Warming up his SUV before leaving for work Sunday morning almost cost a Manteca man his life.
RIPON - After months of having food and other items stolen from his business numerous times, the frustrated owner of Olde Towne Bar in Ripon finally decided to install video surveillance cameras inside the facility to catch the culprit.
A box of .32 caliber ammunition was stolen from the Bass Pro Shops during the noon hour on Thursday.
Manteca Police canine "Blade" put the bite on two of three residential burglars at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday following the burglary of a home in the 1200 block of Nana Place in the northwest part of the city.
The license plate left at the scene of a hit-and-run crash Tuesday morning led police to the home of the driver on East Edison Street.
Warming up a car for the drive to work once again attracted car thieves - this time in the 300 block of South Union Road.
RIPON - A cockfight in progress interrupted by San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputies at a barn in northeast rural Ripon sent several individuals running and hiding in surrounding orchards and in a nearby trailer house.
LATHROP - Lathrop Police are investigating a carjacking incident involving a gun at the Peña's Market on East Louise Avenue just west of the Union Pacific Railroad tracks.
A suspected father and son auto burglary team were arrested by Manteca Police officers that were backed up by the SWAT team in the Mervyn's Department Store parking lot at 1 p.m. on Friday.
At least two of the people who allege to have been beaten up by an off-duty Manteca police officer along with his son and the son's friends at a house party over the weekend officially filed complaints Thursday with the Police Department.
A shuttered auto dealership - with customers' files left for the taking - has raised the concern of Manteca Police officers.
It may have seemed like the end of a bad dream when a transient "motorist" woke up in awe to see officers pointing their guns at him in a stolen car.
LATHROP - An employee at the Kentucky Fried Chicken in Lathrop foiled an armed robbery when he told the would-be robber he needed to get the manager before he could empty the two cash registers as demanded by the suspect.
An alert citizen may have been a hero without knowing it at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning as Manteca Police exhausted efforts to thwart a possible tragedy.
Manteca Police are still piecing together the events that happened at a party over the weekend in which an off-duty officer and his son were reportedly involved in a fight that sent two people to area hospitals.
STOCKTON - Misty Holt-Singh had just popped into the bank, leaving her 12-year-old daughter in the car, when the horror began. An hour later, the mother of two lay dead after a bank robbery and planned hostage-taking spun into a chaotic police chase and furious gunbattle during which two holdup men were killed, authorities said.
Manteca Police Department and investigators from the Delta Regional Auto Theft Team are hoping to raise awareness and prevent auto theft by launching a county wide campaign.
STOCKTON (AP) - Cars and houses were riddled with bullets during a high-speed chase and hostages were thrown from a fleeing SUV after a bank robbery Wednesday that led to the deaths of a hostage and two robbers, police said.
A third suspect has been arrested in the Tillamook Cheese vehicle theft.
In less than 60 hours police solved what turned out to be the biggest vehicle theft ever in Manteca recovering three of five vehicles stolen and making two arrests.
Natasha Marie Archuleta apparently picked the wrong convenience store to not pay at.
It was fast police work from Saturday to Tuesday noon in finding those responsible for the theft and arson of high profile commercial vehicles valued at over $400,000 and parked next to a Manteca hotel in an daring caper in the dark of night.
Three stolen Tillamook Cheese microbuses valued at $300,000 were located in Copperopolis Monday night by a county-wide law enforcement team led by Manteca Police Department officers.
The following is a summary of the significant events the Manteca Police handled during the past week:
LATHROP – All that the 25-year-old man remembered was talking on his cell phone as he went up to the coin dispenser at the Wash Pro Car Wash on Harlan Road.