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Woman drives rental car into home; damages pegged at $20K

By GLENN KAHL

June 07, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Las Vegas police say fight caused death

When Manteca Pastor Robert Cox was first interviewed by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police about a fight outside of a popular restaurant in June of last year, he told them he had punched the other man in the face.

June 07, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Toter divers drive ID theft

An elderly Manteca gentleman wanted to hire someone to clean his house.

June 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Manteca man faces charges in Las Vegas fracas death

A Manteca youth pastor is facing manslaughter charges after an altercation outside of a Las Vegas restaurant left a man dead.

June 06, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Solo robber hits Manteca Bank of the West branch

Manteca Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are searching for a man that walked into the Bank of the West on E. Yosemite Avenue Tuesday afternoon, produced a note demanding money, and walked away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

June 05, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Officer thought he’d been stabbed

At one point, as the camera bobbles up and down the duty shirt of exhausted Manteca patrol officer Ben Cromwell, a single question illustrates the seriousness of the situation he just found himself in.

June 03, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Fight with transient sidelines officer due to groin injuries

A transient claiming that Manteca Police used excessive force when they tried to roust him from his sleep alongside an East Manteca car wash last week put a Manteca patrol officer out of work for a month as a result of the melee.

May 31, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Vagrant attacks Manteca officer

A Manteca Police officer was injured Wednesday night when a seemingly routine stop of two vagrants in the parking lot of a car wash on East Yosemite Avenue turned violent.

May 22, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Drug criminals help pay for crime fight devices

Convicted drug criminals are making it easier for Manteca Police to do their job.

May 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Trio allegedly attacks man getting gas, take his wallet containing $700

Three men allegedly stole some $700 in cash from a Manteca motorist gassing up at the Chevron gas station at Yosemite and Spreckels avenues about 4 p.m. Thursday with two of them reportedly attacking him while the third made off with his wallet and cash from the front seat of his car.

May 17, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


606 pot plants seized

On Saturday and Sunday afternoons on Belmont Place you can hear the yells from soccer players that descend on nearby Woodward Park.

May 15, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Citizen tracks down stolen cell phone, arrest made

Chalk one up for the small business owner.

May 15, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Police seek 2nd suspect in robbery

The Manteca Police Department is still searching for a suspect that may have had a gun when be robbed a business on East Yosemite Avenue Sunday evening.

May 14, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Wrong way bicycling violation leads to weapon charges for gang member

STOCKTON – Steven Baca was riding his bicycle on the wrong side of the road.

May 14, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


3 escape SJ honor farm in 2 weeks

STOCKTON – Three men have escaped from the San Joaquin County Honor Farm in the last two weeks.

May 09, 2014 | Jason Campbell | 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


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