NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A Navy sailor has been charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl on Independence Day after offering her and her friends alcohol, and two others face related charges for their roles in the encounter, authorities said Wednesday.
The use of an aging MAC-11 semi-automatic machine pistol may have elevated Monday's drive-by shooting allegedly done by two illegal aliens that are also Sureno gang members to the level of a federal crime.
Two illegal aliens and Serrano gang members were captured by a police detective Monday afternoon after they scaled three backyard fences. He took them down at gun point following a shooting in the 400 block of Greenbrier Avenue.
LATHROP - Sheriff's deputies were holding out little hope Friday they might still find a discarded newborn alive as they searched the Aries Place home of its 15-year-old mother.
They come knocking typically on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
It was a business check for $4,450 that was opened by Jack Kelley of Manteca. It looked too good to be true and Manteca and Manteca Police spokesman Rex Osborn confirmed that it was fraudulent.
The last five days in Manteca have been busy for Manteca Police officers with eight auto burglaries, eight residential burglaries, five stolen vehicles, and one case of arson.
RIPON - A driver of a stolen car being pursued by the California Highway Patrol during the Tuesday noon hour on northbound Highway 99 made the mistake of cutting through Ripon.
A Manteca couple eating a late lunch had the shock of their lives at 2:22 Friday afternoon when a car literally exploded through the rear door and adjoining glass windows at King's Vietnamese and Chinese Cuisine restaurant at the corner of West Yosemite and Watson avenues across from the Marketplace Cinema 10.
Two vehicles were stolen in Manteca Friday morning within 25 minutes of each other, police reported.
A 60-year-old Manteca woman gave chase after three juveniles snatched her purse from the front seat of her car Tuesday afternoon in the 300 block of Cherry Lane near Union Road.
LATHROP - A Lathrop man was found dead in his home at about 8 a.m. Wednesday after deputies went to the front door at 204 Siltstone Avenue to serve an eviction notice. A neighbor was alerted to the fire and ambulance response when her young son saw the emergency vehicles in front of their home.
Thefts of auto parts along with auto and residential burglaries continued over the weekend, according to Manteca police.
Manteca Police do not know why skirmishes are increasing between the Lathrop Hispanic Pride and Manteca's gangs.
RIPON - A half dozen Ripon police officers with arrest warrants in hand knocked on more than 20 front doors Saturday, but found that most of those dodging the law weren't home.
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.