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Manteca Tow Yard damages top $10,000 from break-in

Thieves raided the Manteca Towing storage yard in the 3700 block of West Yosemite Avenue sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning creating some $10,000 in losses.

March 19, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Target Starbucks employee accused of pocketing money from cash register

LATHROP – A 19-year-old employee at Target store in Lathrop was arrested Wednesday and booked into San Joaquin County Jail on charges of grand theft and embezzlement.

March 19, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Dog sniffs out $20K in drug money

"Rusty" the Manteca Police Department's drug dog, was the star of a region wide parole sweep on St. Patrick's Day Wednesday hitting on the "green" – $20,000 in green cold hard cash.

March 18, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Sierra High teacher faces charges of inappropriate sexual behavior

Jeffrey Maurer, who teaches psychology, economics and government at Sierra High School, turned himself in to Manteca Police Tuesday night at 6:30 for alleged inappropriate sexual behavior with a student.

March 17, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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


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MPD makes $300K pot bust

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.

October 24, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Lathrop bust yields pot & crystal meth

The San Joaquin Metro Narcotics Task Force and a San Joaquin County Sheriff's SWAT Team served a search warrant Tuesday morning on a home that ended up yielding more than four pounds of processed marijuana, 7 grams of crystal meth and 6 mature marijuana plants.

October 24, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


No word yet on cause of death in Marelich case

It has been more than seven months since vagrants discovered the body of Kelly Marelich in a dumpster behind a dental suite on South. Main Street.

October 22, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Another marijuana grow bust

Manteca Police seized 180 pounds of marijuana and a small arsenal of 16 weapons that included three illegal assault rifles during a raid Thursday morning in the Raymus Village neighborhood.

October 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Suspect collared after rooftop chase

A rooftop chase late Tuesday night didn't end well for a suspect that mistimed his jump and crashed through a pine tree and down onto the ground where police officers – and a canine – were waiting for him.

October 16, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Arrest in downtown Manteca sexual assault

A 43-year-old Manteca man was arrested Tuesday after it was reported that he choked and sexually assaulted a masseuse at a day spa on Center Street.

October 02, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Man faces indecent exposure charges

Lathrop detectives arrested Esteban Diaz, at his Modesto home Thursday morning, for alleged indecent exposure to four young girls over the past year near two elementary schools.

September 26, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Huge Ripon pill theft leads to scrutiny from DEA

A pharmacy that discovered back in July that one of its employees had been pilfering highly-addictive narcotics from its supply is getting an extra-close look by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

September 24, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Alleged killer of 11-year-old is charged

Seventeen-year-old Zachary Hurlburt Erhardt made his first appearance in the San Joaquin County Superior Court Thursday charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 11-year-old Hunter Davis.

September 19, 2014 | | Crime


Adults face charges in death of 11-year-old

The adults who were in the Magna Terra home just north of Doctors Hospital where 11-year-old Hunter Davis was shot in the head, were arrested by Manteca Police officers Tuesday afternoon and charged with child endangerment and criminal storage of a firearm, according to the Sheriff's website.

September 17, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Off-duty, retired cops take down suspect

An alleged truck thief was in the wrong place at the wrong time Monday not realizing he was about to run into three casually dressed law enforcement veterans in his effort to flee from a mad farmer shortly before 3:30 p.m.

September 16, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca boy shot in head dies

The 11-year-old boy that has remained in critical condition since he was shot in the head with a small-caliber bullet at a house party two weeks ago has died.

September 15, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Lathrop Police searching for flasher

LATHROP - The Lathrop Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a man believed to have exposed himself to a young girl Tuesday afternoon.

September 11, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


‘He should be out with friends — being a kid’

Circumstances were what they were and Justin Davis knew that.

September 10, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Graphic testimony in motorcycle gang slaying

STOCKTON – Brandon Gann never showed up to his in-laws house alone.

September 10, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


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