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• PANHANDLER ARRESTED FOR VANDALISM: CERES - A 48-year-old vagrant was arrested at the Herndon Road Taco Bell restaurant Tuesday, Dec. 28, after he damaged a vehicle and the interior of the restaurant after he was down for a handout.

At 9:32 p.m. Officer Chris Melton was flagged down by a woman who had been accosted as she sat in her mini-van idling in the drive-thru lane. Loren Gay, 48, rapped on the victim's window and when she refused to give him cash Gay allegedly began kicking the grill of her van, causing over $400 damage.

Melton found Gay inside the Taco Bell where he was throwing his bicycle against tables.

While being processed at the jail, Gay fought his handlers and had to be pinned against the wall to be detained. Gay faces charges of felony vandalism, public intoxication and resisting arrest.

• REVELERS BUSTED: CERES - New Year's revelers ended up in trouble with the law Friday evening and into the new year.

At 10:16 p.m. on New Year's Eve, Amanda Barlow, 29, of Ceres,was cited for illegal fireworks in area of Dale and Rose avenues.

At 11:56 p.m. Garry Hilton, 31, of Modesto, was spotted driving erratically in the 1600 block of Mitchell Road and was arrested for drunk driving.

The new year was 47 minutes old when Victor Prado, 38, of Ceres, was arrested for drunk driving in the 900 block of Alcoy.

A guest of an apartment dweller at 1301 Richland Avenue was arrested after he slammed the door shut on an officer who was investigating complaints of loud noise at 2:01 a.m. on Saturday.

A security officer previously asked the tenant to keep the noise down but was met with resistance. Officers came and contacted the tenant. As the tenant went to fetch his wallet, guest David Gutierrez, 25, of Ceres, slammed the door on the officer. Gutierrez was arrested and booked for public intoxication and resisting arrest.

A 2:25 p.m. family disturbance in the 1300 block of Nadine Ave., resulted in the arrest of Savannah Recio, 29, who was wanted for a warrant. No charges were pressed for her role in a fight.

• BAR BURGLARIZED: CERES - The Nashville West bar at 3014 Fourth Street was victimized New Year's Day when someone broke out the front window glass and ransacked the office and stole cash. Police found a pry bar inside after responding to the 6:32 a.m. alarm.

No suspects were arrested.

• DRUNK SUBJECTS ARRESTED: CERES - Three persons were arrested Saturday, Jan. 1 after police were alerted to two males seen fighting in a parking lot in the 2700 block of Roeding Road.

After the 9:30 p.m. call for help, Officer Josh Klinge arrived and saw an intoxicated Raymond Marsh, 20, of Modesto, having difficulty trying to get into a vehicle. Marsh failed a breathalyzer after blowing breath that rated a 0.20 blood alcohol content. When Klinge ordered Marsh to sit on the curb the suspect answered with obscenities and decided to fight Klinge. Marsh was arrested and charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest.

Two others with Marsh started to interfere with the arrest despite being told to back off. Arrested for public intoxication and resisting arrest were Coty Huntley, 20, and Lacyrey Marsh, 24, of Modesto.

• MAN KICKS OFFICER: CERES - A 48-year-old Ceres man was jail ed Sunday, Jan. 2 after he allegedly physically assaulted a woman at an apartment and then kicked his arresting officer.

At 1:49 a.m. police dispatchers were called to the apartment at 1625 Richland Avenue by a woman who sustained facial injuries. Officers arrested Stephen Streebi for domestic violence charges. In the process of being arrested Streebi allegedly kicked Officer Lorenzo Beltran in the knee. Beltran and Officer Jeremy Lewis then forced Streebi to the ground. The kick earned him the added charge of assault on a peace officer.

• DUI ARREST MADE: CERES - Mikhail Polovin, 33, of Ceres, was pulled over as he allegedly drove drunk in the area of Whitmore Avenue and Eastgate Boulevard early Sunday morning.

Polovin was arrested and charged wit DUI in the 5:03 a.m. traffic stop, said Deputy Chief Mike Borges.

• BEAUTY SALON VANDALIZED: CERES - Felony vandalism charges await the person, if apprehended, who smashed all three windows of Feet & Facials in the 2500 block of Fourth Street Sunday morning. The damages were reported at 9:16 a.m.

The business sustained damages over $1,000, said Deputy Chief Mike Borges.

• BOMB THREAT AT BANK: CERES - The downtown Ceres branch of Wells Fargo Bank was evacuated Wednesday, Dec. 29 after someone called to threaten "A bomb is in the building" and immediately hang up.

The call was reported at 3:15 p.m. Employees locked up the building at Fourth and North streets while police came in to do a visual check. No bomb was found and the branch was later opened.