The following is a summary of the significant events the Manteca Police Department handled during the past week:
• PROWLING ARREST AT FIRE STATION: On June 7, Manteca Fire personnel at Station No. 2, located at 399 W. Louise Ave., reported they heard someone walking on their roof. Officers arrived and found a BMX bike abandoned at the base of the antenna tower on the north side of the fire station. Fire personnel put a ladder on the side of the building. Officers surrounded the building, then made an announcement for the suspect to come off the roof. The suspect came down the ladder. Suspect Anthony Besterwitch, a 33-year-old Manteca transient, was arrested by Officer Cromwell for prowling. He was later transported and booked into San Joaquin County Jail.
• ROBBERY INVESTIGATION: On June 6, Officer Gutierrez was dispatched to investigate a robbery at JL Recycling, located at 1393 E. Yosemite Ave. A bright red, 2000-2005 four-door Nissan Sentra pulled up to the recycling center. A light-skinned black male, about 5-foot-6, muscular build, wearing a gray pullover hooded sweatshirt, baggy black pants and a white hockey mask, approached the employee. The hockey mask was further described as being white with red circles around the eye holes, and black from the nose down. The suspect produced a black, full-sized, semi-automatic style hand gun. The suspect showed the gun to an employee, but never pointed it at him. He then demanded money. The employee directed the suspect to the money container. The suspect took the container that had an undisclosed amount of currency inside and fled in his vehicle. Police are continuing their investigation into the matter.
• SHOTS FIRED INTO RESIDENCE: On June 6, Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Scott Place to a report of shots fired into the residence. An investigation revealed a drive-by shooting occurred in the 1100 block of Parkview Street. Several rounds struck and entered the Scott Place residence, narrowly missing residents who were sleeping inside. There were no reported injuries. Witnesses described seeing a dark-colored, two-door vehicle (similar to a Honda Civic) flee southbound on South Union Road from Parkview Street. The motive for the shooting is unknown at this time.
• NARCOTICS AND FIREARMS ARREST: On June 10, Detective Garcia saw Steven Domingo driving a car. Domingo had three felony warrants for his arrest. Detective Garcia was unable to safely get to him and lost sight. Shortly after, Domingo’s car was seen parked in front of 429 Sutter St. As a perimeter was being established, he came out of the residence and walked to his car. Police contacted him before he could drive away. Despite orders to stay still, he decided to run. Domingo cleared one fence line to the north, where he was tackled and taken into custody by Detectives Johnson and May. Police searched Domingo’s vehicle and located a loaded handgun and concentrated cannabis. Steven Domingo, a 30-year-old Manteca resident, was booked and transported to County Jail for being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of concentrated cannabis, resisting arrest, driving on a suspended license and three felony warrants.