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Las Vegas police say fight caused death

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.

June 07, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Toter divers drive ID theft

An elderly Manteca gentleman wanted to hire someone to clean his house.

June 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Manteca man faces charges in Las Vegas fracas death

A Manteca youth pastor is facing manslaughter charges after an altercation outside of a Las Vegas restaurant left a man dead.

June 06, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Solo robber hits Manteca Bank of the West branch

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.

June 05, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Officer thought he’d been stabbed

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.

June 03, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Fight with transient sidelines officer due to groin injuries

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.

May 31, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Vagrant attacks Manteca officer

A Manteca Police officer was injured Wednesday night when a seemingly routine stop of two vagrants in the parking lot of a car wash on East Yosemite Avenue turned violent.

May 22, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Drug criminals help pay for crime fight devices

Convicted drug criminals are making it easier for Manteca Police to do their job.

May 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Trio allegedly attacks man getting gas, take his wallet containing $700

Three men allegedly stole some $700 in cash from a Manteca motorist gassing up at the Chevron gas station at Yosemite and Spreckels avenues about 4 p.m. Thursday with two of them reportedly attacking him while the third made off with his wallet and cash from the front seat of his car.

May 17, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


606 pot plants seized

On Saturday and Sunday afternoons on Belmont Place you can hear the yells from soccer players that descend on nearby Woodward Park.

May 15, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Citizen tracks down stolen cell phone, arrest made

Chalk one up for the small business owner.

May 15, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Police seek 2nd suspect in robbery

The Manteca Police Department is still searching for a suspect that may have had a gun when be robbed a business on East Yosemite Avenue Sunday evening.

May 14, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Wrong way bicycling violation leads to weapon charges for gang member

STOCKTON – Steven Baca was riding his bicycle on the wrong side of the road.

May 14, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


3 escape SJ honor farm in 2 weeks

STOCKTON – Three men have escaped from the San Joaquin County Honor Farm in the last two weeks.

May 09, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Stolen saxes returned to Villa with damages

When Sonya and David Villa discovered that somebody had punched out a window of their van, they were naturally upset.

May 01, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


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Articles by Section - Crime


Crooks get $25 a bag for junk mail

The junk mail containing personal information you throw out in your garbage with offers for everything from credit cards to insurance coverage is worth $25 a bag on the streets of Manteca.

November 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Two arrests for buying alcohol for teenagers

Buying alcoholic drinks for minors resulted in citations for two adults this week.

November 12, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Indecent exposure suspect: Possible ties to four cases

The man that Lathrop Police believe is responsible for at least two incidents of indecent exposure to minors near an elementary school might also be responsible for at least two others.

November 11, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Deputies: Man walking in, out of traffic arrested for cocaine

On the surface it seems strange – and dangerous – enough.

November 11, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Arrest costs: Fluid dynamics

Last year the Manteca Police Department made 2,779 arrests.

November 08, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


CHP makes arrest in theft of Manteca car

A faulty tail light on a stolen car triggered a high speed pursuit that started in Stockton shortly after midnight Friday that led Highway Patrol officers southward through Manteca with a 1997 red Honda being stopped on Highway 120 near South Main Street.

November 08, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police investigating alleged embezzlement

An alleged embezzlement at the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society (MRPS) Hall in Manteca involving $140,000 is under investigation by the Manteca Police Department.

October 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


MPD makes $300K pot bust

Manteca Police scored their third major marijuana bust in less than 30 days when the SWAT team served a search warrant at 7 a.m. Thursday netting $300,000 worth of bagged marijuana buds.

October 24, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Lathrop bust yields pot & crystal meth

The San Joaquin Metro Narcotics Task Force and a San Joaquin County Sheriff's SWAT Team served a search warrant Tuesday morning on a home that ended up yielding more than four pounds of processed marijuana, 7 grams of crystal meth and 6 mature marijuana plants.

October 24, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


No word yet on cause of death in Marelich case

It has been more than seven months since vagrants discovered the body of Kelly Marelich in a dumpster behind a dental suite on South. Main Street.

October 22, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


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


Arrest in downtown Manteca sexual assault

A 43-year-old Manteca man was arrested Tuesday after it was reported that he choked and sexually assaulted a masseuse at a day spa on Center Street.

October 02, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Man faces indecent exposure charges

Lathrop detectives arrested Esteban Diaz, at his Modesto home Thursday morning, for alleged indecent exposure to four young girls over the past year near two elementary schools.

September 26, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Huge Ripon pill theft leads to scrutiny from DEA

A pharmacy that discovered back in July that one of its employees had been pilfering highly-addictive narcotics from its supply is getting an extra-close look by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

September 24, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


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