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• THEFT OF BOOZE BECOMES FELONY: CERES - The Nov. 17 theft of a bottle of brandy from Richland Market in Ceres became a felony charge for Barbara Baker, 44, of Ceres. According to Deputy Police Chief Mike Borges the felony results from her prior convictions for theft.

Baker was seen by store employees walking out the door without paying for the booze at 12:47 p.m. After they gave police a description of her vehicle, Baker was stopped by an officer in the area of Central and Darrah and arrested.

• DUI CHARGE: CERES - Ramon Mendoza, 58, of Modesto, was arrested for DUI on Tuesday, Nov. 17 after he was spotted weaving in and out of traffic lanes by a Sheriff's Department ID unit technician.

At approximately 8:27 p.m. the Sheriff's employee was in the area of Mitchell and Service and assisted Mendoza in getting his smoking disabled vehicle from the roadway. Officer Brian Peterson came by to assist and noticed that Mendoza was intoxicated. He was arrested and charged with DUI.

• NO TAIL LIGHTS LEAD TO DUI ARREST: CERES - Sgt. Dennis Perry pulled over Michael Black, 26, of Modesto, on Nov. 17 for not having functioning tail lights as he was driving in the area of Railroad and Hackett. The sergeant noticed during the 9:50 p.m. stop that Black was acting intoxicated and arrested him for DUI.

• RAPE SUSPECT ARRESTED: CERES - Officer Dirk Nieuwenhuis stopped a suspicious man pushing a cart filled with items in the area of Whitmore and Fiesta on Wednesday, Nov. 18, and netted the arrest of a rape suspect. Ronald Marcos, 49, of Modesto, was wanted by the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department on rape charges relating to an Oct. 29 incident.

Marcos was stopped at 2:13 a.m. and arrested for those charges.

• TWO ARRESTED FOR DVD THEFT: CERES - Two Modesto teenagers face theft and other charges after they allegedly stole a DVD player from the Hatch Road Blockbuster store on Nov. 18.

Police were called to the store at 9:43 p.m. by employees who witnessed the theft. They also provided a description of the vehicle, which led officer Dirk Nieuwenhuis to make a stop on the theft suspects. The stolen DVD player was recovered from the car as was an iPhone that was stolen from a locker at Modesto Junior College.

Arrested were Michael Jones, 19, and a 16-year-old boy. They were both charged with burglary, possession of stolen property and conspiracy to commit a crime.

• PRANK CALLERS CITED: CERES - Three students at Mae Hensley Junior High School were cited into the juvenile justice system Thursday after they allegedly made calls to the 9-1-1 emergency system and hung up.

Two of the perpetrators were 13 years old and one was 12.

The School Resource Officer (SRO)assigned to Ceres High School was called to the school at 8:54 a.m. after 9-1-1 operators reported three hang-up calls.

• PAROLEE GIVES FALSE ID: CERES - A 43-year-old Turlock man racked up charges after he was pulled over on Thursday and he provided an officer a name that was not his own.

At 4 p.m. Officer Dan Fairchild stopped Randell Keeney in the 1700 block of Anthony Avenue for expired car registration. As soon as the car stopped Keeney began walking off but was told by the officer to stop. Keeney replied that people were trying to chase him and then he started to ran off. Fairchild chased down Keeney, who immediately offered up a false name.

Through the Live ID system, Keeney was identified by his fingerprints as a parolee at large. Keeney was charged with violating the terms of his parole, giving a false ID to an officer, resisting arrest and DUI.

• STABBING ON FREDA WAY: CERES - A Ceres teenager was stabbed after he was confronted about his blue shorts by possible gang members in the 2200 block of Freda Way in what is termed the Farm Labor Camp.

Police said the 19-year-old victim and two friends were in the neighborhood at 8:20 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19 when they were confronted by three to six males ranging in age from 17 to 22. The victim was asked if he was a gang member - probably because of the color of his shorts - to which he denied he belonged to a gang. The group still attacked the teens, two of which were able to flee on foot. The victim who was stopped was stabbed in the torso. The culprits may have fled in a silver or grey Dodge Magnum style vehicle. One of the suspects was wearing a black sweatshirt while another was wearing a red and black shirt.

The victim was rushed to a local hospital where he was stabilized.

Anyone with tips on the stabbing suspects are urged to call Detective Keith Greibel 537-5627.

• SUSPECT DARTS ACROSS FREEWAY: CERES - A man who threw down an illegal drug in front of an officer managed to get away by dangerously running across all lanes of Highway 99 on Saturday afternoon.

At 12:26 p.m. Sgt. Deidre Borges was patrolling in the 1900 block of Rockefeller Drive when she saw a man and woman walking down the sidewalk, then saw the man throw down an item. When Borges got out of her vehicle the man jumped on a bike and peddled away. Borges pursued the suspect to the chain-link fence that separates the industrial park from Highway 99 and the suspect jumped over it and onto the freeway.

Borges later recovered an ounce of refined marijuana. His female friend was questioned and released. Police have identified the suspect and have a warrant for his arrest.

• SWAT TEAM ON GEORGEANNE: CERES - A 17-year-old attempted homicide suspect was flushed from a Georgeanne Place resident Monday afternoon by Ceres SWAT team members and Modesto Police.

Authorities descended on the neighborhood at approximately 12:30 p.m. and were on scene until 3:30 p.m. until the suspect was removed.

The teen's name was not released because of his age. He was wanted by Modesto Police for attempted homicide and assault with a deadly weapon.