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Police on the hunt for McRobber

Manteca Police are still searching for the identity of a man that used a note and a shotgun to rob the drive-thru window attendant of a north Manteca McDonald's Wednesday night.

August 23, 2013 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Brazen robbery at fast food drive-thru

An armed gunman made off with an undisclosed amount of cash after brazenly sticking up a McDonald's drive-thru window Wednesday night in North Manteca.

August 22, 2013 | Jason Campbell | Crime


AMMONIA SMELLING BAG DRAWS BOMB SQUAD TO BANK

Manteca Police bomb squad officer Mike Keener checks a suspicious red bag at the front door at the Bank of the West on East Yosemite Avenue near Highway 99. The bank was cleared of customers and employees, police said for about 45 minutes after the 1:30 p.m. incident. The smell of ammonia from toxic food remnants drew the concern of the bank management. A witness reported seeing a man walk by the bank's door and drop the red bag, continuing to walk south through the parking lot. Officers asked the bank customers attempting to use the ATM ...

August 21, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Perverts expose themselves to Manteca children

Parents beware: Sexual predators are approaching children as they walk to and from school.

August 21, 2013 | Jason Campbell | Crime


97% of burglar alarm calls are false in Manteca

It seems like the ultimate safety measure.

August 13, 2013 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Defense casts doubts about 3rd murder suspect

STOCKTON – Nobody argues that Justin Wilson was stopped by police on June 22 while riding a yellow motorcycle. That much is clear.

August 09, 2013 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Crime and Incidents

The following is a summary of the significant Manteca Police Department events from the past week:

August 08, 2013 | | Crime


Shoplifter pulls knife, triggers police pursuit

There was only $50 worth of merchandise in his hands.

August 08, 2013 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Ripon citizen helps cuff gas thief

The wheels on the bus will go 'round and 'round next week thanks to a concerned citizen.

August 08, 2013 | James Burns | Crime


Bold taggers create spike in graffiti damage

The letters were scrawled along the building with spray paint.

August 07, 2013 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Police: Manteca man was making concentrated pot

Manteca Police detectives had a hunch they'd find something in the Manteca home of David Crabtree Wednesday afternoon.

August 01, 2013 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Rural Manteca fight ends with stabbing

A disagreement turned violent Tuesday in an unincorporated area south of Manteca near the San Joaquin River.

July 31, 2013 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Neighbors capture suspect at gunpoint

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.

July 30, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Carjacking suspect leads police thru occupied apartments during foot chase

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.

July 30, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Thieves drive into store for 2nd time in ATM theft try

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.

July 30, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | 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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