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State crime lab: investigation may jeopardize some meth cases

RIPON - Drug convictions involving defendants in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop could be in jeopardy depending upon the outcome of a state Department of Justice investigation of how evidence was handled at the state crime lab in Ripon.

April 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Gang jumps teen playing basketball at school

RIPON - An 18-year-old Ripon teen was reportedly jumped by a gang of five Sunday afternoon when he went to the Ripona School basketball area in the playground to have a game with a group of friends, police said.

April 23, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police arrest 4th burglary suspect

Two Manteca police detectives caught the one outstanding burglary suspect from an Ivy Way incident where three teenage girls had already been apprehended.

April 23, 2010 | | Crime


Good guys 4, bad guys 0

It was a "check mate" move for Manteca officers just before noon Wednesday when they were called to two residential burglaries within six minutes of each other and corralled four out of six suspects – three of them teen girls.

April 22, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Ripon Police searching for man exposing himself to young girls

RIPON - The Ripon Police Department is looking for a lone Hispanic male who has been exposing himself to local girls walking on city streets.

April 22, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


2 arrested for door kick-in burglaries

Two Manteca men have been arrested for allegedly kicking in front doors and burglarizing homes.

April 22, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Going after property owners

Denise Pacheco lives in the 1970s Magna Terra neighborhood behind Doctors Hospital that was once the most stylish area to buy a new home in Manteca.

April 21, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


New law goes after landlords with tenants that cause chronic trouble

Absentee landlords who don't manage their rental homes in a responsible manner creating chronic nuisances in Manteca neighborhoods may soon have to pay a price for their inattentiveness.

April 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Sierra teacher pleads not guilty to charges of sex with 17-year-old student

Sierra High School teacher Jeffrey Maurer, 43, pled not guilty Friday afternoon to charges of having unlawful sexual intercourse with a 17-year-old student over a four-month period.

April 17, 2010 | | Crime


Can’t steal it if you shred it

A Mylnar Avenue resident noticed a lot of paper debris blowing across her lawn on Monday and it made her angry.

April 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Manteca sailor, 21, accused in sex assault on 12-year-old girl

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A Navy sailor has been charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl on Independence Day after offering her and her friends alcohol, and two others face related charges for their roles in the encounter, authorities said Wednesday.

April 15, 2010 | By The Associated Press | Crime


Federal crime means more time

The use of an aging MAC-11 semi-automatic machine pistol may have elevated Monday's drive-by shooting allegedly done by two illegal aliens that are also Sureno gang members to the level of a federal crime.

April 14, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Cops arrest gang members

Two illegal aliens and Serrano gang members were captured by a police detective Monday afternoon after they scaled three backyard fences. He took them down at gun point following a shooting in the 400 block of Greenbrier Avenue.

April 13, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Deputies search for discarded newborn

LATHROP - Sheriff's deputies were holding out little hope Friday they might still find a discarded newborn alive as they searched the Aries Place home of its 15-year-old mother.

April 10, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Knock, knock burglars on prowl

They come knocking typically on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

April 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


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$3,000 lesson for victim of purse theft

It was a busy morning at Aki's Food To-Go and Grocery in Manteca. It was the crunch before the lunch hour, and owner Elda Paneda was busy attending to the customer traffic at the front counter.

March 04, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


20-year-old charged with trying to kill dad

A Manteca man was arrested early Thursday morning for attempted murder after allegedly trying to kill his father while he was sleeping.

February 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


High speed chase starts in Manteca before ending with Modesto crash

Three men were taken into custody late Saturday in Modesto after leading multiple law enforcement agencies in a high-speed chase through two counties that started right next to Applebee's in Manteca.

February 25, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Another burglary attempt by school

A burglary attempt on the west side of Veritas School in the early hours Friday morning prompted a 911 call to Manteca Police.

February 22, 2014 | | Crime


Body is that of missing 22-year-old

LATHROP – The skeletal remains found by a bicyclist along Manthey Road last year have been determined to be those of a former trucking school student who has been missing since October of 2011.

February 21, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Possible abduction call ends with arrest

A 23-year-old Manteca man surrendered himself Wednesday afternoon after allegedly taking his 24-year-old girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter from their apartment against their will.

February 20, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Man with fake gun walks down Main Street

A hand gun replica that looked too much like the real thing led to Manteca Police handcuffing a 24-year-old man on South Main Street shortly before noon on Tuesday.

February 19, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Blame meth: Mail theft on upswing

Postal officials are warning residents to keep an eye out after a rash of recent mailbox break-ins across the Central Valley.

February 15, 2014 | | Crime


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