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MAN CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: CERES - A 21-year-old Ceres man was arrested once again for domestic violence towards the mother of his children.

Angel Sanchez arrested Monday, July 27 after he allegedly broke into the woman's residence in the 2800 block of Alfonse Drive through a window and took her cell phone after choking her. Police responded to the call placed at 11:06 p.m. and found him in the 2800 block of Rosewood. He was charged with spousal abuse, home invasion and possession of stolen property.

Sanchez was reportedly upset with his estranged girlfriend.

TV SETS STOLEN: CERES - Police are reviewing a surveillance video tape of two suspects breaking into a door at a business in the 2100 block of Fairview at 11:46 p.m. on July 27.

The breaking of glass set off a commercial alarm, which prompted a police response within three minutes. The burglars made off with three TV sets after prying open a door.

DRUNK TASERED: CERES - Police had to use a Taser stun gun to get a man under control who was intoxicated on Tuesday, July 28.

At 12:44 a.m. police found Arnold L. Gutierrez Jr., 58, stumbling and unable to care for himself in the 1700 block of Don Pedro Road. He was uncooperative with officers who then used their Tasers to take Gutierrez down. He was arrested on charges of violation of probation, public intoxication and resisting arrest.

DRUGS FOUND IN CAR: CERES - Officers arrested Matthew R. Saldana, 23, of Denair, on drug charges July 30 after he was found with various illegal drugs during a traffic stop.

An officer believed that Saldana was under the influence when he was pulled over at 9:55 p.m. Since Saldana was driving on a suspended license, the vehicle was impounded. That's when officers found several bags of marijuana, some "mushrooms" and other assorted pills. Saldana told police that he was transporting the narcotics for a friend who owed him money. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale, transportation of a controlled substance, and possession of marijuana and for sale.

TIRE SHOP EMPLOYEE ARRESTED: CERES - Michael Cochran, 45, of Ceres, was arrested on the belief that he stole copper wiring and pipes from McCoy's Tires in the 3000 block of Central Avenue.

Police were notified at 8:36 a.m. on Friday, July 31 that an employee had caused $3,000 in damage. Cochran admitted that he cut a hole through dry wall in a shed that allowed him entrance to the materials. Police estimated that the materials may have only been worth $200.

Cochran was charged with grand theft, felony vandalism and possession of an illegal smoking device.

PASSENGER BEGS COP TO SHOOT HIM: CERES - Officer Jason Brock was patrolling in the area of Herndon and Hatch Saturday morning when a motorist made a turn in front of him and nearly struck his patrol car. Brock said that driver, Miguel Garcia, 25, of Modesto, appeared to be driving while drunk during the 4:10 a.m. incident and so he pursued a traffic stop. But the passenger, Dario Linares-Calderon, 21, of Modesto, began acting strangely. Brock was waiting for back-up as the passenger was reaching into his waistband and pockets and begging for the officer to shoot him. Linares-Calderon was rambling about being in the military and fighting for his country. After he was tasered, Linares-Calderon was arrested for public intoxication and resisting arrest.

Garcia was arrested for DUI.

PASSED OUT MAN CHARGED WITH THEFT: CERES - Kasey K. Nahinu, 26, of Turlock, was arrested Saturday morning after he was found passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle police say he stole.

Dispatchers were called at 10:57 a.m. about the man passed out in a car at the 76 Station at Whitmore and Morgan in west Ceres. When officers ran the license plate on the car they found it had been stolen.

Nahinu didn't follow officers' instructions and had to be tasered to be taken into custody. He was charged with auto theft, possession of a controlled substance, possession of burglary tools and resisting arrest.

FEMALE ARRESTED AFTER HITTING PARKED CAR: CERES - Desiree R. Castro, 24, of Ceres, was arrested for hitting a parked car and judged to be extremely intoxicated Sunday morning.

The crash happened in the 2300 block of Joy Avenue.

At 6:30 a.m. police were enroute to a call about a domestic fight in the 2900 block of Joy when they were flagged down regarding the crash. The car proved to be licensed to an owner at the residence where the fight had taken place. Apparently Castro left the residence after the argument and hit the car.

Castro was arrested for DUI.

BARRICADED MAN TAKEN IN FOR EVALUATION: CERES - An intoxicated and armed man in the 1700 block of Charlottesville swallowed up a lot of police time late Saturday evening in an incident that ended when he was taken to the county Mental Health Department for evaluation.

Deputy Chief of Police Mike Borges said that a call came in at 10:55 p.m. from someone who said the man was intoxicated and armed, threatening family members. Police were told that he locked himself in upstairs bedroom. They set up a perimeter and were able to get the caller and some children out through a back window.

Police later saw the suspect with three other adults in the house and began arguing inside. When the saw the man move away from a weapon the team made entry and confronted the man.

Borges said that officers learned that the intoxicated man hadn't threatened anyone in the house. He had heard a loud pop outside the house and fetched a gun and said he would shoot anyone at the front door.

Police found a second weapon, a legal SKS.

The man was taken in for evaluation but not charged, said Borges.

RED SHIELD CENTER RIPPED OFF: SOUTH MODESTO - Police arrested three suspects and are searching for two others responsible for Sunday's break-in at the Salvation Army Red Shield Center. Teens broke into the Las Vegas Street center and took a swim in the pool before helping themselves to a computer and snacks.

A 13- and 15-year-old from Modesto were arrested, along with Jimmy James Campos Jr., 26, of Modesto.