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.
Crime continues to drop in Manteca with one huge caveat – gang-on-gang violence.
A $500,000 marijuana grow involving 1,000 plants was discovered in a Lathrop home Wednesday afternoon along with the body of a man.
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.
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Auto theft is about to heat up in Manteca.
It is probably the most unusual weather story in Manteca's history.
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.
Manteca's felony crimes will drop in 2015.
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.
Buying alcoholic drinks for minors resulted in citations for two adults this week.
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.
On the surface it seems strange – and dangerous – enough.
Last year the Manteca Police Department made 2,779 arrests.
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.
An alleged embezzlement at the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society (MRPS) Hall in Manteca involving $140,000 is under investigation by the Manteca Police Department.
Manteca Police scored their third major marijuana bust in less than 30 days when the SWAT team served a search warrant at 7 a.m. Thursday netting $300,000 worth of bagged marijuana buds.