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Dog sniffs out $20K in drug money

"Rusty" the Manteca Police Department's drug dog, was the star of a region wide parole sweep on St. Patrick's Day Wednesday hitting on the "green" – $20,000 in green cold hard cash.

March 18, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Sierra High teacher faces charges of inappropriate sexual behavior

Jeffrey Maurer, who teaches psychology, economics and government at Sierra High School, turned himself in to Manteca Police Tuesday night at 6:30 for alleged inappropriate sexual behavior with a student.

March 17, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


93-year-old’s kindness paid back with thievery

The kindness of a 93-year-old Manteca retiree turned on him with thefts of some $4,000 in cash, and other valuables from his bedroom closet lock boxes.

March 17, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police destroy pipe bomb left in park

A 5-inch-long pipe bomb located on a Yosemite Park picnic table Monday afternoon by a man and his grandson playing ball was destroyed by Manteca Police bomb squad members at about 6:30 p.m. two hours after it was found.

March 16, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Man faces charges of altering pay check from his employer

A well-dressed motorist was stopped and arrested by police in the parking lot of a North Main Street drug store Wednesday morning after they learned he was in town. They searched him out on charges that included altering his pay checks from a Manteca business last October and a no bail warrant for a vandalism conviction.

March 12, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


2009: Criminals losing ground

It wasn't a banner year for criminals.

March 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Gang members brandish gun while driving

Four suspected gang members were stopped by Manteca Police Monday afternoon after two citizens called saying someone was driving throughout the community pointing a small hand gun out the window of a late'80s Honda sedan.

March 09, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Text message anonymous tips to Sheriff’s Office

FRENCH CAMP – The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office has set up a system to allow witnesses to text message them with anonymous tips. The tip is sent to a main server that is not associated with any law enforcement agency. The Internet-based systems route messages through a server that encrypts cell phone numbers before they get to law enforcement, making tips virtually impossible to track. With the server stripping the text of any identifying information before sending the tip to the Sheriff's Office for which it was intended.

March 07, 2010 | | Crime


Theater gang fight leaves 3 wounded

One teen was shot and two others received knife wounds Friday night inside and outside of the Marketplace Theater on West Yosemite Avenue in what police described as a gang fight involving teens dressed in red and blue.

March 06, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Don’t let opportunity knock for criminals

LATHROP – Criminals only need opportunity to make you a victim. It's up to you to deny them that opportunity.

March 04, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Crime continues going down in Manteca

Manteca's crime rate has dropped for the 21st consecutive month.

February 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Arson fire causes $53K damage to empty house

Pour patterns found following a Sunday morning house fire led Manteca firefighters to believe the blaze had been intentionally set throughout the residence.

February 15, 2010 | | Crime


Inmate injures two correctional officers at jail

FRENCH CAMP – Two San Joaquin County Correctional Officers suffered minor injuries while trying to physically subdue a combative inmate at San Joaquin County Jail Tuesday morning.

February 11, 2010 | Staff reports of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin | Crime


Gang members caught ‘red-handed’ tagging 100 yards of sound wall

Six teenage taggers with red and black paint on their hands were detained by Manteca Police shortly before midnight Saturday after the officers spotted fresh paint on 100 yards of sound wall.

February 10, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Suspect’s arrest ends drug deal gone bad near Lathrop City Hall

LATHROP – The victim of a drug transaction gone bad in an area just south of Lathrop City Hall was able to call the police which resulted in the suspect being arrested and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail.

February 10, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


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Temperatures & criminals warming up

Rising temperatures means more opportunity for criminals.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Fighting crime with micro dots

Criminals stole $4.2 million worth of property in Manteca during 2014.

March 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Gunmen rob 2 convenience stores

Gunmen robbed two convenience stores of cash within a block of each other on East Yosemite Avenue near Powers Avenue four hours apart on Tuesday – one about 7 p.m. and the other at 11 p.m.

March 19, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca oncologist fined $550K

A Manteca oncologist has agreed to pay the federal government $550,000 after an investigation concluded that he fraudulently billed public insurers for cancer treatment drugs that weren't approved for use in the United States and then dispensed them to his patients.

March 04, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Barricaded man cuts self with knife

A 31-year-old man barricaded himself in his home for five hours Monday morning in the 700 block of Amy Way after his girlfriend and her children fled the residence for their safety.

March 03, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Shots fired on Manteca home

Shots were fired on a vehicle and a home about 9:30 Tuesday night in the 1100 block of Alameda Street just west of Cottage Avenue.

February 27, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Did homeless torch gas pump?

Setting fire to a gas station pump is a first in Manteca - even for an arsonist.

February 18, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Man with knife shuts down shopping center

A 24-year-old man wielding a knife in front of a Lathrop coffee shop on Harlan Road prompted the evacuation of the entire center anchored by SaveMart shortly after the noon hour on Tuesday.

February 11, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


STILL GOING TO POT

Ask Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion about the compliance with California's medical marijuana laws and he'll make a simple observation: "It's amazing how many 19-year-olds have back problems."

February 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Arrest gives Marelich’s mom some comfort

On the particularly bad nights Gloria Henderson still reaches for the ice cream.

February 05, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Police make arrest 10 months after body placed in dumpster

It's been more than 10-months since the body of 22-year-old Kelly Marelich was discovered in a dumpster behind a Manteca dental clinic on South Main Street.

February 05, 2015 | | Crime


Two take plea deal in murder

Both a former Hells Angels member and an associate responsible for the death of 26-year-old Danny Martinez in August of 2011 will spend at least the next decade in state prison.

February 04, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Carlos Guiterrez identified as murder victim

Carlos Abraham Guiterrez, 19, was the murder victim from the Saturday night shooting outside the Straw Hat Pizza Parlor on North Main Street, according to the San Joaquin County Coroner's Office.

February 03, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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