Contact: Officer Jason Hensley, 209-483-5017

Date: June 14, 2012


On 06/06/12 at approximately 2108 hours, Patrol officers were dispatched to a report of an armed robbery that just occurred at Game Stop at 2166 Daniels St. A male subject entered the business armed with a knife then fled westbound on foot from the area. Cash was taken from the business by the suspect.


A witness saw the suspect go behind Office Max and get picked up by a gold 4 door Toyota Camry with Oregon license plates. The Toyota then was seen going westbound on Highway 120.


The suspect was described as a White male adult, early 20’s, approximately 5-08, approximately 180 pounds, light brown hair, and blue or hazel eyes. He was wearing a camouflage baseball style cap, gray thermal shirt, gray hooded sweat shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes. He had a black mask or bandana over lower part of face. He had large fixed blade knife approximately 12 inches in overall length. He also wore gloves.


There was a similar armed robbery that occurred on 06/04/12 at Famous Footwear at 2300 Daniels St. around the same time.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Bill Walmer at (209) 456-8222 or contact South Country Crime Stoppers (209) 823-4636, callers can remain anonymous and receive a reward up to $1000.00.

Manteca Police Department
1001 W. Center St, Manteca, CA 95337

Contact: Officer Jason Hensley, 209-483-5017

Release Date: January 31, 2012

Press Release

Radioactive Device stolen from a vehicle:

On January 31, 2012, Manteca Police Department responded to the 800 block of Nevada Street regarding an incident of a theft from a vehicle. It was reported that the theft occurred between the hours of 6:00pm (1/30/2012) and 6:00am (1/31/2012).

Police were advised that one of the items taken in the vehicle burglary was a NUCLEAR DENSOMETER. This Nuclear Densometer (Nuclear Surface Gauge) is radioactive; however, the device does not pose a danger, as it is. Should the gauge become compromised, in any way, it could be a danger to the individual handling it.

The gauge is enclosed in a yellow box; the box is about 3 feet wide and 2 feet deep. The box has handles, latches and Radioactive Symbols (Put Description of a Radioactive Symbol) on it. The Densometer is described as a shoe box sized having a handle.

Anyone with information, which can assist in the recovery of this item, is encouraged to contact South County Crime Stoppers at (209) 823-4636, or the Manteca Police Department (209) 456-8101 attention Officer John Machado.

On 12/20/2011, Manteca Police Department took a report of a stolen vehicle in the 1000 block of Ridgecrest at about 4 p.m. The victim had posted their Honda Civic for sale on craigslist. The victim was confined to a wheel chair.

After the suspects kicked the tires, they asked to take a test drive of the vehicle. The suspects never returned from the test drive.

There were two suspects (white male adult and a black female adult). Both Suspects were in their late 20’s to early 30’s. The male had a large tattoo on the right side of his neck.

The vehicle is a 1997 Honda Civic, Green, 2 door, Lic. 5ZBP547

Manteca Police Department wants to encourage the public to be cautious in their contacts with individuals from the internet.

South County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspects and the return of the vehicle. Callers may call 823-4636 and remain anonymous.

On 12/21/2011, at approximately 0137 hours, Officer Dale Goforth (Manteca Police Officer) was on routine patrol traveling westbound in the 400 block of Parkwood Avenue in Manteca, Ca. He observed a green Honda stopped in the middle of the street, Officer Goforth then observed a male subject, later identified as Gerardo Padilla, standing by the driver side of another parked Honda attempting to make entry.

Padilla looked up, saw Officer Goforth, and walked back to the green Honda. Padilla got into the front passenger seat. The green Honda then drove toward Maywood Avenue, at which point, Officer Goforth conducted a traffic stop. Officer Goforth exited his patrol vehicle. As he began to approach the green Honda, the vehicle sped away, and a short pursuit ensued. The vehicle turned down Allenwood Court. The suspects jumped from the vehicle and began to run. The green Honda struck the north side of a house and stopped while the two suspects ran eastbound, jumping fences and entering several backyards.

Manteca Police patrol units responded and set a perimeter, which eventually led to the arrest of Padilla. The green Honda was found to be an unreported stolen vehicle out of Modesto. Another stolen Honda was also located a short distance from where Officer Goforth first observed Padilla attempting to gain entry into a vehicle.

Padilla was arrested for vehicle theft, attempted vehicle theft, conspiracy to commit a felony, possession of stolen property, obstructing a Police Officer, and possession of burglary tools.

Geraldo Padilla, who is 20 years old, resides in Modesto. Officers are still following up on leads and are still attempting to identify the second subject. Damage to the residence was fairly minor, mostly cosmetic.

South County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the second suspect. Callers may call at 823-4636 and remain anonymous.

Geraldo Padilla, 20 years old

Manteca Police Department - Chief David Bricker

Press Release

Contact Officer Jason Hensley, 209-483-5017

Three month update on Manteca Police Street Crime Unit (SCU)

SCU has been very busy the last three months. This unit consists of one sergeant, three detectives, and one parole agent. In the last three months they have made:

» 54 Felony arrests

» 24 Misdemeanor arrest

» 15 parolees re-booked on parole holds

» 46 drug cases

» 193 grams of Methamphetamine recovered

» 1,287 grams of Marijuana recovered

» 7.4 grams of heroin recovered

» 299 illegal possession of prescription pills recovered

» 2.3 grams of Hashish recovered

» 7 guns recovered (4 stolen) and one was an assault rifle

» 8 Search Warrants

» Multiple gang cases and gang contacts..

SCU has been working hard to address the drug sales and gang activity in and around the City of Manteca. This team is lead by Sergeant Chris Mraz. SCU is a pro-active policing unit, it handles an influx of information from the public regarding suspected narcotics activity, gangs, and other crimes.


Things to look for:

-Unusual amount of traffic (vehicles or pedestrian)

-Short stay traffic

-Activity at the location at all hours of the day and night

-Unusual chemical odors

If you notice any of these things in your neighborhood you can contact South County Crime Stoppers at 209-823-INFO (4636).