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• Burglars' second visit a mistake

Don Cool and his wife left their home at 9:30 a.m. to get some breakfast Tuesday morning, Nov. 23. As they were leaving several teenage boys were walking down the sidewalk in front of the Cool home in the 2600 block of Standford Avenue.

When they returned about an hour later, their home had been broken into and $4,800 worth of household goods, including two flat screen TVs and a laptop computer, were gone.

Upset that their home had been violated, the Cools filed reports with police and their insurance company. Four days later the Cools decided they didn't want to wait for a replacement TV so she decided to go shopping for one. Don decided to stay at home Saturday morning. Apparently the movement of the truck out of the driveway was signal enough for the culprits who burglarized the house on Tuesday.

"Those little b------ came back," said Cool. "They were just coming back to finish the job. These guys aren't very smart - they walked right through the front door and into my kitchen. I let out a warrior yell and went chasing after them."

Cool got on the phone to 911 and provided a detailed description of the chief suspect. Cool said he was wearing a multi-colored jacket. Within minutes officers arrested all three juveniles. Cool also mentioned for an officer to take the cap off of one suspect's head to see if he had dreadlocks because the teens spotted days prior had them. Bingo.

Police and Cool theorize that the teens got away with the Nov. 23 burglary by loading stolen goods over the fence that separates Cool's backyard from the American Legion Memorial Building parking lot. Police located some of the stolen goods, including a watch, from the home of the two suspects in the 2500 block of Don Pedro Road. Both were booked into Juvenile Hall for two counts of residential burglary.

"I have to hand it to police, they reacted quickly and they arrested them," said Cool.

• DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARREST: CERES - A 46-year-old Ceres man is facing a court date over his alleged battering of his wife on Friday, Nov. 26.

Officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of Moffet Road for reports of a domestic dispute. Upon investigation, it was determined that Tony Wilkerson had assaulted his wife and was arrested for domestic violence.

• DUI ARREST AFTER CRASH: CERES - A male driver was arrested Friday for drunk driving after he crashed into a cement box containing electrical equipment at Evans Road and Central Avenue.

Luis Barrientos, 31, was arrested after officers arrived on the scene of the solo accident and believed he was under the influence.

• WOMAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING MOM: CERES - A 23-year-old Ceres woman was arrested and charged with assault after a Saturday family dispute in the 2500 block of Thomas Street.

Officers investigated and determined that Megan Overcash had assaulted her mother with a weapon. Overcash was booked for assault with a deadly weapon.

• THREATS LAND PAIR IN JAIL: CERES - Two women were arrested for making threats with the intent of terrorizing another during a Saturday altercation.

The incident occurred in the 2832 block of McNeil Way. As officers were responding to the incident, two of the involved fled in a vehicle, nearly colliding into a police vehicle who was arriving. Officers stopped the vehicle which was occupied by Jenna Bailey, 19, and Steffanie Frank, 20. After the an investigation, both Bailey and Frank were arrested for making terrorist threats.

• KMART THEFT ALLEGED: CERES - Two persons were arrested at the Ceres Kmart store Saturday for allegedly stealing merchandise.

Matthew Dickens, 21, and Deborah Mack, 44, were arrested for burglary.

• BURGLARY ARREST MADE: CERES - An alert citizen who called 9-1-1 on Sunday about two suspicious men led police to make an arrest for burglary.

A call from the area of Kinser Road and Cameron Park Drive brought officers to check out reports of two men possibly breaking into vehicles. Officers located Arturo Carrillo, 19, and Edgar Carrasco, 21, who were carrying an empty black nylon bag. Carrasco had a warrant for his arrest for possession of burglary tools and was arrested.