After being sentenced to 90 days in jail for auto burglaries, one 25-year-old Manteca man has been stopped twice by police while waiting to report for his county jail term. It is a commentary on today's judicial system in San Joaquin County allowing felons back on the street after their arrests.
Thieves raided the Manteca Towing storage yard in the 3700 block of West Yosemite Avenue sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning creating some $10,000 in losses.
LATHROP – A 19-year-old employee at Target store in Lathrop was arrested Wednesday and booked into San Joaquin County Jail on charges of grand theft and embezzlement.
"Rusty" the Manteca Police Department's drug dog, was the star of a region wide parole sweep on St. Patrick's Day Wednesday hitting on the "green" – $20,000 in green cold hard cash.
Jeffrey Maurer, who teaches psychology, economics and government at Sierra High School, turned himself in to Manteca Police Tuesday night at 6:30 for alleged inappropriate sexual behavior with a student.
The kindness of a 93-year-old Manteca retiree turned on him with thefts of some $4,000 in cash, and other valuables from his bedroom closet lock boxes.
A 5-inch-long pipe bomb located on a Yosemite Park picnic table Monday afternoon by a man and his grandson playing ball was destroyed by Manteca Police bomb squad members at about 6:30 p.m. two hours after it was found.
A well-dressed motorist was stopped and arrested by police in the parking lot of a North Main Street drug store Wednesday morning after they learned he was in town. They searched him out on charges that included altering his pay checks from a Manteca business last October and a no bail warrant for a vandalism conviction.
It wasn't a banner year for criminals.
Four suspected gang members were stopped by Manteca Police Monday afternoon after two citizens called saying someone was driving throughout the community pointing a small hand gun out the window of a late'80s Honda sedan.
FRENCH CAMP – The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office has set up a system to allow witnesses to text message them with anonymous tips. The tip is sent to a main server that is not associated with any law enforcement agency. The Internet-based systems route messages through a server that encrypts cell phone numbers before they get to law enforcement, making tips virtually impossible to track. With the server stripping the text of any identifying information before sending the tip to the Sheriff's Office for which it was intended.
One teen was shot and two others received knife wounds Friday night inside and outside of the Marketplace Theater on West Yosemite Avenue in what police described as a gang fight involving teens dressed in red and blue.
LATHROP – Criminals only need opportunity to make you a victim. It's up to you to deny them that opportunity.
Manteca's crime rate has dropped for the 21st consecutive month.
Pour patterns found following a Sunday morning house fire led Manteca firefighters to believe the blaze had been intentionally set throughout the residence.
A cops and robbers" drama played out shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Ripona Market where five individuals allegedly robbed the small mom and pop store of cash, alcohol and a loaded firearm.
A 57-year-old Manteca woman pled guilty this week to charges of filing false claims for her federal income tax returns.
Karin T. Meyer is mad and is demanding city action about homeless individuals trashing several of her more than 100 rental units throughout Manteca.
He might not be taking down Tokyo, but Scott Swafford has wandered his way through a few streets in his day.
One of the two suspected Hells Angels motorcycle club members believed to be responsible for the murder of 26-year-old Daniel Martinez of Lathrop in August of 2011 will be in court today.
It's been more than four months since vagrants crawling through a dumpster behind a Manteca dental office discovered the body of 22-year-old Kelly Marelich.
It seems so convenient.
A 47-year-old man awaiting trial on vehicle theft charges was captured by San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputies on the 900 block of South Airport Road Sunday morning after fleeing from the county honor farm.
According to a Manteca Police Department investigation, the 58-year-old man arrested last week on a host of felony child sexual assault charges used threats of violence to manipulate his two juvenile victims.
TRACY – The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department has arrested a man that they believe murdered a man over the weekend and left his body in a South County field.
A 58-year-old Manteca man was arrested Wednesday morning on a host of child sexual abuse charges.
The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department is searching for any information the public may have about a drive-by shooting late Wednesday in Raymus Village.
The violent and deadly shootout following a North Stockton bank robbery last week drew hundreds of police officers from throughout San Joaquin County.
STOCKTON - The father of a slain bank robbery suspect said Friday that police in the Northern California city of Stockton acted appropriately when they engaged in a gunbattle with his son.