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• BICYCLIST GOES TO JAIL: CERES - When Officer Ruiz made a Tuesday, Oct. 9 stop on two bicyclists pedaling in the wrong direction of traffic, he learned one of the men was wanted by two counties.

During the 11:14 p.m. stop in the 1300 block of Pecos Avenue, Jose Najera, 57, of Modesto, initially gave the officer his brother's name since he had warrants for his arrest. The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department had warrants issued for the illegal possession of a firearm while Tuolumne County had issued traffic violation warrants.

Najera was jailed for the warrants and for attempting to impersonating another person.

• SHOTS FIRED AT SUSPECT: CERES - Police are seeking the occupants of a dark-colored green or blue Honda four-door vehicle who fired shots at a young man late on Friday.

Officers responded to the 1600 block of Richland Avenue at 11:17 p.m., for a subject who had been shot. He was located in the back yard of a residence trying to get into the house. The male was not hit. He told officers that several Latino males wearing red colored clothing got out of their vehicle and told him they wanted to fight. He claims one of the males pulled out a handgun and shot at him several times.

Officers checked the scene and were unable to locate evidence supporting the shooting, however several residents in the area reported hearing gunshots.

The suspects were last seen driving southbound on Richland Avenue. Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call Ceres Police detectives at 538-5727.

• TWO ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER: CERES - Two Modesto men were arrested Thursday when a sale of a computer turned bad in the parking of the Ceres Walmart store.

Police found the victim who had been shot at 8:20 p.m. He said he met the men at the store to negotiate for the sale of a laptop computer but that one of the men pulled a gun and robbed him of his wallet and a large amount of marijuana that was being used as part of the sale. The suspect got into the passenger side of a vehicle and began to flee the Walmart parking lot. The victim was following the suspect out of the parking lot when his vehicle was shot at with one round. The victim was injured in this incident.

The suspects were last seen in the area of Eastgate Boulevard and Hatch Road. Ceres Street Crimes Unit officers spotted the vehicle on Moffett Road near Canyon Drive and detained the driver as the passenger fled on foot. Witnesses saw the suspect running in the 1000 block of Shadowridge, so officers searched the area and located him. He was positively identified by the victim as the shooter.

Neikko Williams, 42, and Norrval Williams, 37, both of Modesto, were arrested for robbery, attempted murder and other weapons charges.

Two loaded handguns were found in the car, along with a large amount of marijuana.

Anyone with information about this case can contact Sergeant Dennis Perry at 538-5638 or tips may be anonymously report to the Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers at 1-866-60-CRIME.

• STOLEN PROPERTY ARREST: CERES - A false report of a dead woman inside a home in the 2500 block of Fourth Street led officers to find a wanted suspect early Friday morning instead.

Police received the call at 12:36 a.m. and never found a body but did apprehend Jonathan Woodrall, 36, of Ceres, who was on probation and searchable. He had a Sheriff's Department warrant for possession of stolen property.

• WILD TEEN ASSAULTS DAD, OFFICER: CERES - An out-of-control 14-year-old boy was taken to Juvenile Hall on Friday after he hit both his father and a Ceres police officer.

The incident began at 7:51 p.m. when the boy's mother reported the teen's defiance and called her ex husband to come pick him up in the 2000 block of Hackett Road. The father showed up but the teen physically attacked his dad. Officer Greg Yotsuya responded and was punched in the head by the boy. Yotsuya took the boy in on the count of battery and battery on a peace officer.

• DRUG ARREST MADE ON SAM AVENUE: CERES - Officer James Riley arrested a man on Friday who was acting suspiciously during a check outside a home in the 1200 block of Sam Avenue known for illegal activity.

Riley saw several subjects in a car at 10:18 p.m. and investigated Felix Daclas, 37, of Modesto, who appeared to be hiding something. It was a baggy containing methamphetamine and a smoking pipe.

Daclas was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and transportation of a controlled substance.

• DRIVE-THRU DRUNK: CERES - Genaro Rodriguez-Torres, 32, of Modesto, was arrested early Saturday morning after he was suspected of being drunk while going through the drive-thru lane of Carl's Jr. on Mitchell Road.

A 3:02 a.m. call to 911 led. officers to stop Rodriguez-Torres who was found him intoxicated. He was arrested for DUI.

• STOLEN CAR ARRESTS MADE: CERES - Two persons were arrested on theft charges late Friday after they were stopped riding in a white 1996 Subaru Legend reported stolen last August in Modesto.

Street Crimes Unit officers Carlos Quiroz and Dirk Nieuwenhuis were patrolling in the area of South Ninth Street at 10:08 p.m. when they made a stop on the car.

Driver Patricia Daras, 34, of Modesto, was arrested on charges of auto theft, possession of stolen property and possession of methamphetamine.

Passenger Salvador Contreras, 39, of Modesto, was arrested for possession of stolen property and auto theft. Contreras claimed he bought the car but they pair couldn't get the story straight about where they bought the car, said Deputy Chief Mike Borges.

• WEEKEND OF DUI ARRESTS: CERES - At least three persons were arrested for driving under the influence in separate traffic stops made over the weekend.

At 7:51 p.m. on Saturday an officer stopped Felix Arlequin, 22, of Modesto, as he was driving in the 2300 block of Calcagno Street. Arlequin was seen making an illegal U-turn and running a stop sign. He was arrested for driving under the influence.

At 10:35 p.m. a member of VIPS observed a car being driven erratically in the area of the Ceres Community Center. Officers Kiashira Ruiz and Freddie Ortiz caught up with the driver on northbound Highway 99 near the South Ninth Street offramp. Nina Ruiz, 22, of Modesto, appeared to be intoxicated and was arrested.

A short time later, at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, two suspicious people were checked out sitting in a car parked in the 800 block of Pecos Avenue. Two females in the car appeared intoxicated from alcohol and other substances. Police arrested Kali Litinski, 23, of Manteca, on DUI charges. Her passenger, Haley Westerdale, 23, of Manteca, was so intoxicated she could not care for herself and was taken in for public intoxication.

• SCRAP METAL THEFT HALTED: CERES - Police arrested a man who ran after being discovered on Sunday stealing metal from the Foster Drive home destroyed by an explosion on Sept. 8.

At 2:08 a.m., police were tipped off to the metal theft in the 1700 block of Foster Drive conducted by several persons. Police arrived and found the subjects had accumulated metal piled 10 feet high in a shopping cart.

One of the men, Charles Powell, 26, started running. Officer Freddie Ortiz chased Powell and tackled him. On probation for theft, Powell had warrants for possession of controlled substances. He was also booked for resisting arrest.

The scrap metal was placed back.

• PAROLE VIOLATOR ARRESTED: CERES - A tracking device on Ceres parolee Keith Sanders, 41, led state parole officers to report his whereabouts to police on Sunday. Sanders was at-large but was apprehended at 7:39 p.m. in the 900 block of Moffet Road.

• PAROLEE DRIVER PASSED OUT: CERES - A 38-year-old Modesto driver was arrested Sunday after he passed out in the drive-thru lane of Foster's Freeze on Whitmore Avenue and found to be carrying drugs.

At 7:46 p.m., officers James Riley and Trinidad Viramontes were dispatched to the fast food eatery where they found Jaime Ornelas passed out in driver's seat. Ornelas, who was let go from prison in the state's early release program, was found with a loaded 9 mm handgun, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana. He was arrested on charges of DUI, possession of controlled substances, possession for sale of a controlled substance and a felon in possession of a loaded firearm.

• LOUD MUSIC LEADS TO ARRESTS: CERES - Reports of loud music coming from a car in the 900 block of Sebastian early Monday led to the DUI arrest of the driver.

Police responded to a 12:07 a.m. call about loud music and found Guillermo Fernandez, 40, of Ceres, intoxicated in the driver's seat. The car's interior was strewn with open alcoholic beverage containers.

Fernandez ignored and tried to walk away from officers but was arrested for DUI and resisting arrest.

In another case, loud music complaints at 3:08 a.m. led police to arrest Michael Ledbetter, 41, of Ceres, in the 2200 block of Hardy Court. Ledbetter was in possession of methamphetamine and was also violating the terms of his probation.