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Friday Nov 20 | via Common Dreams
Fighting back against clueless city officials who evidently believe homelessness should be even more difficult so it won't seem so enticing to so many, several homeless men are suing Manteca, CA. for inhumane new ordinances banning encampments, sleeping outside in any makeshift shelter or urination in public - even as the city shuts down public bathrooms - to drive off growing numbers of homeless people. Comment?
Friday Nov 20 | via ThinkProgress
A year ago, the city of Manteca, California made it illegal to sleep or set up encampments outside. Another ordinance banned urination and defecation in public. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 17 | via RecordNET
The San Joaquin County Coroner has identified the man fatally shot in a drive-by shooting Sunday night in Manteca as Jake Ronnie Velazquez, 24, of Manteca. Velazquez was visiting a friend in the 300 block of Locust Avenue and was standing with three others outside at 5:20 p.m. when a sports utility vehicle and a sedan drove by. Comment?
Monday Nov 16 | via RecordNET
A man visiting a friend's house in the 300 block of Locust Avenue was fatally shot about 5:20 p.m. Sunday, Manteca police reported. The 24-year-old victim was standing with three others when someone shot at the four of them from either a green Chevrolet or GMC sports utility vehicle or a light, possibly Dodge, sedan that both drove past the residence. Comment?
Monday Nov 16 | via KTXL-TV Sacramento
The Manteca Police Department is investigating a homicide after finding a 24-year-old male with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Sunday, around 5:20 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of Locust Avenue where they found the man in the garage. Comment?
Thursday Nov 12 | via RecordNET
A Stockton man was arrested Wednesday after Manteca police raided an indoor marijuana growing operation that yielded nearly 600 plants worth more than $8 million, authorities said. Lan Dinh Vuu, 39, of Stockton was arrested on suspicion of marijuana cultivation, possession of marijuana for sale and conspiracy, according to San Joaquin County Jail records. Comment?
Thursday Nov 12 | via KTXL-TV Sacramento
Manteca police arrested a Stockton man in connection to an indoor marijuana grow found at 1320 Dupont Court in Manteca Wednesday. An anonymous source tipped off the Street Crimes Unit of the commercial warehouse located in an industrial area near Highway 99. Detectives uncovered 584 mature plants estimated to be worth 8.4 million dollars. Comment?
Friday Nov 6 | via Contra Costa Times
With the introduction of a new police radio system last week, the public no longer can eavesdrop when Antioch officers respond to crimes -- raising questions about whether law enforcement should keep its communications private, particularly in an era when police scrutiny and calls for transparency have intensified. The Antioch Police Department recently switched to digital radios and simultaneously became one of only two public safety agencies in Northern California -- the other is in Manteca -- to encrypt its main channels. Comment?
Oct 27, 2015 | via RecordNET
Kenneth Wayne Gatison, 23, and Ryan Charles Lee Matlock, 19, were arrested on suspicion of murder Monday in Sacramento, the Manteca Police Department said. Both men are being held without bail at the San Joaquin County Jail and are scheduled to appear in court at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Stockton, according to jail records. Comment?
Oct 17, 2015 | via RecordNET
Officers responded to a report of a shooting at 8:41 p.m. at a residence in the 200 block of Jessie Avenue, just north of South Side Park. When they arrived, they found a man inside the home who was suffering from a single gunshot wound to the torso. Comment?
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