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Lathrop Manteca Fire Department responded to a fire at Crescent Park Friday at 2:45 a.m. west of Lathrop High. A fire had been set to the playground equipment causing $1,000 in damage. If you have any information on the incident, call Lathrop Police Services at 858-5551 or the anonymous South County Crime Stoppers line at 823-4636. Callers to the Crime Stoppers line do not have to leave a name and are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for the arrest of the responsible parties.

August 15, 2009 | | Crime


Gutsy boy gives chase to carjacker

A nine-year-old with a green belt in karate, who wouldn't give up the chase, put a crimp in a carjacker's escape route down a Manteca alley Thursday noon spotting him behind the wheel of a U-Haul truck.

August 14, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Help police catch brazen mail thieves

It was a bold and brazen act designed to ultimately steal the identity of law-abiding citizens.

August 13, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Teen boy, 15, attacked with skateboard

A 15-year-old Manteca boy suffered undisclosed injuries to his head after being slammed with a skateboard at about 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon at a mobile home park in the 500 block of Moffat Boulevard.

August 07, 2009 | | Crime


Food left for hungry stolen

Larry Leonardo was in the habit of leaving food out for the hungry but in the process lost a $53,000 truck and another $30,000 in tools from his South Manteca Road ranch early Monday morning.

August 06, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


K-9 officer dies in line of duty

LATHROP - A Lathrop Police Department K-9 officer was shot and killed Thursday afternoon during an incident involving a Multi Agency Task Force serving a fugitive arrest warrant in the 1200 block of Louise Avenue near Cambridge Drive.

July 24, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Crime


Chief Bricker: Governor’s plan ‘decriminalizes’ some vehicle thefts

Manteca's efforts to reduce auto theft may be undermined severely by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to bridge a $26.1 billion state deficit.

July 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Police say man intentionally collided with vehicle his girlfriend was riding in

A car crash morphed into a reported carjacking Tuesday but ended up being a case of domestic violence.

July 24, 2009 | | Crime


Residential, auto burglary crime rates take plunge

Residential and auto burglary took major drops in Manteca during May plunging 45 and 58 percent respectively over May of 2008.

July 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Pipe bomb detonated in alley of 400 block of West Yosemite Ave. on Friday by police

Manteca Police detonated a pipe bomb Friday noon that was found in the alley of the 400 block of West Yosemite Avenue.

July 18, 2009 | | Crime


Jewelry store robbery nets big loss

New York Diamonds jewelry store lost an undisclosed amount of loose diamonds and gold rings in an early morning robbery at their Wal Mart Shopping Center location Wednesday.

July 16, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Woman carjacked, sexually assaulted, robbed from ATM

A Manteca woman was near the Marketplace Cinema 10 when she was taken out into the country and sexually assaulted before being brought back into downtown Manteca and ordered to withdraw funds from her bank's ATM.

July 15, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Downtown Manteca shooting victim identified

Timothy Uecker, 28, of Manteca was identified by Manteca Police spokesman Rex Osborn as Wednesday night's shooting victim.

July 10, 2009 | | Crime


Probation search in southwest Manteca yields two arrests on narcotic charges

A Wednesday afternoon probation search in the 1500 block of Langum Way by Manteca narcotics officers and probation agents yielded two men who are now facing drug charges, Manteca Police said.

July 09, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Homemade device explodes

Manteca Police are investigating the explosion of a homemade explosive device on Tuesday at 10:15 p.m., in a Central Manteca neighborhood.

July 09, 2009 | | Crime


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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


Homeless reach for ‘gun’ during encounter

Two squatters inside shuttered offices in the 200 block of Oak Street Tuesday morning were playing with fate when one of them reached for a replica of a real semi-automatic hand gun as Manteca Police officers entered the darkened office area where they were reportedly sitting on the floor.

September 10, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


11-year-old boy shot in head

A double shooting in a Manteca neighborhood Sunday morning left an 11-year-old boy near death and his 17-year-old brother suffering from a shoulder wound.

September 09, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police: Shootings not random

The headlines are shattering.

September 09, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


TWO BROTHERS SHOT 1 A.M. SUNDAY INSIDE HOME

A double shooting in a Manteca neighborhood Sunday morning left an 11-year-old boy in critical condition and his 17-year-old brother suffering from a flesh wound in his upper arm.

September 08, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Man, 59, charged with sex abuse of kids

A 59-year-old Manteca man has been jailed on child sexual abuse charges that investigators believe began when the youngest victim was only six years old.

September 05, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Homeless man poses as resident

A package was delivered to a home Wednesday morning in the 100 block of South Sherman Avenue across from Manteca High School while police were responding to a call about a transient having broken into the residence.

September 04, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Gunshot victim was 16-year-old

It was the second time in two weeks that somebody fired a gun into a park next to a Manteca elementary school.

September 03, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


MURDER IN DOXEY PARK

Two teens were gunned down in Doxey Park in the 1300 block of Northgate Drive shortly after 1 a.m. Monday – one died at the hospital and the other was treated at the scene by medics.

September 02, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Brazen home burglary prompts MPD warnings

One Manteca senior citizen got an unexpected surprise late Tuesday morning when he returned to his home on April Way behind Springtime Park.

August 27, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


5 arrests in Ripon robbery

A cops and robbers" drama played out shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Ripona Market where five individuals allegedly robbed the small mom and pop store of cash, alcohol and a loaded firearm.

August 07, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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