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• MAN TASERED IN FRONT OF WALMART: CERES - Ceres police officers had to use a Taser gun to get control of a suspect who was fighting them on the grassy strip in front of the Walmart store Thursday evening.

At 6;40 p.m. an officer pulled over Cisco Garcia, 35, of Ceres, for driving with expired registration tags. He was cited and released. However passenger Alvino Luna, 27, of San Jose, seemed nervous when he spoke to officers and wasn't looking them in the eyes.

During a pat-down search Luna tried to run off but the officer grabbed him by the shirt and tackled him on the grassy area near McDonalds. For a while Luna put up a fight, trying to punch and kick the officer. A backup officer arrived and had to Taser Luna, who was wanted for a parole violation. He went to jail on charge of felony delaying an officer.

• TWO ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY: CERES - Two men were arrested Thursday evening and charged with a Jan. 12 residential burglary in Ceres.

Police served a search warrant at 9:40 p.m. in the 1800 block of Boothe Road and arrested David Menchaca, 34, of Ceres, on charges of residential burglary.

Also arrested with the same crime was Steven Allen Welch, 31, of Waterford. Lt. Brent Smith said that on Jan. 12 Menchaca and Welch went to a home in the 3000 block of Ninth Street in Ceres and in the process of meeting with the occupants decided to take things. They were also charged with making terrorist threats.

Police found ammunition which was a violation of Menchaca's probation.

Welch also had a warrant for his arrest.

During his arrest police found Menchaca was storing a handcuff key taped to the inside of his wallet.

"He thought he was going to get away," said Smith.

• POLICE ARREST DEPUTY'S CHASE SUSPECT: CERES - Officers arrested a man who earlier was being chased in a 2001 white Chevy Silverado by a Sheriff's deputy.

Ceres joined the chase of Eugeniy Gubanov, 28, of Ceres, at 1:43 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 5. During the chase Gubanov ran over tack strips laid down at Morgan and Hatch and sustained a flat tire. He eventually crashed into a curb at Fourth and North streets in Ceres and bailed on foot into the alley between Fourth and Fifth streets. At one point an officer pulled up along the suspect as he was running. He was tackled by Sgt. Dennis Perry.

• BURGLARY SUSPECT ARRESTED: CERES - The man suspected of stealing from Cost Less Foods on Jan. 29 was apprehended Friday evening with a large amount of drugs.

Officers were able to trace suspect Anthony Treat, 40, of Ripon, based on a description of the tan Ford Ranger pickup connected with the store theft. The vehicle was found parked in front of 2615 Lawrence Street. When officers went to the apartment at 9:45 p.m.

Inside the apartment officers found Valerie Smith who was on probation for drugs. When her cell phone rang, officers were given permission to answer. Thinking he was talking to a friend, Treat unwittingly told the officer that he just rode by and saw police there and asked to be picked up at Burger King and that he could pay for a ride out of Ceres by drugs.

Officer Coey Henson went to Burger King and found Treat who then took off running. At one point Treat took a fighting stance and then ran again. After a physical struggle Treat was arrested. Henson found over three grams of methamphetamine, 1.5 grams of marijuana and two hypodermic syringes. He was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of meth for sale and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

• WOMAN CHARGED WITH DUI: CERES - A 21-year-old Ceres woman was charged with drunk driving Thursday afternoon, Feb. 4.

A citizen reported that a female driver in a white Jeep was possibly driving drunk in the area of Moffet and Canyon at 12:35 p.m. Officer Josh Klinge found Ashley Castino making wide sweeping backing maneuver in the intersection of Valley Wind and Canyon. Klinge spoke to Castino who showed obvious signs of intoxication. After she failed a field sobriety test Castino was taken to Doctors Medical Center for the drawing of a blood sample. While at the hospital Castino was starting to get out of control and attempting spitting at the officer. She was restrained.

Castino was charged driving on a suspended license, DUI and resisting a peace officer.

• ANOTHER DUI ARREST: CERES - Charles Hager, 50 of Turlock, was arrested for drunk driving Friday morning at 12:45 a.m. as he was driving southbound on Highway 99 at Mitchell Road.

Officer Brian Peterson saw Hager doing unsafe movements on the freeway in a white 2000 Saturn. He pulled over on the Mitchell Road offramp where he failed a field sobriety test.

• MAN ON BIKE INSIDE WALMART: CERES - A man who police say was under the influence of drugs was arrested inside the Ceres Walmart Feb. 3 after employees saw him riding around the garden department on a bicycle.

At 11:43 p.m. Walmart called police to report Bobby Eugene Riley, 38, in the store acting strangely. Officers Mike Perez and Pat Dayton arrived and talked to Riley but he refused to leave and appeared combative. Dayton approached Riley from behind and wrapped his arms around him but Riley head-butted Dayton and started kicking. Dayton tackled Riley as the suspect shouted vulgar words.

Riley was charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance, trespassing and assaulting a police officer.