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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


Police warn of check fraud scam that asks recipients send $3,400 to pay tax

It was a business check for $4,450 that was opened by Jack Kelley of Manteca. It looked too good to be true and Manteca and Manteca Police spokesman Rex Osborn confirmed that it was fraudulent.

April 09, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


8 burglaries, 5 stolen cars in 5 days

The last five days in Manteca have been busy for Manteca Police officers with eight auto burglaries, eight residential burglaries, five stolen vehicles, and one case of arson.

April 08, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Ripon Police help capture car theft suspect

RIPON - A driver of a stolen car being pursued by the California Highway Patrol during the Tuesday noon hour on northbound Highway 99 made the mistake of cutting through Ripon.

April 07, 2010 | | Crime


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Three arrests in pharmacy robbery

A witness' description helped Manteca Police catch and capture three juveniles believed to have been responsible for robbing the CVS Pharmacy on North Main Street Monday afternoon.

January 21, 2015 | | Crime


Manteca felonies at 2002 levels

Felonies in Manteca were at their lowest numerical level since at least 2002.

January 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Embezzlement investigation stalls

No charges have been filed to date in connection with the alleged $140,000 embezzlement involving the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society, known to many as simply the MRPS.

January 03, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Bicyclist struck; Grinch strikes over Christmas

The "Grinch" was busy over Christmas week with a number of burglaries and stolen cars in addition to a 76-year-old bicyclist being struck on a darkened part of Yosemite Avenue at Raylow Avenue at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

December 30, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


You’d better watch out; Criminals shopping for steals

It's the busiest time of the year - for criminals.

December 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Body found amid 1,000 pot plants

A $500,000 marijuana grow involving 1,000 plants was discovered in a Lathrop home Wednesday afternoon along with the body of a man.

December 19, 2014 | | Crime


BODY FOUND IN LATHROP HOME

A half million dollar marijuana grow was discovered in a Lathrop home Wednesday afternoon along with the body of a dead man, a Sheriff's spokesman reported Thursday morning.

December 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Apps catching burglars

Want to help police catch the bad guys? There's an app for that.

December 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Cold weather means more vehicle thefts

Auto theft is about to heat up in Manteca.

December 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Copper thieves, rain shut down Bank of America

It is probably the most unusual weather story in Manteca's history.

December 03, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Copper thieves shut down Bank of America

Copper thieves forced the closure of the Bank of America Tuesday morning in Manteca as the theft of 14-foot copper down spouts on the sides of the facility caused water from the roof to flow into the bank's interior.

December 02, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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