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• DRUGS FOUND IN CAR: CERES - Shelbee Khinoo, 36, of Ceres, was arrested the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 5, after she was found in a car with drugs.

Officer Dan Fairchild spotted her suspicious vehicle parked in the area of Avon Street and River Road at 3:16 a.m. , and found Khinoo inside with the strong smell of marijuana. Khinoo lied about her name and resisted orders to get out of the car. Khinoo reached for a small bag but was stopped by Officer Fairchild. There was a scuffle but Khinoo was handcuffed and removed from the car. Inside the bag Fairchild discovered a small bag of heroin and a hypodermic needle.

She was arrested and booked for giving false information to an officer, resisting an officer, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic needle and a felony warrant out of Modesto for a petty theft with a prior conviction.

• PAROLEE FOUND WITH GUNS: CERES - A domestic violence call resulted in a Ceres parolee being arrested with two illegally possessed weapons seized.

The incident happened at 4:23 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5, in the 2100 block of Pine Street. Officers found Earl Chapman, 43, of Ceres, in his backyard as he was trying to stuff a .22-caliber rifle and a shotgun inside a mattress.

Chapman was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm and parole violation.

• OFFICER KICKED DURING CAR TOW: CERES - A man had a Taser gun fired at him after he kicked an officer trying to have his vehicle towed off Thursday, Oct. 7.

At 3:46 a.m. Officer Freddie Ortiz spotted Andy Warren, 29, of Ceres, near his vehicle at Malik Drive and Whitmore Avenue. Ortiz learned that Warren's license was suspended but Warren said his girlfriend had driven the car to that location and began to walk off.

On another pass through a short while later, at 4:37 a.m., Ortiz saw Warren climb into the car and drive off. Ortiz attempted to pull Warren over but he continued driving to his home in the 2800 block of Paris Avenue. As Ortiz prepared to have the vehicle towed, Warren became agitated and refused to sign his citation, dropped to ground and kicked Ortiz twice, said Deputy Chief Mike Borges. Ortiz was booked for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle, assault on a peace officer, resisting an officer and driving on a suspended license.

• BURGLARY AT COUNTRY FORD: CERES - Police are seeking two individuals who burglarized a trailer on the Country Ford Trucks lot at 1556 Herndon Avenue.

The suspects took an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and tools stored inside the trailer.

The theft may have occurred at 3:52 a.m. on Friday but wasn't reported until its discovery at 8:57 a.m. Friday. Evidence suggests that the thieves entered the lot through a hole cut in the chain-link fence separating the business lot with Independence Park, said Deputy Chief Mike Borges.

A surveillance camera in an adjacent business lot also visited by the thieves captured images of the suspects. The man was described as either Hispanic or white, 5-foot-7, 170 pounds with a goatee. He was seen driving the green ATV which was stolen. Police say a white woman was his accomplice. She had long brown hair, stood 5-foot-5, weighed about 140 pounds, and was driving a white four-door car similar to a Ford Escort with possibly out-of-state license plates.

Anyone with information on the suspects should call Ceres Police detectives at 538-5727.

• ILLEGAL ALIEN ARRESTED IN HIT & RUN: CERES - A 26-year-old illegal alien from Mexico was arrested and faces deportation Saturday after he rear-ended another vehicle near Smyrna Park and fled the scene.

The hit-and-run accident happened at 11:51 a.m. when Jose L. Rios, 26, ran his 1991 Honda into a 2007 van but kept going. A witness saw the crash and followed Rios. Rios stopped at Rose Avenue and Starling Drive to check on his vehicle, giving the witness a chance to call police and help detain him.

Rios was not licensed and determined by immigration officials to being in the country illegally.

• PROWLING CHARGE FOR MAN WITH DRUGS: CERES - A citizens call about a possible prowler outside his house led police officers to arrest a 53-year-old Ceres man yesterday morning for drug possession.

At 1:37 a.m. dispatchers received a call from the 2400 block of Rose Avenue about a suspicious man on a bicycle. Officers Pat Dayton and Joe Wren arrived and located Joseph Papadakis, who took off after being commanded to stop. Dayton ran after Papadakis and grabbed him off the bicycle. found heroin. Papadakis was found in possession of heroin and also booked for resisting arrest and prowling.