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Manteca man gets 4 years in state prison

Jason Puetz, 30, of Manteca, pled guilty to drug charges Monday morning before Judge Ron Northup in the Manteca Branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court – sending him to state prison for four years.

April 15, 2009 | | Crime


Bank of the West robber pedals away

Manteca Police are looking for an armed bank robber that made his getaway pedaling a mountain bike.

April 11, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Wave of daytime burglaries hit west Lathrop

LATHROP – Residents living in the high-end Meritage subdivision homes near City Hall in Lathrop are asking for more police patrol in their neighborhood.

April 10, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Suspect sought in defrauding of 18 people

A Manteca short order cook who allegedly defrauded three elementary school secretaries with the promise of "cheap computers" has other citizens telling police he took money from them as well and didn't deliver a product.

April 10, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Attempted bank robbery suspects in court today

Wednesday's two attempted bank robbery suspects are in San Joaquin County Jail awaiting their court dates today in the Manteca branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court.

April 10, 2009 | | Crime


Cops thwart bank takeover

A bank takeover robbery planned just the night before at a party after the alleged participants complained they were all broke was derailed in a dramatic confrontation in a quiet neighborhood on the edge of downtown Manteca.

April 09, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


$1M bail for man charged with selling drugs to Lathrop kid

LATHROP - Eric L. McKinney, 24, of Lathrop was charged with five felonies by sheriff's deputies Tuesday in connection with a sale of drugs to a 12-year-old female student.

April 08, 2009 | | Crime


Thieves steal 3,000 pounds of dog food

LATHROP - Some 3,000 pounds of dog food was stolen from Diamond Pet Food on Harlan Road in Lathrop sometime between April 3 and April 6, sheriff's deputies reported.

April 08, 2009 | | Crime


Target theft suspects followed to Ross store; police recover swiped property, stolen check

Danielle M. Smith, 24, of Manteca, was tracked from the Manteca Target Store near Highway 99 and Yosemite Avenue to the Ross store at Daniels Street and Airport Way Friday afternoon before she was arrested on charges of theft, possession of stolen property and possession of a stolen check.

April 04, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Mantecan in jail charged with second auto theft

A Manteca inmate in county jail awaiting formal sentencing for auto theft was given extra charges this week due to a diligent community service officer in Tracy who took extensive fingerprints inside a stolen car.

April 03, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Parolee-at-large arrested in vehicle reported stolen

Parolee-at-large Eric Law Jr, 25, of Manteca was arrested at about 2:30 p.m. Monday after he was seen getting into a reported stolen vehicle parked in the 700 block of North Grant Street.

April 03, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police seize 229 pot plants growing in Manteca home

Manteca Police found a pot garden on the second floor of a Chadwick Square home in northwest Manteca Tuesday afternoon that yielded 229 mature plants and 75 younger seedlings.

April 01, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Delivery truck, Manteca motor officers chase DUI suspect onto Highway 99

A 74-year-old Lathrop man, reportedly seen driving erratically Tuesday morning, was followed onto Highway 99 by a delivery van driver and arrested by motorcycle officers for driving under the influence, police said.

April 01, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


On-Star, cops team up to arrest auto theft suspect

Manteca Police detectives and members of the County Auto theft Unit called Delta Ratt using technology and old fashioned police work were able to locate and arrest Coy Lyn Mendoza, 26 of Manteca on a variety charges.

March 28, 2009 | | Crime


Parolee sweep leads to four arrests out of 19 contacts

Four parolees were arrested for drug charges and violation of their parole during a Manteca Police sweep Thursday.

March 28, 2009 | | Crime


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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


Guilty plea in $313,000 tax fraud

A 57-year-old Manteca woman pled guilty this week to charges of filing false claims for her federal income tax returns.

August 07, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Homeless taking over her homes

Karin T. Meyer is mad and is demanding city action about homeless individuals trashing several of her more than 100 rental units throughout Manteca.

August 06, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


‘Godzilla’ arrested 58 times

He might not be taking down Tokyo, but Scott Swafford has wandered his way through a few streets in his day.

August 05, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Rural Manteca murder case moves forward

One of the two suspected Hells Angels motorcycle club members believed to be responsible for the murder of 26-year-old Daniel Martinez of Lathrop in August of 2011 will be in court today.

July 31, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Still no arrest in murder of 22-year-old

It's been more than four months since vagrants crawling through a dumpster behind a Manteca dental office discovered the body of 22-year-old Kelly Marelich.

July 30, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Dog walking Amazon thieves

It seems so convenient.

July 29, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Honor farm escapee arrested in Manteca

A 47-year-old man awaiting trial on vehicle theft charges was captured by San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputies on the 900 block of South Airport Road Sunday morning after fleeing from the county honor farm.

July 29, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Police say man sexually assaulted neighbor’s kids during 5-year period

According to a Manteca Police Department investigation, the 58-year-old man arrested last week on a host of felony child sexual assault charges used threats of violence to manipulate his two juvenile victims.

July 29, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Arrest in rural Tracy murder case

TRACY – The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department has arrested a man that they believe murdered a man over the weekend and left his body in a South County field.

July 29, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Mantecan, 58, jailed on child sex charges

A 58-year-old Manteca man was arrested Wednesday morning on a host of child sexual abuse charges.

July 26, 2014 | | Crime


Drive-by shooting in Raymus Village

The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department is searching for any information the public may have about a drive-by shooting late Wednesday in Raymus Village.

July 25, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Manteca sent tactical vehicle to shootout

The violent and deadly shootout following a North Stockton bank robbery last week drew hundreds of police officers from throughout San Joaquin County.

July 22, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Robber’s father says police acted appropriately

STOCKTON - The father of a slain bank robbery suspect said Friday that police in the Northern California city of Stockton acted appropriately when they engaged in a gunbattle with his son.

July 19, 2014 | By FENIT NIRAPPIL Associated Press | Crime


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