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• DUI CHARGES AFTER FIGHT ALLEGED: CERES - A Parlier man was arrested for drunk driving Saturday morning after leaving the Latino bar in the 2100 block of Mitchell Road where he allegedly participated in a fight.

Someone called 911 at 12:30 a.m. to report three Hispanic men in a fight at the bar in which one was armed with a knife. One of the parties left in a green Chevy Tahoe going southbound on Mitchell Road. Ceres patrolman Josh Klinge followed the suspect and tried to initiate a traffic stop south of Whitmore Avenue but the driver didn't pull over until south of Service Road, said Lt. Brent Smith.

The officer detected a strong smell of alcohol on the breath of driver Jesus Mora, 31. He was arrested and booked for DUI and driving without a license.

A search of the vehicle turned up no weapons and nobody at the bar indicated that anything had happened there, said Smith.

• DRUG CHARGES RESULT FROM TRAFFIC STOP: CERES - Running through a stop sign in front of an officer netted two arrests - one for drug charges - early Saturday in the east part of Ceres.

At 1:04 a.m. Officer Dirk Newenheis saw a gold 2001 Chevy Tahoe run the stop sign on Boothe Road at Waynesboro. Driver Jose Reyes, 24, of Escalon, was arrested on felony charges of giving a false name to the officer.

His passenger, Aurelia Provincio, 25, of Modesto, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and a meth smoking pipe.

• SHOPLIFTER ARRESTED: CERES - A 24-year-old Modesto woman was arrested Sunday evening after trying to leave the Hatch Road Ceres Kmart store with approximately $200 worth of stolen clothing on her.

A store security officer saw suspect Cheryl Prevost hiding clothes on her and walk out the door at 7:28 p.m. without paying for them. When police were called, Officer Josh Kling found Prevost and detained her. She allegedly providing false information to the officer. Prevost was arrested and charged with committing a commercial burglary, a felony charge of giving false information to a peace officer and a warrant.

• CHASE SUSPECT ESCAPES: CERES - A suspect evaded Ceres police on Tuesday, March 30 after he rammed a patrol car and was involved in a chase from Modesto to Ceres.

The incident unfolded at 12:55 a.m. when Ceres officers were in downtown Modesto on an unrelated matter. The officers tried to make a traffic stop on a white pickup with two occupant. Police say the driver, identified as Brian Gomes, steered to the side of the road as the patrol unit was position in place as to block him in. Gomes then drove off after smashing through the patrol car.

The chase was on, going south on Highway 99 and leaving the freeway at the Crows Landing Road exit. The chase then went onto eastbound Hatch Road and then onto Mitchell Road and then Fowler Road. Gomes stopped the pickup near Fowler and Shushan Drive, and both bolted on foot. Police set up a perimeter around the area but the men escaped.

When Gomes is arrested he may be charged with felony assault on a police officer and several traffic violations. Anyone with information on Gomes' whereabouts are urged call Sgt. Patrick Sullivan at 538-5638.