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.
RIPON - The advent of the powered parachute "Air One" unit in Ripon is credited with helping cut residential burglaries in that community by 64 percent over 10 months compared to the same period last year.
LATHROP – An expired car registration landed four men in San Joaquin County Jail on various felony charges. San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputies spotted the vehicle and pulled it over on South Airport Way at South Airport Court shortly before midnight on Monday.
LATHROP – Lathrop Police deputies were on their way to investigate a reported car theft Wednesday afternoon when they observed the described stolen vehicle traveling westbound on Roth Road which then entered the southbound Interstate 5 freeway.
RIPON - A single shotgun blast in a rural Ripon home Thursday noon brought more than a dozen officers to the scene – some with automatic weapons – locking down one elementary school for some two hours.
Fence boards exploded in every direction in a Grant Avenue alley near Sutter Street at 5:20 a.m. Friday when the driver of a late model Hyundai allegedly ran down a 20-year-old man on foot behind his home and crashed through rear fences in three back yards.
Investigators from the Delta Regional Auto Theft Team are launching a county wide campaign aimed at reducing auto theft by distributing free anti-theft steering wheel locking devices to owners of the top nine most stolen cars in San Joaquin County.
The alleged theft of $100,000 in electricity used in separate homes in Lathrop and Tracy for growing marijuana led to an arrest by the San Joaquin County narcotics task force agents and sheriff's deputies.
A Manteca custom bike builder is offering a $5,000 no-questions-asked reward for the safe return of a one-of-a-kind custom motorcycle that was stolen Thursday afternoon from a RV Storage facility on Austin Road.