LATHROP - Mathew Gene Ballard, 32, of Manteca, driving a 2009 BMW 328 allegedly stolen from Budget Rental Car in Santa Monica, was arrested at gunpoint Tuesday evening in the 100 block of East Lathrop Road by Sheriff's deputies.
Gang shootings, knifings, and burglaries occurring between 1:52 and 4:59 a.m. Saturday morning kept five Manteca Police officers busy responding to the 911 calls in addition to one Sheriff's unit being called in for mutual aid.
Ernest Manuel Duenez Jr., 34, has been identified as the man who was fatally wounded Wednesday evening in a confrontation with a Manteca police officer following a traffic stop on the front lawn of a home in the 200 block of Flores Avenue.
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.