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Man without pants attacks

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - Authorities in Santa Barbara County say a college student naked from the waist down and likely intoxicated was arrested after allegedly assaulting a pastor.

May 08, 2016 | | Crime


Ripon nabs suspects with help of fire chief

Ripon Fire Chief Dennis Bitters was credited by police Lt. Steve Merchant for being the key in the arrest of three burglary suspects after they were seen entering a back yard and having burglary tools in their vehicle.

April 25, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Aunt hopeful missing SF 2-year-old girl will be found

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The sister of a woman found slain last week and whose 2-year-old girl is missing said Sunday she is hopeful her niece will be found safe.

April 10, 2016 | | Crime


K-mart theft chase ends in rollover on 120 Bypass

Three burglary suspects who allegedly took some $650 in merchandise from Manteca's K-Mart store led police on a high speed pursuit about 7 p.m. Sunday in a stolen car that ended up rolling over on westbound Highway 120 Bypass just west of Airport Way as they were fleeing.

March 28, 2016 | | Crime


British tourist stabbed in SF mugging dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A British tourist who was stabbed in the head during a robbery in San Francisco died after being hospitalized for more than a month, police said.

March 27, 2016 | | Crime


Puppy tied, left to drown in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities are searching for someone who left a puppy tied to a plastic shovel to drown on a Los Angeles-area beach.

March 20, 2016 | | Crime


Transgender inmate planning to have surgery on her own

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A transgender inmate who was paroled after a judge ordered California to pay for her sex reassignment surgery is making plans to have the surgery on her own this summer through coverage provided by the state's low-income health insurance program, she told a California newspaper.

March 20, 2016 | | Crime


Suspect killed in gunfire was Modesto man

Angel Alan Gleason - a 36-year-old Modesto man - has been identified as the car theft suspect that died in an exchange of gunfire with police in Ripon on Tuesday.

February 25, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Man fatally shot in front of McDonald’s

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police said a man has died after being shot in front of a McDonald's restaurant across the street from a San Francisco police station.

February 21, 2016 | | Crime


Wild scene rattles neighborhood

Manteca's West Alameda Street had a "wild west" tone Tuesday afternoon.

January 20, 2016 | | Crime


Suspect threatens Ripona school staff

A 50-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday for threatening Ripona Elementary School personnel.School staff called Ripon Police at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday to report threats made by phone to school personnel.

January 20, 2016 | | Crime


Firefighter arrested in puppy’s killing

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Authorities say a firefighter with the Santa Clara Fire Department has been placed on paid administrative leave following his arrest for allegedly killing his pet German shepherd at his home.

January 03, 2016 | | Crime


Robbery suspect foiled by taking Snapchat selfie

PACIFIC GROVE (AP) - Police in Northern California say they have arrested a man accused of armed robbery thanks to a Snapchat selfie he took with one of the victims.

January 03, 2016 | | Crime


Repeat thief arrested again

RIPON - Ripon Police officers responded to the Loves Truck Stop at Colony Road off Highway 99 on Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. regarding a theft in progress.

December 27, 2015 | | Crime


Robber strikes Ulta manager

A lone robber walked into the Ulta make-up store in the Kohl's Shopping Center adjacent to the 120 Bypass shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday nand selected items from throughout the store. A Manteca police spokesman said when the man went to flee the store the manager attempted to stop him and was shoved and struck alongside the head. The suspect was described as either black or Asian and stood about 5-foot-8 tall wearing a red beanie and black -white T-shirt as he got into a white four door sedan parked outside where a male driver was waiting for ...

December 27, 2015 | | Crime


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Young suicide bomber kills 51

ISTANBUL (AP) - A child suicide bomber killed at least 51 people and wounded nearly 70 others at a Kurdish wedding party near Turkey's border ...

August 21, 2016 | | Crime


52,000 FEWER ARRESTS

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A 2014 California voter-approved initiative that reduced penalties for certain drug and property crimes has led to the lowest arrest rate in state ...

August 21, 2016 | | Crime


2 Houston kids found dead under home; mom in custody

HOUSTON (AP) - Two children were found dead under a neighbor's house Sunday after their mother matter-of-factly told someone helping her move that she had ...

August 14, 2016 | | Crime


Man shot had a gun in his hand

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The black man whose killing by police touched off rioting in Milwaukee was shot by a black officer after turning toward him with ...

August 14, 2016 | | Crime


‘Grim Sleeper’ mystery remains

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The death sentence of the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer last week put to rest a case that spanned more than three decades ...

August 14, 2016 | | Crime


FBI: Woman robbed bank to return to prison

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A woman who was recently released from prison in Oregon robbed a bank in Wyoming only to throw the cash up in ...

July 31, 2016 | | Crime


Former Marine kills 3 Baton Rouge officers

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition shot and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers Sunday, less ...

July 18, 2016 | | Crime


Northern California heist suspects linked to murder, robbery

WINDSOR (AP) - Two men accused of robbing a Northern California armored car are also suspected of carrying out a similar heist in Southern California.

July 18, 2016 | | Crime


Woman who pointed out alleged rapist is sentenced in killing

SANTA ANA (AP) - Norma Patricia Esparza was a Southern California college student in 1995 when she says she was raped by a man she met ...

July 18, 2016 | | Crime


Police: Third victim dies in attacks on San Diego homeless

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man injured during a series of attacks on homeless men in San Diego died at a hospital Sunday - bringing the death ...

July 10, 2016 | | Crime


Kidnapping victim missing even though 4 arrested in case

VALLEJO (AP) - Police in Northern California are investigating the kidnapping for ransom of a woman who remains missing even though four suspects have been arrested ...

July 10, 2016 | | Crime


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