Manteca Police detectives had a hunch they'd find something in the Manteca home of David Crabtree Wednesday afternoon.
A disagreement turned violent Tuesday in an unincorporated area south of Manteca near the San Joaquin River.
Alert neighbors chased and then held a burglary suspect at gunpoint after a brazen daytime break-in in the 1200 block of Nana Place was thwarted when the homeowner arrived unexpectedly.
The usual quiet around Doctors Hospital was shattered shortly before 10 a.m. Monday when Manteca Police officers chased down a fleeing fugitive they were attempting to serve a "no bail" arrest warrant on a carjacking charge at his McNary Circle home.
A dark colored pickup truck was driven through the front glass windows and door of the Manteca Gas & Go Chevron station at Louise and Cottage avenues shortly after 3 a.m. Monday for the second time in seven months.
Six shots rang out at about 9:40 p.m. Friday in a drive-by shooting that left a 44-year-old Hispanic woman wounded in the face next to a stop sign at the northeast corner of the Birchwood and Crestwood avenues intersection north of Kmart.
All types of burglaries from residential to auto are up 28.8 percent in Manteca during the first six months of the year.
FRENCH CAMP – A multi-agency law enforcement effort Tuesday morning led to the discovery of more than $32 million worth of unharvested marijuana.
OAKDALE – A San Francisco man driving a stolen Bay Area bus led multiple agencies on a 90-mile joyride that ended near the Cowboy Capital of the World.
The Manteca and Tracy police SWAT teams joined forces Tuesday in surrounding two Manteca homes – one in the city and the other in rural Manteca – arresting two men with a long list of separate charges that included stolen cars and motorcycles along with an arsenal of weapons and 30 pot plants.
The third man charged with murder in the death of a 51-year-old Manteca man is facing additional charges.
STOCKTON – A shootout at August Knodt Elementary School Wednesday evening between Stockton officers and four occupants from a vehicle that was the subject of a traffic stop netted three arrests.
Slingshots were used to fire water balloons at passing vehicles near the intersection of Austin and Northland roads northeast of Manteca around 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
A survivor of the horrendous rollover crash on Austin Road Tuesday evening, Justice Raymond Pantoja, 18, landed in the San Joaquin County Jail.
STOCKTON – The man accused of murdering the 51-year-old father of four had a slew of additional charges filed against him after appearing in a Stockton court Tuesday morning.
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:
LATHROP – All that the 25-year-old man remembered was talking on his cell phone as he went up to the coin dispenser at the Wash Pro Car Wash on Harlan Road.
Two men authorities believe were responsible shooting into a Moffat Boulevard motel on May 9 have been arrested.
Foul play was not believed to be a factor in the death of a man discovered by Manteca Police officers behind a cluster of Main Street businesses Tuesday evening.
Just after 7 p.m. on Tuesday a property owner conducting a search of his property found something that seemed out of place.
A man was shot in the face on Saturday after accompanying a woman back to her house to get belongings following a fight with her husband.
By GLENN KAHL
When Manteca Pastor Robert Cox was first interviewed by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police about a fight outside of a popular restaurant in June of last year, he told them he had punched the other man in the face.
An elderly Manteca gentleman wanted to hire someone to clean his house.
A Manteca youth pastor is facing manslaughter charges after an altercation outside of a Las Vegas restaurant left a man dead.
Manteca Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are searching for a man that walked into the Bank of the West on E. Yosemite Avenue Tuesday afternoon, produced a note demanding money, and walked away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
At one point, as the camera bobbles up and down the duty shirt of exhausted Manteca patrol officer Ben Cromwell, a single question illustrates the seriousness of the situation he just found himself in.
A transient claiming that Manteca Police used excessive force when they tried to roust him from his sleep alongside an East Manteca car wash last week put a Manteca patrol officer out of work for a month as a result of the melee.