Manteca's economy was on a roll in 2005 and so were criminals.
LATHROP – Anonymous calls from sharp and concerned residents helped Lathrop police nab four people suspected of shoplifting items at the Lathrop Target store.
There was a time – just two days ago actually – if a state prison parolee was picked up on suspicion of any non-violent crime such as check fraud, vehicle theft, identity theft, or residential burglary they'd automatically go back to the big house.
Six of the 11 felony crimes that the FBI uses to determine the safety of a community continue to sustain double digit drops in Manteca.
The last of a dead man's $350,000 collection of prized vehicles was recovered at about 10 p.m. Sunday in Patterson, according to Delta Regional Auto Theft Team detective Stephen Schluer.
LATHROP - Robert David Stockton, 23, was arrested outside the Save Mart store in the 15200 block of Harlan Road in Lathrop after allegedly stealing merchandise and repeatedly kicking a security officer in the head following a parking lot struggle.
The South County Crime Stoppers organization is offering up to a $1,000 reward leading to the arrest of two responsibles in a Monday night shooting in a Lathrop home in the 12000 block of Harlan Road.
The Thursday morning knifing of Manteca High School freshman girl left a shocked community in its wake.
Manteca Police school resource officer April Smith had her hands full detaining one girl and performing first aid on a bleeding victim at Manteca High School Thursday morning.
There's a direct correlation between park vandalism in Manteca and school vacation.
Their possession of methamphetamine and fake ID card sent two Modesto men to jail Thursday afternoon. They were also placed on a hold by the U.S. Probation Department.
FRENCH CAMP - The third vehicle to be torched in less than a week in French Camp was an '80s Chevy in the 9800 block of Lockhart Road, according to Paul Tualla, assistant chief of the French Camp McKinley Fire Department.
An elderly Manteca man's hot rods, valued at some $250,000, were stolen from the garage of his home shortly after his death in his Louise Avenue residence.
Richard Daniel Breakfield, 21, the last of three suspects charged with attempted murder in a New Year's Eve beating, is in the county jail, police reported Wednesday night. All three were sought on million dollar warrants.
FRENCH CAMP - Two vehicles were torched in French Camp in the early morning hours Saturday and Sunday, according to Paul Tualla, assistant fire chief of the French Camp McKinley Fire District.
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.
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.
A third suspect has been arrested in the Tillamook Cheese vehicle theft.
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.
Natasha Marie Archuleta apparently picked the wrong convenience store to not pay at.
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.
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.
The following is a summary of the significant events the Manteca Police handled during the past week:
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.
Two men authorities believe were responsible shooting into a Moffat Boulevard motel on May 9 have been arrested.
Foul play was not believed to be a factor in the death of a man discovered by Manteca Police officers behind a cluster of Main Street businesses Tuesday evening.
Just after 7 p.m. on Tuesday a property owner conducting a search of his property found something that seemed out of place.