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Police arrest 3rd home invasion suspect

The third man police believe was involved in a June 26 home invasion robbery was arrested Tuesday afternoon by Manteca detectives as he was being released from the Santa Clara County Jail where he was being held for a parole violation.

August 18, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


$900K stolen from Kohl’s, JC Penney

The latest in a string of shoplifting apprehensions by a special team of undercover Manteca Police officers saw the arrest Friday afternoon of Fidel Lopez, Jr., 21, at the J.C. Penney store at the Highway 120 Bypass and Union Road.

August 14, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Baby killer among ‘America’s Most Wanted’

America's Most Wanted TV dragnet is on the lookout for convicted Lathrop baby killer Mario Pena, 23, who violated his bail and disappeared.

August 11, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca Police getting ready to throw (code) book at bad neighbors

If you think it's a crime to have some of the neighbors you have, you might just be right.

August 06, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Getting down to business: Combating gangs

Manteca business owners received an education Thursday on gang awareness and prevention.

August 06, 2010 | Vince Rembulat | Crime


Arrest in E. Yosemite murder

The prime suspect in last week's murder and attempted murder in the predawn hours on East Yosemite Avenue was captured in a multi-agency dragnet Tuesday afternoon in Ripon along with the discovery of a cache of firearms and ammunition.

August 05, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police stop van with armed gang member

A Manteca Police gang suppression unit stopped a van filled with gang members shortly after midnight Saturday and arrested a 20-year-old Manteca man with a semi-automatic hand gun in his possession that had one round in the chamber.

August 02, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Couple cited for excessive panhandling in Manteca

A young couple, familiar to Mantecans for panhandling together in shopping centers throughout the community, was cited by Manteca Police officers Sunday.

August 02, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Norteño gang members tag building after fatal shooting

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.

July 29, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


2 men target of gunfire near Alameda & Walnut

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.

July 29, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Gun fire kills 1, wounds 1

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.

July 28, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Gunfire for second time sprays apartment’s walls

Multiple shots were fired into the front wall of an apartment in the 100 block of South Street sometime after 8 a.m. Saturday.

July 25, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


4 men caught with 38 pants in Ford Taurus

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.

July 22, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


15-month crime drop in Manteca

Manteca's crime rate dropped for the 15th consecutive month in May although gang violence continues to push the number of aggravated assaults upward.

July 20, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


30 years of fighting back

You can help law enforcement catch the bad guys.

July 18, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


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Felonies drop in Manteca thanks to voters

Manteca's felony crimes will drop in 2015.

November 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Crooks get $25 a bag for junk mail

The junk mail containing personal information you throw out in your garbage with offers for everything from credit cards to insurance coverage is worth $25 a bag on the streets of Manteca.

November 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Two arrests for buying alcohol for teenagers

Buying alcoholic drinks for minors resulted in citations for two adults this week.

November 12, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Indecent exposure suspect: Possible ties to four cases

The man that Lathrop Police believe is responsible for at least two incidents of indecent exposure to minors near an elementary school might also be responsible for at least two others.

November 11, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Deputies: Man walking in, out of traffic arrested for cocaine

On the surface it seems strange – and dangerous – enough.

November 11, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Arrest costs: Fluid dynamics

Last year the Manteca Police Department made 2,779 arrests.

November 08, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


CHP makes arrest in theft of Manteca car

A faulty tail light on a stolen car triggered a high speed pursuit that started in Stockton shortly after midnight Friday that led Highway Patrol officers southward through Manteca with a 1997 red Honda being stopped on Highway 120 near South Main Street.

November 08, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police investigating alleged embezzlement

An alleged embezzlement at the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society (MRPS) Hall in Manteca involving $140,000 is under investigation by the Manteca Police Department.

October 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


MPD makes $300K pot bust

Manteca Police scored their third major marijuana bust in less than 30 days when the SWAT team served a search warrant at 7 a.m. Thursday netting $300,000 worth of bagged marijuana buds.

October 24, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Lathrop bust yields pot & crystal meth

The San Joaquin Metro Narcotics Task Force and a San Joaquin County Sheriff's SWAT Team served a search warrant Tuesday morning on a home that ended up yielding more than four pounds of processed marijuana, 7 grams of crystal meth and 6 mature marijuana plants.

October 24, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


No word yet on cause of death in Marelich case

It has been more than seven months since vagrants discovered the body of Kelly Marelich in a dumpster behind a dental suite on South. Main Street.

October 22, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Another marijuana grow bust

Manteca Police seized 180 pounds of marijuana and a small arsenal of 16 weapons that included three illegal assault rifles during a raid Thursday morning in the Raymus Village neighborhood.

October 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Suspect collared after rooftop chase

A rooftop chase late Tuesday night didn't end well for a suspect that mistimed his jump and crashed through a pine tree and down onto the ground where police officers – and a canine – were waiting for him.

October 16, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Arrest in downtown Manteca sexual assault

A 43-year-old Manteca man was arrested Tuesday after it was reported that he choked and sexually assaulted a masseuse at a day spa on Center Street.

October 02, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


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