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Scam artist preying on city’s elderly

Darlene Archer has a message for seniors in Manteca. Beware of "a gentleman out there" calling and asking you for your Medicare number.

June 23, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Five auto burglaries; windows smashed out with baseball bats

Between 3:30 and 5 a.m. on Friday, Manteca Police received reports of five auto burglaries on Pestana Avenue, Vasconcellos Avenue and Brookside Drive.

June 22, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Arrests made in shooting of convenience store customer

Arrests have been made in the June 9 shooting at Quik Stop, 505 N. Main St. that left a 43-year-old customer with a gunshot wound in his left arm.

June 18, 2010 | | Crime


Utility theft leads police to legal indoor pot grow

The PG&E Theft Division alerted Manteca Police officers to a home that not only was allegedly stealing power, but that also had an indoor marijuana grow in need of that power source for temperature control.

June 07, 2010 | | Crime


Gang attack disrupts Ripon family BBQ

RIPON - It was the young children – about 10 in all – who were probably the most traumatized by a gang attack Saturday afternoon in the 600 block of Ripona Avenue with one of the youngsters calling police saying his dad was being hit in the head.

June 06, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Ripon Police arrest Lathrop man, 20, in connection with beer run, car ramming

RIPON - A Lathrop 20-year-old man who allegedly acted as a getaway driver Wednesday night in a theft at a Ripon convenience store was tracked to his Lathrop home on Thursday and arrested by Ripon police officers.

June 04, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Typical Manteca summer crime day: House burglary, shoplifting, & more

Wednesday was a typical day for Manteca Police.

June 03, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police arrest trio on charges of burglarizing for-sale home

Three men were allegedly caught red handed removing property from a home on Daniels Street Tuesday evening.

June 02, 2010 | | Crime


Fleeing driver leaves behind lots of cash, drugs & gun

A Friday noon high speed chase from rural Manteca ended with a Manteca Police officer finding the '97 Ford Mustang abandoned behind an eatery in the 1400 block of West Yosemite Avenue where the driver had fled leaving a large amount of cash, drugs and a semi-automatic hand gun.

May 29, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Woman, 85, loses $29K to sweepstakes scam

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

May 28, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


15 years in prison on child porn charges

A 63-year-old Manteca man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison on Tuesday following a plea agreement involving child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner.

May 26, 2010 | Staff reports of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin | Crime


Police shot out tire to insure safety of officer

Manteca Police have determined an officer's shooting out of the tire of a vehicle being driven by an auto theft suspect was in the interest of a fellow officer's safety.

May 22, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police fire shots to disable suspect’s car

A Manteca Police officer fired two rounds into the front right tire of a stolen vehicle Thursday morning after the suspects rammed a patrol unit and then threatened a detective with the vehicle.

May 21, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Suspects sought in assault with vehicle

On April 25, 2010, two Hispanic males got into an altercation with two to three other Hispanic males in front of 14368 Avon Ave. in Lathrop.

May 20, 2010 | | Crime


Manteca may broker truces between gangs with $500K in federal funds

A $500,000 "Peace Keeper" program that would interface with Manteca gangs has the total support of Manteca Police Chief David Bricker and could become a reality as soon as October.

May 16, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


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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


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