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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


Jewelry store robbery nets big loss

New York Diamonds jewelry store lost an undisclosed amount of loose diamonds and gold rings in an early morning robbery at their Wal Mart Shopping Center location Wednesday.

July 16, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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Three arrests in pharmacy robbery

A witness' description helped Manteca Police catch and capture three juveniles believed to have been responsible for robbing the CVS Pharmacy on North Main Street Monday afternoon.

January 21, 2015 | | Crime


Manteca felonies at 2002 levels

Felonies in Manteca were at their lowest numerical level since at least 2002.

January 16, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Embezzlement investigation stalls

No charges have been filed to date in connection with the alleged $140,000 embezzlement involving the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society, known to many as simply the MRPS.

January 03, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Crime


Bicyclist struck; Grinch strikes over Christmas

The "Grinch" was busy over Christmas week with a number of burglaries and stolen cars in addition to a 76-year-old bicyclist being struck on a darkened part of Yosemite Avenue at Raylow Avenue at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

December 30, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


You’d better watch out; Criminals shopping for steals

It's the busiest time of the year - for criminals.

December 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Body found amid 1,000 pot plants

A $500,000 marijuana grow involving 1,000 plants was discovered in a Lathrop home Wednesday afternoon along with the body of a man.

December 19, 2014 | | Crime


BODY FOUND IN LATHROP HOME

A half million dollar marijuana grow was discovered in a Lathrop home Wednesday afternoon along with the body of a dead man, a Sheriff's spokesman reported Thursday morning.

December 18, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


Apps catching burglars

Want to help police catch the bad guys? There's an app for that.

December 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Cold weather means more vehicle thefts

Auto theft is about to heat up in Manteca.

December 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Copper thieves, rain shut down Bank of America

It is probably the most unusual weather story in Manteca's history.

December 03, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Crime


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