There was a time – just two days ago actually – if a state prison parolee was picked up on suspicion of any non-violent crime such as check fraud, vehicle theft, identity theft, or residential burglary they'd automatically go back to the big house.
LATHROP - Robert David Stockton, 23, was arrested outside the Save Mart store in the 15200 block of Harlan Road in Lathrop after allegedly stealing merchandise and repeatedly kicking a security officer in the head following a parking lot struggle.
FRENCH CAMP - The third vehicle to be torched in less than a week in French Camp was an '80s Chevy in the 9800 block of Lockhart Road, according to Paul Tualla, assistant chief of the French Camp McKinley Fire Department.
Richard Daniel Breakfield, 21, the last of three suspects charged with attempted murder in a New Year's Eve beating, is in the county jail, police reported Wednesday night. All three were sought on million dollar warrants.
Investigators from the Delta Regional Auto Theft Team are launching a county wide campaign aimed at reducing auto theft by distributing free anti-theft steering wheel locking devices to owners of the top nine most stolen cars in San Joaquin County.
The alleged theft of $100,000 in electricity used in separate homes in Lathrop and Tracy for growing marijuana led to an arrest by the San Joaquin County narcotics task force agents and sheriff's deputies.
A Manteca custom bike builder is offering a $5,000 no-questions-asked reward for the safe return of a one-of-a-kind custom motorcycle that was stolen Thursday afternoon from a RV Storage facility on Austin Road.
A Manteca oncologist has agreed to pay the federal government $550,000 after an investigation concluded that he fraudulently billed public insurers for cancer treatment drugs that weren't approved for use in the United States and then dispensed them to his patients.