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Manteca won’t stop impounding cars of drivers without licenses

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has called not "impounding" vehicles of unlicensed drivers caught at sobriety checkpoints "the right thing to do" since many of the cars are driven by illegal immigrants.

March 17, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Auto burglary skyrockets 136 percent in January

Manteca's crime rate ended a 22-month skid in January when the 12 categories that represent serious crimes shot up 22.01 percent overall in year-to-year comparisons.

March 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Pit bull deemed dangerous in Bay Area kills Manteca dog on busy street

Shaking a dog less than half its size by the neck like a rag doll is what horrified witnesses described seeing as they drove and walked their children home from Joshua Cowell School on Pestana Avenue Thursday afternoon.

March 11, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Thermal imagers help Ripon Police check cars

RIPON - Auto burglaries are at a minimum in Ripon's Area 3 beat of mostly residential neighborhoods partly due to the fact the city's police officers use thermal imaging devices at night to seek out cars that have been recently driven into the area.

March 10, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Man with wife on hood pleads guilty, judge says not acceptable

A 36-year-old man accused of attempting to kill his wife who hugged the hood of his car for some 45 minutes last Friday around midnight, told the court Thursday afternoon that he was guilty of all charges.

March 04, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Major Mexican drug ring suspects in court

A major Mexican drug trafficking ring that touched Manteca, Stockton and Sacramento had 90 pounds of methamphetamines and more than 30 kilograms of cocaine along with $1.1 million in cash seized by federal agents earlier this month will face arraignment on Monday in U.S. Federal Court in Sacramento.

February 26, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


DEA agents break drug ring involving Manteca home

The Highway 99 corridor – long known for drug trafficking operations – led law enforcement officers to a series of arrests of nine individuals suspected to be part of a drug sales ring.

February 20, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Man allegedly stabs his mother

An early morning stabbing that grew out of a domestic disturbance in a residence in the 400 block of Jessie Avenue sent a 65-year-old woman to San Joaquin County Hospital with multiple stab wounds and her son to a Modesto hospital with chest pains, Manteca Police said.

February 18, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Four caught breaking into pot building taking leftovers

Four Manteca men were jailed for burglary and conspiracy charges Saturday morning in the break-in of a building that had been the site of massive marijuana grow in the Manteca Industrial Park.

February 13, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Pig manure dumping issue for police

The annexation on 1,037 acres along South Austin Road brought with it rural policing needs at a vast strawberry plant nursery where illegal dumping of pig manure has been compromising the quality of the land.

February 13, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Ex-Lathrop councilman arrested

LATHROP - Three felonies and one misdemeanor charge were levied against former Lathrop City Councilman Leroy Griffith Thursday over a false police report that involved theft of a roommate's property.

February 11, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


World War II Marine veteran alleged victim of elder abuse

Raquel Vernal, 41, was arrested Monday night at her father's Kent Street home for alleged elder abuse, possible embezzlement and utility theft that Manteca Police say stretched over some five months.

February 09, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Shopper carjacked, briefly kidnapped on Saturday night

A late night shopper in the Spreckels Park shopping center on East Yosemite Avenue was reportedly car- jacked and then briefly kidnapped at knife-point about 8:30 Saturday night by two Hispanic teens believed to be about 19, police said.

February 06, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Violent stabbing downtown

A Stockton man, believed to be in his 30s, was violently stabbed on a downtown Manteca street about 1:30 a.m. Friday and remains in critical condition following emergency surgery in a Modesto hospital.

February 05, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Teen shot in foot as bullets fly Friday in Southside neighborhood

A flurry of shots rang out in the neighborhood around Park and Oregon streets at about 9:30 Friday night.

February 05, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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Articles by Section - Crime


Illicit drugs ‘rampant’ in prisons

VACAVILLE (AP) - California inmates are dying of drug overdoses at nearly triple the national rate and it's unclear whether the tough steps state officials took this year to stop illicit drugs from getting into prisons are having any effect, though they are prompting criticism from civil rights advocates.

June 22, 2015 | | Crime


Manhunt for escaped killers shifts

FRIENDSHIP, N.Y. (AP) - Investigators tracking two murder convicts who escaped from a northern New York prison scoured a rural area near the Pennsylvania border Sunday, saying an unconfirmed but credible report of a sighting had shifted the search across the state.

June 22, 2015 | | Crime


Cited for masturbating in parking lot

A Manteca man was arrested via a citizen's arrest and cited by Manteca Police for allegedly performing a sex act in his truck at the Save-Mart parking lot in the 1100 block of North Main Street shortly after 9 a.m. Friday.

June 20, 2015 | | Crime


Man shot on Moffat at Inn by the Station

The following are major incidents handled recently by Manteca Police:

June 20, 2015 | | Crime


Manteca Police seize $30K in illegal drugs

Manteca Police have taken $30,000 worth of illegal drugs off the street.

June 13, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Road rage suspect’s bail upped to $1.2M due to victim’s injuries

The suspect's bail in Thursday's road rage incident on Highway 99 has been increased to $1,205,375 due to hospital reports that the victim sustained brain injuries and possible paralysis.

June 13, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Highway 99 road rage

Witnesses say a man - who the CHP said has already been convicted of reckless driving - deliberately forced another driver off Highway 99 causing major injuries to the victim in what officers are calling a case of road rage.

June 12, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Transient arrested for prowling at fire station

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

June 12, 2015 | | Crime


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


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