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Were burglar suspects trying to ambush police officer?

Manteca Police Detective Sergeant Lewis Clark was making a courtesy traffic stop for speed on his way to work – a traffic stop that could have been his last.

August 28, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Teens knocking on various doors draw attention of neighbors who alert police

Manteca's "Neighborhood Watch" was demonstrated through the immediate reactions of several Manteca residents who were concerned by three teens who were knocking at their doors Wednesday morning.

August 27, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Attempt to sell camera lenses for pennies on the dollar ends in arrest

A Manteca man attempting to sell two lenses for pennies on the dollar led police to arrest him on a $50,000 warrant from 2007 for auto theft and eluding police.

August 22, 2009 | | Crime


Catch & release in counterfeit greenbacks caper

A Manteca man who was believed to have passed counterfeit bills at the Manteca Target Store in the past reportedly attempted to elude police shortly after noon on Tuesday after officers were called by concerned clerks.

August 19, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Residential burglaries drop 17.65% during June

It wasn't supposed to happen in Manteca but it did – home robberies invasion style.

August 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


AWARD FOR ARSON INFO

Lathrop Manteca Fire Department responded to a fire at Crescent Park Friday at 2:45 a.m. west of Lathrop High. A fire had been set to the playground equipment causing $1,000 in damage. If you have any information on the incident, call Lathrop Police Services at 858-5551 or the anonymous South County Crime Stoppers line at 823-4636. Callers to the Crime Stoppers line do not have to leave a name and are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for the arrest of the responsible parties.

August 15, 2009 | | Crime


Gutsy boy gives chase to carjacker

A nine-year-old with a green belt in karate, who wouldn't give up the chase, put a crimp in a carjacker's escape route down a Manteca alley Thursday noon spotting him behind the wheel of a U-Haul truck.

August 14, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Help police catch brazen mail thieves

It was a bold and brazen act designed to ultimately steal the identity of law-abiding citizens.

August 13, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Teen boy, 15, attacked with skateboard

A 15-year-old Manteca boy suffered undisclosed injuries to his head after being slammed with a skateboard at about 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon at a mobile home park in the 500 block of Moffat Boulevard.

August 07, 2009 | | Crime


Food left for hungry stolen

Larry Leonardo was in the habit of leaving food out for the hungry but in the process lost a $53,000 truck and another $30,000 in tools from his South Manteca Road ranch early Monday morning.

August 06, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


K-9 officer dies in line of duty

LATHROP - A Lathrop Police Department K-9 officer was shot and killed Thursday afternoon during an incident involving a Multi Agency Task Force serving a fugitive arrest warrant in the 1200 block of Louise Avenue near Cambridge Drive.

July 24, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Crime


Chief Bricker: Governor’s plan ‘decriminalizes’ some vehicle thefts

Manteca's efforts to reduce auto theft may be undermined severely by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to bridge a $26.1 billion state deficit.

July 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Police say man intentionally collided with vehicle his girlfriend was riding in

A car crash morphed into a reported carjacking Tuesday but ended up being a case of domestic violence.

July 24, 2009 | | Crime


Residential, auto burglary crime rates take plunge

Residential and auto burglary took major drops in Manteca during May plunging 45 and 58 percent respectively over May of 2008.

July 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Pipe bomb detonated in alley of 400 block of West Yosemite Ave. on Friday by police

Manteca Police detonated a pipe bomb Friday noon that was found in the alley of the 400 block of West Yosemite Avenue.

July 18, 2009 | | Crime


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Another marijuana grow bust

Manteca Police seized 180 pounds of marijuana and a small arsenal of 16 weapons that included three illegal assault rifles during a raid Thursday morning in the Raymus Village neighborhood.

October 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Suspect collared after rooftop chase

A rooftop chase late Tuesday night didn't end well for a suspect that mistimed his jump and crashed through a pine tree and down onto the ground where police officers – and a canine – were waiting for him.

October 16, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


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