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Starter gun shooting with laser triggers deployment of 30 cops

The sounds of gunshots rattled Manteca's Mission Ridge area immediately behind Wal-Mart at about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday with patrolmen responding to frantic calls from residents saying there was a shooter in their neighborhood.

April 16, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Alert citizen helps police stop armed robbery

Four Stockton teens hatched a plan to drive to Manteca and rob two gas stations on East Yosemite Avenue.

April 15, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Manteca man gets 4 years in state prison

Jason Puetz, 30, of Manteca, pled guilty to drug charges Monday morning before Judge Ron Northup in the Manteca Branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court – sending him to state prison for four years.

April 15, 2009 | | Crime


Bank of the West robber pedals away

Manteca Police are looking for an armed bank robber that made his getaway pedaling a mountain bike.

April 11, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Wave of daytime burglaries hit west Lathrop

LATHROP – Residents living in the high-end Meritage subdivision homes near City Hall in Lathrop are asking for more police patrol in their neighborhood.

April 10, 2009 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Suspect sought in defrauding of 18 people

A Manteca short order cook who allegedly defrauded three elementary school secretaries with the promise of "cheap computers" has other citizens telling police he took money from them as well and didn't deliver a product.

April 10, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Attempted bank robbery suspects in court today

Wednesday's two attempted bank robbery suspects are in San Joaquin County Jail awaiting their court dates today in the Manteca branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court.

April 10, 2009 | | Crime


Cops thwart bank takeover

A bank takeover robbery planned just the night before at a party after the alleged participants complained they were all broke was derailed in a dramatic confrontation in a quiet neighborhood on the edge of downtown Manteca.

April 09, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


$1M bail for man charged with selling drugs to Lathrop kid

LATHROP - Eric L. McKinney, 24, of Lathrop was charged with five felonies by sheriff's deputies Tuesday in connection with a sale of drugs to a 12-year-old female student.

April 08, 2009 | | Crime


Thieves steal 3,000 pounds of dog food

LATHROP - Some 3,000 pounds of dog food was stolen from Diamond Pet Food on Harlan Road in Lathrop sometime between April 3 and April 6, sheriff's deputies reported.

April 08, 2009 | | Crime


Target theft suspects followed to Ross store; police recover swiped property, stolen check

Danielle M. Smith, 24, of Manteca, was tracked from the Manteca Target Store near Highway 99 and Yosemite Avenue to the Ross store at Daniels Street and Airport Way Friday afternoon before she was arrested on charges of theft, possession of stolen property and possession of a stolen check.

April 04, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Mantecan in jail charged with second auto theft

A Manteca inmate in county jail awaiting formal sentencing for auto theft was given extra charges this week due to a diligent community service officer in Tracy who took extensive fingerprints inside a stolen car.

April 03, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Parolee-at-large arrested in vehicle reported stolen

Parolee-at-large Eric Law Jr, 25, of Manteca was arrested at about 2:30 p.m. Monday after he was seen getting into a reported stolen vehicle parked in the 700 block of North Grant Street.

April 03, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police seize 229 pot plants growing in Manteca home

Manteca Police found a pot garden on the second floor of a Chadwick Square home in northwest Manteca Tuesday afternoon that yielded 229 mature plants and 75 younger seedlings.

April 01, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Delivery truck, Manteca motor officers chase DUI suspect onto Highway 99

A 74-year-old Lathrop man, reportedly seen driving erratically Tuesday morning, was followed onto Highway 99 by a delivery van driver and arrested by motorcycle officers for driving under the influence, police said.

April 01, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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Robber’s father says police acted appropriately

STOCKTON - The father of a slain bank robbery suspect said Friday that police in the Northern California city of Stockton acted appropriately when they engaged in a gunbattle with his son.

July 19, 2014 | By FENIT NIRAPPIL Associated Press | Crime


Prosecutor: Bank robbers intended to take hostages

STOCKTON - Misty Holt-Singh had just popped into the bank, leaving her 12-year-old daughter in the car, when the horror began. An hour later, the mother of two lay dead after a bank robbery and planned hostage-taking spun into a chaotic police chase and furious gunbattle during which two holdup men were killed, authorities said.

July 18, 2014 | By SCOTT SMITH Associated Press | Crime


Giveaway of free anti-theft steering wheel locks for high theft vehicles

Manteca Police Department and investigators from the Delta Regional Auto Theft Team are hoping to raise awareness and prevent auto theft by launching a county wide campaign.

July 18, 2014 | | Crime


3 dead in Stockton bank robbery, gun battle

STOCKTON (AP) - Cars and houses were riddled with bullets during a high-speed chase and hostages were thrown from a fleeing SUV after a bank robbery Wednesday that led to the deaths of a hostage and two robbers, police said.

July 17, 2014 | | Crime


Third suspect arrested in theft of cheese buses

A third suspect has been arrested in the Tillamook Cheese vehicle theft.

July 17, 2014 | | Crime


Arrests made in biggest Manteca vehicle theft ever

In less than 60 hours police solved what turned out to be the biggest vehicle theft ever in Manteca recovering three of five vehicles stolen and making two arrests.

July 16, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


She’s been arrested 11 times in 18 months

Natasha Marie Archuleta apparently picked the wrong convenience store to not pay at.

July 16, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Sacramento cheese caper suspects arrested in Rocklin

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.

July 15, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Now they’re looking for rats

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.

July 15, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Manteca Police crime briefs

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

July 04, 2014 | | Crime


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