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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Four parolees were arrested for drug charges and violation of their parole during a Manteca Police sweep Thursday.
RIPON – Ripon Police officers arrested three auto burglary suspects on Wednesday.
TRACY – Bail was raised to $1 million on Wednesday for a 39-year-old Tracy substitute teacher accused of molesting his students.
A 42-year-old woman sustained head injuries after being struck Monday evening in the 100 block of Pestana Avenue in East Manteca by a hit-and-run driver.
Joshua Johnson, 23, reportedly pled guilty to one count of auto theft with a prior in the Manteca Branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court Tuesday morning and will receive three years in prison -- not the maximum seven years.
RIPON - The loss of a wristwatch in November of 2007 put a Ripon armed robbery suspect back in jail this week.
William Stockton, 31, ran out of escape route options and took to the railroad tracks in Ripon Thursday night after Manteca Police officers Jason Massey and Tom Nunes chased him for more than 20 miles at speeds reaching 100 miles an hour.
An 18-year-old Lathrop man who was advertising for help in "marijuana research" along with a plea for sex , scrawled out on a cardboard sign, ran from a school resource officer in front of Sierra High School Thursday afternoon after he was repeatedly asked to leave.
Rising temperatures means more opportunity for criminals.
Criminals stole $4.2 million worth of property in Manteca during 2014.
Gunmen robbed two convenience stores of cash within a block of each other on East Yosemite Avenue near Powers Avenue four hours apart on Tuesday – one about 7 p.m. and the other at 11 p.m.
A Manteca oncologist has agreed to pay the federal government $550,000 after an investigation concluded that he fraudulently billed public insurers for cancer treatment drugs that weren't approved for use in the United States and then dispensed them to his patients.
A 31-year-old man barricaded himself in his home for five hours Monday morning in the 700 block of Amy Way after his girlfriend and her children fled the residence for their safety.
Shots were fired on a vehicle and a home about 9:30 Tuesday night in the 1100 block of Alameda Street just west of Cottage Avenue.
Setting fire to a gas station pump is a first in Manteca - even for an arsonist.
A 24-year-old man wielding a knife in front of a Lathrop coffee shop on Harlan Road prompted the evacuation of the entire center anchored by SaveMart shortly after the noon hour on Tuesday.
Ask Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion about the compliance with California's medical marijuana laws and he'll make a simple observation: "It's amazing how many 19-year-olds have back problems."
On the particularly bad nights Gloria Henderson still reaches for the ice cream.
It's been more than 10-months since the body of 22-year-old Kelly Marelich was discovered in a dumpster behind a Manteca dental clinic on South Main Street.
Both a former Hells Angels member and an associate responsible for the death of 26-year-old Danny Martinez in August of 2011 will spend at least the next decade in state prison.
Carlos Abraham Guiterrez, 19, was the murder victim from the Saturday night shooting outside the Straw Hat Pizza Parlor on North Main Street, according to the San Joaquin County Coroner's Office.
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