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Crime down 20.5% since 2005

Manteca's economy was on a roll in 2005 and so were criminals.

January 28, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Anonymous callers help police nab four Target shoplifters

LATHROP – Anonymous calls from sharp and concerned residents helped Lathrop police nab four people suspected of shoplifting items at the Lathrop Target store.

January 27, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Prison parolees get big break

There was a time – just two days ago actually – if a state prison parolee was picked up on suspicion of any non-violent crime such as check fraud, vehicle theft, identity theft, or residential burglary they'd automatically go back to the big house.

January 26, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Felony crimes drop 15.45% in Manteca

Six of the 11 felony crimes that the FBI uses to determine the safety of a community continue to sustain double digit drops in Manteca.

January 22, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Last of custom hot rods stolen from dead man are recovered

The last of a dead man's $350,000 collection of prized vehicles was recovered at about 10 p.m. Sunday in Patterson, according to Delta Regional Auto Theft Team detective Stephen Schluer.

January 19, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Theft suspect repeatedly kicked store security officer

LATHROP - Robert David Stockton, 23, was arrested outside the Save Mart store in the 15200 block of Harlan Road in Lathrop after allegedly stealing merchandise and repeatedly kicking a security officer in the head following a parking lot struggle.

January 16, 2010 | | Crime


Reward offered in home shooting

The South County Crime Stoppers organization is offering up to a $1,000 reward leading to the arrest of two responsibles in a Monday night shooting in a Lathrop home in the 12000 block of Harlan Road.

January 16, 2010 | | Crime


Police say weapon may have been picked up by bystanders at stabbing

The Thursday morning knifing of Manteca High School freshman girl left a shocked community in its wake.

January 16, 2010 | | Crime


Junior cut by sophomore in fight at MHS

Manteca Police school resource officer April Smith had her hands full detaining one girl and performing first aid on a bleeding victim at Manteca High School Thursday morning.

January 15, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Vandals cause thousands in damages at eight parks

There's a direct correlation between park vandalism in Manteca and school vacation.

January 15, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Meth possession, fake ID cards lead to arrest of pair now on probation hold

Their possession of methamphetamine and fake ID card sent two Modesto men to jail Thursday afternoon. They were also placed on a hold by the U.S. Probation Department.

January 15, 2010 | | Crime


3rd vehicle within week torched in French Camp

FRENCH CAMP - The third vehicle to be torched in less than a week in French Camp was an '80s Chevy in the 9800 block of Lockhart Road, according to Paul Tualla, assistant chief of the French Camp McKinley Fire Department.

January 15, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Dead man’s hot rods taken in $250K theft

An elderly Manteca man's hot rods, valued at some $250,000, were stolen from the garage of his home shortly after his death in his Louise Avenue residence.

January 14, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


3 arrests in beating on New Year’s Eve

Richard Daniel Breakfield, 21, the last of three suspects charged with attempted murder in a New Year's Eve beating, is in the county jail, police reported Wednesday night. All three were sought on million dollar warrants.

January 14, 2010 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Two vehicles left torched in French Camp

FRENCH CAMP - Two vehicles were torched in French Camp in the early morning hours Saturday and Sunday, according to Paul Tualla, assistant fire chief of the French Camp McKinley Fire District.

January 13, 2010 | | Crime


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Articles by Section - Crime


Illicit drugs ‘rampant’ in prisons

VACAVILLE (AP) - California inmates are dying of drug overdoses at nearly triple the national rate and it's unclear whether the tough steps state officials took this year to stop illicit drugs from getting into prisons are having any effect, though they are prompting criticism from civil rights advocates.

June 22, 2015 | | Crime


Manhunt for escaped killers shifts

FRIENDSHIP, N.Y. (AP) - Investigators tracking two murder convicts who escaped from a northern New York prison scoured a rural area near the Pennsylvania border Sunday, saying an unconfirmed but credible report of a sighting had shifted the search across the state.

June 22, 2015 | | Crime


Cited for masturbating in parking lot

A Manteca man was arrested via a citizen's arrest and cited by Manteca Police for allegedly performing a sex act in his truck at the Save-Mart parking lot in the 1100 block of North Main Street shortly after 9 a.m. Friday.

June 20, 2015 | | Crime


Man shot on Moffat at Inn by the Station

The following are major incidents handled recently by Manteca Police:

June 20, 2015 | | Crime


Manteca Police seize $30K in illegal drugs

Manteca Police have taken $30,000 worth of illegal drugs off the street.

June 13, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Road rage suspect’s bail upped to $1.2M due to victim’s injuries

The suspect's bail in Thursday's road rage incident on Highway 99 has been increased to $1,205,375 due to hospital reports that the victim sustained brain injuries and possible paralysis.

June 13, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Highway 99 road rage

Witnesses say a man - who the CHP said has already been convicted of reckless driving - deliberately forced another driver off Highway 99 causing major injuries to the victim in what officers are calling a case of road rage.

June 12, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Transient arrested for prowling at fire station

The following is a summary of the significant events the Manteca Police Department handled during the past week:

June 12, 2015 | | Crime


Felonies drop as Manteca adds residents

Serious crime continues to drop in Manteca.

May 28, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Car used as weapon

Fence boards exploded in every direction in a Grant Avenue alley near Sutter Street at 5:20 a.m. Friday when the driver of a late model Hyundai allegedly ran down a 20-year-old man on foot behind his home and crashed through rear fences in three back yards.

May 23, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Probation search yields $50K in pot

Some $50,000 in small to half-grown marijuana plants were discovered in a Lathrop home Wednesday by police.

May 21, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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