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Were burglar suspects trying to ambush police officer?

Manteca Police Detective Sergeant Lewis Clark was making a courtesy traffic stop for speed on his way to work – a traffic stop that could have been his last.

August 28, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Teens knocking on various doors draw attention of neighbors who alert police

Manteca's "Neighborhood Watch" was demonstrated through the immediate reactions of several Manteca residents who were concerned by three teens who were knocking at their doors Wednesday morning.

August 27, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Attempt to sell camera lenses for pennies on the dollar ends in arrest

A Manteca man attempting to sell two lenses for pennies on the dollar led police to arrest him on a $50,000 warrant from 2007 for auto theft and eluding police.

August 22, 2009 | | Crime


Catch & release in counterfeit greenbacks caper

A Manteca man who was believed to have passed counterfeit bills at the Manteca Target Store in the past reportedly attempted to elude police shortly after noon on Tuesday after officers were called by concerned clerks.

August 19, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Residential burglaries drop 17.65% during June

It wasn't supposed to happen in Manteca but it did – home robberies invasion style.

August 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


AWARD FOR ARSON INFO

Lathrop Manteca Fire Department responded to a fire at Crescent Park Friday at 2:45 a.m. west of Lathrop High. A fire had been set to the playground equipment causing $1,000 in damage. If you have any information on the incident, call Lathrop Police Services at 858-5551 or the anonymous South County Crime Stoppers line at 823-4636. Callers to the Crime Stoppers line do not have to leave a name and are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for the arrest of the responsible parties.

August 15, 2009 | | Crime


Gutsy boy gives chase to carjacker

A nine-year-old with a green belt in karate, who wouldn't give up the chase, put a crimp in a carjacker's escape route down a Manteca alley Thursday noon spotting him behind the wheel of a U-Haul truck.

August 14, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Help police catch brazen mail thieves

It was a bold and brazen act designed to ultimately steal the identity of law-abiding citizens.

August 13, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Teen boy, 15, attacked with skateboard

A 15-year-old Manteca boy suffered undisclosed injuries to his head after being slammed with a skateboard at about 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon at a mobile home park in the 500 block of Moffat Boulevard.

August 07, 2009 | | Crime


Food left for hungry stolen

Larry Leonardo was in the habit of leaving food out for the hungry but in the process lost a $53,000 truck and another $30,000 in tools from his South Manteca Road ranch early Monday morning.

August 06, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


K-9 officer dies in line of duty

LATHROP - A Lathrop Police Department K-9 officer was shot and killed Thursday afternoon during an incident involving a Multi Agency Task Force serving a fugitive arrest warrant in the 1200 block of Louise Avenue near Cambridge Drive.

July 24, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Crime


Chief Bricker: Governor’s plan ‘decriminalizes’ some vehicle thefts

Manteca's efforts to reduce auto theft may be undermined severely by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to bridge a $26.1 billion state deficit.

July 24, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Police say man intentionally collided with vehicle his girlfriend was riding in

A car crash morphed into a reported carjacking Tuesday but ended up being a case of domestic violence.

July 24, 2009 | | Crime


Residential, auto burglary crime rates take plunge

Residential and auto burglary took major drops in Manteca during May plunging 45 and 58 percent respectively over May of 2008.

July 18, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Pipe bomb detonated in alley of 400 block of West Yosemite Ave. on Friday by police

Manteca Police detonated a pipe bomb Friday noon that was found in the alley of the 400 block of West Yosemite Avenue.

July 18, 2009 | | Crime


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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


Temperatures & criminals warming up

Rising temperatures means more opportunity for criminals.

March 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Fighting crime with micro dots

Criminals stole $4.2 million worth of property in Manteca during 2014.

March 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Gunmen rob 2 convenience stores

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.

March 19, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca oncologist fined $550K

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.

March 04, 2015 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Barricaded man cuts self with knife

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.

March 03, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Shots fired on Manteca home

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.

February 27, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Did homeless torch gas pump?

Setting fire to a gas station pump is a first in Manteca - even for an arsonist.

February 18, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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