LATHROP - A 40-year-old Patterson man and his 10-year-old son were found shot to death about 8 a.m. Friday by a ranch security officer in a field west of Interstate 5 and the Manthey Road off ramp in Lathrop.
A 36-year-old Modesto man who had duped the sales staff of a Manteca new car dealership and made off with a new $44,000 Dodge Ram extended cab pickup truck was located by Manteca Police detectives and arrested after a combination of a chase and foot pursuit that ended with major damage to the vehicle.
Two Manteca men were arrested by sheriff's deputies Tuesday morning after allegedly dismantling components to a Union Pacific Railroad spur line at the rear of Ace Tomato Company on East French Camp Road.
A Manteca couple, accused of elder abuse to an 80-year-old aunt and spending up to $1 million of her savings, were found guilty on all counts Thursday afternoon following a month-long jury trial in San Joaquin County Superior Court in Stockton.
Three suspects in a late afternoon stabbing in a Mission Ridge Drive shopping center parking lot were quickly located by Manteca Police officers after the youths had fled the scene and left a 16-year-old Norteno gang member on the ground with stab and slash wounds.
Tools and equipment used for burials were stolen from the East Union Cemetery sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. They were taken from a fenced off area behind the cemetery office and shop located in the southwest corner of the pioneer cemetery.