The following is a summary of the significant events handled by the Manteca Police Department during the past week:
• ROBBERY: On April 27, an Officer was flagged down by a motorist who said he had just witnessed an armed robbery occur at the Dinosaur gas station at 1001 E. Yosemite Ave. He also told the Officer that the suspect vehicle, a white Ford Explorer, was last seen in the area of Spreckels Avenue and Phoenix Drive. Patrol units responded to the gas station and confirmed that an armed robbery had just occurred. It was learned that four male subjects had entered the business and committed the robbery. One of the suspects was armed with what appeared to be a handgun. After taking the initial report, Officers located the suspect vehicle a short time later in the parking lot of Inn by the Station at 339 Moffat Blvd. Investigators with the Detective Unit were called in and surveillance was set up on the vehicle. As it drove away, Officers made a traffic stop and located evidence of the crime. Investigators ended up arresting four juveniles and two adults for their involvement in the robbery.
• ABC OPERATION: On April 24, an ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control) Operation was conducted between 3 and 7 p.m. This was an inspection and general enforcement operation of various bars and retail establishments within the City of Manteca that sell alcoholic beverages. The operation was a follow-up to the ABC operation of Feb. 27. A total of 10 retail establishments were revisited, and only three of the establishments were found to be in compliance. Five of the 10 establishments were still out of compliance, but corrected the violations in presence of officers. Two of the establishments still remain out of compliance and will require further follow up. During the operation, one citation was issued for an open container. The operation was funded by a grant from the ABC.