Category Archives: Manteca Police Department

First week on the crime beat

The bodies of two adults were discovered Tuesday afternoon in the back on this Mitsubishi Montero. My first week on the crime beat has been interesting, to say the least. After 10 years in The Record’s sports department, I walked into the newsroom Tuesday wondering what would happen on my first day flying solo on [...]

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Catch and Release

In both a story and an editorial in the Manteca Bulletin yesterday about three young men arrested for impersonating police and false imprisonment (felonies) is the unsourced claim that the men couldn’t be booked into the jail because it was overcrowded. According to the Sheriff’s Office, on Tuesday there were 1,340 people held at the [...]

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Daily Chaos: Stolen cars recovered; patrol car’s window shot out.

Last week a Manteca man died and the day after someone stole a bunch of his classic vehicles, including a motorcycle valued at $140,000. On Friday, all but one of those vehicles was recovered after a police officer spotted one being driven through downtown Tracy. The Delta Regional Auto Theft Team said that man was [...]

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