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Boys & Girls donation jar with $80 stolen in Lathrop

LATHROP – Instead of making a donation to cash-strapped Manteca-Lathrop Boys and Girls Club, two people in Lathrop ran away with some $80 that was intended to help the nonprofit provide programs for youth.

December 02, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Ripon cops arrest carjacking suspects at gunpoint

RIPON - A pickup truck that had been hijacked at gunpoint in Manteca Sunday afternoon was spotted by Ripon officers Tuesday on Jack Tone Road at Santos Avenue where the occupants were followed and taken out of the vehicle at gunpoint.

December 02, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Officers confiscate loaded .44 caliber revolver following short foot chase

A Manteca parolee with a gun in his waistband was chased down by Manteca Police detectives Tuesday noon sending him back to prison for violation of his parole along with several fresh charges.

December 02, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Pursuit of stolen car called off on S. Airport Way

A pursuit of a stolen car Tuesday afternoon was called off after it reached the southern stretch of Airport Way.

December 02, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


‘No show’ at sentencing hearing, woman arrested in Yosemite Avenue parking lot

Tina Dunn, 45, was arrested Wednesday morning on a no-bail warrant in a joint effort of Manteca Police detectives and the Street Crimes Unit.

November 26, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Out of work for five years, theft suspect failed to ask for a Target job application

When looking for a job, it's not wise to burglarize a business that has something to offer.

November 24, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Drug dog ‘Topper’ finds marijuana buds at DUI checkpoint Saturday

RIPON - Ripon Police Department's drug dog "Topper" scored one for the good guys Saturday night by finding a small bottle of marijuana buds in a car that was sidelined at a DUI checkpoint on Jack Tone Road near Highway 99.

November 22, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Burglars caught removing TVs, computers

Three San Jose burglars – including one taken down at gunpoint – were arrested Friday morning by Manteca Police officers who were called by an alert neighbor watching from a second story window.

November 21, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police make 3 arrests in theft of church’s musical instruments

By GLENN KAHL

November 20, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Damaged car owner wants police pursuits banned in neighborhoods

A Manteca woman complains the Saturday night high speed pursuit by Manteca Police left her without car after it was rear ended while parked in front of her home in the 200 block of Frances Street.

November 17, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Wild Manteca chase hits 100 mph

It all started with an attempted traffic stop at 11:17 Saturday night that turned into a high speed pursuit ending in the 200 block of Frances Street where the suspect collided with a parked car, lost control, and careened into a driveway knocking a parked vehicle through the garage door.

November 15, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Auto thief uses bicycle for get-away

A Saturday morning car thief apparently took his bicycle along just in case he needed a quick get-away – which he did when the owner caught up with him an hour later.

November 15, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Teen caught with pants down

Two high school-aged teens allegedly made off with the tip box at Quickie-Kleen Car Wash in the 700 block of East Yosemite Avenue Thursday afternoon setting in motion a foot chase by owner Francine Escobar as well as four of her employees.

November 13, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca transient arrested after curbside flags saluting American veterans are taken

Ripping an American Flag from its curbside pole in the 300 block of West Yosemite Avenue Wednesday afternoon got Manteca transient Rich Soring, 47, arrested as he sat on a brick planter island.

November 12, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca’s crime rate continues to drop

Burglaries dropped 42 percent in Manteca during August as the city continued to benefit from a steady drop in the crime rate.

November 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


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Robber’s father says police acted appropriately

STOCKTON - The father of a slain bank robbery suspect said Friday that police in the Northern California city of Stockton acted appropriately when they engaged in a gunbattle with his son.

July 19, 2014 | By FENIT NIRAPPIL Associated Press | Crime


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


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