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Carjacking ends test drive; Galt Police nab suspect

RIPON - A 2003 Mitsubishi being test driven by a potential buyer was carjacked at a Ripon truck stop Thursday evening with Galt police officers arresting the suspect on Highway 99 where he had parked on the side of the freeway some five hours later.

March 26, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Auto thieves crash stolen car into parked vehicle on Jason Street

Car thieves earlier this week didn't get far before they crashed in a vehicle parked in a drive way in the 800 block of Mt. Vernon Place at about 10 p.m. on Monday.

March 26, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Blockbuster gang war

A woman returning videos to Blockbuster on North Main Street narrowly escaped injury as gang gunfire erupted setting off a police chase that left one Sureno gang member in critical condition with head injuries when he crashed while trying to escape law enforcement.

March 25, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Gang-on-gang violence escalates as most other crimes decrease

Crime continues to drop in Manteca with one huge caveat – gang-on-gang violence.

March 25, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Copper thieves strike Brown Sand for $10K loss

Copper thieves struck at the Brown Sand, Inc. operation near Mossdale sometime over the weekend causing in excess of $10,000 in damage, according to San Joaquin County sheriff's deputies.

March 25, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


5 shot in midnight drive-by shooting

Five people were shot shortly after midnight Tuesday morning – miraculously no one was killed. A neighboring resident told the Bulletin she heard a burst of gunfire that sounded like an automatic weapon being discharged.

March 24, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


3rd time arrested while waiting jail sentence

Jason Giles, 25, has been arrested a third time as he awaits a jail reporting date to serve out a 90-day sentence for auto burglaries and possession of stolen property - a total of six felonies, police said.

March 23, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Awaiting jail term, arrested & released again

After being sentenced to 90 days in jail for auto burglaries, one 25-year-old Manteca man has been stopped twice by police while waiting to report for his county jail term. It is a commentary on today's judicial system in San Joaquin County allowing felons back on the street after their arrests.

March 21, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca Tow Yard damages top $10,000 from break-in

Thieves raided the Manteca Towing storage yard in the 3700 block of West Yosemite Avenue sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning creating some $10,000 in losses.

March 19, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Target Starbucks employee accused of pocketing money from cash register

LATHROP – A 19-year-old employee at Target store in Lathrop was arrested Wednesday and booked into San Joaquin County Jail on charges of grand theft and embezzlement.

March 19, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Dog sniffs out $20K in drug money

"Rusty" the Manteca Police Department's drug dog, was the star of a region wide parole sweep on St. Patrick's Day Wednesday hitting on the "green" – $20,000 in green cold hard cash.

March 18, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Sierra High teacher faces charges of inappropriate sexual behavior

Jeffrey Maurer, who teaches psychology, economics and government at Sierra High School, turned himself in to Manteca Police Tuesday night at 6:30 for alleged inappropriate sexual behavior with a student.

March 17, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


93-year-old’s kindness paid back with thievery

The kindness of a 93-year-old Manteca retiree turned on him with thefts of some $4,000 in cash, and other valuables from his bedroom closet lock boxes.

March 17, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police destroy pipe bomb left in park

A 5-inch-long pipe bomb located on a Yosemite Park picnic table Monday afternoon by a man and his grandson playing ball was destroyed by Manteca Police bomb squad members at about 6:30 p.m. two hours after it was found.

March 16, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Man faces charges of altering pay check from his employer

A well-dressed motorist was stopped and arrested by police in the parking lot of a North Main Street drug store Wednesday morning after they learned he was in town. They searched him out on charges that included altering his pay checks from a Manteca business last October and a no bail warrant for a vandalism conviction.

March 12, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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Man shot in face while he was helping woman

A man was shot in the face on Saturday after accompanying a woman back to her house to get belongings following a fight with her husband.

June 11, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


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


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