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Police search for driver responsible in hit and run

TRACY - The police department is asking for help from the public for information regarding hit and run collision that killed a man earlier this month.

The collision occurred on Wednesday, February 6th on Schulte Rd. near Lauriana Ln. around 8:45 p.m. A car hit a bicyclist and drove away from the scene.

The rider, a 27 year old Tracy man, died at a local hospital.

The Tracy Police Department is hoping that someone may have more information that will help in locating the vehicle involved.

The car is described as a dark colored, shiny, 90's model sedan with tinted windows, loud exhaust, fog lights and possibly front end damage.

If you have any information regarding this vehicle you are encouraged to call the police department at (209) 831-6550.

Police arrest man suspected of drug, firearm possession

MANTECA, CA - Police arrested a man in connection to selling drugs and possession of firearms after a traffic stop Wednesday.

Shawn Strauss, 19, of Manteca was pulled over by the Manteca Police Gang Suppression Unit near the intersection of Pajaro Avenue and Range Court, police said.

During the stop, officers noticed marijuana in plain sight in the car; officers then searched the car and found 1 pound of pot, items used to make drugs, many prescription pills, including Oxycodone, Hydrocodone and miscellaneous psych medication. Police said they also found a .38 caliber revolver.

Police then arrested Strauss.

Officers then followed up the investigation at Strauss's home where they found 700 ecstasy pills, three-quarters-of- a-pound of pot, cocaine and three handguns, one of which was reported stolen, police said.

Roseville man arraigned for Facebook post

MANTECA, CA - A Roseville taxicab driver was arraigned Friday in a Manteca courtroom, accused of making terrorist threats on a Manteca police officer; his attorney plans to argue freedom of speech.

Dominic Aguilar was arrested for a post on the Justice for Ernesto Duenez Jr. Facebook page. It read, "50 rounds to your dome, Moody." Officer James Moody is the officer who fatally shot parolee Duenez in June 2011. Aguilar is charged with terrorist threats and resisting arrest.

RELATED STORY: Manteca police accused of targeting Duenez supporters

"It didn't say anything like 'I will put 50 rounds to your dome,' or 'I'm going to,'" Aguilar's girlfriend Aimee Jeffers said. "He doesn't even own any weapons."

Manteca police arrest four suspects for providing alcohol to minors

Manteca police arrest four suspects for providing alcohol to minors

Manteca, CA - Agents from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and the Manteca Police Department arrested four suspects on January 4, 2013 for furnishing alcoholic beverages to minors. The operation was conducted in the general vicinity of Manteca.

ABC agents and local law enforcement conducted a program called a Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation which targets adults who purchase alcohol for people less than 21 years of age. Under the program, a minor under the direct supervision of a peace officer will stand outside a liquor or convenience store and ask patrons to buy them alcohol. The minor indicates in some way he or she is underage and cannot purchase the alcohol.

Hackers threaten Manteca police for Duenez death

MANTECA, CA - Hackers threatened to take down the Manteca police website if they don't remove an officer from the force.

The hackers posted a YouTube video calling the 2011 officer-involved shooting of Ernesto Duenez Jr. unjustified and they're demanding action.

Two weeks ago, the Duenez Family attorney posted a shocking and graphic video on YouTube showing Manteca Police Officer John Moody shooting to death parolee Ernesto Duenez Jr. outside of a friend's home in June 2011. The video came from the officer's patrol car dashboard camera.

RELATED STORY: Family of man shot dead by Manteca officer releases video of shooting

The San Joaquin County District Attorney recently ruled the shooting justified.

Suspected Christmas crooks busted in Ripon

RIPON, Calif. - Two men were arrested in Ripon on Friday after being caught with stolen tools and Christmas decor in their vehicle, according to the Ripon Police Department.

Sergeant Steve Merchant said Ripon officers conducting burglary patrols in the vicinity were dispatched to the area of Atlantic Ave. and Sea Gull Ct. at 11:21 p.m. in response to a call of a possible theft in progress.

Upon arrival, the officers located Robert Emerson Wangelin, 39, and Bobby John Essary, 39, in a black Acura Integra, along with undisclosed burglary tools, a Christmas igloo decoration, and property suspected of being stolen, said Merchant.

The victim of a reported vehicle burglary and Christmas decoration theft then positively identified tools and personal property, including the igloo, worth more than $1,800 that had been stolen from his truck, Merchant said.

Police looking for Manteca Game Stop robber

MANTECA, CA - A Game Stop in Manteca was held up by an armed robber Monday morning, police say.

The individual entered the store at 1349 Historical Plaza and displaying a black handgun, demanded money from the employee at the cash register, said Officer Jason Hensley.

Police found a security camera captured the man driving a dark-colored Volkswagen Jetta, early 1990s model year, about 15 minutes before the 11:43 a.m. robbery.

No one was hurt.

Witnesses described the robber as a light-complexioned black man, about 25 to 30 years old and weighing 200 pounds. He wore a black, Adidas-type zippered sweatshirt with yellow stripes on the sleeves. On his head there was a gray beanie.

Anyone who recognizes the man or his car was asked to contact Det. Bill Walmer at (209) 456-8222.