Manteca Police detectives had a hunch they'd find something in the Manteca home of David Crabtree Wednesday afternoon.
A disagreement turned violent Tuesday in an unincorporated area south of Manteca near the San Joaquin River.
Alert neighbors chased and then held a burglary suspect at gunpoint after a brazen daytime break-in in the 1200 block of Nana Place was thwarted when the homeowner arrived unexpectedly.
The usual quiet around Doctors Hospital was shattered shortly before 10 a.m. Monday when Manteca Police officers chased down a fleeing fugitive they were attempting to serve a "no bail" arrest warrant on a carjacking charge at his McNary Circle home.
A dark colored pickup truck was driven through the front glass windows and door of the Manteca Gas & Go Chevron station at Louise and Cottage avenues shortly after 3 a.m. Monday for the second time in seven months.
Six shots rang out at about 9:40 p.m. Friday in a drive-by shooting that left a 44-year-old Hispanic woman wounded in the face next to a stop sign at the northeast corner of the Birchwood and Crestwood avenues intersection north of Kmart.
All types of burglaries from residential to auto are up 28.8 percent in Manteca during the first six months of the year.
FRENCH CAMP – A multi-agency law enforcement effort Tuesday morning led to the discovery of more than $32 million worth of unharvested marijuana.
OAKDALE – A San Francisco man driving a stolen Bay Area bus led multiple agencies on a 90-mile joyride that ended near the Cowboy Capital of the World.
The Manteca and Tracy police SWAT teams joined forces Tuesday in surrounding two Manteca homes – one in the city and the other in rural Manteca – arresting two men with a long list of separate charges that included stolen cars and motorcycles along with an arsenal of weapons and 30 pot plants.
The third man charged with murder in the death of a 51-year-old Manteca man is facing additional charges.
STOCKTON – A shootout at August Knodt Elementary School Wednesday evening between Stockton officers and four occupants from a vehicle that was the subject of a traffic stop netted three arrests.
Slingshots were used to fire water balloons at passing vehicles near the intersection of Austin and Northland roads northeast of Manteca around 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
A survivor of the horrendous rollover crash on Austin Road Tuesday evening, Justice Raymond Pantoja, 18, landed in the San Joaquin County Jail.
STOCKTON – The man accused of murdering the 51-year-old father of four had a slew of additional charges filed against him after appearing in a Stockton court Tuesday morning.
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.
Three stolen Tillamook Cheese microbuses valued at $300,000 were located in Copperopolis Monday night by a county-wide law enforcement team led by Manteca Police Department officers.
The following is a summary of the significant events the Manteca Police handled during the past week:
LATHROP – All that the 25-year-old man remembered was talking on his cell phone as he went up to the coin dispenser at the Wash Pro Car Wash on Harlan Road.
Two men authorities believe were responsible shooting into a Moffat Boulevard motel on May 9 have been arrested.
Foul play was not believed to be a factor in the death of a man discovered by Manteca Police officers behind a cluster of Main Street businesses Tuesday evening.
Just after 7 p.m. on Tuesday a property owner conducting a search of his property found something that seemed out of place.