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Teen-age ‘gang member’ charged with shooting into occupied home

An 18-year-old Manteca gang member has been arrested in the Friday afternoon shooting in the Martha and Sequoia avenues neighborhood that terrified neighbors who witnessed the scenario.

April 26, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Shooter scares Sequoia neighborhood

Neighbors in the 700 block of South Sequoia Avenue were traumatized Friday afternoon when they heard one gunshot and then saw three teens running by their homes – one with a black semi-automatic hand gun.

April 25, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Mom arrested allegedly driving kids with 3 times legal blood alcohol level

Picking up two small children from Walter Woodward Elementary School Thursday afternoon led to the arrest of one mother on two counts of child endangerment and for driving under the influence.

April 24, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Attorney unsuccessful in getting attempted bank robbery charges in Chase case dropped

Two Manteca men charged with attempted robbery of the Chase Bank in Manteca went before San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Phillip Urie Thursday in the Manteca court.

April 24, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Dog sniffs out auto theft suspect hiding in hollowed out box spring

An auto theft suspect made a stop for surgery at county hospital before going to county jail Wednesday morning after a bout with a sheriff's police dog.

April 23, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Suspect in high speed chase swims away from CHP officers

A high speed chase Monday night that went from orchard to orchard lasted for more than an hour and a half beginning at Arch Road near the Stockton Airport and ending in Escalon at the Stanislaus River and Brennan Road.

April 23, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Shaken baby dies, deal means dad can’t be charged with his death

A Manteca baby, who was violently shaken in September of 2007, died Monday at the home of foster parents in Ripon.

April 22, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


3 men arrested on suspicion of burglary

RIPON – Three men are in custody at San Joaquin County Jail on suspicion of burglary, attempted burglary, possession of burglary tools and conspiracy to commit crime, thanks to an alert police officer.

April 22, 2009 | | Crime


Reams arrested on sexual abuse charges

Sid Reams, 66, has been arrested on charges relating to alleged sexual misconduct.

April 17, 2009 | | Crime


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


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Crooks get $25 a bag for junk mail

The junk mail containing personal information you throw out in your garbage with offers for everything from credit cards to insurance coverage is worth $25 a bag on the streets of Manteca.

November 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Two arrests for buying alcohol for teenagers

Buying alcoholic drinks for minors resulted in citations for two adults this week.

November 12, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Indecent exposure suspect: Possible ties to four cases

The man that Lathrop Police believe is responsible for at least two incidents of indecent exposure to minors near an elementary school might also be responsible for at least two others.

November 11, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Deputies: Man walking in, out of traffic arrested for cocaine

On the surface it seems strange – and dangerous – enough.

November 11, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Arrest costs: Fluid dynamics

Last year the Manteca Police Department made 2,779 arrests.

November 08, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


CHP makes arrest in theft of Manteca car

A faulty tail light on a stolen car triggered a high speed pursuit that started in Stockton shortly after midnight Friday that led Highway Patrol officers southward through Manteca with a 1997 red Honda being stopped on Highway 120 near South Main Street.

November 08, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Police investigating alleged embezzlement

An alleged embezzlement at the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society (MRPS) Hall in Manteca involving $140,000 is under investigation by the Manteca Police Department.

October 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


MPD makes $300K pot bust

Manteca Police scored their third major marijuana bust in less than 30 days when the SWAT team served a search warrant at 7 a.m. Thursday netting $300,000 worth of bagged marijuana buds.

October 24, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Lathrop bust yields pot & crystal meth

The San Joaquin Metro Narcotics Task Force and a San Joaquin County Sheriff's SWAT Team served a search warrant Tuesday morning on a home that ended up yielding more than four pounds of processed marijuana, 7 grams of crystal meth and 6 mature marijuana plants.

October 24, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


No word yet on cause of death in Marelich case

It has been more than seven months since vagrants discovered the body of Kelly Marelich in a dumpster behind a dental suite on South. Main Street.

October 22, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Another marijuana grow bust

Manteca Police seized 180 pounds of marijuana and a small arsenal of 16 weapons that included three illegal assault rifles during a raid Thursday morning in the Raymus Village neighborhood.

October 17, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Suspect collared after rooftop chase

A rooftop chase late Tuesday night didn't end well for a suspect that mistimed his jump and crashed through a pine tree and down onto the ground where police officers – and a canine – were waiting for him.

October 16, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Arrest in downtown Manteca sexual assault

A 43-year-old Manteca man was arrested Tuesday after it was reported that he choked and sexually assaulted a masseuse at a day spa on Center Street.

October 02, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


Man faces indecent exposure charges

Lathrop detectives arrested Esteban Diaz, at his Modesto home Thursday morning, for alleged indecent exposure to four young girls over the past year near two elementary schools.

September 26, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Huge Ripon pill theft leads to scrutiny from DEA

A pharmacy that discovered back in July that one of its employees had been pilfering highly-addictive narcotics from its supply is getting an extra-close look by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

September 24, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Crime


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