Norteño gang graffiti put out a message of hate toward Sureños and the Manteca Police showing up on the roll-up garage doors of a downtown motorcycle restoration operation.
Two men in their mid-30s narrowly escaped injury shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday when they ducked behind their car in an attempt to dodge gun fire near the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Alameda Street.
Two Manteca young men were gunned down shortly before 4 a.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of East Yosemite Avenue by an unknown assailant firing from near the front door of an insurance agency on the north side of the street.
Multiple shots were fired into the front wall of an apartment in the 100 block of South Street sometime after 8 a.m. Saturday.
Four men were detained at gunpoint shortly after noon Wednesday on Highway 99 following a daylight burglary that almost netted them $1,500 in Levi pants from Kohl's Department Store.
Manteca's crime rate dropped for the 15th consecutive month in May although gang violence continues to push the number of aggravated assaults upward.
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A gang-related shooting in an alley near Library Park in downtown Manteca resulted in the car of an innocent victim being hit as he was driving down Manteca Avenue late Friday afternoon.
Two men were shot in drive-by shootings Tuesday night with one of the victims being knifed Wednesday morning after being released from an area hospital – later arrested, when for a second time, he was back in the hospital emergency room.
A wrong-way freeway driver was jailed on two counts of murder Monday when she was released from San Joaquin County Hospital 11 days after the July 1 crash.
Felonies - the most violent and costly of all crimes - continued their three-year downslide in Manteca during April.
A 22-year-old Manteca man, who was face-to-face with an officer in the dark following an early Saturday morning domestic dispute, allegedly pulled a gun from his backside waist band and narrowly escaped being shot when his girlfriend jumped in front of him, Manteca Police said.
Gregory Berry, 46, has entered a "no contest" plea to misdemeanor charges of annoying and molesting nine- and 10-year-old fourth grade girls when he was substitute teaching at Joshua Cowell School on Pestana Avenue in east Manteca in May of last year, according to Manteca detective Steven Beermann.
The lush, green landscaping of a family's 41-year-old back yard in Raymus Village was torched by fireworks Sunday night with flames leaping more than 100 feet into the air.
Two men wearing ski masks fired into an occupied vehicle parked at curbside Tuesday afternoon breaking out two rear side windows, police said.
It was fast police work from Saturday to Tuesday noon in finding those responsible for the theft and arson of high profile commercial vehicles valued at over $400,000 and parked next to a Manteca hotel in an daring caper in the dark of night.
Three stolen Tillamook Cheese microbuses valued at $300,000 were located in Copperopolis Monday night by a county-wide law enforcement team led by Manteca Police Department officers.
The following is a summary of the significant events the Manteca Police handled during the past week:
LATHROP – All that the 25-year-old man remembered was talking on his cell phone as he went up to the coin dispenser at the Wash Pro Car Wash on Harlan Road.
Two men authorities believe were responsible shooting into a Moffat Boulevard motel on May 9 have been arrested.
Foul play was not believed to be a factor in the death of a man discovered by Manteca Police officers behind a cluster of Main Street businesses Tuesday evening.
Just after 7 p.m. on Tuesday a property owner conducting a search of his property found something that seemed out of place.
A man was shot in the face on Saturday after accompanying a woman back to her house to get belongings following a fight with her husband.
By GLENN KAHL
When Manteca Pastor Robert Cox was first interviewed by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police about a fight outside of a popular restaurant in June of last year, he told them he had punched the other man in the face.
An elderly Manteca gentleman wanted to hire someone to clean his house.
A Manteca youth pastor is facing manslaughter charges after an altercation outside of a Las Vegas restaurant left a man dead.
Manteca Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are searching for a man that walked into the Bank of the West on E. Yosemite Avenue Tuesday afternoon, produced a note demanding money, and walked away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
At one point, as the camera bobbles up and down the duty shirt of exhausted Manteca patrol officer Ben Cromwell, a single question illustrates the seriousness of the situation he just found himself in.
A transient claiming that Manteca Police used excessive force when they tried to roust him from his sleep alongside an East Manteca car wash last week put a Manteca patrol officer out of work for a month as a result of the melee.