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Murder victim is Sierra High grad

The body of the young female discovered late Saturday night by dumpster divers behind a South Main Street retail complex has been identified as 22-year-old Kelly Darlene Marelich.

March 19, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Dumped Body Identified

The body that scroungers discovered in a dumpster on S. Main Street late Saturday night has been identified as that of 22-year-old Kelly Darlene Marelich.

March 18, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Body dumped in dumpster

The public is being asked to help identify a woman whose body was found Saturday night in an alley dumpster in the 1000 block of South Main Street behind the former Social Security office location and the Big 5 Sporting Goods store.

March 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Aggressive solicitors on Lathrop radar

That guy trying to sell you the vacuum that just simply won't seem to take "no" for an answer?

March 12, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Lathrop bust yields 2,000 pot plants

Some 2,000 marijuana plants were confiscated from three different locations in Lathrop Friday morning leading to the arrest of two men.

March 08, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Felony crime falls 17.43% in Manteca

If January is a precursor for how 2014 with turn out then major crime will drop significantly in Manteca.

March 05, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


$3,000 lesson for victim of purse theft

It was a busy morning at Aki's Food To-Go and Grocery in Manteca. It was the crunch before the lunch hour, and owner Elda Paneda was busy attending to the customer traffic at the front counter.

March 04, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


20-year-old charged with trying to kill dad

A Manteca man was arrested early Thursday morning for attempted murder after allegedly trying to kill his father while he was sleeping.

February 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


High speed chase starts in Manteca before ending with Modesto crash

Three men were taken into custody late Saturday in Modesto after leading multiple law enforcement agencies in a high-speed chase through two counties that started right next to Applebee's in Manteca.

February 25, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Another burglary attempt by school

A burglary attempt on the west side of Veritas School in the early hours Friday morning prompted a 911 call to Manteca Police.

February 22, 2014 | | Crime


Body is that of missing 22-year-old

LATHROP – The skeletal remains found by a bicyclist along Manthey Road last year have been determined to be those of a former trucking school student who has been missing since October of 2011.

February 21, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Possible abduction call ends with arrest

A 23-year-old Manteca man surrendered himself Wednesday afternoon after allegedly taking his 24-year-old girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter from their apartment against their will.

February 20, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Man with fake gun walks down Main Street

A hand gun replica that looked too much like the real thing led to Manteca Police handcuffing a 24-year-old man on South Main Street shortly before noon on Tuesday.

February 19, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Blame meth: Mail theft on upswing

Postal officials are warning residents to keep an eye out after a rash of recent mailbox break-ins across the Central Valley.

February 15, 2014 | | Crime


TEEN THWARTS HOME BURGLARY

Three men in their 20s attempting a home burglary shortly before 10 a.m. today (Tuesday) were arrested thanks to the quick action of a 13-year-old boy who was home because of his school's in-service day.

February 11, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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BODY FOUND IN LATHROP HOME

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.

December 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Apps catching burglars

Want to help police catch the bad guys? There's an app for that.

December 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Cold weather means more vehicle thefts

Auto theft is about to heat up in Manteca.

December 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Copper thieves, rain shut down Bank of America

It is probably the most unusual weather story in Manteca's history.

December 03, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Copper thieves shut down Bank of America

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.

December 02, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Felonies drop in Manteca thanks to voters

Manteca's felony crimes will drop in 2015.

November 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Crooks get $25 a bag for junk mail

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.

November 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Two arrests for buying alcohol for teenagers

Buying alcoholic drinks for minors resulted in citations for two adults this week.

November 12, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Indecent exposure suspect: Possible ties to four cases

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.

November 11, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Deputies: Man walking in, out of traffic arrested for cocaine

On the surface it seems strange – and dangerous – enough.

November 11, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Arrest costs: Fluid dynamics

Last year the Manteca Police Department made 2,779 arrests.

November 08, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


CHP makes arrest in theft of Manteca car

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.

November 08, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police investigating alleged embezzlement

An alleged embezzlement at the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society (MRPS) Hall in Manteca involving $140,000 is under investigation by the Manteca Police Department.

October 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


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


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