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Drug dog ‘Topper’ finds marijuana buds at DUI checkpoint Saturday

RIPON - Ripon Police Department's drug dog "Topper" scored one for the good guys Saturday night by finding a small bottle of marijuana buds in a car that was sidelined at a DUI checkpoint on Jack Tone Road near Highway 99.

November 22, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Burglars caught removing TVs, computers

Three San Jose burglars – including one taken down at gunpoint – were arrested Friday morning by Manteca Police officers who were called by an alert neighbor watching from a second story window.

November 21, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police make 3 arrests in theft of church’s musical instruments

By GLENN KAHL

November 20, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Damaged car owner wants police pursuits banned in neighborhoods

A Manteca woman complains the Saturday night high speed pursuit by Manteca Police left her without car after it was rear ended while parked in front of her home in the 200 block of Frances Street.

November 17, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Wild Manteca chase hits 100 mph

It all started with an attempted traffic stop at 11:17 Saturday night that turned into a high speed pursuit ending in the 200 block of Frances Street where the suspect collided with a parked car, lost control, and careened into a driveway knocking a parked vehicle through the garage door.

November 15, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Auto thief uses bicycle for get-away

A Saturday morning car thief apparently took his bicycle along just in case he needed a quick get-away – which he did when the owner caught up with him an hour later.

November 15, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Teen caught with pants down

Two high school-aged teens allegedly made off with the tip box at Quickie-Kleen Car Wash in the 700 block of East Yosemite Avenue Thursday afternoon setting in motion a foot chase by owner Francine Escobar as well as four of her employees.

November 13, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca transient arrested after curbside flags saluting American veterans are taken

Ripping an American Flag from its curbside pole in the 300 block of West Yosemite Avenue Wednesday afternoon got Manteca transient Rich Soring, 47, arrested as he sat on a brick planter island.

November 12, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca’s crime rate continues to drop

Burglaries dropped 42 percent in Manteca during August as the city continued to benefit from a steady drop in the crime rate.

November 08, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Ripon Police’s ‘Air One’ gets credit for yet another arrest

RIPON – Ripon Police department's "powered parachute" has helped nail another criminal.

November 06, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Car near Manteca High yields gun, meth & cash

An off-duty Manteca Police officer reportedly spotted a 24-year-old Manteca woman driving in a small blue pickup truck Thursday morning and recognized her as being on searchable probation from a previous conviction.

October 30, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Probation search yields chop shop, drugs & guns

An automotive chop shop, along with four rifles, ammunition and drugs were discovered in a Raymus Village neighborhood Tuesday afternoon by Manteca officers making a routine probation search.

October 28, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Vehicle thefts up as many other felonies fall in Manteca

Felony crimes dropped almost 2 percent in Manteca during July.

October 26, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Rice Krispies go to pot as police make drug arrest

Marijuana-laced Rice Krispies and Cap'n Crunchberry clusters were found in a probation search at a Manteca residence in the 800 block of Ralph Street Thursday morning.

October 23, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Bold theft from Wal-Mart cash register

Manteca Police are investigating the theft from a Wal-Mart cash register by three males.

October 23, 2009 | | Crime


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Articles by Section - Crime


Crooks get $25 a bag for junk mail

The junk mail containing personal information you throw out in your garbage with offers for everything from credit cards to insurance coverage is worth $25 a bag on the streets of Manteca.

November 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Two arrests for buying alcohol for teenagers

Buying alcoholic drinks for minors resulted in citations for two adults this week.

November 12, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Indecent exposure suspect: Possible ties to four cases

The man that Lathrop Police believe is responsible for at least two incidents of indecent exposure to minors near an elementary school might also be responsible for at least two others.

November 11, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Deputies: Man walking in, out of traffic arrested for cocaine

On the surface it seems strange – and dangerous – enough.

November 11, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Arrest costs: Fluid dynamics

Last year the Manteca Police Department made 2,779 arrests.

November 08, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


CHP makes arrest in theft of Manteca car

A faulty tail light on a stolen car triggered a high speed pursuit that started in Stockton shortly after midnight Friday that led Highway Patrol officers southward through Manteca with a 1997 red Honda being stopped on Highway 120 near South Main Street.

November 08, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police investigating alleged embezzlement

An alleged embezzlement at the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society (MRPS) Hall in Manteca involving $140,000 is under investigation by the Manteca Police Department.

October 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


MPD makes $300K pot bust

Manteca Police scored their third major marijuana bust in less than 30 days when the SWAT team served a search warrant at 7 a.m. Thursday netting $300,000 worth of bagged marijuana buds.

October 24, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Lathrop bust yields pot & crystal meth

The San Joaquin Metro Narcotics Task Force and a San Joaquin County Sheriff's SWAT Team served a search warrant Tuesday morning on a home that ended up yielding more than four pounds of processed marijuana, 7 grams of crystal meth and 6 mature marijuana plants.

October 24, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


No word yet on cause of death in Marelich case

It has been more than seven months since vagrants discovered the body of Kelly Marelich in a dumpster behind a dental suite on South. Main Street.

October 22, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Another marijuana grow bust

Manteca Police seized 180 pounds of marijuana and a small arsenal of 16 weapons that included three illegal assault rifles during a raid Thursday morning in the Raymus Village neighborhood.

October 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Suspect collared after rooftop chase

A rooftop chase late Tuesday night didn't end well for a suspect that mistimed his jump and crashed through a pine tree and down onto the ground where police officers – and a canine – were waiting for him.

October 16, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Arrest in downtown Manteca sexual assault

A 43-year-old Manteca man was arrested Tuesday after it was reported that he choked and sexually assaulted a masseuse at a day spa on Center Street.

October 02, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Man faces indecent exposure charges

Lathrop detectives arrested Esteban Diaz, at his Modesto home Thursday morning, for alleged indecent exposure to four young girls over the past year near two elementary schools.

September 26, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Huge Ripon pill theft leads to scrutiny from DEA

A pharmacy that discovered back in July that one of its employees had been pilfering highly-addictive narcotics from its supply is getting an extra-close look by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

September 24, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


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