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• LOADED GUN FOUND IN TRAFFIC STOP: CERES - A Saturday evening traffic stop in downtown Ceres yielded a loaded gun and the arrest of a Gustine man.

At 10:39 p.m., Officer Brian Peterson stopped a car at Second Street and El Camino Avenue because driver Thomas Lynd, 28, was not wearing a seatbelt. The officer learned that Lynd's driver's license was suspended. Officer Josh Kling came as backup and found a loaded .22 caliber pistol stuffed in Lynd's pant's pocket. The weapon had an altered serial number.

Lynd was arrested and booked on various weapons charges as well as driving on a suspended license.

• SHOTS FIRED DURING ROAD RAGE: CERES - A mother and her two teenage daughters were terrorized in a Sunday evening act of road rage in which three shots were fired at her vehicle at a rural intersection.

At 7:20 p.m., the 31-year-old woman was driving eastbound on Whitmore Avenue with her 14- and 17-year-old daughters. The woman applied her brakes where lanes merge east of Mitchell Road, apparently upsetting the driver behind her. The woman told police that a four-door dark blue Chevy S-10 pickup drove around and tried to make a sudden stop in front of her. The woman drove past the Chevy and its driver, only to have the scene repeated at Boothe Road, this time as the male driver was yelling at the woman and hanging a baseball bat out of the driver's window.

The man turned onto northbound Faith Home Road but then stopped in the road. The woman continued eastbound through the intersection but stopped in an attempt to look back to get the Chevy's license number. At that moment the aggressor, described as a white male, got out with a handgun and fired three rounds at the woman's vehicle but missing. The woman fled to Hughson where she called Ceres police.

Police found three spent 9mm shell casings in the intersection.

Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to call the Ceres Police Detectives Bureau at 538-5727.

• BICYCLIST ASSAULTED: CERES - Police have no clues as to who assaulted a bicycle rider in the face with a can early Saturday morning on Mitchell Road.

At 1:57 a.m. , police were called to Barbour's at Mitchell and Whitmore where a 43-year-old black male walked in with a head injury. The man was riding his bicycle southbound on Mitchell Road and believes he was hit in the head with a can thrown from a car. He sustained a bump above his left eye and his nose was swollen.

The victim was treated for his injuries at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto.

Anyone with information on the crime is urged to call the Ceres Police Detectives Bureau at 538-5727.

• GUN FOUND AT HIGH SCHOOL: CERES - A Central Valley High School student was arrested Monday morning after he carried a gun and magazine clip onto the campus.

At 11 a.m. CVHS officials were notified that a 15-year-old male with gang affiliations had a 9mm semi-automatic handgun inside the classroom.

According to Ceres Police Lt. Brent Smith, the campus was not placed on lockdown but said an effective technique was used to quickly locate the gun in a safe manner.

School Resource Officer Randy Moore, with the help of school staff, isolated the handgun and found a loaded magazine in the student's pocket.

The boy was arrested for being a minor in possession of a firearm, and being a gang member in possession of a firearm on a school campus.

"They had a safe way of securing the campus," said Smith. "I feel they handled it in a very professional manner."

• TEEN SHOT IN DRIVE-BY SHOOTING: CERES - A 19-year-old Ceres male was shot in the chest during an early Saturday morning drive-by shooting in the 2500 block of Morgan Road. The wound was not life threatening with the bullet falling out of the entry wound.

The incident happened at 2:24 a.m.

Officers suspect the shooting may have been gang related as occupants of a residence were uncooperative. A vehicle pulled up to the residence and fired several rounds into the backyard where several people were standing. The rounds pierced the fencing and may have slowed the .40-caliber rounds, said Lt. Brent Smith.

The victim was taken by ambulance to Doctors Medical Center.