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Bizarre assaults mount
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Ceres police have no proof that a waxing full moon had anything to do with three bizarre incidences - two cases of assaults against officers - that started on Wednesday and continued to Saturday. But the timing does lend itself to wild speculation.

Officer Brittany England was assaulted in the first incident that occurred at 6:38 p.m. at a home in the 2400 block of Lunar Drive. England responded to the home where a mother was concerned that her 23-year-old son was acting irrationally and reported hearing voices.

The man reports the voices in his head indicated he would be killed if he did not kiss the officer, then reached out for England. She pushed away the man who then punched her in face near the eye and grabbed her. The mother assisted the officer when the son turned on her. Officer England was able to take the man to the ground and made an arrest. The man was taken for a mental health evaluation.

Officer England was not seriously injured and continued working her shift.

School incident

On Friday afternoon a weird incident occurred outside of Don Pedro Elementary School when a 34-year-old woman jumped out of vehicle moving at approximately 10 mph. The woman, who may have been mentally impaired or under the influence, was speaking about the devil, said Deputy Chief Mike Borges. She then attacked a school staff member who came to her aid. During the 3:06 p.m. incident the woman grabbed the female staff member by the throat. The assailant was fought off and ran off screaming. The woman was located at Central Avenue and Hardy Court and began spitting on paramedics who came to her aid. At first, the presence of blood on her hand indicated she was wounded in the fall but it later proved to be menstrual blood from the woman reaching inside her pants.

She was taken to Doctors Medical Center for a blood sample to determine if she was on drugs.

Three officers assaulted

At least three officers were assaulted by a man who was running into lanes of Hatch Road traffic on Saturday evening at 6 p.m.

Motorists called 911 to report a crazy acting man running in traffic in the 1400 block of Hatch. Two California Highway Patrol officers were the first on scene. They forcibly removed Alvaro Obrigon, 22, of Ceres, from the roadway.

Obrigon continued behaving irrationally and began spitting blood from his face. Officers placed a "spit mask" on Obrigon to prevent him from spitting. He was able, however, to spit bloody mucous into the faces and mouths of the two CHP officers as well as Ceres officer Steve Carvalho.

Obrigon, who has an arrest record for previous assaults, was taken in for evaluation and booked on charges of assaulting a peace officer.