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.
LATHROP - Three shots rang out from a gunman wearing a ski mask in the 12000 block of Harlan Road at about 9 p.m. Monday with one man being hit in the groin and the side of his body, deputies reported.
A regional auto theft task force officer got into a foot chase with two suspects during the noon hour Friday following the robbery of a 19-year-old man on the Tidewater Bike Path.
LATHROP – A newly remodeled house already in escrow was hit by vandals in Lathrop late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.
Richard Daniel Breakfield and Erasmo Bugarin, both 21 years old, are being sought by Manteca Policefor questioning in the New Years Eve beating that left Miguel Valles in critical condition with severe head injuries outside a convenience store on North Union Road near the Union Pacific Railroad tracks.
Discharging a shotgun in a residential neighborhood sent a 20-year-old David Foster to county jail Saturday afternoon.
Regional auto theft task force officer Steve Schluer was taking a minute out to pick up a birthday card at Wal Mart Thursday afternoon when he got detoured by a suspect he noticed in the parking lot.
Manteca short-order cook Steven Garcia, 53, has been sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty to grand theft embezzlement charges in selling non-existent computers to several elementary school secretaries and others in Manteca.
Recessions usually mean an uptick in crime.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A suspected gang-related drive-by shooting rocked the normally quiet 700 block of Pine Street at about 2:45 p.m. on Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Manteca Police Sgt. Mike Sexon vowed to catch a brazen auto theft suspect and he did just that Monday afternoon.
Rising temperatures means more opportunity for criminals.
Criminals stole $4.2 million worth of property in Manteca during 2014.
Gunmen robbed two convenience stores of cash within a block of each other on East Yosemite Avenue near Powers Avenue four hours apart on Tuesday – one about 7 p.m. and the other at 11 p.m.
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.
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