LATHROP – Lathrop Police deputies were on their way to investigate a reported car theft Wednesday afternoon when they observed the described stolen vehicle traveling westbound on Roth Road which then entered the southbound Interstate 5 freeway.
RIPON - A single shotgun blast in a rural Ripon home Thursday noon brought more than a dozen officers to the scene – some with automatic weapons – locking down one elementary school for some two hours.
A 10-foot-long table – valued at $700 – was taken from in front of a home in broad daylight in the 1200 block of Higton Avenue April 19. It ended up landing a Manteca woman in jail for grand theft last week.
RIPON - A Stockton woman and a man from Lodi were arrested Tuesday morning in Ripon for possession of methamphetamine for sale with a value of over $1,600 as well as conspiracy after the driver failed to stop at a stop sign.
Mary Joan Furtado passed away Monday, April 19th, 2010 the day before her 80th birthday. She was born on April 20, 1930 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Frances and Inez McDonald. She joins her son in heaven David Paul Furtado.
RIPON - Drug convictions involving defendants in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop could be in jeopardy depending upon the outcome of a state Department of Justice investigation of how evidence was handled at the state crime lab in Ripon.
RIPON - An 18-year-old Ripon teen was reportedly jumped by a gang of five Sunday afternoon when he went to the Ripona School basketball area in the playground to have a game with a group of friends, police said.
It was a "check mate" move for Manteca officers just before noon Wednesday when they were called to two residential burglaries within six minutes of each other and corralled four out of six suspects – three of them teen girls.