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Teen arrested carrying gun at Manteca High

Possession of a semi-automatic hand gun in one pocket and a full ammunition clip in the other pocket led to a 15-year-old Manteca High School sophomore being arrested out of his third period math class Wednesday morning.

March 31, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Thieves steal MHS sports video cameras

Video cameras stolen from the Manteca High School sports department topped the list of crimes in the city over the weekend.

March 22, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca won’t stop impounding cars of drivers without licenses

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has called not "impounding" vehicles of unlicensed drivers caught at sobriety checkpoints "the right thing to do" since many of the cars are driven by illegal immigrants.

March 17, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Auto burglary skyrockets 136 percent in January

Manteca's crime rate ended a 22-month skid in January when the 12 categories that represent serious crimes shot up 22.01 percent overall in year-to-year comparisons.

March 12, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Pit bull deemed dangerous in Bay Area kills Manteca dog on busy street

Shaking a dog less than half its size by the neck like a rag doll is what horrified witnesses described seeing as they drove and walked their children home from Joshua Cowell School on Pestana Avenue Thursday afternoon.

March 11, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Thermal imagers help Ripon Police check cars

RIPON - Auto burglaries are at a minimum in Ripon's Area 3 beat of mostly residential neighborhoods partly due to the fact the city's police officers use thermal imaging devices at night to seek out cars that have been recently driven into the area.

March 10, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Man with wife on hood pleads guilty, judge says not acceptable

A 36-year-old man accused of attempting to kill his wife who hugged the hood of his car for some 45 minutes last Friday around midnight, told the court Thursday afternoon that he was guilty of all charges.

March 04, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Major Mexican drug ring suspects in court

A major Mexican drug trafficking ring that touched Manteca, Stockton and Sacramento had 90 pounds of methamphetamines and more than 30 kilograms of cocaine along with $1.1 million in cash seized by federal agents earlier this month will face arraignment on Monday in U.S. Federal Court in Sacramento.

February 26, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


DEA agents break drug ring involving Manteca home

The Highway 99 corridor – long known for drug trafficking operations – led law enforcement officers to a series of arrests of nine individuals suspected to be part of a drug sales ring.

February 20, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Man allegedly stabs his mother

An early morning stabbing that grew out of a domestic disturbance in a residence in the 400 block of Jessie Avenue sent a 65-year-old woman to San Joaquin County Hospital with multiple stab wounds and her son to a Modesto hospital with chest pains, Manteca Police said.

February 18, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Four caught breaking into pot building taking leftovers

Four Manteca men were jailed for burglary and conspiracy charges Saturday morning in the break-in of a building that had been the site of massive marijuana grow in the Manteca Industrial Park.

February 13, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Pig manure dumping issue for police

The annexation on 1,037 acres along South Austin Road brought with it rural policing needs at a vast strawberry plant nursery where illegal dumping of pig manure has been compromising the quality of the land.

February 13, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Ex-Lathrop councilman arrested

LATHROP - Three felonies and one misdemeanor charge were levied against former Lathrop City Councilman Leroy Griffith Thursday over a false police report that involved theft of a roommate's property.

February 11, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


World War II Marine veteran alleged victim of elder abuse

Raquel Vernal, 41, was arrested Monday night at her father's Kent Street home for alleged elder abuse, possible embezzlement and utility theft that Manteca Police say stretched over some five months.

February 09, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Shopper carjacked, briefly kidnapped on Saturday night

A late night shopper in the Spreckels Park shopping center on East Yosemite Avenue was reportedly car- jacked and then briefly kidnapped at knife-point about 8:30 Saturday night by two Hispanic teens believed to be about 19, police said.

February 06, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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Articles by Section - Crime


Thieves lead police on high speed chase

Two men led Manteca Police on a high speed pursuit out of the Burlington Coat Factory about 9 p.m. Saturday with clothing they had allegedly taken from the department store on South Main Street.

April 21, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Arrests made for copper cutting

Vigilant neighbors spotted a man and a woman cutting up copper wire and tubing in the 900 block of Yolo shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday and called 911.

April 17, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


SJC TOP 9 THEFT CARS

Investigators from the Delta Regional Auto Theft Team are launching a county wide campaign aimed at reducing auto theft by distributing free anti-theft steering wheel locking devices to owners of the top nine most stolen cars in San Joaquin County.

April 16, 2015 | | Crime


Police bust Lathrop pot grow house

The alleged theft of $100,000 in electricity used in separate homes in Lathrop and Tracy for growing marijuana led to an arrest by the San Joaquin County narcotics task force agents and sheriff's deputies.

April 16, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Thieves steal $100,000 motorcycle

A Manteca custom bike builder is offering a $5,000 no-questions-asked reward for the safe return of a one-of-a-kind custom motorcycle that was stolen Thursday afternoon from a RV Storage facility on Austin Road.

April 03, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Police tackle suspect in bank lobby

Manteca Police Sgt. Mike Sexon vowed to catch a brazen auto theft suspect and he did just that Monday afternoon.

April 01, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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


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