An orchestrated game of "catch and release" with ground rules laid down by police chiefs throughout San Joaquin County is keeping criminal suspects viewed as bigger threats to society behind bars longer.
A suspected gang-related drive-by shooting rocked the normally quiet 700 block of Pine Street at about 2:45 p.m. on Friday.
RIPON - It was the second bank robbery this month for Ripon's Bank of Stockton in the 200 block of West Main Street occurring shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday – suspects were quickly captured in both cases.
Thieves went shopping in Summit Collection at Union Ranch homes for kitchen appliances early Saturday morning and were interrupted by an alarm and by new residents who were about to move in, Manteca Police said.
It was a jewelry heist gone bad – all because of a perfect neighborhood watch effort.
A 17-year-old French Camp teen jailed in the theft of 12 hand guns and eight fur coats was released from juvenile hall before Manteca Police detectives could conclude serving the third consecutive search warrant in the case on Thursday.
A Manteca man, Geoffrey Allen, 50, who attempted to evade Manteca Police officer Dan Chestnut at 1:30 a.m. Friday was tazed by the officer following a police chase through city streets.
A large amount of marijuana and a short 93 mile per hour chase got two Bay Area men citations Wednesday night. They were later released.
With toothbrushes in hand, Manteca Mural Society volunteers took the first step in the tedious restoration of three murals in the downtown area that were struck by a tagger sometime Tuesday night.
Three of downtown Manteca's 10 original murals were defaced with 15-inch block letters from a white spray paint can Tuesday night causing an estimated $10,000 in damage.
RIPON - Daniel Brendun Wagner, 28, of Ripon was jailed on charges of rape and rape with a foreign object shortly after midnight Wednesday by Ripon officers.
RIPON - Ripon Police officers were too fast for a Merced man accused of taking a large amount of money from the Bank of Stockton branch in the 400 block of West Main Street Friday morning.
LATHROP – Rhonda Rallios went before the Lathrop City Council this week to ask the public's help in bringing justice to the pre-Thanksgiving brutal murder of her father in Tracy.
LATHROP – A Lathrop family coming home the weekend after Thanksgiving discovered all the gifts under the Christmas tree and other irreplaceable mementoes gone.
Steven Garcia, 53, has been successfully eluding Manteca Police for nearly a year for allegedly selling non-existent laptops and pitching machines to school secretaries and youth baseball coaches.
Two Manteca High School teachers were arrested early Sunday morning after kicking off a fight at the 44th annual Nile Garden crab feed at the MRPS Hall.
Violent crime has dropped significantly in Manteca in 2013.
A strange tale of a documented male gang member, a road rage incident and a female Ripon police officer came to a head Thursday when news that the man had turned himself in became public.
FRENCH CAMP - A man was arrested and taken to San Joaquin County Jail for breaking into two vending machines at the San Joaquin County General Hospital.
FRENCH CAMP - A man was arrested and taken to San Joaquin County Jail Thursday for breaking into two vending machines at the San Joaquin County General Hospital.Daniel Lee Jordan, a 41-year-old black male is facing charges of felony vandalism in connection with the incident. Damage to the two vending machines was placed at approximately $560.
A man believed to have robbed at least three Manteca businesses – the most recent on Dec. 3 – has been arrested in Stanislaus County.
Two men couldn't wait for the Starbucks at Airport Way and the 120 Bypass to open early Wednesday morning.