay check from his employer

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.

March 12, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


2009: Criminals losing ground

It wasn't a banner year for criminals.

March 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Gang members brandish gun while driving

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.

March 09, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Text message anonymous tips to Sheriff’s Office

FRENCH CAMP – The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office has set up a system to allow witnesses to text message them with anonymous tips. The tip is sent to a main server that is not associated with any law enforcement agency. The Internet-based systems route messages through a server that encrypts cell phone numbers before they get to law enforcement, making tips virtually impossible to track. With the server stripping the text of any identifying information before sending the tip to the Sheriff's Office for which it was intended.

March 07, 2010 | | Crime


Theater gang fight leaves 3 wounded

One teen was shot and two others received knife wounds Friday night inside and outside of the Marketplace Theater on West Yosemite Avenue in what police described as a gang fight involving teens dressed in red and blue.

March 06, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Don’t let opportunity knock for criminals

LATHROP – Criminals only need opportunity to make you a victim. It's up to you to deny them that opportunity.

March 04, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Crime continues going down in Manteca

Manteca's crime rate has dropped for the 21st consecutive month.

February 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Arson fire causes $53K damage to empty house

Pour patterns found following a Sunday morning house fire led Manteca firefighters to believe the blaze had been intentionally set throughout the residence.

February 15, 2010 | | Crime


Inmate injures two correctional officers at jail

FRENCH CAMP – Two San Joaquin County Correctional Officers suffered minor injuries while trying to physically subdue a combative inmate at San Joaquin County Jail Tuesday morning.

February 11, 2010 | Staff reports of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin | Crime


Gang members caught ‘red-handed’ tagging 100 yards of sound wall

Six teenage taggers with red and black paint on their hands were detained by Manteca Police shortly before midnight Saturday after the officers spotted fresh paint on 100 yards of sound wall.

February 10, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Suspect’s arrest ends drug deal gone bad near Lathrop City Hall

LATHROP – The victim of a drug transaction gone bad in an area just south of Lathrop City Hall was able to call the police which resulted in the suspect being arrested and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail.

February 10, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Sunday gun play on South Main

Six shots rang out near South Main Street and Mission Ridge Drive in what was an otherwise quiet Super Bowl Sunday afternoon. Three shots hit their mark.

February 08, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Lathrop Taco Bell robbed at gunpoint Wednesday

LATHROP - The Taco Bell fast food restaurant on Harlan Road was robbed at gunpoint at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday with two men making off with an undetermined amount of cash from a register.

February 05, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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Rural Manteca murder case moves forward

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.

July 31, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Still no arrest in murder of 22-year-old

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.

July 30, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Dog walking Amazon thieves

It seems so convenient.

July 29, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Honor farm escapee arrested in Manteca

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.

July 29, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Police say man sexually assaulted neighbor’s kids during 5-year period

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.

July 29, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Arrest in rural Tracy murder case

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.

July 29, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Mantecan, 58, jailed on child sex charges

A 58-year-old Manteca man was arrested Wednesday morning on a host of child sexual abuse charges.

July 26, 2014 | | Crime


Drive-by shooting in Raymus Village

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.

July 25, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Manteca sent tactical vehicle to shootout

The violent and deadly shootout following a North Stockton bank robbery last week drew hundreds of police officers from throughout San Joaquin County.

July 22, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Robber’s father says police acted appropriately

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.

July 19, 2014 | By FENIT NIRAPPIL Associated Press | Crime


Prosecutor: Bank robbers intended to take hostages

STOCKTON - Misty Holt-Singh had just popped into the bank, leaving her 12-year-old daughter in the car, when the horror began. An hour later, the mother of two lay dead after a bank robbery and planned hostage-taking spun into a chaotic police chase and furious gunbattle during which two holdup men were killed, authorities said.

July 18, 2014 | By SCOTT SMITH Associated Press | Crime


Giveaway of free anti-theft steering wheel locks for high theft vehicles

Manteca Police Department and investigators from the Delta Regional Auto Theft Team are hoping to raise awareness and prevent auto theft by launching a county wide campaign.

July 18, 2014 | | Crime


3 dead in Stockton bank robbery, gun battle

STOCKTON (AP) - Cars and houses were riddled with bullets during a high-speed chase and hostages were thrown from a fleeing SUV after a bank robbery Wednesday that led to the deaths of a hostage and two robbers, police said.

July 17, 2014 | | Crime


Third suspect arrested in theft of cheese buses

A third suspect has been arrested in the Tillamook Cheese vehicle theft.

July 17, 2014 | | Crime


Arrests made in biggest Manteca vehicle theft ever

In less than 60 hours police solved what turned out to be the biggest vehicle theft ever in Manteca recovering three of five vehicles stolen and making two arrests.

July 16, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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