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.
Manteca Police are increasing neighborhood patrols this week hoping to discourage a further rise in daytime home burglaries during the current holiday season.
There were nine auto burglaries in Manteca community on Sunday with a total of 20 break-ins since Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Manteca couple that had charges dismissed involving an alleged $8 million real estate fraud involving home mortgages are back in jail.
A Manteca woman and a neighbor living in the 400 block of East Sutter Street both told of cats with similar symptoms this week that a doctor confirmed to be caused by anti-freeze ingestion.
A second trip to a building supply store was the undoing of a man charged with stealing credit cards, checks and a business briefcase from a Manteca man's work truck parked outside his residence on Creekside Place in Manteca.
LATHROP - The Arco gas station in the 400 block of Mossdale Road in Lathrop was robbed of an undetermined amount of cash and six packs of Marlboro cigarettes from the counter Thursday night shortly after 8 p.m.
A police officer with a photographic memory is an asset to any department, and Manteca's is no different.
Crime in Manteca this year through the end of August experienced double digit drops in year-to-year comparisons in all but three of the 12 felonies that the FBI uses to determine the relative safety of communities.
A 48-year-old Manteca man was found guilty for the possession of a vicious dog within the city limits by a San Joaquin County Superior Court jury last Thursday in a Tracy courtroom.
Two masked robbers held up the AutoZone auto parts store in the 100 block of South Main Street Friday night at gunpoint and made off with an undetermined amount of cash.
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.
Setting fire to a gas station pump is a first in Manteca - even for an arsonist.
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.
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."
On the particularly bad nights Gloria Henderson still reaches for the ice cream.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Felonies in Manteca were at their lowest numerical level since at least 2002.
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.
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.
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