With the glaring exception of aggravated assault that is primarily gang-on-gang violence, Manteca's serious crime rate plunged 13.43 percent during 2010.
The theft of metal siding from a stack of building materials Wednesday afternoon led to the arrest of two men as they drove northward on Cottage Avenue with a load stashed in the rear of their pickup with a camper shell.
Three men from Stockton were found to be in possession of a hand gun when stopped by officers at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of West Yosemite Avenue.
Vehicle burglaries in the Manteca community are drawing the ire of victims who found their car windows smashed and valuables missing.
RIPON - The Ripon Police department opened a dialog with the first of a series of community chat sessions with residents Wednesday night at their North Wilma Avenue headquarters.
Two Stockton men sauntered out of the Manteca courthouse Tuesday morning and walked diagonally across the street to where they had parked a car that allegedly had been stolen in Stockton on Dec. 23.
The theft of an Olympic Silver medal from the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing devastated a Manteca couple when they returned to their home after a holiday trip.
Scott Allen Williamson, 39, who was found to have explosives in his Jack Tone Road home, has been jailed on nine felony weapons and destructive device counts with bail set at $320,000.
FRENCH CAMP – A San Joaquin County Sheriffs' correctional officer who supervises prisoners at the county jail ended up being an inmate at the place where he worked following his arrest on Thursday.
A young Manteca couple invited an acquaintance to go on a road trip to San Francisco Thursday night.
Vandals broke into the Masonic Lodge in the 200 block of North Powers Avenue sometime over the past weekend trashing the interior of the building and causing an estimated $7,000 in damage.
One cold winter day in February 1992, a gay man was discovered dead at his home on West Yosemite Avenue in Manteca.
A surge in year-end felony-level property crimes - a regular holiday occurrence - won't likely break Manteca's string of 20 months of double-digit drops in the crime rate.
LATHROP – Frank Padilla, Jr., 45, is facing five felony charges following a routine patrol stop on Tuesday. The incident started as a report about a suspicious person inside the mobile home park located in the 15000 block of North Harlan Road.
The Grinch did his best to steal Christmas in Manteca.
Rising temperatures means more opportunity for criminals.
Criminals stole $4.2 million worth of property in Manteca during 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Setting fire to a gas station pump is a first in Manteca - even for an arsonist.
A 24-year-old man wielding a knife in front of a Lathrop coffee shop on Harlan Road prompted the evacuation of the entire center anchored by SaveMart shortly after the noon hour on Tuesday.
Ask Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion about the compliance with California's medical marijuana laws and he'll make a simple observation: "It's amazing how many 19-year-olds have back problems."
On the particularly bad nights Gloria Henderson still reaches for the ice cream.
It's been more than 10-months since the body of 22-year-old Kelly Marelich was discovered in a dumpster behind a Manteca dental clinic on South Main Street.
Both a former Hells Angels member and an associate responsible for the death of 26-year-old Danny Martinez in August of 2011 will spend at least the next decade in state prison.
Carlos Abraham Guiterrez, 19, was the murder victim from the Saturday night shooting outside the Straw Hat Pizza Parlor on North Main Street, according to the San Joaquin County Coroner's Office.
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