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From: Osborn, Rex
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 4:16 PM
Subject: Media Brief - Manteca Police Bank Robbery


Manteca Police Media Brief

Bank Robbery

5-22-08 @ 0918 hrs.

Contact:  Rex Osborn, PAO 209-456-7297

Photo(s) Attached: 3


Bank of America Robbed


(Manteca, Ca)  At 9:18 AM, on the 22nd of May, officers responded to a robbery alarm at the Bank of America located at 102 E. Yosemite Ave., Manteca.   The bank reported that a single male subject approached a teller and demanded money.  The teller complied and the suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.  Cameras in the bank captured several photos of the suspects.


The suspect left east on E. Yosemite Ave., then south on Grant Ave.  The suspect was described as a white male, 20 to 30 years, 5'8" to 5"10" , thin build, scruffy beard.  Suspect was wearing a baseball cap, blue t-shirt and dark pants.  He was caring a light blue back pack, that tied at the top.


South County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 reward leading to the identify and the arrest of this suspect.  If you have information about this crime you can contact 209-823-4636 and  you do not have to give your name. 

From: Osborn, Rex
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 6:13 PM
Subject: Manteca Police Media Brief - 11-13-07

Manteca Police Department
Media Brief
Contact:  Rex Osborn, PAO 209-239-8441
Date:  11-13-07 at 6:00 PM
Convicted Drug Dealer Arrested Again After Search
(Manteca, CA)  In April of this year, Manteca Police Street Crimes Unit served a search warrant in Escalon at the rural home of  Anthony Rocha, 56 of Escalon, and located methamphetamine for sales and seized over $4500 in cash. The same police unit after Mr. Rocha's arrested continued to receive intermittent information Mr. Rocha had continued his sales of drugs while he went through the court process for the April case.  Mr. Rocha plead guilty to the April drug charges on November 7, 2007 and was placed on five years searchable probation.  
On November 8, 2007, Detective Shawn Cavin a member of the Street Crimes Unit had information that Mr. Rocha was going to have a celebration for not going to jail on the April drug charges.  Detective Cavin was on patrol when he found Mr. Rocha's vehicle parked at a local motel parking lot.   Since Mr. Rocha was now on searchable probation, Detective Cavin and other members of the Street Crimes Unit knocked on his room door to conduct a search and Mr. Rocha refused to open the door.  Officers forced their way into the room and found Mr. Rocha and a female later identified as Jennifer Sprague 24 of Manteca.  A search of the room showed them to be in possession of 20 Grams of methamphetamine and $390.00 in cash.  Both subjects were arrested for possession and possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine.  An additional search warrant was issued to search his 13437 S. Brennan Road, Escalon residence where officers located drug packaging material. 
(S)#1 Anthony Rocha-56 year old W/M/A, who resides at 13437 S. Brennan Road in Escalon
(S)#2 Jennifer Sprague-24 year old W/F/A, who lives in Manteca
Both suspects were booked for:


Manteca Police Department
 Public Affairs Office
 Charles M. Halford, Chief of Police
 Rex J. Osborn, Public Affairs Officer
Media Brief
Contact Rex J. Osborn, PAO 209-456-7297
Date: 11-06-07
Time of Release: 1210 hrs.
Drive By Shooting / Suspect Arrested
(Manteca, Ca)  On November 5, 2007 at 9:55 pm, Manteca Police responded to the 100 block of South Walnut Ave. regarding a drive by shooting.  When officers arrived they found where several bullets from an unknown type weapon had hit an occupied residence in the area.  A suspect was developed based upon some witness information leading Detective Ranch Johnson and Officer Sharrock to locate a suspect and make arrest of a known gang member.  The person arrested was a 17 year old juvenile who is a Manteca resident.  No firearm was recovered at the scene or at the location where the juvenile was arrested.   According to Gang Detective Johnson, this juvenile is a gang member and closely associated with a documented gang in Manteca.  Other arrest could take place of those involved in this incident in the near future. South Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1,000 for information leading to other arrest in this incident.  Crime Stoppers phone number is 209-823-4636 and you do not have to give your name. 
This suspect had been contacted earlier in the week as a result of an investigation of graffiti vandalism in the downtown area, to include damage to some of the award winning murals.  At the time of that contact and eventual arrest he was found in possession of a control substance.  He was released to a relative in that incident. 
The 17 years old, Manteca resident was booked into the San Joaquin County Juvenile hall on the following charges:
Shooting into an occupied structure
Being a documented gang member
Committing a crime as a documented gang member
Manteca Police Department
 Public Affairs Office
 Charles M. Halford, Chief of Police
 Rex J. Osborn, Public Affairs Officer
Media Brief
Contact Rex J. Osborn, PAO 209-456-7297
Date: 11-05-07
Time of Release: 1630 hrs.
CITIBANK Armed Robbery
(Manteca, CA)  Manteca police are investigating an armed robbery which took place at the CITIBANK, located in the 500 block of North Main St., Manteca at 2:00pm on November 5, 2007.  According to Sgt. Ralph Colin, a white female adult, 30 to 40 years old, with blond hair entered the bank and demanded money.  She gave a teller a note and no weapons were seen.  This suspect matches the description of a female robber who is a suspect in the Wells Fargo Bank robbery that took place at 1230 pm on Friday, November 2, 2007.  This female was wearing a blue or black ball cap, brown or black sweat suit.  The suspect in today's robbery was possibly seen getting into a 90's model  white Cadillac four door, seen headed southbound on Grant Street from Edison Ave.   South County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 cash reward leading to the arrest of this suspect.  The number you can call, where you do not have to give your name is 209-823-4636.  


Manteca Police Department
 Public Affairs Office
 Charles M. Halford, Chief of Police
 Rex J. Osborn, Public Affairs Officer
Media Brief
Contact Rex J. Osborn, PAO 209-456-7297
Date: 10-18-07
Time of Release: 1750 hrs.
Laugh Leads to Arrest
(Manteca, Ca)  Anthony Kennedie, a 24 year old Manteca resident is in custody for an outstanding warrant and his friend is under arrest for possession of materials related to the sale of methamphetamine and marijuana, all because of a laugh.  
At 12:30 pm, Officer Jason Hensley went to an address where Mr. Kennedie had been living on North Crestwood Ave..  When Officer Hensley went  to the apartment he was told that Mr. Kennedie was not home but was someplace in a nearby apartment complex visiting friends but no one new which apartment he was in.  Officer Hensley decided to walk the neighboring apartment complex to see if he spotted Kennedie, when he heard laughing coming from an apartment. 
Officer Hensley prior to working in Manteca was a police officer in Escalon, California and was familiar with Mr. Kennedie and uniquely he was familiar with Mr. Kennedie's signature laugh.  Officer Hensley went to the front door of the apartment where the laugh was heard from, and upon knocking  Mr. Kennedie answered the door, but not right away.  Officer Hensley had to remind Mr. Kennedie that he had arrested him a half dozen times while Escalon and he knew his laugh, so he knew he was in there.  It was then that Mr. Kennedie opened the door.   When Mr. Kennedie answered the door an overwhelming odor associated with marijuana came from the apartment.  Officer Avakian who was Hensley's partner obtained permission from a Mr. Jermaine Davis, the renter of the apartment  to enter the apartment where they found, packing material, scales and methamphetamine and marijuana product being readied for sale.  Officer Hensley found 24.1 grams of Marijuana and 2.5 grams of methamphetamine, also found were 50 pills thought to be a prescription controlled substance, not prescribed to Mr. Davis.
Both Kennedie and Davis were arrested and transported to Manteca City jail.   The  charges included:
Anthony Kennedie (Released on a citation)
        24 years old
            Bench Warrant for Methamphetamine
Jermaine Davis (Transported to County Jail)
        28 years old
            11377(a) HS (Possession of Methamphetamine)
            11378 HS (Possession of methamphetamine for sale)
            11359 HS  (Possession of Marijuana)
 Manteca Police Department
 Public Affairs Office
 Charles M. Halford, Chief of Police
 Rex J. Osborn, Public Affairs Officer
Media Brief
ContactRex J. Osborn, PAO 209-456-7297
Date: October 18, 2007
Time of Release: 0930 hrs.
Manteca Man Arrested for Kidnap and Sexual Assault
(Manteca, Ca)  On October 17, 2007, at 5:30 pm, Officers responded to the 500 Block of N. Lincoln Ave., to a reported disturbance in a parking lot.  When Officer Jason Downs arrived he and his partner located a male subject later identified as Jayson Hughes in the parking lot of an apartment complex.  At the time Mr. Hughes indicated he was a victim of an assault.  As Officer Downs interviewed Mr. Hughes, Officer  John Machado was flagged down by a a female who was in a car a few blocks away.   This female whose name is will not be released informed the officer she was the victim of an assault and kidnap and that Jayson Hughes was the suspect.  Officers detained Hughes and Detectives were notified to continue the investigation.
Det. Sgt. Lewis Clark and Det. Wayne Miller conducted a more detailed investigation and learned that Jayson Hughes who is 29 years old of Manteca resident had befriended the 21 year old victim, but when she attempted to end the relationship he refused.  Hughes allegedly had grabbed the victim in the 500 block of N. Lincoln and placed her in a vehicle against her will.  The victim was able to get away after two male friends intercede and helped her get out of the car.  The victim also reported that earlier in the week Jayson Hughes invited her to his Manteca residence, where he forcibly sexually assaulted and then threaten to kill the victim and a child if she told police. 
As a result of the investigation conducted by patrol officers and detectives, Jayson Hughes was arrested and eventually transported to San Joaquin County Jail.  He is being held without bail.  
The charges are listed:
1. Domestic Battery
2. Forcible Sodomy
3. Kidnapping
4. Terrorist Threats
5. Dissuading a Witness
6. Parole Violation


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