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Ceres experiences a rash of thefts

POSTED May 8, 2013 9:25 a.m.
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Ceres police arrested a number of suspects recently for allegedly committing various thefts and burglaries in Ceres.

A 19-year-old Modesto teen was caught by Ceres police as he was fleeing a residential burglary he allegedly committed on Tuesday, April 30.

At 10:45 a.m. police were tipped off by neighbors about a possible burglary taking place in the 2000 block of Lunar Drive. Neighbors said the teen knock on the door and when nobody answered entered through a front window. Patrol officer Norberto Castro arrived and spotted George Brito, 19, of Modesto, leaving the property with a backpack filled with items. Brito saw the officer and took off running and jumping several fences in an attempt to get away. He was apprehended by Officer Hector Pulido after he fell to the ground.

Brito was found in possession of a Soni laptop, jewelry and an iPod taken from the house and arrested and booked on residential burglary and resisting arrest charges.

A host of other crimes were reported by police:

• TEENS BUSTED FOR ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: - Two Ceres teenagers were arrest April 30 for attempting to break into a house in the 2500 block of Henry Avenue.

At 11:25 a.m. residents of the neighborhood called 911 to report a possible residential burglary in progress. By the time officers arrived the suspects had fled with a neighbor giving chase and getting a good description of both suspects.

At 12:23 p.m. Fire Chief Bryan Nicholes spotted two boys matching the description in the 2400 block of Mauna Kea Drive. The boys, aged 15 and 17, admitted trying to break into the house. They were both booked for attempted burglary.

One of the boys was already on probation.

• OREGON COUPLE CHARGED IN THEFT: - A restaurant worker's discovery on Sunday led to the arrest of an Oregon couple on a multiple of theft crimes.

A worker at Denny's on Herndon Road went out the back door at 9:40 a.m. to take a break when she spotted a man and woman by her convertible parked behind the restaurant. The top of her convertible had been cut open. After their discovery the man and woman fled east while the woman drove off in a Subaru.

Officers scoured the area and Officer Jeremy Lewis saw the Subaru parked between the Home Depot and Rancho San Miguel market. The car was stolen from Oregon. Officers Lewis watched the car as Officer Coey Henson arrested Anthony Teal, 23, of Oregon.

Suspecting that the female may have ducked inside one of the businesses, a search began with the female suspect, Tiffany Trujillo, 23, of Oregon, trying to hide in the women's restroom at Burger King. She was apprehended by Officer James Riley. The keys to the stolen car were found on Trujillo.

Officers found stolen checks located inside the vehicle.

Both Teal and Trujillo were booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on theft charges.

• WOMAN WANTED TO BURGLARY & VANDALISM: - Ceres police are looking to arrest Amy Ravera for burglarizing and vandalizing the apartment unit of her ex-boyfriend.

Witnesses helped police identify Ravera as the culprit who entered the unit in the 3700 block of Central Avenue and not only took things but broke up the place. The crime was reported at 12:09 p.m. on Thursday, May 2. The break-in occurred when the tenant, her former boyfriend, was away.

Ravera is wanted on charges of residential burglary and vandalism.

 

 

 

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