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Awaiting jail term, arrested & released again

After being sentenced to 90 days in jail for auto burglaries, one 25-year-old Manteca man has been stopped twice by police while waiting to report for his county jail term. It is a commentary on today's judicial system in San Joaquin County allowing felons back on the street after their arrests.

March 21, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca Tow Yard damages top $10,000 from break-in

Thieves raided the Manteca Towing storage yard in the 3700 block of West Yosemite Avenue sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning creating some $10,000 in losses.

March 19, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Target Starbucks employee accused of pocketing money from cash register

LATHROP – A 19-year-old employee at Target store in Lathrop was arrested Wednesday and booked into San Joaquin County Jail on charges of grand theft and embezzlement.

March 19, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Dog sniffs out $20K in drug money

"Rusty" the Manteca Police Department's drug dog, was the star of a region wide parole sweep on St. Patrick's Day Wednesday hitting on the "green" – $20,000 in green cold hard cash.

March 18, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Sierra High teacher faces charges of inappropriate sexual behavior

Jeffrey Maurer, who teaches psychology, economics and government at Sierra High School, turned himself in to Manteca Police Tuesday night at 6:30 for alleged inappropriate sexual behavior with a student.

March 17, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


93-year-old’s kindness paid back with thievery

The kindness of a 93-year-old Manteca retiree turned on him with thefts of some $4,000 in cash, and other valuables from his bedroom closet lock boxes.

March 17, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police destroy pipe bomb left in park

A 5-inch-long pipe bomb located on a Yosemite Park picnic table Monday afternoon by a man and his grandson playing ball was destroyed by Manteca Police bomb squad members at about 6:30 p.m. two hours after it was found.

March 16, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Man faces charges of altering pay check from his employer

A well-dressed motorist was stopped and arrested by police in the parking lot of a North Main Street drug store Wednesday morning after they learned he was in town. They searched him out on charges that included altering his pay checks from a Manteca business last October and a no bail warrant for a vandalism conviction.

March 12, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


2009: Criminals losing ground

It wasn't a banner year for criminals.

March 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Gang members brandish gun while driving

Four suspected gang members were stopped by Manteca Police Monday afternoon after two citizens called saying someone was driving throughout the community pointing a small hand gun out the window of a late'80s Honda sedan.

March 09, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Text message anonymous tips to Sheriff’s Office

FRENCH CAMP – The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office has set up a system to allow witnesses to text message them with anonymous tips. The tip is sent to a main server that is not associated with any law enforcement agency. The Internet-based systems route messages through a server that encrypts cell phone numbers before they get to law enforcement, making tips virtually impossible to track. With the server stripping the text of any identifying information before sending the tip to the Sheriff's Office for which it was intended.

March 07, 2010 | | Crime


Theater gang fight leaves 3 wounded

One teen was shot and two others received knife wounds Friday night inside and outside of the Marketplace Theater on West Yosemite Avenue in what police described as a gang fight involving teens dressed in red and blue.

March 06, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Don’t let opportunity knock for criminals

LATHROP – Criminals only need opportunity to make you a victim. It's up to you to deny them that opportunity.

March 04, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Crime continues going down in Manteca

Manteca's crime rate has dropped for the 21st consecutive month.

February 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Arson fire causes $53K damage to empty house

Pour patterns found following a Sunday morning house fire led Manteca firefighters to believe the blaze had been intentionally set throughout the residence.

February 15, 2010 | | Crime


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2 killed in apparent robbery at pot house

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Police in Northern California say two people were found dead in the middle of a street in an apparent robbery at a home ...

April 24, 2017 | | Crime


Kidnapped 15-year-old girl back home in Tennessee

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) - A 15-year-old Tennessee student who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher and taken to California is back home, a lawyer for the ...

April 21, 2017 | | Crime


Navy SEAL faces charges of producing child porn

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A Navy SEAL has been arrested on charges that he possessed dozens of images of child pornography and recorded himself molesting a ...

April 21, 2017 | | Crime


More than 2 dozen charged in insurance fraud case

SANTA ANA (AP) - Prosecutors in California announced charges Thursday against more than two dozen doctors, pharmacists and medical business owners in a multimillion dollar scheme ...

April 21, 2017 | | Crime


Tennessee girl safe, teacher arrested near NorCal cabin

CECILVILLE (AP) - A 15-year-old Tennessee girl was rescued near a cabin in a remote part of northern California on Thursday, more than a month after ...

April 20, 2017 | | Crime


Utah girl shot in head by teens: ‘Tougher than a bullet’

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah girl who survived being shot in the head by two teens in a crime that shocked her small town ...

April 20, 2017 | | Crime


Man posts Facebook video of killing

CLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio man claimed to be angry at a woman when he shot and killed an elderly passerby Sunday afternoon and posted the ...

April 16, 2017 | | Crime


20 arrested in pro & anti- Trump rallies

BERKELEY (AP) - At least 20 people were arrested after violence broke out Saturday between groups of supporters and detractors of President Donald Trump holding rallies ...

April 16, 2017 | | Crime


8 years for drug sales

A 26-year-old Manteca man was sentenced to over 8 years in prison for possession of ecstasy (MDMA) with intent to distribute the drug.

April 03, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Farm worker hit in drive-by shooting

West Ripon Road rancher Gary Aksland voiced his anger about a drive by shooting that injured a worker Saturday at 11 a.m. on his ...

April 03, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Party ends with man shot in Manteca

A 29-year-old Manteca man was shot in the stomach at 3 a.m. Sunday at the conclusion of a party in a home in the ...

April 03, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Chicago police seek 2nd teen in Facebook sexual assault case

CHICAGO (AP) - An arrest warrant has been issued for a second teenage boy in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old Chicago girl that was streamed ...

April 02, 2017 | | Crime


Las Vegas officials rethinking bus security, ads after shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Las Vegas public transportation system is investigating how it uses surveillance video and vehicle advertisements, a week after a fatal shooting ...

April 02, 2017 | | Crime


California: Fewer arrests but crime is increasing

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The number of arrests by police in California has plunged in recent years, but that doesn't necessarily represent good news on ...

April 02, 2017 | | Crime


1 dead, 15 injured in nightclub gunfight

CINCINNATI (AP) - A gunfight broke out inside a crowded Cincinnati nightclub early Sunday, leaving one man dead and 15 others wounded after a dispute among ...

March 26, 2017 | | Crime


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