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Police bust chop shop in Manteca
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The Manteca Street Crimes Unit put a 29-year-old Manteca man, David Lee Tipton, behind bars Friday morning for allegedly operating a chop shop at his home after conducting a probation search at about 10:30.

Sgt. Chris Mraz told of finding car parts from a1994 BMW at the home in the 900 block of Pfister Place in the Mayor’s Park subdivision west of Union Road and north of Alameda Street.  Officers also located a .45 caliber semi-automatic hand gun, jarred marijuana buds, methamphetamine and a motorcycle recently stolen out of Tracy.

Mraz added that the BMW was believed to have been taken during a home invasion robbery in May within the city. An outdoor security system that guarded the home and a variety of engine components were also found at the address.

Tipton was charged with possession of the drugs for sale and grand theft auto.