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.
FRENCH CAMP – Two San Joaquin County Correctional Officers suffered minor injuries while trying to physically subdue a combative inmate at San Joaquin County Jail Tuesday morning.
Six teenage taggers with red and black paint on their hands were detained by Manteca Police shortly before midnight Saturday after the officers spotted fresh paint on 100 yards of sound wall.
LATHROP – The victim of a drug transaction gone bad in an area just south of Lathrop City Hall was able to call the police which resulted in the suspect being arrested and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail.
Six shots rang out near South Main Street and Mission Ridge Drive in what was an otherwise quiet Super Bowl Sunday afternoon. Three shots hit their mark.
LATHROP - The Taco Bell fast food restaurant on Harlan Road was robbed at gunpoint at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday with two men making off with an undetermined amount of cash from a register.
A package was delivered to a home Wednesday morning in the 100 block of South Sherman Avenue across from Manteca High School while police were responding to a call about a transient having broken into the residence.
It was the second time in two weeks that somebody fired a gun into a park next to a Manteca elementary school.
Two teens were gunned down in Doxey Park in the 1300 block of Northgate Drive shortly after 1 a.m. Monday – one died at the hospital and the other was treated at the scene by medics.
One Manteca senior citizen got an unexpected surprise late Tuesday morning when he returned to his home on April Way behind Springtime Park.
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.