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Officer happens across theft suspect while shopping

Regional auto theft task force officer Steve Schluer was taking a minute out to pick up a birthday card at Wal Mart Thursday afternoon when he got detoured by a suspect he noticed in the parking lot.

January 01, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Garcia gets prison time for scam selling non-existent computers

Manteca short-order cook Steven Garcia, 53, has been sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty to grand theft embezzlement charges in selling non-existent computers to several elementary school secretaries and others in Manteca.

January 01, 2010 | | Crime


The good news: Drop in crime

Recessions usually mean an uptick in crime.

December 31, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Husband held in murder of his wife at Lathrop home

Baljit Singh, 36, is being held in San Joaquin County Jail without bail for the alleged premeditated murder of his wife Sherene Singh, 34, in their Lathrop home December 23.

December 31, 2009 | | Crime


34-year-old woman stabbed to death

LATHROP – A 34-year-old woman was a stabbed to death in the early morning on Wednesday at a home in the 500 block of Bramblewood Avenue.

December 26, 2009 | | Crime


DUI sweep picks up 20 in Manteca

A state Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) grant made it possible for some 20 Manteca officers – regulars and reserves – to sweep the city Wednesday for drunken driving offenders who had failed to report to court or to jail on their charges or convictions.

December 24, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Catch & release ground rules set

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.

December 22, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Drive-by shooting on quiet Pine Street

A suspected gang-related drive-by shooting rocked the normally quiet 700 block of Pine Street at about 2:45 p.m. on Friday.

December 19, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


2nd robbery in 12 days at Ripon bank; police catch suspects both times

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.

December 17, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Thieves strike model homes

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.

December 15, 2009 | | Crime


Watchful neighbors tag burglars in jewelry thefts at Manteca home

It was a jewelry heist gone bad – all because of a perfect neighborhood watch effort.

December 13, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Teen trying to sell stolen guns back on the streets

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.

December 12, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Pursuit ends with suspect tazed

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.

December 12, 2009 | | Crime


High speed chase yields marijuana

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.

December 12, 2009 | | Crime


Restoration efforts start on damaged murals

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.

December 11, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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Police tackle suspect in bank lobby

Manteca Police Sgt. Mike Sexon vowed to catch a brazen auto theft suspect and he did just that Monday afternoon.

April 01, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Temperatures & criminals warming up

Rising temperatures means more opportunity for criminals.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Fighting crime with micro dots

Criminals stole $4.2 million worth of property in Manteca during 2014.

March 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Gunmen rob 2 convenience stores

Gunmen robbed two convenience stores of cash within a block of each other on East Yosemite Avenue near Powers Avenue four hours apart on Tuesday – one about 7 p.m. and the other at 11 p.m.

March 19, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca oncologist fined $550K

A Manteca oncologist has agreed to pay the federal government $550,000 after an investigation concluded that he fraudulently billed public insurers for cancer treatment drugs that weren't approved for use in the United States and then dispensed them to his patients.

March 04, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Barricaded man cuts self with knife

A 31-year-old man barricaded himself in his home for five hours Monday morning in the 700 block of Amy Way after his girlfriend and her children fled the residence for their safety.

March 03, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Shots fired on Manteca home

Shots were fired on a vehicle and a home about 9:30 Tuesday night in the 1100 block of Alameda Street just west of Cottage Avenue.

February 27, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Did homeless torch gas pump?

Setting fire to a gas station pump is a first in Manteca - even for an arsonist.

February 18, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Man with knife shuts down shopping center

A 24-year-old man wielding a knife in front of a Lathrop coffee shop on Harlan Road prompted the evacuation of the entire center anchored by SaveMart shortly after the noon hour on Tuesday.

February 11, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


STILL GOING TO POT

Ask Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion about the compliance with California's medical marijuana laws and he'll make a simple observation: "It's amazing how many 19-year-olds have back problems."

February 11, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Arrest gives Marelich’s mom some comfort

On the particularly bad nights Gloria Henderson still reaches for the ice cream.

February 05, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Police make arrest 10 months after body placed in dumpster

It's been more than 10-months since the body of 22-year-old Kelly Marelich was discovered in a dumpster behind a Manteca dental clinic on South Main Street.

February 05, 2015 | | Crime


Two take plea deal in murder

Both a former Hells Angels member and an associate responsible for the death of 26-year-old Danny Martinez in August of 2011 will spend at least the next decade in state prison.

February 04, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Carlos Guiterrez identified as murder victim

Carlos Abraham Guiterrez, 19, was the murder victim from the Saturday night shooting outside the Straw Hat Pizza Parlor on North Main Street, according to the San Joaquin County Coroner's Office.

February 03, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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