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Out of work for five years, theft suspect failed to ask for a Target job application

When looking for a job, it's not wise to burglarize a business that has something to offer.

November 24, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Drug dog ‘Topper’ finds marijuana buds at DUI checkpoint Saturday

RIPON - Ripon Police Department's drug dog "Topper" scored one for the good guys Saturday night by finding a small bottle of marijuana buds in a car that was sidelined at a DUI checkpoint on Jack Tone Road near Highway 99.

November 22, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Burglars caught removing TVs, computers

Three San Jose burglars – including one taken down at gunpoint – were arrested Friday morning by Manteca Police officers who were called by an alert neighbor watching from a second story window.

November 21, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police make 3 arrests in theft of church’s musical instruments

By GLENN KAHL

November 20, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Damaged car owner wants police pursuits banned in neighborhoods

A Manteca woman complains the Saturday night high speed pursuit by Manteca Police left her without car after it was rear ended while parked in front of her home in the 200 block of Frances Street.

November 17, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Wild Manteca chase hits 100 mph

It all started with an attempted traffic stop at 11:17 Saturday night that turned into a high speed pursuit ending in the 200 block of Frances Street where the suspect collided with a parked car, lost control, and careened into a driveway knocking a parked vehicle through the garage door.

November 15, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Auto thief uses bicycle for get-away

A Saturday morning car thief apparently took his bicycle along just in case he needed a quick get-away – which he did when the owner caught up with him an hour later.

November 15, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Teen caught with pants down

Two high school-aged teens allegedly made off with the tip box at Quickie-Kleen Car Wash in the 700 block of East Yosemite Avenue Thursday afternoon setting in motion a foot chase by owner Francine Escobar as well as four of her employees.

November 13, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca transient arrested after curbside flags saluting American veterans are taken

Ripping an American Flag from its curbside pole in the 300 block of West Yosemite Avenue Wednesday afternoon got Manteca transient Rich Soring, 47, arrested as he sat on a brick planter island.

November 12, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca’s crime rate continues to drop

Burglaries dropped 42 percent in Manteca during August as the city continued to benefit from a steady drop in the crime rate.

November 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Ripon Police’s ‘Air One’ gets credit for yet another arrest

RIPON – Ripon Police department's "powered parachute" has helped nail another criminal.

November 06, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Car near Manteca High yields gun, meth & cash

An off-duty Manteca Police officer reportedly spotted a 24-year-old Manteca woman driving in a small blue pickup truck Thursday morning and recognized her as being on searchable probation from a previous conviction.

October 30, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Probation search yields chop shop, drugs & guns

An automotive chop shop, along with four rifles, ammunition and drugs were discovered in a Raymus Village neighborhood Tuesday afternoon by Manteca officers making a routine probation search.

October 28, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Vehicle thefts up as many other felonies fall in Manteca

Felony crimes dropped almost 2 percent in Manteca during July.

October 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Rice Krispies go to pot as police make drug arrest

Marijuana-laced Rice Krispies and Cap'n Crunchberry clusters were found in a probation search at a Manteca residence in the 800 block of Ralph Street Thursday morning.

October 23, 2009 | 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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