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Police destroy pipe bomb left in park

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.

March 16, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Man faces charges of altering pay check from his employer

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.

March 12, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


2009: Criminals losing ground

It wasn't a banner year for criminals.

March 09, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Gang members brandish gun while driving

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.

March 09, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Text message anonymous tips to Sheriff’s Office

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.

March 07, 2010 | | Crime


Theater gang fight leaves 3 wounded

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.

March 06, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Don’t let opportunity knock for criminals

LATHROP – Criminals only need opportunity to make you a victim. It's up to you to deny them that opportunity.

March 04, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Crime continues going down in Manteca

Manteca's crime rate has dropped for the 21st consecutive month.

February 23, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Arson fire causes $53K damage to empty house

Pour patterns found following a Sunday morning house fire led Manteca firefighters to believe the blaze had been intentionally set throughout the residence.

February 15, 2010 | | Crime


Inmate injures two correctional officers at jail

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.

February 11, 2010 | Staff reports of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin | Crime


Gang members caught ‘red-handed’ tagging 100 yards of sound wall

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.

February 10, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Suspect’s arrest ends drug deal gone bad near Lathrop City Hall

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.

February 10, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Sunday gun play on South Main

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.

February 08, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Lathrop Taco Bell robbed at gunpoint Wednesday

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.

February 05, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


3 cited, released for impersonating police officers, making traffic stops

Three teenagers – two from Stockton and one from Manteca – were arrested Tuesday night for impersonating police officers in traffic stops.

February 04, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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Now they’re looking for rats

Three stolen Tillamook Cheese microbuses valued at $300,000 were located in Copperopolis Monday night by a county-wide law enforcement team led by Manteca Police Department officers.

July 15, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca Police crime briefs

The following is a summary of the significant events the Manteca Police handled during the past week:

July 04, 2014 | | Crime


Man is beaten for phone at car wash

LATHROP – All that the 25-year-old man remembered was talking on his cell phone as he went up to the coin dispenser at the Wash Pro Car Wash on Harlan Road.

July 02, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Two arrested in Moffat shooting

Two men authorities believe were responsible shooting into a Moffat Boulevard motel on May 9 have been arrested.

July 01, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Coroner rules out foul play in death

Foul play was not believed to be a factor in the death of a man discovered by Manteca Police officers behind a cluster of Main Street businesses Tuesday evening.

June 26, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Dead body found near N. Main Street

Just after 7 p.m. on Tuesday a property owner conducting a search of his property found something that seemed out of place.

June 25, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Man shot in face while he was helping woman

A man was shot in the face on Saturday after accompanying a woman back to her house to get belongings following a fight with her husband.

June 11, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Woman drives rental car into home; damages pegged at $20K

By GLENN KAHL

June 07, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Las Vegas police say fight caused death

When Manteca Pastor Robert Cox was first interviewed by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police about a fight outside of a popular restaurant in June of last year, he told them he had punched the other man in the face.

June 07, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Toter divers drive ID theft

An elderly Manteca gentleman wanted to hire someone to clean his house.

June 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Manteca man faces charges in Las Vegas fracas death

A Manteca youth pastor is facing manslaughter charges after an altercation outside of a Las Vegas restaurant left a man dead.

June 06, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Solo robber hits Manteca Bank of the West branch

Manteca Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are searching for a man that walked into the Bank of the West on E. Yosemite Avenue Tuesday afternoon, produced a note demanding money, and walked away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

June 05, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Officer thought he’d been stabbed

At one point, as the camera bobbles up and down the duty shirt of exhausted Manteca patrol officer Ben Cromwell, a single question illustrates the seriousness of the situation he just found himself in.

June 03, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Fight with transient sidelines officer due to groin injuries

A transient claiming that Manteca Police used excessive force when they tried to roust him from his sleep alongside an East Manteca car wash last week put a Manteca patrol officer out of work for a month as a result of the melee.

May 31, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


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