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• TEEN CAUGHT BURGLARIZING HOMES: CERES - A 17-year-old Ceres boy was arrested Monday, Oct. 26 on two counts of residential burglary and warrants after he broke into two separate homes.

At approximately 11:13 a.m. a woman in the 1700 block of Doyle Avenue saw the teen in her house and then armed herself with a gun and locked herself in a bathroom. She called 911 but the boy fled prior to the arrival of police.

A short while later the suspect was caught in a second house in the 3700 block of Joppa Lane. A male occupant confronted the boy and ordered him to leave and he fled.

At around 5 p.m. Officer Coey Henson found the suspect at Hatch and Herndon and learned that he had a warrant for his arrest. He was positively identified by both victims.

• MAN PASSED OUT IN CAR: CERES - In the lap of a 42-year-old man passed out in his car in the parking lot of Kragen's Auto Parts was a smoking device. Officer Josh Klinge collected evidence that Donald Lawler of Modesto had just smoked heroin.

At 10:10 p.m. on Oct. 26 Lawler was taken to the County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance, being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• DOMESTIC FIGHT: CERES - Robert R. Libley, 23, of Ceres, was charged with spousal abuse after he allegedly struck a female victim on Oct. 26.

At 1 p.m. police were called to the Libley residence in the 2000 block of Walnut where a woman was screaming for help and had been pulled back into the house by the suspect. Police arrived and noted the woman sustained injuries to her head and arm.

• RASH OF DUI ARRESTS: CERES - Officers were busy Halloween week with a number of drunk driving cases.

At 1:56 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, Carlos R. Gonzalez, 31, of Modesto, was arrested for DUI and for driving on a suspended license after he was seen driving erratically at Woodworth and Richland. He was arrested blocks away as he drove into his driveway.

On Thursday, Jose M. Madrigal, 26, of Fresno, was seen by an officer stopping his vehicle about 15 feet behind the stop line at Fifth and North streets. When the officer approached the car at 12:56 a.m., Madrigal was slumped over behind the wheel.

On Friday evening, Manuel Torres, 35, of Ceres, was arrested for hit-and-run and DUI after he sideswiped a vehicle and fled from the 2100 block of Fifth Street. A witness followed Torres to the 2400 block of Mauna Kea. Evidence on the car matched damage done in the collision. He was arrested at 10:32 p.m.

Later on Friday, Jorge Villagas, 20, of Ceres, was arrested in another hit-and-run incident. At 11:11 p.m Villagas allegedly struck a car on Waynesboro Drive at Monterey Pine and took off. A short while later Villagas' car was located several blocks away. He was attempting to get out of the car when police apprehended him on charges of DUI and hit-and-run.

On Saturday, Halloween night, a number of men were arrested for DUI.

The first took place at 8:35 p.m. on Hatch Road when driver Juan Gomez, 28, of Modesto, was seen backing up his car because he missed a left turn onto Richland Avenue. Gomez had a warrant for his arrest for a previous DUI. He collected two new charges of driving on a suspended license and DUI.

At 9:40 p.m., Louis P. Vargas, 29, of Modesto, was arrested after he was stopped at Kmart after Deputy Chief of Police Mike Borges saw him speeding to 80 mph. Vargas claimed he was running from a group of Hispanic men who threw items at his car and brandished a gun starting at AM/PM on Hatch Road.

However, Vargas at first gave a false name - the name of his brother - said Borges. Vargas was charged with DUI and impersonating another person. Personnel at AM/PM said they did not see any fight in the parking lot but a report was taken.

At 11:36 p.m. Officer Josh Klinge saw two vehicles riding side by side in which occupants were shouting and honking horns at each other. The carloads were not antagonists but friends, an officer soon learned. One of the carloads was pulled over in the 1900 block of Mitchell Road. Its driver was suspected to be driving drunk. Juan J. Lemus, 18, of Ceres was charged for DUI and reckless driving.

Early on Sunday morning, at 1:20 a.m., police responded to a crash at Mitchell and Dale. Edgar Sanchez, 28, of Ceres, crashed into a pole and was arrested for DUI.

• SUSPECT HIT CAR, ARRESTED: CERES - A 32-year-old woman was driving her car at Whitmore and Ninth streets on Thursday evening when she was broadsided by another car whose driver fled the scene.

=The victim was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries in the 8:38 p.m. crash. She gave a description that led to the arrest of Kenneth Love, 27, of Waterford, by Sheriff's deputies in Waterford. Love was charged with felony hit-and-run and a Ceres Police warrant for petty theft.

• ALERT NEIGHBOR NETS BURGLARY ARRESTS: CERES - An alert neighbor in the 3200 block of Lotus Court tipped off police about two men who were breaking into a home Friday that led to their arrests.

At 9:40 a.m. the neighbor saw two young men knock on the door of the house, then peek into the windows. They entered the building and the neighbor called 911.

Officers Jason Brock and Lorenzo Beltran arrived and the subjects came out of the house and bolted off on foot, jumping over fences. Both were arrested in the area near Ceres Fire Station #4 on Fowler Road. One of the suspects was trying to hide in a dumpster and the other was caught in the field.

Joseph A. Gonsales, 25, of Modesto, was charged with residential burglary, possession of stolen property, resisting arrest and a parole violation.

Anthony Weishaar, 20, of Modesto, was charged with residential burglary, possession of stolen property, and resisting arrest.

Both men had stolen property in their pockets, said Deputy Chief of Police Mike Borges.

• LAPTOP COMPUTER TAKEN: CERES - Christopher Taylor, 21, was arrested Friday evening for an act of robbery committed at a home in the 1800 block of Boothe Road.

Taylor allegedly took a laptop computer from a woman, saying that he needed a form of payment for watching her children the night before. Taylor showed up at the residence to offer protection because her boyfriend was in jail. Apparently Taylor was not wanted in the house, said police.

He was arrested at 6 p.m.

• DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGE: CERES - Jeff D. Solus, 28, of Ceres, was arrested Friday evening after he allegedly physically assaulted his wife.

At 11:38 p.m. 911 operators got a call from the 26-year-old woman who fled her home in the 2800 block of Fowler after the attack. The woman ran to a neighbor's house to call police because Solus reportedly took her cell phone and broke it. Solus made his way to the neighbor's house and hung up the phone as the victim was making the 911 call, telling the neighbor that "I didn't touch her."

Police arrived and learned that the woman had head injuries when Solus allegedly shoved her face through a tight opening on a window. He was arrested for domestic violence and destroying a telephone.

• CRACK COCAINE FOUND: CERES - Officer Vanessa Garcia stopped a car on Saturday morning in the 1600 block of Kinser Road and discovered that driver Luther Norwood Jr., 68, of Marin City, had warrants for his arrest for prior forgery and being under the influence charges. Garcia also found Norwood with crack cocaine and pipes in the car.

Norwood was arrested at 11:15 a.m. for the warrants and possession of a controlled substance and possession of an illegal smoking device.

• DRUG ARREST MADE: CERES - Officer Dan Fairchilds was patrolling in the area of the 7-Eleven store at Service and Mitchell roads Sunday evening when he pulled over Daniel E. Tallman, 28, of Pleasanton. The license plates on the car had altered registration tags. He also found drugs, netting Tallman an arrest charge of possession of a controlled substance and parole violation.

The incident occurred at 9:50 p.m.