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FUGITIVE ARRESTED: CERES - A bail bondsman spotted a fugitive in the Ceres Wal-Mart parking lot on July 10 and called Ceres Police who promptly captured him.

Dennis Fabela, 34, of Modesto, skipped $115,000 bail and failed to show up in court but his bondsman saw him at the store at 8:37 p.m. Fabela was arrested at Moffet and Hatch. He had a Modesto Police warrant for sales of narcotics and spousal abuse and Sheriff's Department warrants for spousal abuse and drug abuse.

STOLEN PICKUP RECOVERED: CERES - Acting on a tip, Ceres police recovered a 2001 Ford pickup stolen in Los Angeles and arrested the 17-year-old driver who was visiting on Sunday, July 12.

At 10 p.m. the tip was phoned in from the area of Malik and Pompei. The caller was having issues with the visiting Los Angeles teen and believed that the pickup he drove was stolen. The runaway was located in the 3400 block of Katie and arrested. He claims he was allowed to borrow the pickup but records show it was reported stolen on July 2.

That same day at 8:35 a.m. a car theft suspect managed to get away. Someone called 911 to report his 1998 Honda Accord being stolen in the 2800 block of Roswell and chased after the suspect. The suspect was found and stopped on Blaker Road near the Ceres wastewater treatment plant but fled into an orchard and got away.

The suspect was described as 5-foot-9 with a brown mustache.

DUI SUSPECT CAN'T MAKE UP MIND: CERES - Officer Brinton Moore attempted to pull over a driver he suspected was drunk on July 13 but Jose Caballero, 23, of Modesto, repeatedly pulled over and took off again and again and again. Eventually at 2 p.m. Moore apprehended Caballero at the Chevron station at Hatch and Herndon.

The suspect was arrested on charges of DUI and evading an officer.

POLICE HELP CAPTURE RAPE SUSPECT: CERES - The Ceres Street Crimes Unit assisted parole agents in apprehending a suspect wanted for rape and kidnapping in Manteca.

Agents learned that John Anthony, 36, of Ceres, was in the 700 block of Cadillac Drive at 6:25 p.m. on Monday, July 13. As parole agents went in the house, Anthony tried to run out the back door and over a fence but was stopped by police firing "bean bag shots" from their shotguns.

Anthony is a "Two Strikes" felon said Deputy Chief of Police Mike Borges.

Manteca Police Sgt. Colin said that Anthony had victimized the woman on July 11. At 1:54 a.m. police were called by a woman who said Anthony pointed a gun at her, forced himself into her car and drove her to a rural part of San Joaquin County where he sexually assaulted her. The suspect drove her back to Manteca and forced her to withdraw money from a bank ATM and left on foot.

Anthony had been on parole 95 days for carjacking. He was traced to the 700 block of Cadillac Drive. He has been charged with carjacking, kidnapping with the intent to sexually assault, robbery and violation of parole. Anthony is being held in the San Joaquin County Jail on a no-bail hold.

BATON BREAKS ON SUSPECT: CERES - A suspect believed to be under the influence of methamphetamine had to be tasered twice and struck with a baton - which broke - before he was subdued July 13 in a north Ceres neighborhood.

At 4:24 a.m. police were called to the 1400 block of Riverette about a suspicious man going through vehicles. The caller told Officer Josh Klinge that the man was acting like he was on drugs by the way he was swinging his arms in a strange manner. Klinge found Allen W. Stephens, 30, of Modesto in the 1000 block of North Canyon Road. When ordered to put his hands behind his back, Stephens became combative and tried to swing his fist at Klinge. Officer Brinton Moore deployed his Taser in an attempt to get Stephens under control. He was Tasered a second time because he was rolling on the ground, trying to break the contact of the Taser darts. Stephens was rolling on his back and kicked Klinge in the left knee. He was struck by Klinge with a baton and it broke.

Stephens was taken to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto for treatment of injuries and for a blood draw to determine toxicity. Last week the District Attorney's Office was reviewing the case for resisting arrest, assault on a peace officer, and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

DARRAH TRESPASSER ARRESTED: CERES - A Darrah Street landlord called police on July 13 to report of a man who was harassing his tenants, resulting in the arrest of Jerall Pickens, 20, of Patterson. Police had been called earlier to the 1900 block about the harassment and ordered several persons to leave. Apparently Pickens didn't comply. A second call was made at 9:11 p.m. when Pickens began to threaten tenants who live there, giving the impression he would shoot people.

Pickens was charged with making terrorist threats and trespassing.

"This is one of our long-term plans to work with the landlords and tenants to free their community with undesirable elements," said Deputy Police Chief Mike Borges.

POT PLANT DISCOVERY LEADS TO ARREST: CERES - A neighbor of Omar M. Olide, 25, of Ceres, called police at 12:42 p.m. on July 14 to report that he was growing two marijuana plants in his yard. As Officer Mike Perez was waiting for backup to interview Olide, the suspect left the house and got into his car. Olide was stopped in the 1300 block of Service Road and pulled into the Quik Stop parking lot. Olide gave consent for the officer to search the car, which yielded methamphetamine, a scale and a pipe. Olide was charged with possession of a controlled substance, transporting a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for sale.

FELON ARRESTED: CERES - Two persons were arrested July 15 after officer Jason Brock stopped their car in the 1700 block of Hatch Road. In the 8:50 p.m. stop, Veroom Muy, 24, of Modesto, was arrested on charges of being a felon in possession of a handgun as well as parole violation. Sophana Sam, 20, of Modesto, was arrested for a DUI warrant issued by Modesto police.

BURGLARY SUSPECTS NABBED: CERES - Officers have been concentrating on patrolling commercial areas of Ceres where early morning burglaries have taken place. That concentration resulted in three suspects being arrested who had a connection to a Turlock crime on Friday morning.

The arrests came at 4:45 a.m. in the parking lot of Auto Zone on Hatch Road.

Officer Lorenzo Beltran was staking out the area and spotted two suspicious cars. As he rolled up to the cars he saw a male trying to hide from him and then trying to run away. Parolee Steven L. Anderson, 29, of Modesto, hid in the bushes near Raley's. Beltran found two more males hiding in the bushes who claimed no ties to the two vehicles. They were a 17-year-old boy and Ricky D. Garner Jr., 28, of Modesto.

One of the vehicle was a Honda Prelude and the other was a pickup just stolen on Trotter Way in Turlock. During the Turlock theft, suspects entered the victim's garage, entered the house to find the pickup keys and also stole property and left in the pickup. Apparently the stolen goods were being transferred from the pickup to the Honda when the officer spotted the suspects.

The three apparently had no connection to the rash of Ceres commercial burglaries, said Deputy Chief of Police Mike Borges.

Anderson was charged with residential burglary, auto theft, possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools. Garner was charged with burglary and possession of stolen property.

Police noted that the most recent burglary attempt was at 5:24 a.m. on July 15 when someone tried to use a pry bar to break into Valley Piping in the 1800 block of Whitmore Avenue. The thieves tried to take a welder but failed. Police were on scene within four minutes of receiving the burglar alarm signal.