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Crooks get $25 a bag for junk mail

The junk mail containing personal information you throw out in your garbage with offers for everything from credit cards to insurance coverage is worth $25 a bag on the streets of Manteca.

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 2:02 a.m. | | Crooks get $25 a bag for junk mail Comments 0 Comments

Two arrests for buying alcohol for teenagers

Buying alcoholic drinks for minors resulted in citations for two adults this week.

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Posted: nov. 12, 2014 1:31 a.m. | | Two arrests for buying alcohol for teenagers Comments 0 Comments

Indecent exposure suspect: Possible ties to four cases

The man that Lathrop Police believe is responsible for at least two incidents of indecent exposure to minors near an elementary school might also be responsible for at least two others.

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Posted: nov. 11, 2014 2:17 a.m. | | Indecent exposure suspect: Possible ties to four cases Comments 0 Comments

Deputies: Man walking in, out of traffic arrested for cocaine

On the surface it seems strange – and dangerous – enough. 

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Posted: nov. 11, 2014 1:59 a.m. | | Deputies: Man walking in, out of traffic arrested for cocaine Comments 0 Comments

Arrest costs: Fluid dynamics

Last year the Manteca Police Department made 2,779 arrests. 

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Posted: nov. 08, 2014 1:21 a.m. | | Arrest costs: Fluid dynamics Comments 0 Comments

CHP makes arrest in theft of Manteca car

A faulty tail light on a stolen car triggered a high speed pursuit that started in Stockton shortly after midnight Friday that led Highway Patrol officers southward through Manteca with a 1997 red Honda being stopped on Highway 120 near South Main Street.

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Posted: nov. 08, 2014 1:15 a.m. | | CHP makes arrest in theft of Manteca car Comments 0 Comments

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

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