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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


Vandal defaces 3 downtown murals

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.

December 10, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Ripon rape suspect arrested

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.

December 10, 2009 | | Crime


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Homeless man poses as resident

A package was delivered to a home Wednesday morning in the 100 block of South Sherman Avenue across from Manteca High School while police were responding to a call about a transient having broken into the residence.

September 04, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Gunshot victim was 16-year-old

It was the second time in two weeks that somebody fired a gun into a park next to a Manteca elementary school.

September 03, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


MURDER IN DOXEY PARK

Two teens were gunned down in Doxey Park in the 1300 block of Northgate Drive shortly after 1 a.m. Monday – one died at the hospital and the other was treated at the scene by medics.

September 02, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Brazen home burglary prompts MPD warnings

One Manteca senior citizen got an unexpected surprise late Tuesday morning when he returned to his home on April Way behind Springtime Park.

August 27, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


5 arrests in Ripon robbery

A cops and robbers" drama played out shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Ripona Market where five individuals allegedly robbed the small mom and pop store of cash, alcohol and a loaded firearm.

August 07, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Guilty plea in $313,000 tax fraud

A 57-year-old Manteca woman pled guilty this week to charges of filing false claims for her federal income tax returns.

August 07, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Homeless taking over her homes

Karin T. Meyer is mad and is demanding city action about homeless individuals trashing several of her more than 100 rental units throughout Manteca.

August 06, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


‘Godzilla’ arrested 58 times

He might not be taking down Tokyo, but Scott Swafford has wandered his way through a few streets in his day.

August 05, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


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