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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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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


Six arrested for armed robbery

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

May 01, 2015 | | Crime


Thieves lead police on high speed chase

Two men led Manteca Police on a high speed pursuit out of the Burlington Coat Factory about 9 p.m. Saturday with clothing they had allegedly taken from the department store on South Main Street.

April 21, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Arrests made for copper cutting

Vigilant neighbors spotted a man and a woman cutting up copper wire and tubing in the 900 block of Yolo shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday and called 911.

April 17, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


SJC TOP 9 THEFT CARS

Investigators from the Delta Regional Auto Theft Team are launching a county wide campaign aimed at reducing auto theft by distributing free anti-theft steering wheel locking devices to owners of the top nine most stolen cars in San Joaquin County.

April 16, 2015 | | Crime


Police bust Lathrop pot grow house

The alleged theft of $100,000 in electricity used in separate homes in Lathrop and Tracy for growing marijuana led to an arrest by the San Joaquin County narcotics task force agents and sheriff's deputies.

April 16, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Thieves steal $100,000 motorcycle

A Manteca custom bike builder is offering a $5,000 no-questions-asked reward for the safe return of a one-of-a-kind custom motorcycle that was stolen Thursday afternoon from a RV Storage facility on Austin Road.

April 03, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Police tackle suspect in bank lobby

Manteca Police Sgt. Mike Sexon vowed to catch a brazen auto theft suspect and he did just that Monday afternoon.

April 01, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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