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March jury trial for teacher facing molestation charges

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.

January 13, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


2 cops, parolee fall thru second floor ceiling

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.

January 09, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Wild pursuit in dense fog

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.

January 08, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Bass Pro car heist ends with four arrests

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.

January 08, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Threatening Manteca Police officers puts parolee in San Joaquin County Jail

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.

January 07, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police go looking for 100 alleged DUI offenders, end up arresting 8

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.

January 05, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


More video surveillance in future?

A large number of Manteca's cops in the future will work 24-hour shifts.

January 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Citizen alerts police to suspicious subject; burglary suspect arrested

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.

January 01, 2009 | | Crime


Honor Farm inmates beat up fellow inmate

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.

December 31, 2008 | | Crime


Grinch strikes again, steals yard decorations

The Grinch struck sometime early Thursday morning.

December 31, 2008 | Staff reports of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin | Crime


Residential burglaries up 36.22%

Residential burglaries in Manteca increased 36.22 percent in the first 10 months of 2008 compared to the same period last year.

December 31, 2008 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Teen burglars kick in front door

A brazen gang of teens kicked in the front door of a Manteca home just north of the Sierra High campus Thursday morning while the owner was inside.

December 31, 2008 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Couple died over weekend of gun shots

A Manteca couple found dead in their Gladiola Place home Monday morning died of gun shots according to autopsy results.

December 31, 2008 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca gang ranks drop by 203

Manteca Police have reduced the number of documented gang members living inside the city limits by 203.

December 30, 2008 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Teen charged with assault after chemical huffing

The warning "If ingested it may cause instant death" didn't stop an 18-year-old Manteca teen from squirting cans of dust spray into his mouth Wednesday in front of Wal-Mart.

December 30, 2008 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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Prosecutor: Bank robbers intended to take hostages

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.

July 18, 2014 | By SCOTT SMITH Associated Press | Crime


Giveaway of free anti-theft steering wheel locks for high theft vehicles

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.

July 18, 2014 | | Crime


3 dead in Stockton bank robbery, gun battle

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.

July 17, 2014 | | Crime


Third suspect arrested in theft of cheese buses

A third suspect has been arrested in the Tillamook Cheese vehicle theft.

July 17, 2014 | | Crime


Arrests made in biggest Manteca vehicle theft ever

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.

July 16, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


She’s been arrested 11 times in 18 months

Natasha Marie Archuleta apparently picked the wrong convenience store to not pay at.

July 16, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Sacramento cheese caper suspects arrested in Rocklin

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.

July 15, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Now they’re looking for rats

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.

July 15, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca Police crime briefs

The following is a summary of the significant events the Manteca Police handled during the past week:

July 04, 2014 | | Crime


Man is beaten for phone at car wash

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.

July 02, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


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