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.
Four Stockton teens hatched a plan to drive to Manteca and rob two gas stations on East Yosemite Avenue.
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.
Manteca Police are looking for an armed bank robber that made his getaway pedaling a mountain bike.
LATHROP – Residents living in the high-end Meritage subdivision homes near City Hall in Lathrop are asking for more police patrol in their neighborhood.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A third suspect has been arrested in the Tillamook Cheese vehicle theft.
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.
Natasha Marie Archuleta apparently picked the wrong convenience store to not pay at.
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.
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.
The following is a summary of the significant events the Manteca Police handled during the past week: