It may have seemed like the end of a bad dream when a transient "motorist" woke up in awe to see officers pointing their guns at him in a stolen car.
LATHROP - An employee at the Kentucky Fried Chicken in Lathrop foiled an armed robbery when he told the would-be robber he needed to get the manager before he could empty the two cash registers as demanded by the suspect.
An alert citizen may have been a hero without knowing it at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning as Manteca Police exhausted efforts to thwart a possible tragedy.
Manteca Police are still piecing together the events that happened at a party over the weekend in which an off-duty officer and his son were reportedly involved in a fight that sent two people to area hospitals.
STOCKTON - Pre-trial hearings will be held on Jan. 21 and March 19 for embattled Manteca Unified School District teacher Michael Berchtold who is being charged with sexual molestation charges involving minors.
Two Manteca Police officers and a fugitive they were wrestling with in the attic of a two-story home all fell through the dry wall ceiling above the staircase landing Thursday afternoon.
Two idling cars being warmed up for a commute to work Wednesday morning on Chestnut Avenue drew the interest of auto thieves who made off with a '92 black Toyota shortly after 6 a.m. - leading to a police pursuit two hours later.
It was a dramatic "cops and robbers" episode over the Highway 120 Bypass Wednesday afternoon that landed four men in county jail with a half million dollars bail each over their heads.
A man claiming he was God and Jesus Christ had been reported at McDonalds Restaurant and at Doctors Hospital before 10 a.m. Tuesday with Manteca Police catching up with him at East Alameda and Alpine streets.
Teams of Manteca Police officers used a list of more than 100 alleged DUI offenders who had either failed to answer charges or who didn't show up for jail time following court convictions.
A large number of Manteca's cops in the future will work 24-hour shifts.
An alert citizen notified Manteca Police that a man was in the process of burglarizing a vehicle in the 700 block of Tannehill Drive on Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
FRENCH CAMP - Two inmates at the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office Honor Farm in French Camp were arrested and booked into the county jail in connection with the beating of another inmate at the Honor Farm.
The Grinch struck sometime early Thursday morning.
Residential burglaries in Manteca increased 36.22 percent in the first 10 months of 2008 compared to the same period last year.
It seems so convenient.
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.
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.
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.
A 58-year-old Manteca man was arrested Wednesday morning on a host of child sexual abuse charges.
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.
The violent and deadly shootout following a North Stockton bank robbery last week drew hundreds of police officers from throughout San Joaquin County.
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.
STOCKTON - Misty Holt-Singh had just popped into the bank, leaving her 12-year-old daughter in the car, when the horror began. An hour later, the mother of two lay dead after a bank robbery and planned hostage-taking spun into a chaotic police chase and furious gunbattle during which two holdup men were killed, authorities said.
Manteca Police Department and investigators from the Delta Regional Auto Theft Team are hoping to raise awareness and prevent auto theft by launching a county wide campaign.
STOCKTON (AP) - Cars and houses were riddled with bullets during a high-speed chase and hostages were thrown from a fleeing SUV after a bank robbery Wednesday that led to the deaths of a hostage and two robbers, police said.
A third suspect has been arrested in the Tillamook Cheese vehicle theft.
In less than 60 hours police solved what turned out to be the biggest vehicle theft ever in Manteca recovering three of five vehicles stolen and making two arrests.
Natasha Marie Archuleta apparently picked the wrong convenience store to not pay at.
It was fast police work from Saturday to Tuesday noon in finding those responsible for the theft and arson of high profile commercial vehicles valued at over $400,000 and parked next to a Manteca hotel in an daring caper in the dark of night.