The following are major incidents handled recently by Manteca Police:
• SHOOTING: On June 17, Officers responded to the 100 block of south Fremont Street regarding a gunshot victim at that location. Officers arrived and found Victim Barry Harris, a Manteca resident, suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his leg. Harris provided a preliminary statement that the shooting occurred at the Inn by the Station, 339 Moffat Blvd. Harris described the shooter as a Hispanic male in his 20s, wearing a black beanie cap and a black jacket. He was armed with a dark-colored handgun. Medics transported Harris to the San Joaquin County Hospital where he was treated and later released. The shooting suspect is outstanding at this time and the investigation is continuing.
• Missing Person: On June 11, Officer Chiek responded to the 1500 block of Sage Sparrow Avenue regarding an elderly, at-risk missing person. He learned that Barbara Fields, a 73-year-old Manteca resident, had left her residence to visit family in Washington. She was last seen leaving the location in her green Toyota Camry. Family indicated Barbara had a medical condition that made it unsafe for her to operate her vehicle. Officer Chiek immediately made locating Fields a priority. He entered Fields into the nationwide missing person’s database and sent out a “Trak Flyer” to area agencies in case they made contact with Fields. Within a few hours, our department received calls from the Lincoln Police Department. They indicated they had contact with Fields during the early morning hours of June 11. The Nevada Highway Patrol contacted Manteca Police and indicated they had contact with Fields at 5:14 a.m. The Nevada State Trooper told our dispatch center that Fields was lost, disorientated and confused. She was apparently looking for directions to Sacramento. He provided her with directions and allowed her to leave. With this information, Officer Chiek began the process of implementing a Statewide Silver Alert. While he was doing this, Sacramento CHP informed us they located Fields on Interstate 5 in Woodland. She was transported to Sutter Davis Hospital in Davis. Family and friends were notified at that time. Officer Chiek and Dispatcher Dave Jones did an excellent job by recognizing this was a priority, maintaining contact with Fields’ family and getting the information out to law enforcement so she could be located safe.