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• RECKLESS DRIVING LEADS TO INJURY CRASH: CERES - A Ceres man was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 19 after he drove his 2001 Ford Expedition recklessly westbound on Hatch Road and caused two injury crashes.

Ceres Police Deputy Chief Mike Borges said that Parminder Bahia, 33, of Ceres, was arrested for driving under the influence as he was speeding and rear-ended a 1999 Dodge Caravan mini-van, causing it to roll over. Bahia lost control of his vehicle and then rear-ended a 1996 GMC pickup.

Three persons inside the mini-van were injured in the 9:04 a.m. incident in the1300 block of Hatch Road. The driver of the van was ejected and suffered serious fractures to ribs and arm. A 23-year-old female and a child were also taken by ambulance with complaints of pain.

• TWO ARRESTED IN CAR STOP: CERES - Two persons went to jail on drug related charges early Thursday morning after their car was pulled over.

At 2:59 a.m. Officer Coey Henson stopped a vehicle he suspected was being driven by an intoxicated driver in the area of Highway 99 and Whitmore Avenue. Henson determined that parolee Partner Hooten, 36, of Turlock, was under the influene of a controlled substance. His passenger, Shelley Horton, 32, of Keyes, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and for a warrant issued by Tuolumne County.

• ADULTS ARRESTED AFTER CHILD INGESTS DRUGS: CERES - A Ceres mother and her boyfriend were arrested last week after her one-year-old infant daughter accidentally ingested methamphetamine.

Police were first called to the home in the 2200 block of Sixth Street at 10:41 p.m. on Thursday to assist ambulance personnel with an irate parent. Paramedics were at the home to render aid to the poisoned child. The baby was rushed to hospital where doctors determined that she had indeed ingested the illegal drug. At 3 a.m. Saturday the hospital called Ceres Police about the situation. Officers went back to the home and arrested Lenaya Schivens, 22, of Ceres; and boyfriend Joshua Carlton, 26, on child abuse charges.

• CAR OWNER JAILED FOR INTOXICATION: CERES - Police received a Friday call about an unattended car running with its stereo blasting at 11:48 p.m. in an apartment complex at 1301 Richland Avenue and ended up making an arrest when Eloi Mendoza, 36, of Ceres, came up and demanded to know what officers were doing. Mendoza appeared to be intoxicated and tried to resist when officers announced that he was under arrest for public intoxication. Deputy Chief Mike Borges said Mendoza was placed on the ground but tried to flip over to kick officers. Mendoza was given an added charge of resisting arrest.

• MAN INTERFERES AT POLICE SCENE: CERES - Ceres police assisted Sheriff's deputies who were investigating a case of shots being fired on Herndon Court on Saturday evening. A suspect was not located in the 12:53 a.m. call, however police arrested Brian Weldon, 26, of Modesto, who defied officers five times as he attempted to enter the cordoned off area. Weldon was charged with interfering with police officers.

• DRUNK DRIVING ARREST MADE AFTER CRASH: CERES - Denise Faulkner, 44, of Ceres, was arrested early Sunday after she drove her 2001 pickup into a vehicle parked in a private driveway in the 900 block of Hackett Road.

Faulkner was charged with drunk driving in the 2:53 a.m. crash.

• THREATS, DRUGS RELATED?: CERES - Police found methamphetamine on a woman who was allegedly making threats toward her mother in the 2400 block of Rose Avenue early Sunday.

Police were called to the residence at 3:06 a.m. because Taylor Paladichuk, 20, of Ceres, was acting out of control and making threats. Officers determined that Paladichuk was under the influence of meth, and later found it in her possession.

As police were investigating that crime, officers said a car rolled by the scene and the driver burning rubber in the fog. Units followed the car and stopped Brandon Hilton, 21, of Ceres, and arrested him for DUI. Passengers Lisa Hilton 46, and Jose Martinez, 23, both of Ceres, were arrested and booked for public intoxication. Officers observed the pair attempting to throwing cases of beer onto the lawn next to where the car was stopped.

Martinez faces an additional charge of giving false information to an officer for at first stating that his name was Jorge Gonzalez.

• METAL THEFT ALLEGED: CERES - Two Ceres men face charges of grand theft after being seen leaving Sam Vaughn School on Sunday afternoon with metals linked with the school's air conditioning units.

A school district employee called police at 2:37 p.m. after seeing a suspicious vehicle leave the grounds of the east Ceres school. The Sheriff's Department assisted in locating the vehicle and arrested John Buchanan, 26, and Mike Pollard, 40, who had parts from units at the school.

• CAR STRIKES HOUSE: CERES - Police are searching for the man who crashed a stolen van into a home in the 3800 block of Georgeanne Place and fled on foot early Monday morning.

The crash occurred at 6:55 a.m.

Police say the van was reported stolen from the 1700 block of Richard Way. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his late teens or 20s and wearing a black hooded jacket.

No one was injured inside the house but a small child was sleeping near the part of the house where the van crashed. The vehicle also took out a part of a large tree out in the front yard.

As the tow truck was extracting the vehicle, part of the damaged tree fell, causing damage to a neighbor's roof. Things got worse when the van caught fire and flames damaged part of the house before the tow operator extinguished the flames.

• CPD AIDS IN HOMICIDE SUSPECT ARREST: CERES - Ceres police spotted a charter bus bound for Mexico Monday which contained three Modesto homicide suspects. Because of the tip, the bus was stopped in the Delhi area and three men were arrested.

At 11:59 a.m. Modesto Police called CPD to check on a bus believed to contain the suspects from the Jan. 21 homicide case near Orville Wright School in the Modesto Airport district. The bus, which runs passengers from California to Mexico, was known to stop at Hatch and Herndon. Ceres police units spotted and followed the bus southbound Highway 99 and notified the California Highway Patrol. The bus was stopped on the Shanks Road exit in Delhi where eight passengers were ordered off the bus and three were detained.

• INTRUDER FLEES HOME: CERES - Ceres police are attempting to locate a man who was found in a home in the 1900 block of Sequoia Street Monday evening.

A 15-year-old girl who came home walked into her room at 6:51 p.m. and saw the man. He jumped out a window and fled. Police were provided a possible suspect name.

• BRASS KNUCKLES FOUND: CERES - John Cardoza, 26, of Tracy, was jailed Monday evening after he was stopped and found to be carrying illegal weapon (brass knuckles). Officer Coey Henson pulled over Cardoza's car at 11:12 p.m. in the area of Ninth and Latimer.