Crime in Manteca this year through the end of August experienced double digit drops in year-to-year comparisons in all but three of the 12 felonies that the FBI uses to determine the relative safety of communities.
Seven patrons of the Starlite Room were ordered out of that Manteca bar Tuesday afternoon by a cadre of nearly a dozen Hayward Police and Department of Justice officers that had surrounded the West Yosemite Avenue lounge with automatic weapons trained on the doors of the Lincoln Center business.
A family growing marijuana in a rental house in the Powers Tract neighborhood sandwiched between Spreckels Park and Manteca High left the three-bedroom residence in shambles owing the landlord $3,300 for three months of back rent.
A young family living in the 1300 block of Trailwood Avenue has apparently had their third pet poisoned with anti-freeze – exhibiting the same toxic symptoms other animals have experienced recently in their northwest Manteca neighborhood.
A two-year-old, 130-pound Mastiff breed canine is the latest family pet in the Park West neighborhood to die Monday morning after displaying symptoms of anti-freeze poisoning believed to have occurred in their back yards.
Residents in a two-block section of Trailwood Avenue are forming an emergency "neighborhood watch" following the deaths of at least three of five pets who were believed to have been the victims of anti freeze poisoning.