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Manteca cold case: The Strazinsky murder

One cold winter day in February 1992, a gay man was discovered dead at his home on West Yosemite Avenue in Manteca.

January 06, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


October sees 20th straight month of drop in crime rate despite jump in gang violence

A surge in year-end felony-level property crimes - a regular holiday occurrence - won't likely break Manteca's string of 20 months of double-digit drops in the crime rate.

January 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Suspect tries to flee from police twice during arrest

LATHROP – Frank Padilla, Jr., 45, is facing five felony charges following a routine patrol stop on Tuesday. The incident started as a report about a suspicious person inside the mobile home park located in the 15000 block of North Harlan Road.

December 31, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


FIVE DAYS OF CRISTMASTIME THEFT

The Grinch did his best to steal Christmas in Manteca.

December 28, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Burglary victim helps deputies arrest suspects

RIPON – A Ripon man watched as his property on South Jack Tone Road was being burglarized.

December 28, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Man shot in legs in front of home on Mission Ridge during teen’s party

A Manteca man was shot in the legs Sunday night after he was called out of a home in the 600 block of Mission Ridge Drive where a birthday celebration was being held inside for a 15-year-old girl – with some 15 to 20 young teens attending.

December 27, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Rash of auto burglaries plague Manteca streets

Burglars in Manteca were apparently focused on parked vehicles throughout the weekend breaking into more than a dozen cars and trucks for the valuables they could see through the windows.

December 21, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca cops detonate device

It was a blast that could be heard some three miles away that tore apart an old Volkswagen Jetta Thursday morning proving the deadly potential of an explosive device found in a recent felony probation search in Manteca

December 17, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Husband guilty in stabbing death

Jessee Refugio Tellez, 50, was found guilty of first degree murder by a San Joaquin County Superior Court jury Wednesday for the knifing death of his 35-year-old wife Tevanie Deanne Tellez some 18 months ago in Manteca.

December 16, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca Police increase patrols as daytime home burglaries rise

Manteca Police are increasing neighborhood patrols this week hoping to discourage a further rise in daytime home burglaries during the current holiday season.

December 16, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Nine auto burglaries on Sunday

There were nine auto burglaries in Manteca community on Sunday with a total of 20 break-ins since Thursday.

December 07, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Pet attacker still on prowl

Karen and Glenn Hrmadko rescued their Queensland Heeler and Jack Russell terrier mix nine years ago. They picked him up at the non-profit Pets and Pals in Lathrop which found the abused canine when he was two years old.

November 29, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Sheriff’s SWAT team officers free Manteca kidnap victim

San Joaquin County Sheriff's SWAT officers and detectives came across a 25-year-old Manteca man who had been kidnapped and tortured while executing an arrest warrant in Stockton for a murder suspect in a gang-related killing.

November 26, 2010 | Staff reports of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin | Crime


Probation sweep nets 7 arrests for drug trafficking, other violations

Five area juveniles and two adults were arrested Wednesday as part of a coordinated probation sweep conducted by the police departments of Manteca, Stockton, and Escalon as well as the San Joaquin County Probation Department. A parole agent with the California Department of Corrections was also part of the sweep.

November 25, 2010 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Police recover stolen refund checks

Three parolees-at-large, one suspect wanted for a grand theft warrant and two who were cited on traffic warrants, were like falling dominoes coming out of a single call to officers around noon Tuesday.

November 24, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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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


Copper thieves, rain shut down Bank of America

It is probably the most unusual weather story in Manteca's history.

December 03, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Copper thieves shut down Bank of America

Copper thieves forced the closure of the Bank of America Tuesday morning in Manteca as the theft of 14-foot copper down spouts on the sides of the facility caused water from the roof to flow into the bank's interior.

December 02, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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