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No charge shredding event set for Tuesday
Neon Ink is a cover band playing pop and R&R blues that will perform during Tuesday’s farmers market at Library Park. - photo by Photo Contributed

There’s a good chance if your identification gets stolen that the thieves found the information they needed to do the crime by shifting through your waste Toter.

Manteca Police say it is ironic that many people who want assurances that retailers they do business with shred information about them they often don’t do the same at home and instead toss it into their brown Toters assuming they’re not high profile targets.

Yet police note that several of the ID theft operations they’ve broken up in Manteca in the past two year s had suspects who hired the homeless to shift through Toters in neighborhoods looking for  information that residents discarded so they can steal their indemnities.

Police say all they need to find is information on your name and just your birth date and they are in business.

Manteca Police handle more than 120 cases of stolen identity a year with each incident costing the victim well over $1,500 even if your bank and credit card companies cover fraudulent charges. That is because it takes an average of 175 hours for an individual to clear up their credit and it more often than not requires taking time off from work to do it.

The Manteca Police along with the Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau are conducting a free shredding event from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Library Park in conjunction with National Night Out and the weekly farmers market. The market runs f4om 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

There will also be a free e-waste collection in conjunction with the free shredding.

During the farmers market, Kennedy Productions will be providing the entertainment with several talented musicians. Facade, a new upcoming band with their unique alternative rock sound will play their original songs along with Neon Ink a cover band playing pop and R&R blues.

Also playing will be the popular reggae rock band Braata and Zephyr with their classic rock covers. Acoustic performances by Amanda Armstrong with her pop music and Chelsea Jordan with country music will also be provided.

To hear Braata’s music you can visit their website at or Facade website at For more information or to book a show contact Gordon Kennedy at 456-7279.

Some of the farmers participating are DePalma Farms that sells peaches, nectarines, nuts, olives, plums, corn and more; Mehl Berry Farms that sells strawberries; Fisher Farms that sells apricots, pluots, plums, apples, pears, grapes, peaches, tomatoes; M & L Campuzano Farms that sells tomatoes, beans, squash, chilies, melons, onions and more.; Four K Farms that sells natural and flavored almonds and walnuts, fruit spreads, fruit butters and almond butter, almond flour, dried fruit, English cucumbers, tomatoes; Chinchiolo Farms that sells apples, cherries, pluots, peaches, nectarines; and M & L Campuzano Farms that sells fresh herbs and more.

For more information contact the CVB at 823-7229.