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DUMP TRUCK CAUSES PROBLEMS: CERES - A Bertolotti garbage truck lifting a dumpster at Moffet and Whitmore caused power lines to be pulled and caused wooden poles to lean on Friday, June 19. Police had to close Moffet Road for about six to eight hours as TID crews replaced the older poles.

The accident happened at about 10 a.m.

DRUGS LAND CEREAN IN JAIL: CERES - A 21-year-old Ceres man faces charges of child endangerment, reckless driving, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.

At noon on June 19, the brother of Atanasio Reyes called police to report that he had been in a fight with his brother but didn't want to file charges. He also reported that he suspected that his brother was doing drugs and had drugs in the house accessible to five year old. A search turned up a pipe allegedly used by Reyes to smoke controlled substances.

As officers checked the neighborhood they spotted Reyes in the 800 block of Cadillac as he drove into the yard and arrested him.

PAROLEE CAUGHT WITH METH: CERES - Parolee Jeremie Garcia, 27, of Modesto, was arrested June 20 for drugs as police were searching for a white Dodge pickup that hit a Mitchell Road business and took off.

At 3:56 a.m. police were called by someone who said the pickup struck the windows at Best Chiropractic in the 1700 block of Mitchell Road. Sgt. Trenton Johnson located a vehicle matching the description of the hit-and-run vehicle going the wrong direction in the Jack in the Box drive-thru lane. As Sgt. Johnson approached the pickup he saw the passenger reach into a jacket pocket. It was later learned that Garcia was hiding methamphetamine in his pocket.

Garcia was booked on charges of possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and parole violation.

The driver was released as the pickup was determined not to be the pickup that struck the business.

MAN ESCAPES INJURIES IN ROLL OVER: CERES - The driver of a 1996 Acura Integra escaped serious injuries June 20 when he fell asleep at the wheel and lost control in the 2000 block of Don Pedro.

At 7:34 a.m. 21-year-old Nicholas Medina of Modesto was driving when he rolled the car over and it landed on its roof in another person's driveway. The car damaged a fence it slid into.

Medina had only minors scrapes, said Deputy Police Chief Mike Borges.

OFFICER FINDS ANOTHER STOLEN CAR: CERES - Officer Jason Brock seems to have the knack for finding stolen cars and added another one to his record on June 23. At 6:07 p.m. Brock spotted a 1990 Chevy Pickup and checked the license plates. He learned that the plates were stolen from a 2002 Chevy pickup in Fresno on June 16. Officer Brock stopped the pickup and arrested Emmanuel Burts, 18. It turned out that the pickup had also been stolen in Fresno, on May 27.

TEEN ARRESTED IN HIT-AND-RUN: CERES - A Ceres teenager was arrested for hit-and-run and DUI on June 23.

Police were called at 1:43 p.m. with reports of a hit and run crash into a stop sign at Blaker and Hackett then a fence at Hackett and Central. At the second crash they found a 1998 Toyota Corolla with Jasmin Bertram, 19, of Ceres, behind the wheel.

OWNER SPOTS STOLEN PICKUP: CERES - The owner of a 2006 Chevy pickup which had been stolen June 20 got lucky and spotted it in the 3900 block of Moffet Road. The owner called police at 3:27 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24. Officers Jason Brock and Greg Yotsuya stopped the driver as he was leaving in the stolen pickup. They arrested Edgar Ruelas, 19, of Ceres, on charges of auto theft and possession of stolen property.

They also arrested his passenger, Matthew Ratliff, 28, of Ceres, for possession of a controlled substance, and violation of probation. Ratliff attempted to throw a substance out of the window when the truck was being stopped, said Deputy Chief of Police Mike Borges.

BUSINESSES BURGLARIZED: CERES - Police are investigating three cases of commercial burglaries that occurred in the 1300 to 1400 block of Mitchell Road on June 25.

A burglar alarm went off at 4:42 a.m. when someone broke the front door and windows of U.S. Health Works. At 5:15 a.m. there was damage done to Q&B Home Realties in the 1400 block of Mitchell.

At 5:21 a.m, an alarm went off at Staffing Networks in the 1300 block of Mitchell Road. A window was smashed and a computer taken.

STOLEN GOODS FOUND NOT FAR AWAY: CERES - When officer Dan Fairchilds went to check out the theft of goods from a home in the 2700 block of McCord Way on Thursday, he noticed that the next door house was vacant and open. When he checked out the house he noticed that the stolen property had been stashed by the burglars inside the vacant home.

The burglary was reported at 7:11 p.m.