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Toddler, 4 people injured in Manteca shooting

MANTECA, CA - Five people, including a toddler, were injured in a shooting at a Manteca home Wednesday night.

The victims were in the backyard barbecuing during a family event around 9 p.m. when at least 15 shots were fired, Manteca police Lt. Tony Souza said.

The youngest victim, a 3-year-old girl was transported to UC Davis Medical Center in a helicopter; a man in his 20s was shot several times in the upper body and is listed in critical condition.

A 15-year-old girl was shot several times, but her injuries are considered non-life threatening. A 23-year-old pregnant woman was hit several time, fortunately, she and the baby are not in danger. A man in his late 40s was grazed by a bullet and refused medical treatment.

Souza said a large caliber weapon was used in the shooting.

Man critical following Manteca shooting

MANTECA, CA - A 30-year-old man is in critical condition on Wednesday after being shot in Manteca on Tuesday.

Manteca Police responded to a call of a gunshot victim down on the 1000 block of Virginia Street around 9:31 p.m., said officer Jason Hensley.

Upon arrival, officers found the man laying on the sidewalk conscious, but suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, said Hensley.

The gunshot victim was taken to a nearby hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

No information was provided on the motive for the shooting, but Modesto detectives were investigating to determine whether it was gang related, Hensley said.

The vehicle used in the shooting was described as small and white. No description was provided for the suspected shooter.

Anyone with information was encouraged to call the Modesto Police Dept. at (209) 456-8101.

Manteca man sentenced for ID theft and fraud

SACRAMENTO - A Manteca man found guilty of defrauding more than 50 individuals, banks and financial institutions by using victims' personal information to obtain credit cards and make phony driver's licenses was sentenced in Sacramento federal court.

Matthew Gene Ballard, 33, received a five-year, one-month term for convictions of mail fraud, bank fraud, credit card fraud and aggravated identify theft, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California. Ballard must also pay restitution and serve five years of supervised release after his prison term.

According to court records,  between Jan. 31, 2011, and June 21, 2011, Ballard used a victim's stolen identity information to open a UPS store mailbox in Modesto to have credit cards and bank account information sent to him. Ballard was accused of then using the fraudulently obtained information to make counterfeit driver's licenses with his photo but the victim's name.

UPDATE: Missing Tracy inmate found

TRACY, CA - Deuel Vocational inmate Raul Edgardo Lopez, who was discovered missing from his work assignment at the institution's dairy early Monday morning, has been located.

Lopez, 25, was found in downtown Tracy at 12:30 Monday afternoon, said Lt. George Paul. Authorities were alerted by a tip of a possible sighting from a citizen, Paul said.

Lopez is  serving a five-year sentence for second-degree robbery from Los Angeles County, according to a DVI release. He was scheduled to be paroled in June 2015.

Manteca man dies after deputies Taser him

MERCED, Calif. (AP) -- Merced County sheriff's officials say a 35-year-old man died after deputies used a stun gun and released a K-9 to try to subdue him.

The incident began early Thursday morning when authorities responded to reports of a man fighting with a homeowner in the driveway of a residence around Merced.

A deputy who responded to the home spotted a man run into a nearby field. Sheriff's officials say the deputy tried unsuccessfully to subdue the man with a stun gun. A second deputy then released a K-9, but sheriff's officials say the suspect was able to toss the dog aside.

The man stopped breathing when he was eventually taken into custody. The cause of his death has not been determined.

Burglary Suspect Arrested

Burglary Suspect Arrested

On 05-23-12, Ripon Police Officers investigated a daylight residential burglary in the 1300 block of East Milgeo Ave.  A Remington Shotgun, Aspire Laptop computer, and jewelry were stolen.

An alert Ripon citizen provided information to police regarding a suspicious vehicle and suspect, in the area at the time of the burglary.  Ripon detectives developed suspect information and conducted surveillance on a residence in Turlock Ca.

On 05-31-12, Ripon detectives made contact with the suspect at the residence in Turlock Ca.  He was taken into custody and transported to the Ripon Police Department for questioning. 

Ripon Police Department press information officer, First Sergeant Steve Merchant said a major piece of evidence in this case was developed from digital images related to the crime. Due to the ongoing nature of this investigation, police were not divulging the source of the digital images.

Ripon man accused of child molestation

RIPON, CA - A 64-year-old Ripon man was arrested Monday on suspicion of molesting a child.

The alleged crime occurred on the 100 block of Robert Avenue.

1st Sgt. Steve Merchant said the Ripon Police Department was informed at approximately 8 Monday morning of the alleged assault.

After interviewing the child and parent, officers arrested and booked Ronald Glenn Bristow into San Joaquin County Jail on felony lewd and lascivious act upon a child under age 14 and misdemeanor sexual battery.

Merchant did not say when or where the alleged violation was committed.