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• TWO CHARGED IN ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: CERES - Two Ceres residents were charged with attempted burglary of a home on Wednesday, May 12.

At 6:55 a.m. a resident in the 3800 block of Granite Falls Drive called 911 to report an attempted burglary in progress. The caller said two Latino males wearing sweatshirts rang the doorbell and then tried kicking the door in. After they failed to gain entry they climbed into a gold four-door Chrysler Contour and left. By the time officer Coey Henson arrived the car was gone but was located westbound on Service Road at Blaker Road.

Arrested and booked for attempted burglary and conspiracy were Daniel Roman, 20, of Ceres, and his 16-year-old accomplice.

Lt. Brent Smith said that similar burglaries have been committed in the Ceres area.

• DUI CHARGED: CERES - Police took into custody a Ceres man who was allegedly passed out drunk behind the wheel of his car with his foot on the brake.

Officer Ron Collins was on patrol at 12:06 a.m. on Thursday, May 14 when he saw a suspicious vehicle at Big Creek Lane and Kimball Hill Drive. Collins saw the white 1992 Cadillac not moving with its headlights and brake lights on. He checked out the car and noticed driver Jesse Renteria, 25, of Ceres, passed out behind wheel. Collins roused Renteria and got him to blow into a 'breathalyzer 'and then arrested him for drunk driving.

• MOTER DRIVING CHILDREN ARRESTED FOR DUI: CERES - A Jack In The Box drive-thru lane attendant noticed a customer slurring her words and appearing intoxicated Sunday evening and then called 911. Police officer Freddie Oriz responded to the 7:40 p.m. call and located Dariquetta Armstrong, 25, of Modesto, in a green 1996 Ford T-bird. In the car were her two children, aged 1 and 7.

After being taken to Doctors Medical Center for a blood draw to determine toxicity levels, Armstrong was booked on charges of DUI and child endangerment.

• TEENS CAUGHT VANDALIZING WALL: CERES - Two teenagers, one 15 years of age and the other 17, were caught spray-painting gang graffiti on Sunday evening and cited.

At 8:54 p.m. a citizen saw the two vandalizing the sound wall along Service Road west of Brown Avenue and called police. Officer Jason Brock located the two running away toward the Tidewater railroad tracks. After a brief foot pursuit in which they threw down a can of spray paint, the two surrendered. Both were cited and released to their parents on charges of felony vandalism since they caused more than $400 in damage as well as possession of graffiti tools.

• CONVICTED: MODESTO - Anthony Adam Cartwright, 45, of Ceres, has been convicted of auto theft.

On Feb. 21 in the area of Stonum Road and Hatch Road, Cartwright was found in a 2004 Toyota Corolla that Cartwright's friend was driving. The vehicle had been reported stolen out of Ceres on Feb. 12. Cartwright claimed that he bought the vehicle for $2,500, however did not have any paperwork with him.

Judge Scott Steffen sentenced Cartwright to four years in prison.