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Police investigating alleged embezzlement

An alleged embezzlement at the Manteca-Ripon Pentecost Society (MRPS) Hall in Manteca involving $140,000 is under investigation by the Manteca Police Department.

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Posted: oct. 30, 2014 1:10 a.m. | | Police investigating alleged embezzlement Comments 0 Comments

MPD makes $300K pot bust

Manteca Police scored their third major marijuana bust in less than 30 days when the SWAT team served a search warrant at 7 a.m. Thursday netting $300,000 worth of bagged marijuana buds.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 1:34 a.m. | | MPD makes $300K pot bust Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop bust yields pot & crystal meth

The San Joaquin Metro Narcotics Task Force and a San Joaquin County Sheriff’s SWAT Team served a search warrant Tuesday morning on a home that ended up yielding more than four pounds of processed marijuana, 7 grams of crystal meth and 6 mature marijuana plants. 

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 1:33 a.m. | | Lathrop bust yields pot & crystal meth Comments 0 Comments

No word yet on cause of death in Marelich case

It has been more than seven months since vagrants discovered the body of Kelly Marelich in a dumpster behind a dental suite on South. Main Street.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 1:21 a.m. | | No word yet on cause of death in Marelich case Comments 1 Comment

Another marijuana grow bust

Manteca Police seized 180 pounds of marijuana and a small arsenal of 16 weapons that included three illegal assault rifles during a raid Thursday morning in the Raymus Village neighborhood.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 1:38 a.m. | | Another marijuana grow bust Comments 0 Comments

Suspect collared after rooftop chase

A rooftop chase late Tuesday night didn’t end well for a suspect that mistimed his jump and crashed through a pine tree and down onto the ground where police officers – and a canine – were waiting for him. 

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 12:38 a.m. | | Suspect collared after rooftop chase Comments 0 Comments

Arrest in downtown Manteca sexual assault

A 43-year-old Manteca man was arrested Tuesday after it was reported that he choked and sexually assaulted a masseuse at a day spa on Center Street.

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Posted: oct. 02, 2014 1:21 a.m. | | Arrest in downtown Manteca sexual assault Comments 0 Comments

Man faces indecent exposure charges

Lathrop detectives arrested Esteban Diaz, at his Modesto home Thursday morning, for alleged indecent exposure to four young girls over the past year near two elementary schools.

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Posted: sep. 26, 2014 1:20 a.m. | | Man faces indecent exposure charges Comments 0 Comments

Huge Ripon pill theft leads to scrutiny from DEA

A pharmacy that discovered back in July that one of its employees had been pilfering highly-addictive narcotics from its supply is getting an extra-close look by the Drug Enforcement Administration. 

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Posted: sep. 24, 2014 1:17 a.m. | | Huge Ripon pill theft leads to scrutiny from DEA Comments 0 Comments

Alleged killer of 11-year-old is charged

Seventeen-year-old Zachary Hurlburt Erhardt made his first appearance in the San Joaquin County Superior Court Thursday charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 11-year-old Hunter Davis.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2014 1:05 a.m. | | Alleged killer of 11-year-old is charged Comments 0 Comments

Adults face charges in death of 11-year-old

The adults who were in the Magna Terra home just north of Doctors Hospital where 11-year-old Hunter Davis was shot in the head, were arrested by Manteca Police officers Tuesday afternoon and charged with child endangerment and criminal storage of a firearm, according to the Sheriff’s website.

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Posted: sep. 17, 2014 1:28 a.m. | | Adults face charges in death of 11-year-old Comments 0 Comments

Off-duty, retired cops take down suspect

An alleged truck thief was in the wrong place at the wrong time Monday not realizing he was about to run into three casually dressed law enforcement veterans in his effort to flee from a mad farmer shortly before 3:30 p.m.

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Posted: sep. 16, 2014 1:42 a.m. | | Off-duty, retired cops take down suspect Comments 1 Comment

Manteca boy shot in head dies

 

 

The 11-year-old boy that has remained in critical condition since he was shot in the head with a small-caliber bullet at a house party two weeks ago has died.

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Posted: sep. 15, 2014 1:31 p.m. | | Manteca boy shot in head dies  Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop Police searching for flasher

LATHROP — The Lathrop Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a man believed to have exposed himself to a young girl Tuesday afternoon. 

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 3:00 p.m. | | Lathrop Police searching for flasher Comments 0 Comments

‘He should be out with friends — being a kid’

Circumstances were what they were and Justin Davis knew that.

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Posted: sep. 10, 2014 5:38 a.m. | | ‘He should be out with friends — being a kid’ Comments 0 Comments

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