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WOMAN CITED AFTER ROLLING PICKUP: CERES - A 20-year-old Riverbank woman was cited for driving on a suspended license and driving without insurance after she collided with a parked vehicle on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Darlene Seese lost control of a 1994 Chevy pickup as she was traveling in the 800 block of Musick Avenue. She struck a parked 2000 Chevy Cavalier and the impact caused her vehicle to roll onto its side.

The crash happened at 3:18 p.m.

GANG MEMBERS ARRESTED: CERES - Three of five men who fled a stolen vehicle Aug. 12 were arrested and booked on a variety of car theft and gang charges.

At 9:28 p.m. Ceres patrolman Keith Kitcher made a traffic stop on a car in the 700 block of Hatch Road near Church Street west of Highway 99. The car turned down a side street when all doors flew open and five occupants ran off. The car drifted into a fence in the 800 block of Atlantic Avenue. The officer chased down the driver, who was a 17-year-old boy from Turlock. He was arrested and booked on charges of auto theft, evading an officer, and resisting arrest with gang enhancements.

The 1990 Toyota Camry had just been stolen from Glenn Avenue in South Modesto, a neighborhood where a 15-year-old suspect lives. His charges include possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, resisting arrest and gang enhancements.

A 14-year-old Modesto boy was charged with possession of stolen property, resisting arrest and gang enhancements.

The three suspects, all whom have affiliations with the Norteno street gang, refused to name the other two males who got away.

ARREST MADE DURING INVESTIGATION: CERES - A man was arrested Aug. 13 as he was interfering with police who were dispatched to an earlier crime at Herndon and Eugene in South Modesto.

Sheriff's deputies had been dispatched at 1:39 a.m. to reports of a robbery at gunpoint. Ceres police provided backup to the event. An intoxicated Joshua A. Barajas, 19, of Modesto, came up to Ceres officers and demanded to know what was going on with his brother, who was one of the detainees. Barajas allegedly challenged a Ceres officer and took fighting stance as he threatened them. Barajas was arrested for public intoxication, resisting arrest and interfering with officers.

CAUGHT WITH DRUGS: CERES - A call about a trespasser in the 1700 block of Hackett Road ended with an arrest of a woman who was found with illegal drugs.

Officer Steven Carvalho responded to the 8:50 a.m. call on Aug. 13 and found Jennifer Sharp, 28, of Modesto, using a vacant residence for a bathroom. He found her to be in possession of a smoking device used to smoke methamphetamine, and a bottle of Vicodin that was prescribed to someone else.

She was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of controlled substance without a prescription, and possession of an illegal smoking paraphernalia.

GANG FIGHT ALLEGED: CERES - Police arrested three juveniles related to an Aug. 13 fight at Wishing and Moonlight.

Police were called at 8:02 p.m. Apparently a teen with Sureno gang affiliations had made a comment to a Norteno member and a fight ended up going into a garage of a nearby house.

A 14-year-old Ceres boy with Sureno affiliations was arrested and booked into Juvenile Hall for possession of an illegal weapon (an open knife he had inside of a pocket), resisting arrest, battery and gang enhancement.

A 15-year-old boy and his girlfriend tried to flee from officers. The male was cut off by police and then challenged officers. He was arrested for resisting arrest with a gang enhancement.

The female, a Turlock runaway, was located and turned over to her parents.

DRUG SALES ALLEGED: CERES - An anonymous tip given to the Ceres Police Department's Street Crimes Unit led to the arrest of two persons on Friday evening.

The tip alleged that a residence in the 1700 block of Gene Road was selling drugs. The officers learned that a resident there was on probation for narcotics conviction and able to be searched without a warrant. Police knocked on the door at 8:51 p.m. and saw people in the living room scurrying to cover up drugs. Police forced entry and arrested Elyse Y. MacAlester, 26, of Ceres. She was booked for possession of narcotics for sale, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic needle and, probaton violation.

Steven D. Young, 34, of Modesto, was booked for possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic needle, resisting an officer and probation violation.

FIGHT IN INDUSTRIAL AREA: CERES - Two persons were arrested in the Fairview Industrial Tract area on Friday evening after they allegedly got into a fight while intoxicated.

Police dispatchers were called at 8:29 p.m. about a fight in the 2000 block of Rockefeller Drive where a window had been broken. The caller also said that a gunshot may have been fired.

Officers found the fight at Fairview Market. Both subjects were "extremely intoxicated" said Deputy Chief of Police Mike Borges and failed to comply with orders to show their hands.

Steve Rivera, 24, of Ceres, was booked into the County Jail for resisting arrest and public intoxication.

Juan Contreras, 24, of Patterson, may also be charged.

The window was broke when a person at the store wanted to help one of the men and was nearly attacked himself. That's when one of the men threw his fist into the glass.

The owners of the business did not want to press charges.

DRUGS LAND PAROLEE BACK INTO TROUBLE: CERES - Parolee Javier Zuniga, 39, was arrested for drugs Friday evening after he was seen by a Ceres police officer riding a bicycle in the dark without a bike headlight.

At 10:15 p.m. Officer Dan Fairchilds saw Zuniga in the 2600 block of Don Pedro Road. Zuniga tried to flee but was apprehended. He was found with a small amount of marijuana, a glass pipe, and a hypodermic syringe.

He was charged with resisting arrest, possession of an illegal smoking device, possession of marijuana and violating the terms of his parole.

WILD SON ARRESTED: CERES - Joshua Seagle, 28, of Ceres, got his wish to go to jail Friday evening. Deputy Chief of Police Mike Borges said that Seagle deliberately went out of control Friday in order to be arrested to have a place to stay after his mother had a restraining order served on him.

At 10:53 p.m. police were dispatched to the 800 block of Foster Drive where Seagle was acting out of control according to his mother who secured a restraining order to keep him away. When the order was being served, Seagle told the officer that he had no place to live and wanted to be taken to jail. When it was explained that he had no reason to be jailed, Seagle got violent, pounding on things on the patio and challenging the officer. He was arrested with his charges including resisting arrest.

CERES SWAT TEAM USED IN SOUTH MODESTO ARREST: SOUTH MODESTO - Ceres Police sent a SWAT team and an armored vehicle to help flush out a South Modesto man who allegedly fired a gun at Sheriff's deputies Monday morning.

The incident occurred at Poland and Vivian in South Modesto after 1 a.m. when someone called to report shots fired. When deputies arrived they heard shots, believing that some of them had been fired at them. Shots were fired for nearly an hour as authorities set up a perimeter around the house. SWAT teams from Ceres and Modesto police departments were called in for assistance. After 4 a.m. Hector Lopez, 35, voluntarily exited the house from a back bedroom and was arrested.

Lopez's wife said he was firing because he had heard trespassers and was trying to protect the family. But she also noted that he had been having problems recently. He was booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon against a peace officer and the negligent discharge of a firearm.

Nobody was injured during the incident.