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• JUVENILES CRASH STOLEN CAR: CERES - Two juveniles were arrested early Monday morning after allegedly stealing a car, leading police on a high speed pursuit and crashing into a utility pole at Morgan and Keyes roads.

Officer Lorenzo Beltran was patrolling the area of San Pedro Avenue and Granite Falls Drive in southwest Ceres at 3:30 a.m. Nov. 22 when he spotted a white 1995 Honda Civic which has been previously stolen in Ceres. When Beltran tried to get the driver to pull over, the Honda was accelerated, running through stop signs onto southbound Morgan Road at speeds of up to 70 mph. The short pursuit ended when the driver lost control and struck the pole. Two occupants tried to run away but were apprehended. They turned out to be 12- and 13-year-old suspects.

Both were booked at Stanislaus County Juvenile Hall on charges of conspiracy, possession of stolen property, and auto theft.

• CAR SHOT ON SIXTH STREET: CERES - After receiving numerous calls from Sixth Street to Ninth Street on Nov. 16 about shots being fired, police located a car with bullet holes.

The calls came in at 1:26 a.m.

Police located a red VW Jetta parked in the 3200 block of Sixth Street with three bullet holes on the drivers' side door and window.

Police had no witnesses on any suspects nor vehicle in the drive-by shooting. Anyone with information on the crime is urged to call the Ceres Police Detectives Bureau at 538-5727.

• HIT AND RUN DRIVER ARRESTED: CERES - A Ceres man faces charges of drunk driving and hit and run after running into a utility pole at Malik Avenue and Twilight Drive in west Ceres and fleeing on foot early Saturday morning.

The crash was reported at 1:02 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20. Police found a black 1993 Honda Accord with moderate front end damage up against the pole. Witnesses said the driver ran southbound from the vehicle. Officers ran the license plate and found that the car was registered to a man with a nearby address on Alexis Drive. They went to the house and found the driver, Andrew Franco, 20, of Ceres, attempting to hide behind a pillar on his front porch. Franco was out of breath from running, police said.

Franco refused to take a breathalyzer test and was taken to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto for a blood draw to determine if he had alcohol in his system.

Franco was then booked for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.