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.
Municipal budget cutbacks triggered by The Great Recession may have forced the gutting of much of Manteca's gang unit but during the 18 months it was up and running at full force it provide police with an invaluable weapon - an expanded list of documented gang members.
Manteca Police did not arrest the 21-year-old suspect who crashed his 1995 Ford Mustang after a chase that reached speeds of up to 110 miles per hour following a gang-related fight at a North Main Street convenience store.
RIPON - A 2003 Mitsubishi being test driven by a potential buyer was carjacked at a Ripon truck stop Thursday evening with Galt police officers arresting the suspect on Highway 99 where he had parked on the side of the freeway some five hours later.
Car thieves earlier this week didn't get far before they crashed in a vehicle parked in a drive way in the 800 block of Mt. Vernon Place at about 10 p.m. on Monday.
A woman returning videos to Blockbuster on North Main Street narrowly escaped injury as gang gunfire erupted setting off a police chase that left one Sureno gang member in critical condition with head injuries when he crashed while trying to escape law enforcement.
Crime continues to drop in Manteca with one huge caveat – gang-on-gang violence.
Copper thieves struck at the Brown Sand, Inc. operation near Mossdale sometime over the weekend causing in excess of $10,000 in damage, according to San Joaquin County sheriff's deputies.
Five people were shot shortly after midnight Tuesday morning – miraculously no one was killed. A neighboring resident told the Bulletin she heard a burst of gunfire that sounded like an automatic weapon being discharged.
Jason Giles, 25, has been arrested a third time as he awaits a jail reporting date to serve out a 90-day sentence for auto burglaries and possession of stolen property - a total of six felonies, police said.
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.
A third suspect has been arrested in the Tillamook Cheese vehicle theft.