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 - Pre-trial hearings will be held on Jan. 21 and March 19 for embattled Manteca Unified School District teacher Michael Berchtold who is being charged with sexual molestation charges involving minors.
Two Manteca Police officers and a fugitive they were wrestling with in the attic of a two-story home all fell through the dry wall ceiling above the staircase landing Thursday afternoon.
Two idling cars being warmed up for a commute to work Wednesday morning on Chestnut Avenue drew the interest of auto thieves who made off with a '92 black Toyota shortly after 6 a.m. - leading to a police pursuit two hours later.
It was a dramatic "cops and robbers" episode over the Highway 120 Bypass Wednesday afternoon that landed four men in county jail with a half million dollars bail each over their heads.
A man claiming he was God and Jesus Christ had been reported at McDonalds Restaurant and at Doctors Hospital before 10 a.m. Tuesday with Manteca Police catching up with him at East Alameda and Alpine streets.
Teams of Manteca Police officers used a list of more than 100 alleged DUI offenders who had either failed to answer charges or who didn't show up for jail time following court convictions.
A large number of Manteca's cops in the future will work 24-hour shifts.
An alert citizen notified Manteca Police that a man was in the process of burglarizing a vehicle in the 700 block of Tannehill Drive on Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
FRENCH CAMP - Two inmates at the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office Honor Farm in French Camp were arrested and booked into the county jail in connection with the beating of another inmate at the Honor Farm.
The Grinch struck sometime early Thursday morning.
Residential burglaries in Manteca increased 36.22 percent in the first 10 months of 2008 compared to the same period last year.
Foul play was not believed to be a factor in the death of a man discovered by Manteca Police officers behind a cluster of Main Street businesses Tuesday evening.
Just after 7 p.m. on Tuesday a property owner conducting a search of his property found something that seemed out of place.
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.
By GLENN KAHL
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.
An elderly Manteca gentleman wanted to hire someone to clean his house.
A Manteca youth pastor is facing manslaughter charges after an altercation outside of a Las Vegas restaurant left a man dead.
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.
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.
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.