An orchestrated game of "catch and release" with ground rules laid down by police chiefs throughout San Joaquin County is keeping criminal suspects viewed as bigger threats to society behind bars longer.
A suspected gang-related drive-by shooting rocked the normally quiet 700 block of Pine Street at about 2:45 p.m. on Friday.
RIPON - It was the second bank robbery this month for Ripon's Bank of Stockton in the 200 block of West Main Street occurring shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday – suspects were quickly captured in both cases.
Thieves went shopping in Summit Collection at Union Ranch homes for kitchen appliances early Saturday morning and were interrupted by an alarm and by new residents who were about to move in, Manteca Police said.
It was a jewelry heist gone bad – all because of a perfect neighborhood watch effort.
A 17-year-old French Camp teen jailed in the theft of 12 hand guns and eight fur coats was released from juvenile hall before Manteca Police detectives could conclude serving the third consecutive search warrant in the case on Thursday.
A Manteca man, Geoffrey Allen, 50, who attempted to evade Manteca Police officer Dan Chestnut at 1:30 a.m. Friday was tazed by the officer following a police chase through city streets.
A large amount of marijuana and a short 93 mile per hour chase got two Bay Area men citations Wednesday night. They were later released.
With toothbrushes in hand, Manteca Mural Society volunteers took the first step in the tedious restoration of three murals in the downtown area that were struck by a tagger sometime Tuesday night.
Three of downtown Manteca's 10 original murals were defaced with 15-inch block letters from a white spray paint can Tuesday night causing an estimated $10,000 in damage.
RIPON - Daniel Brendun Wagner, 28, of Ripon was jailed on charges of rape and rape with a foreign object shortly after midnight Wednesday by Ripon officers.
RIPON - Ripon Police officers were too fast for a Merced man accused of taking a large amount of money from the Bank of Stockton branch in the 400 block of West Main Street Friday morning.
LATHROP – Rhonda Rallios went before the Lathrop City Council this week to ask the public's help in bringing justice to the pre-Thanksgiving brutal murder of her father in Tracy.
LATHROP – A Lathrop family coming home the weekend after Thanksgiving discovered all the gifts under the Christmas tree and other irreplaceable mementoes gone.
Steven Garcia, 53, has been successfully eluding Manteca Police for nearly a year for allegedly selling non-existent laptops and pitching machines to school secretaries and youth baseball coaches.
Some 2,000 marijuana plants were confiscated from three different locations in Lathrop Friday morning leading to the arrest of two men.
If January is a precursor for how 2014 with turn out then major crime will drop significantly in Manteca.
It was a busy morning at Aki's Food To-Go and Grocery in Manteca. It was the crunch before the lunch hour, and owner Elda Paneda was busy attending to the customer traffic at the front counter.
A Manteca man was arrested early Thursday morning for attempted murder after allegedly trying to kill his father while he was sleeping.
Three men were taken into custody late Saturday in Modesto after leading multiple law enforcement agencies in a high-speed chase through two counties that started right next to Applebee's in Manteca.
A burglary attempt on the west side of Veritas School in the early hours Friday morning prompted a 911 call to Manteca Police.
LATHROP – The skeletal remains found by a bicyclist along Manthey Road last year have been determined to be those of a former trucking school student who has been missing since October of 2011.
A 23-year-old Manteca man surrendered himself Wednesday afternoon after allegedly taking his 24-year-old girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter from their apartment against their will.
A hand gun replica that looked too much like the real thing led to Manteca Police handcuffing a 24-year-old man on South Main Street shortly before noon on Tuesday.
Postal officials are warning residents to keep an eye out after a rash of recent mailbox break-ins across the Central Valley.
Three men in their 20s attempting a home burglary shortly before 10 a.m. today (Tuesday) were arrested thanks to the quick action of a 13-year-old boy who was home because of his school's in-service day.
The designation of the vandalism against the Manteca Islamic Center as a "hate crime" can bring severe penalties for whoever is responsible.
The nation's largest Muslim civil rights organization is now calling on state and federal law enforcement agencies to aid in the investigation of what they're calling a "possible hate crime" at a Manteca prayer center.
Not even criminals are able to stay away from social media.
MODESTO (AP) - State and federal authorities took down a large drug-trafficking operation in the Northern San JoaquinValley with links to Mexico, arresting 11 people and seizing drugs and weapons, officials said.