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Catch & release in counterfeit greenbacks caper

A Manteca man who was believed to have passed counterfeit bills at the Manteca Target Store in the past reportedly attempted to elude police shortly after noon on Tuesday after officers were called by concerned clerks.

August 19, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Residential burglaries drop 17.65% during June

It wasn't supposed to happen in Manteca but it did – home robberies invasion style.

August 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


AWARD FOR ARSON INFO

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


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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


No word yet on cause of death in Marelich case

It has been more than seven months since vagrants discovered the body of Kelly Marelich in a dumpster behind a dental suite on South. Main Street.

October 22, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Another marijuana grow bust

Manteca Police seized 180 pounds of marijuana and a small arsenal of 16 weapons that included three illegal assault rifles during a raid Thursday morning in the Raymus Village neighborhood.

October 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Suspect collared after rooftop chase

A rooftop chase late Tuesday night didn't end well for a suspect that mistimed his jump and crashed through a pine tree and down onto the ground where police officers – and a canine – were waiting for him.

October 16, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Arrest in downtown Manteca sexual assault

A 43-year-old Manteca man was arrested Tuesday after it was reported that he choked and sexually assaulted a masseuse at a day spa on Center Street.

October 02, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Man faces indecent exposure charges

Lathrop detectives arrested Esteban Diaz, at his Modesto home Thursday morning, for alleged indecent exposure to four young girls over the past year near two elementary schools.

September 26, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Huge Ripon pill theft leads to scrutiny from DEA

A pharmacy that discovered back in July that one of its employees had been pilfering highly-addictive narcotics from its supply is getting an extra-close look by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

September 24, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Alleged killer of 11-year-old is charged

Seventeen-year-old Zachary Hurlburt Erhardt made his first appearance in the San Joaquin County Superior Court Thursday charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 11-year-old Hunter Davis.

September 19, 2014 | | Crime


Adults face charges in death of 11-year-old

The adults who were in the Magna Terra home just north of Doctors Hospital where 11-year-old Hunter Davis was shot in the head, were arrested by Manteca Police officers Tuesday afternoon and charged with child endangerment and criminal storage of a firearm, according to the Sheriff's website.

September 17, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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


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