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Inmate missing from Tracy institution

TRACY, CA - An inmate is missing from the Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy.

Enrique Contreras, 25, was discovered missing around 2:30 a.m. Sunday during a count, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesperson George E. Paul said.

Contreras was serving a 2-year and 8-month sentence for second degree burglary from San Joaquin County.

Paul said Contreras was last seen wearing prison issue clothing - blue pants with CDCR Prisoner printed in yellow and a light blue shirt.

DVI houses nearly 2,500 inmates from 22 Northern California counties.

Anyone with information on Contretras' whereabouts is urged to call police.

91 felony arrests made in San Joaquin law enforcement sweep

91 felony arrests made in San Joaquin law enforcement sweep

On 6/22/12, the Manteca PD Street Crimes Unit (SCU) hosted a multi-agency taskforce operation to target criminal activity with an emphasis on gang members and their associates. Chief Obligacion directed this operation in response to recent violent criminal activity in the City of Manteca.

Approximately 60 officers from the following agencies participated in the operation: Manteca PD, Stockton PD, Tracy PD, Lathrop PD, Ripon PD, San Joaquin County Sheriff's Dept, California Highway Patrol, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (Parole), and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Following are some of the statistics compiled over the 9 hour operation:

Probation Searches: 44

Parole Searches: 18

Field Contacts with Gang Members/Associates: 91 Felony Arrests: 9 Misdemeanor Arrests: 6 ICE Holds: 2 Parole Holds: 2

Of the people arrested, 4 were currently on parole and 6 were on probation for other crimes.

Manteca Game Stop robbed by man with knife

MANTECA, CA -Police officers are looking for a man who robbed a Manteca Game Stop store with a 12-inch knife last Wednesday.

Officer Jason Hensley of the Manteca Police Dept. said the man entered the store at 2166 Daniels St. around 9:08 p.m., took an undisclosed amount of cash, then fled westbound on foot from the store.

A witness said the man went behind a nearby Office Max store and was picked up by a gold, four-door Toyota Camry with Oregon plates that fled westbound on Highway 120.

The robber was described as a white man in his early 20s, 5'8" tall, weighing approximately 180 pounds with light brown hair and blue or hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a camouflage baseball style cap, gray thermal shirt, gray hooded sweat shirt, blue jeans, black shoes and black gloves. He had a black mask or bandana over lower part of face.

Sunday night shooting at Weinerschnitzel

Sunday night shooting at Weinerschnitzel

On 6/10/12, at approximately 2151 hours, Detectives were working saturation patrol near the intersection of W. Yosemite Ave. and Union Rd. They heard approximately five (5) shots fired and saw two subjects running eastbound toward Western Dental, 1160 W. Yosemite Ave.

When these two subjects reached the sidewalk in front of Western Dental, one of the subjects fell to the ground, from a gunshot wound to the upper left leg. Detectives called for EMS and additional units to respond to the scene. One of the Detectives rendered first aid to the gunshot victim while the other Detective detained the other subject. Neither detective was able to pinpoint exactly where the shots originated.

Additional officers and detectives responded to the scene to assist. Assisting officers took statements from several witnesses in the Weinerschnitzel parking lot.

Suspect Taken into Custody at Local Insurance Business

Suspect Taken into Custody at Local Insurance Business

Ripon, CA – On 06-05-12, at approximately 1654 hours,  Ripon Police Department units responded to a report of shots fired in the 900 block of Ruess Rd.  A suspect was identified, and taken into custody on charges regarding illegal firearm possession, and for the negligent discharge of a firearm.  (5) rifles, and (1) handgun were located and secured.

On 06-06-12, at approximately 1340 hours, the Ripon Police Department received a report that the same suspect, was involved with making threats to a victim that involved a firearm.  At that time a judge granted an emergency protective order.  The suspect could not be located.

Police: Unclear if shooting that injured 5 is gang related

MANTECA, CA - Manteca police haven't determined if Wednesday night's shooting that injured five people was gang related or not.

The victims, including a 3-year-old girl and a pregnant woman, were in the backyard of a home on Willow Avenue barbecuing when at least 15 shots were fired around 9 p.m., Lt. Tony Souza said.

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According to Sgt. Jodie Estarziau, Willow Avenue is an area of Manteca with a history of gang trouble, but that possible motive hasn't been determined in this case.

Estarziau said the gunfire came from an alley behind the home.

The injuries were downgraded to non-life threatening since Wednesday night.

No suspects have been identified.

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.