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.
By GLENN KAHL
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Burglaries dropped 42 percent in Manteca during August as the city continued to benefit from a steady drop in the crime rate.
RIPON – Ripon Police department's "powered parachute" has helped nail another criminal.
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.
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.
Felony crimes dropped almost 2 percent in Manteca during July.
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.
Manteca Police are investigating the theft from a Wal-Mart cash register by three males.
LATHROP – A man was found with shot gun wounds before sunrise Thursday on the ground of a Lathrop business.
A double shooting in a Manteca neighborhood Sunday morning left an 11-year-old boy in critical condition and his 17-year-old brother suffering from a flesh wound in his upper arm.
A 59-year-old Manteca man has been jailed on child sexual abuse charges that investigators believe began when the youngest victim was only six years old.
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.
It was the second time in two weeks that somebody fired a gun into a park next to a Manteca elementary school.
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.
One Manteca senior citizen got an unexpected surprise late Tuesday morning when he returned to his home on April Way behind Springtime Park.