RIPON - Ripon Police detectives Sgt. Terri Jensen and Officer Gordon West of the newly formed Special Investigations Unit conducted surveillance on a residence in Richmond looking for a suspect who had robbed the Barnwood Arms downtown gun shop of a $1,200 weapon Oct. 11.
RIPON - Ernest Manuel Navarez, 46, of Ripon was taken into custody Thursday morning on a series of drug charges by Special Investigations Unit Detective Gordon West.
STOCKTON - A Stockton man was wounded during a Sheriff's Department SWAT action at 6 a.m. Wednesday in the 3700 block of East Miner Street, according to Sheriff's spokesman Deputy Les Garcia.
STOCKTON - A man reportedly standing atop his vehicle in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Highway 4 brought CHP officers to the scene shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday to find the car abandoned.
RIPON - A hand gun valued at $1,200 was taken from an unlocked case at the Barnwood Arms gun shop in Ripon last Thursday with the suspect walking out of the store without being noticed by the clerks.
Manteca Police are looking for a firebug responsible for a Monday afternoon structure fire on Moffat Boulevard that broke out shortly after 5 p.m. – the fourth fire to the former San Joaquin County Agricultural Services in the last two years.
The possibility of the comingling of murder victims' bones unearthed in a well dig in Linden in the "Speed Freak" Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog series of murders was addressed by San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore at a press conference Friday.
LATHROP - A drive-by shooting at 8 p.m. Tuesday night in the 200 block of Shilling Avenue in Lathrop led deputies to a suspect some three hours later.
RIPON - A 45-year-old Ripon mother was charged with contributing to the delinquency of minors after neighbors reported a loud backyard party with officers allegedly discovering marijuana in plain view on the front porch and in the back yard Saturday night at a home in the 1700 block of Bonnie Court.
Two men were arrested shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday allegedly loading stolen business materials onto a trailer being towed by a truck reported stolen earlier in Manteca.
LATHROP – Another Lathrop Elementary School student is saying that she had a run-in with an adult on her way to campus.
RIPON - An illegal u-turn ended with an arrest for drug possession. Ripon Police officer Mike Perry was on patrol Tuesday at 10:35 p.m. near Jack Tone Road and Santos Avenue when he observed an orange Saturn perform an illegal u-turn in the intersection. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle. The driver was found to have a suspended driver's license. The passenger in the vehicle was found to be on active parole. A ...
Call it the "trickle down" theory of budget cuts. Federal courts order California to cut its prison population by 33,000 by June of 2013. The state, in turn, releases low-level offenders but kicks the ones with just a bit more criminal activity down to county jails. County jails - under court-mandates as well such as in San Joaquin County - kick out other inmates early or simply don't keep criminal suspects for more than a ...
RIPON - A 24-year-old Ripon man was apprehended by officers for allegedly attempting to kill his wife and 4-year-old daughter by ramming a vehicle he was driving into a rural utility pole on Hammet Road shortly before noon Monday following a heated domestic argument,.
RIPON - A drug cache of 50 ecstasy pills, 24 doses of LSD, prescription drugs, syringes, narcotics paraphernalia and cash were seized by two Ripon officers shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday.
A 27-year-old Manteca man was taken into custody at gunpoint late Monday morning and charged with four felonies including the attempted murder of his live-in girlfriend who had been running away from him while carrying their baby in her arms in the predawn hours.
A cash roll of $2,200 – money intended for a down payment on a mobile home – was dropped in the parking lot of a Manteca fast food restaurant.
FRENCH CAMP - A French Camp woman was shot Sunday morning while sitting behind the wheel of her car and then drove herself to a hospital with three bullet wounds in the upper part of her body.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Police stormed a New Jersey home early Sunday and fatally shot a registered sex offender who had held his girlfriend's three children hostage, ending their 37-hour ordeal and recovering the bodies of the captives' mother and another sibling, authorities said.
Dominic Aguilar, 37, is being held to answer a felony terrorist threat charge that he leveled threats against Manteca Police Officer John Moody on his Facebook page related to the officer involved shooting of Ernesto Duenas, Jr., nearly two years ago.
LATHROP - A 12-member Manteca-Ripon SWAT team and five undercover officers served a major arrest warrant at a home in the 400 block of Manila Road in Lathrop just minutes after 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Christina Duran, 41, had to wait to eat a late night snack until she got to county jail in the early hours of Wednesday morning after she allegedly rammed the Carl Junior's fast food restaurant in the 1400 block of West Yosemite Avenue with her vehicle.
A burglary in progress with a van backed into a driveway caught the attention of neighbors who called police.
A woman motorist detained at the front gate of the Sharpe Army Depot without identification set off what was quickly labeled a multi-casualty incident (MCI) when investigating officers developed immediate hand irritations when they searched her white Suburban SUV.
Thieves attempting to break into a Second Harvest Food Bank refrigerator truck trailer sometime over the weekend accomplished only one thing – the loss of $5,000 worth of perishable food stacked inside the trailer that arrived on Friday.
Vandals trashed part of East Union High School in the predawn hours Saturday morning, smashing out the windshield and four side windows of a pickup truck in the motor pool and spreading human feces on a door and window to a classroom.
A volley of gunfire directed at the Manteca Ambulance headquarters shortly before 11 p.m. Friday night shocked two ambulance medics as they were looking out the front window of the two-story building.
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