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.
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.
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.
A Manteca woman was near the Marketplace Cinema 10 when she was taken out into the country and sexually assaulted before being brought back into downtown Manteca and ordered to withdraw funds from her bank's ATM.