LATHROP MANTECA FIRE PAID FOR BOOZE, MASSAGES DURING SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING “RETREAT”

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By Frank Gayaldo Despite 209 Times’ repeated attempts, Lathrop Manteca Fire Department (LMFD) current interim Fire Chief Joshua Capper so far refuses to answer this question: Were the several thousand dollars spent on “facials, massages and alcoholic bar drinks” that former Fire Chief Gene Neely, Division Chief Larry Madoski, non-firefighter personnel and Mr. Capper himself personally partook in last February …

Former Lathrop Manteca Fire Chief Under Investigation

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LATHROP- Former LMFD Chief Gene Neely is being investigated by the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office for his actions after a vote was taken at a Lathrop city council last Monday. Allegedly Mr. Neely was upset with Lathrop Councilwoman Minnie Diallo for voting “No” to appoint the Former Fire Chief to a committee (Measure C) that would oversee a special …

Puppy Chop Shop In Lathrop: Man Arrested For Animal Cruelty

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LATHROP- On January 30th, Pedro Maldonado Victoria was arrested on multiple charges. According to the Sheriffs Office the investigation began on Saturday, January 25th when a woman spotted several English bulldog puppies roaming on the loose in the 2000 block of E. Louise Avenue. She then contacted law enforcment after she “saw two men exit the home wearing what appeared …