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.
A man was shot in the face on Saturday after accompanying a woman back to her house to get belongings following a fight with her husband.
By GLENN KAHL
When Manteca Pastor Robert Cox was first interviewed by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police about a fight outside of a popular restaurant in June of last year, he told them he had punched the other man in the face.
An elderly Manteca gentleman wanted to hire someone to clean his house.
A Manteca youth pastor is facing manslaughter charges after an altercation outside of a Las Vegas restaurant left a man dead.
Manteca Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are searching for a man that walked into the Bank of the West on E. Yosemite Avenue Tuesday afternoon, produced a note demanding money, and walked away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
At one point, as the camera bobbles up and down the duty shirt of exhausted Manteca patrol officer Ben Cromwell, a single question illustrates the seriousness of the situation he just found himself in.
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.
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.
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.
Setting fire to a gas station pump is a first in Manteca - even for an arsonist.
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.
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."
On the particularly bad nights Gloria Henderson still reaches for the ice cream.
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.
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.
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.
A witness' description helped Manteca Police catch and capture three juveniles believed to have been responsible for robbing the CVS Pharmacy on North Main Street Monday afternoon.
Felonies in Manteca were at their lowest numerical level since at least 2002.
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