FRENCH CAMP - Two vehicles were torched in French Camp in the early morning hours Saturday and Sunday, according to Paul Tualla, assistant fire chief of the French Camp McKinley Fire District.
LATHROP - Three shots rang out from a gunman wearing a ski mask in the 12000 block of Harlan Road at about 9 p.m. Monday with one man being hit in the groin and the side of his body, deputies reported.
A regional auto theft task force officer got into a foot chase with two suspects during the noon hour Friday following the robbery of a 19-year-old man on the Tidewater Bike Path.
LATHROP – A newly remodeled house already in escrow was hit by vandals in Lathrop late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.
Richard Daniel Breakfield and Erasmo Bugarin, both 21 years old, are being sought by Manteca Policefor questioning in the New Years Eve beating that left Miguel Valles in critical condition with severe head injuries outside a convenience store on North Union Road near the Union Pacific Railroad tracks.
Discharging a shotgun in a residential neighborhood sent a 20-year-old David Foster to county jail Saturday afternoon.
Regional auto theft task force officer Steve Schluer was taking a minute out to pick up a birthday card at Wal Mart Thursday afternoon when he got detoured by a suspect he noticed in the parking lot.
Manteca short-order cook Steven Garcia, 53, has been sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty to grand theft embezzlement charges in selling non-existent computers to several elementary school secretaries and others in Manteca.
Recessions usually mean an uptick in crime.
Baljit Singh, 36, is being held in San Joaquin County Jail without bail for the alleged premeditated murder of his wife Sherene Singh, 34, in their Lathrop home December 23.
LATHROP – A 34-year-old woman was a stabbed to death in the early morning on Wednesday at a home in the 500 block of Bramblewood Avenue.
A state Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) grant made it possible for some 20 Manteca officers – regulars and reserves – to sweep the city Wednesday for drunken driving offenders who had failed to report to court or to jail on their charges or convictions.
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.
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.