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Two shot in 3 drive-by shootings within 4 hours

Two men were shot in drive-by shootings Tuesday night with one of the victims being knifed Wednesday morning after being released from an area hospital – later arrested, when for a second time, he was back in the hospital emergency room.

July 15, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Wrong way driver jailed on 2 counts of murder

A wrong-way freeway driver was jailed on two counts of murder Monday when she was released from San Joaquin County Hospital 11 days after the July 1 crash.

July 13, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Crime down in Manteca except for gang violence

Felonies - the most violent and costly of all crimes - continued their three-year downslide in Manteca during April.

July 11, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


SWAT responds after suspect pulls gun on cop

A 22-year-old Manteca man, who was face-to-face with an officer in the dark following an early Saturday morning domestic dispute, allegedly pulled a gun from his backside waist band and narrowly escaped being shot when his girlfriend jumped in front of him, Manteca Police said.

July 11, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Substitute teacher pleads no contest to molesting, porn possession charges

Gregory Berry, 46, has entered a "no contest" plea to misdemeanor charges of annoying and molesting nine- and 10-year-old fourth grade girls when he was substitute teaching at Joshua Cowell School on Pestana Avenue in east Manteca in May of last year, according to Manteca detective Steven Beermann.

July 08, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Fireworks destroy back yard

The lush, green landscaping of a family's 41-year-old back yard in Raymus Village was torched by fireworks Sunday night with flames leaping more than 100 feet into the air.

July 07, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Gunmen fire into occupied vehicle

Two men wearing ski masks fired into an occupied vehicle parked at curbside Tuesday afternoon breaking out two rear side windows, police said.

July 07, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Shots fired into home

Manteca Police officers responded to a call at 10:42 p.m. Monday that multiple shots had been fired from a car into an occupied single family residence near Southside Park southwest of downtown

July 06, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca Police boot squatters from trash-filled home

A "Poster House" in Manteca's code enforcement effort was discovered Thursday in the 100 block of South Lincoln Avenue – destroyed by squatters who, neighbors say, were continually in and out of the house and three rear apartments.

July 02, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


2nd suspect arrested in home invasion

A second suspect was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with the 5 a.m. Saturday home invasion robbery that occurred in a northeast Manteca neighborhood near Joshua Cowell School.

June 30, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Quick police response nabs home invasion suspect who shot at victim

The quick response of two Manteca police officers was credited with the arrest of a home invasion robbery suspect who fired at least one shot at his pursuing victim as he fled on foot.

June 29, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police nab suspect in armed robbery

Jabbing the point of a knife into an older man's ribs three times in front of a Manteca market and demanding his wallet evolved into a police pursuit mid-afternoon Wednesday that ended at the Airport Way off ramp of the Highway 120 Bypass.

June 24, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


South County sweep nets more than dozen offenders including 2 Mantecans

Manteca Police officers were joined by Sheriff's deputies, probation agents and Tracy police officers in a South County sweep that put more than a dozen offenders in the San Joaquin County Jail on Wednesday.

June 24, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Scam artist preying on city’s elderly

Darlene Archer has a message for seniors in Manteca. Beware of "a gentleman out there" calling and asking you for your Medicare number.

June 23, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Five auto burglaries; windows smashed out with baseball bats

Between 3:30 and 5 a.m. on Friday, Manteca Police received reports of five auto burglaries on Pestana Avenue, Vasconcellos Avenue and Brookside Drive.

June 22, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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Three arrests in pharmacy robbery

A witness' description helped Manteca Police catch and capture three juveniles believed to have been responsible for robbing the CVS Pharmacy on North Main Street Monday afternoon.

January 21, 2015 | | Crime


Manteca felonies at 2002 levels

Felonies in Manteca were at their lowest numerical level since at least 2002.

January 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Embezzlement investigation stalls

No charges have been filed to date in connection with the alleged $140,000 embezzlement involving the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society, known to many as simply the MRPS.

January 03, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Bicyclist struck; Grinch strikes over Christmas

The "Grinch" was busy over Christmas week with a number of burglaries and stolen cars in addition to a 76-year-old bicyclist being struck on a darkened part of Yosemite Avenue at Raylow Avenue at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

December 30, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


You’d better watch out; Criminals shopping for steals

It's the busiest time of the year - for criminals.

December 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Body found amid 1,000 pot plants

A $500,000 marijuana grow involving 1,000 plants was discovered in a Lathrop home Wednesday afternoon along with the body of a man.

December 19, 2014 | | Crime


BODY FOUND IN LATHROP HOME

A half million dollar marijuana grow was discovered in a Lathrop home Wednesday afternoon along with the body of a dead man, a Sheriff's spokesman reported Thursday morning.

December 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Apps catching burglars

Want to help police catch the bad guys? There's an app for that.

December 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Cold weather means more vehicle thefts

Auto theft is about to heat up in Manteca.

December 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Copper thieves, rain shut down Bank of America

It is probably the most unusual weather story in Manteca's history.

December 03, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Copper thieves shut down Bank of America

Copper thieves forced the closure of the Bank of America Tuesday morning in Manteca as the theft of 14-foot copper down spouts on the sides of the facility caused water from the roof to flow into the bank's interior.

December 02, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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