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CRIME DIGEST

POSTED December 11, 2012 5:40 p.m.
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• PAROLEE FOUND WITH GUNS, DRUGS, STOLEN ITEMS: CERES - A Ceres officer, acting on a hunch that a parolee was up to no good, decided to search the home of Charles Love, 29, of Ceres on Saturday and came away with an arrest.

During the 9:30 a.m. search in the 2200 block of Moffet Road, Officer Josh Kling found Love was in possession of stolen goods and drug paraphernalia as well as a .22 caliber rifle and .32 caliber handgun, which he cannot legally possess. Police Lt. Brent Smith said that some of the stolen items had been taken from an auto burglary that occurred just hours prior. The stolen items included computer and camera equipment.

Love was arrested and booked on charges of burglary, possession of methamphetamine, illegal possession of firearms by a felon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• HOME BURGLARIZED ON LUCCHESSI: CERES - The owner of a home in the 1300 block of Lucchessi Lane came home from work on Wednesday, Dec. 5 and found that someone had kicked the door open and saw that a Sony flat screen TV and other electronic devices had been taken.

Police have no suspect information.

• BAR OPENING MARRIED BY HUGE FIGHT: CERES - A large blood-spilling fight and the arrest of a bartender on Thursday marred the recent opening of the Central Pub, formerly the La Cueva Bar at 3505 S. Central Avenue.

Police dispatchers began receiving multiple calls at 12:50 a.m. about a large fight that broke out among bar patrons with one callers stating that possibly a shot was fired inside. Officers arrived and found the fight still going on.

"Blood was all over the floor and trailing out into the parking lot," said Lt. Brent Smith.

Apparently the owner attempted to stop the fight, which only made matters worse, he said.

People inside the bar were uncooperative and police checked with area hospitals but no gunshot victims turned out to seek treatment.

At 1:44 a.m., after the bar closed, Ceres Pub bartender Maria Niteo, 26, of Ceres, was stopped by police after she was observed running a traffic signal at Blaker Road and Whitmore Avenue. A breath test showed Niteo had a blood alcohol content level of 0.12. She was arrested for drunken driving.

Bar-related problems didn't end there. At 3:10 a.m. some unknown suspects arrived at the closed bar and fired shots into the bar, which was likely retaliatory from the fight earlier in the morning, said Lt. Smith. "They may have been upset with the owner," said Smith.

• MAN FLEES FROM OFFICER IN STOLEN VEHICLE: CERES - A 36-year-old Ceres driver with a suspended license was arrested Wednesday, Dec. 5 after he was spotted driving a stolen car.

At 3:30 p.m., Officer Pat Dayton was patrolling in the 3000 block of Fowler Road near Mitchell Road when he spotted Dayton, whom he recognized as having a suspended license. Dayton initiated a traffic stop on the 1990 Toyota Camry but Carlos Perez sped up on eastbound Fowler Road, turning onto Poppy and Primrose lanes in an attempt to lose the officer. Perez finally stopped and bailed on foot before he was tackled by Dayton. After a short struggle, Perez was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and obstructing or delaying an officer.

• GUN SAFE DRAGGED OUT ONTO LAWN: CERES - A broad daylight residential burglary in the 3500 block of Podocarpus Drive in Eastgate went undetected by neighbors as thieves dragged a gun safe into the front yard on Friday.

A residential alarm went off at 11:45 a.m. and police responded to find the safe in the front yard. A Glock handgun was stolen. Police had no suspect information.

• DRUNK BAY AREA MAN FAR OFF TRACK: CERES - A Bay Area driver was so drunk that he ended up in Ceres early Thursday morning after attempting to drive from Oakland to his house in San Jose.

Officer Pat Dayton observed Andrew DeLeon, 24, of San Jose, driving erratically on Whitmore Avenue near Cesar Chavez Junior High School and pulled him over. During the 2:34 a.m. traffic stop of the silver

Ford Focus, Dayton observed that DeLeon was extremely intoxicated. He told the officer that he had left a concert in Oakland and was on his way back to San Jose. DeLeon missed his mark by like 100 miles.

A breathalyzer test revealed a blood alcohol content level of 0.22.

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