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Man with knife shuts down shopping center

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.

February 11, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


STILL GOING TO POT

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."

February 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Arrest gives Marelich’s mom some comfort

On the particularly bad nights Gloria Henderson still reaches for the ice cream.

February 05, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Police make arrest 10 months after body placed in dumpster

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.

February 05, 2015 | | Crime


Two take plea deal in murder

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.

February 04, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Carlos Guiterrez identified as murder victim

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.

February 03, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Three arrests in pharmacy robbery

A witness' description helped Manteca Police catch and capture three juveniles believed to have been responsible for robbing the CVS Pharmacy on North Main Street Monday afternoon.

January 21, 2015 | | Crime


Manteca felonies at 2002 levels

Felonies in Manteca were at their lowest numerical level since at least 2002.

January 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Embezzlement investigation stalls

No charges have been filed to date in connection with the alleged $140,000 embezzlement involving the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society, known to many as simply the MRPS.

January 03, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Bicyclist struck; Grinch strikes over Christmas

The "Grinch" was busy over Christmas week with a number of burglaries and stolen cars in addition to a 76-year-old bicyclist being struck on a darkened part of Yosemite Avenue at Raylow Avenue at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

December 30, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


You’d better watch out; Criminals shopping for steals

It's the busiest time of the year - for criminals.

December 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Body found amid 1,000 pot plants

A $500,000 marijuana grow involving 1,000 plants was discovered in a Lathrop home Wednesday afternoon along with the body of a man.

December 19, 2014 | | Crime


BODY FOUND IN LATHROP HOME

A half million dollar marijuana grow was discovered in a Lathrop home Wednesday afternoon along with the body of a dead man, a Sheriff's spokesman reported Thursday morning.

December 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Apps catching burglars

Want to help police catch the bad guys? There's an app for that.

December 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Cold weather means more vehicle thefts

Auto theft is about to heat up in Manteca.

December 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


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Arrests made for copper cutting

Vigilant neighbors spotted a man and a woman cutting up copper wire and tubing in the 900 block of Yolo shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday and called 911.

April 17, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


SJC TOP 9 THEFT CARS

Investigators from the Delta Regional Auto Theft Team are launching a county wide campaign aimed at reducing auto theft by distributing free anti-theft steering wheel locking devices to owners of the top nine most stolen cars in San Joaquin County.

April 16, 2015 | | Crime


Police bust Lathrop pot grow house

The alleged theft of $100,000 in electricity used in separate homes in Lathrop and Tracy for growing marijuana led to an arrest by the San Joaquin County narcotics task force agents and sheriff's deputies.

April 16, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Thieves steal $100,000 motorcycle

A Manteca custom bike builder is offering a $5,000 no-questions-asked reward for the safe return of a one-of-a-kind custom motorcycle that was stolen Thursday afternoon from a RV Storage facility on Austin Road.

April 03, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Police tackle suspect in bank lobby

Manteca Police Sgt. Mike Sexon vowed to catch a brazen auto theft suspect and he did just that Monday afternoon.

April 01, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Temperatures & criminals warming up

Rising temperatures means more opportunity for criminals.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Fighting crime with micro dots

Criminals stole $4.2 million worth of property in Manteca during 2014.

March 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Gunmen rob 2 convenience stores

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.

March 19, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca oncologist fined $550K

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.

March 04, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Barricaded man cuts self with knife

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.

March 03, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Shots fired on Manteca home

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.

February 27, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Did homeless torch gas pump?

Setting fire to a gas station pump is a first in Manteca - even for an arsonist.

February 18, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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