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WHOOPS, FORGOT THE DRUGS: CERES - A 33-year-old Ceres man was arrested after he tried to retrieve drugs out of a car being towed in his neighborhood on Friday, May 22.

The incident unfolded earlier in the day at 1:54 a.m. when Ceres patrolman Chris Melton stopped a car in the 1500 block of Boothe Road and arrested Hector Jimenez, 32, of Modesto, for driving under the influence. His passenger Anthony Solorzano, 33, of Ceres, lived in the block.

As the vehicle was being hooked up by a tow truck operator, Solorzano came out of his house and said he forgot something in the car. Solorzano was seen removing a large baggie of a powdery substance, possibly cocaine, and marijuana. The tow operator called police to report what he saw. Later in the day Officer Melton came back on duty and Solorzano's parole agent and the two searched his residence. Sgt. Deidre Borges brought her drug -sniffing canine which found a stash of cocaine in the garage along with a scale with residue. No marijuana was found.

At 8:06 p.m. Solorzano was arrested for possession of controlled substance, possession of controlled substance for sale and violating his parole.

BURGLAR DROPS GOODS TO GET AWAY: CERES - A burglary suspect dropped a box of stolen goods taken from Howard Training Center early on the morning of Saturday, May 23, but managed to get away from police.

Officers were dispatched to the center at 3:25 a.m. for a commercial burglar alarm.

Officer Chris Melton was rolling into the area and saw a white male wearing black shirt and pants, carrying boxes in his hands. As Melton double backed to check out the man, the suspect dropped the boxes and ran into the darkness.

The box contained a computer screen and other items that possibly came from the center, which had no signs of entry.

TWO ARRESTED AFTER CRASH: CERES - After a car plowed into a parked vehicle and nearly hit a house in the 3800 block of Blaker Road at 4:16 a.m. on May 23, two occupants fled the car but were later captured.

Police scoured the area of Don Pedro and Blaker Road and spotted two persons at Don Pedro Road and Joppa Lane. They appeared to have been sweating from a run.

Elizabeth Hernandez, 19, of Ceres, was arrested on charges of hit-and-run drunk driving and driving on a suspended license. She sustained abrasions on her shoulder consistently with a seat belt burn, said Deputy Police Chief Mike Borges.

Passenger Anthony Ferrell, 20, was arrested for public intoxication.

SUICIDE INTERRUPTED: CERES - Police interrupted the suicide plans of a 34-year-old man in the 3400 block of Tenth Street on May 26.

At 2:06 p.m. dispatchers were called about the man possibly trying to kill himself in the garage by carbon monoxide poisoning. Officers arrived and heard a car running inside the garage but the man did not respond to the sounds of pounding on the door.

They kicked in the front door and broke a front window. The man came to the door. He was despondent over domestic problems and was transported to Mental Health for observation.

TEEN PUNCHES SCHOOL OFFICIAL: CERES - A 17-year-old Central Valley High School student was arrested Wednesday, May 27 after he punched a campus security official who was trying to break up a fight with another male student.

The fight occurred on the campus at 11:18 a.m. Police said the campus security personnel was breaking up the fight when the teen punched him in the back in an attempt to break free to get back into the fight. The teen, whose name was not released, was cited into Juvenile Hall on charges of battery of a school official.

HONOR FARM INMATE TRIES TO ESCAPE: CERES - An Honor Farm inmate tried to escape from a Ceres city work detail on Wednesday, May 27 but was apprehended in an apartment to which he gained entry.

The city's Code Enforcement unit routinely uses Honor Farm inmates to clean up blight from areas. The crew was in the area of Louise and Whitmore at 12:53 p.m. when Rickey Hatley, 36, of Turlock, decided to bolt.

Hatley ran to an apartment complex in the 2800 block of Della Drive and went into a unit through the window. A woman who was inside the unit was frightened and began running from him as he did his best to keep her from not leaving, said Deputy Police Chief Mike Borges. The resident fled her home and flagged down officers.

Hatley was booked into the County Jail for escape, burglary, and attempted kidnapping.

ARMY DESERTER ARRESTED: CERES - Brad Britt, 22, of Ceres, was arrested by Ceres police May 27 on Army AWOL charges.

Britt was located in the 1900 block of Darrah Street. He was apprehended without incident at 2:39 p.m. and turned over to Army officials.

NOT THE SAME STOLEN CAR: CERES - Officer Dan Fairchilds stopped a 1989 red Acura that he believed was stolen but it turned out to be a different stolen car - and contained two teens who were already on probation.

The traffic stop came in the 1000 block of Pecos Avenue at 3:11 a.m. on Thursday, May 28. Fairchilds was earlier told of a red stolen car and thought he came upon it. The Acura had just been stolen from the 2000 block of Evans Road yet to be reported stolen.

Two Ceres boys, aged 15 and 16 were both on probation for auto theft. The younger boy was booked for possession of stolen property while the 16-year-old was booked for auto theft, and possession of stolen property.

ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING REPORTED: CERES - Detectives are hoping to get more clues from the public about an attempted kidnapping reported on Tuesday, May 26.

Police said that a 5-year-old boy was walking home from a bus ride at 3:31 p.m. in the area of Service and Brown. He said he was approached by a male and female in a multi-colored van. The boy said the suspects were black and that the female tried to get him in the van and grabbed him. He told police that he pinched her, and began screaming and ran home.

Normally an older brother walks the boy home but there was miscommunication and the two were not together that afternoon.

There were no witnesses. Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen anything. Detectives may be reached at (209) 538-5727.

BUSTED WITH STOLEN BOOZE: CERES - Two juveniles were cited Sunday afternoon after they were linked to the theft of whiskey at Longs Drugs.

The Hatch Road store called at 3:25 p.m. to report the theft. A short while later Officer Pat Dayton located the youth in the parking lot of the Howard Johnson Inn on Herndon Road.