It was a jewelry heist gone bad – all because of a perfect neighborhood watch effort.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three of downtown Manteca's 10 original murals were defaced with 15-inch block letters from a white spray paint can Tuesday night causing an estimated $10,000 in damage.
RIPON - Daniel Brendun Wagner, 28, of Ripon was jailed on charges of rape and rape with a foreign object shortly after midnight Wednesday by Ripon officers.
RIPON - Ripon Police officers were too fast for a Merced man accused of taking a large amount of money from the Bank of Stockton branch in the 400 block of West Main Street Friday morning.
LATHROP – Rhonda Rallios went before the Lathrop City Council this week to ask the public's help in bringing justice to the pre-Thanksgiving brutal murder of her father in Tracy.
LATHROP – A Lathrop family coming home the weekend after Thanksgiving discovered all the gifts under the Christmas tree and other irreplaceable mementoes gone.
Steven Garcia, 53, has been successfully eluding Manteca Police for nearly a year for allegedly selling non-existent laptops and pitching machines to school secretaries and youth baseball coaches.
LATHROP – Instead of making a donation to cash-strapped Manteca-Lathrop Boys and Girls Club, two people in Lathrop ran away with some $80 that was intended to help the nonprofit provide programs for youth.
RIPON - A pickup truck that had been hijacked at gunpoint in Manteca Sunday afternoon was spotted by Ripon officers Tuesday on Jack Tone Road at Santos Avenue where the occupants were followed and taken out of the vehicle at gunpoint.
A Manteca parolee with a gun in his waistband was chased down by Manteca Police detectives Tuesday noon sending him back to prison for violation of his parole along with several fresh charges.
A pursuit of a stolen car Tuesday afternoon was called off after it reached the southern stretch of Airport Way.
Manteca Police Department and investigators from the Delta Regional Auto Theft Team are hoping to raise awareness and prevent auto theft by launching a county wide campaign.
STOCKTON (AP) - Cars and houses were riddled with bullets during a high-speed chase and hostages were thrown from a fleeing SUV after a bank robbery Wednesday that led to the deaths of a hostage and two robbers, police said.
A third suspect has been arrested in the Tillamook Cheese vehicle theft.
In less than 60 hours police solved what turned out to be the biggest vehicle theft ever in Manteca recovering three of five vehicles stolen and making two arrests.
Natasha Marie Archuleta apparently picked the wrong convenience store to not pay at.
It was fast police work from Saturday to Tuesday noon in finding those responsible for the theft and arson of high profile commercial vehicles valued at over $400,000 and parked next to a Manteca hotel in an daring caper in the dark of night.
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.
The following is a summary of the significant events the Manteca Police handled during the past week:
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.
Two men authorities believe were responsible shooting into a Moffat Boulevard motel on May 9 have been arrested.
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.
Just after 7 p.m. on Tuesday a property owner conducting a search of his property found something that seemed out of place.