Fearing for her life while witnessing an exchange of gunfire, a longtime Manteca resident ran toward the safety of the front door of Denny's Restaurant on South Main Street at about 2:40 a.m. Saturday as she saw a gunman fire two shots in her direction from a fleeing pickup truck.
LATHROP - Six Stockton men aged 18 to 21 have been identified as alleged conspirators in the Thursday night armed home invasion robbery of a rural residence in the 3500 block of West Yosemite Avenue in southern edge of Lathrop.
A total of $25,000 in Nikon camera equipment taken from a commercial photography studio last week – much of what the Sunset Studio had lost to a predawn burglar that crippled the operation – was recovered by Manteca Police officers at 3 a.m. Friday.
RIPON - Robert Ryan Smith, 43, turned himself into the custody of Ripon Police detective Matt Ford Friday afternoon accompanied by his lawyer and was charged with burglary and conspiracy, according to police spokesman First Sergeant Steve Merchant.
LATHROP - Seven men armed with handguns stormed a home west of McKinley Avenue in the 3500 block of West Yosemite Avenue Thursday night with their guns drawn in an apparent attempt to steal from an alleged marijuana plantation behind a rural Lathrop home.
A 39-year-old Manteca woman duped the Stanislaus County Superior Court and paid the bills of others using City of Manteca bank account routing numbers getting a return of pennies on the dollars for her efforts, Manteca Police said.
RIPON - A couple described as "Bonnie and Clyde" burglars have been identified in a mid-September neighborhood grocery store predawn burglary by Ripon Police where the security bars were ripped off the front door and several thousands of dollars were stolen.
Electronic deductions from City of Manteca municipal coffers over the last week have totaled more than $11,000 with seven hits in what was described as "a straight up bank fraud," according to Police Chief Dave Bricker.
A total of $45,000 in Nikon cameras, lenses and flash units were stolen during a nighttime burglary at the Sunset Studio in the shopping center on Spreckels Avenue just across the street from the Target store.