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Serious Manteca crimes drop 13% in 2010

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.

January 29, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Thieves caught in the act?

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.

January 27, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


3 men in car found with loaded hand gun

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.

January 20, 2011 | | Crime


Frustration grows over auto burglaries

Vehicle burglaries in the Manteca community are drawing the ire of victims who found their car windows smashed and valuables missing.

January 19, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Ripon: Only 10 auto burglaries during all of 2010

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.

January 13, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Did pair drive to Manteca court in a stolen car?

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.

January 12, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Olympic Games silver medal plus $100K in valuables stolen in Manteca

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.

January 11, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Man found with explosives jailed on 9 felony charges

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.

January 09, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Supervisor faces smuggling charge of providing cell phones to inmates

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.

January 08, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Carjacking by fast food restaurant

A young Manteca couple invited an acquaintance to go on a road trip to San Francisco Thursday night.

January 07, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Vandals trash Masonic Temple causing $7,000 in damages

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.

January 07, 2011 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca cold case: The Strazinsky murder

One cold winter day in February 1992, a gay man was discovered dead at his home on West Yosemite Avenue in Manteca.

January 06, 2011 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


October sees 20th straight month of drop in crime rate despite jump in gang violence

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.

January 03, 2011 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Suspect tries to flee from police twice during arrest

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.

December 31, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


FIVE DAYS OF CRISTMASTIME THEFT

The Grinch did his best to steal Christmas in Manteca.

December 28, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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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


Man with knife shuts down shopping center

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.

February 11, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


STILL GOING TO POT

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."

February 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Arrest gives Marelich’s mom some comfort

On the particularly bad nights Gloria Henderson still reaches for the ice cream.

February 05, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Police make arrest 10 months after body placed in dumpster

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.

February 05, 2015 | | Crime


Two take plea deal in murder

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.

February 04, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Carlos Guiterrez identified as murder victim

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.

February 03, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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