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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


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


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Felonies drop as Manteca adds residents

Serious crime continues to drop in Manteca.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Car used as weapon

Fence boards exploded in every direction in a Grant Avenue alley near Sutter Street at 5:20 a.m. Friday when the driver of a late model Hyundai allegedly ran down a 20-year-old man on foot behind his home and crashed through rear fences in three back yards.

May 23, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Probation search yields $50K in pot

Some $50,000 in small to half-grown marijuana plants were discovered in a Lathrop home Wednesday by police.

May 21, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Six arrested for armed robbery

The following is a summary of the significant events handled by the Manteca Police Department during the past week:

May 01, 2015 | | Crime


Thieves lead police on high speed chase

Two men led Manteca Police on a high speed pursuit out of the Burlington Coat Factory about 9 p.m. Saturday with clothing they had allegedly taken from the department store on South Main Street.

April 21, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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


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