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• DRUGS FOUND DURING TRAFFIC STOP: CERES - When Officer James Riley made a Friday traffic stop for a man who failed to stop at a stop sign, he ended up arrested the passenger on drug charges.

Riley made the 9:15 p.m. stop in the 3800 block of Collins Road. The driver consented to a search of the car. Riley located a bag in the center console that contained crystal methamphetamine, which Christopher Saldivar, 38, of south Modesto, admitted owning.

When Saldivar was searched the officer found a counterfeit $100 bill on him.

Saldivar was booked on charges of possession of counterfeit money and possession of a controlled substance.

• CALL LEADS TO DUI ARREST: CERES - A citizen called in suspicions about a Sunday drunk driver which netted an arrest on Mitchell Road.

At 6:27 p.m. Officer Jeremy Lewis located the 2005 Dodge Neon in question and found the driver was indeed drunk. Artemio Quintana, 24, of Modesto, blew into the breathalyzer and was found with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.184.

Quintana's vehicle was towed and he was arrested on charges of DUI and driving on a suspended license.

• UNCLE CITED IN ASSAULT: CERES - A Ceres man was cited and released Sunday for assaulting his nephew in the parking lot of the Ceres Sports Bar.

Officer Joe Wren found the fight at 8:45 p.m. and yelled at William Sallee, 49, of Ceres, to halt his attack on his nephew. He failed to comply and Wren had to physically pry Sallee away from his victim.

Sallee was cited and released for assault and battery.

The fight was over a family matter, said Lt. Brent Smith.

• BURGLARY TOOLS LEAD TO ARREST: CERES - A 26-year-old Waterford man was arrested after an officer stopped his pickup leaving a school site late Sunday evening with burglary tools.

At 11:50 p.m. Officer Jeremy Lewis spotted a 1995 Chevy pickup leaving the driveway of La Rosa Elementary School. He stopped the pickup at Boothe and Fowler roads.

Since both occupants had warrants for their arrest, Lewis searched the pickup and found a bag of burglary tools including bolt cutters and pry bars.

Driver Sean Smalls, 26, of Waterford, was driving on a suspended license and possession of burglary tools. He was already on probation for possession of stolen property.

His passenger, Marcus Ruelas, 39, of Modesto, was booked on domestic violence warrants.

• TRESPASSING ENDS IN ARREST: CERES - A home inspector alerted police on Sunday to a trespasser who was captured in a vacant house with stolen goods. The suspect then was traced to his father who was arrested on drug charges.

At 10:15 p.m. officers Brian Peterson, Chris Melton and Ron Collins responded to call of a trespasser who ducked into the crawl space under a house in the 1700 block of Central Avenue.

The suspect did not respond until the opening of the crawl space was sealed shut. Kyle Betts, 24, of Ceres, came out and struggled with officers who unsuccessfully deployed a Taser. Betts was subdued with pepper spray.

It was learned that Betts dropped a backpack containing three stolen security cameras. Betts also had a throwing knife in his waistband as well as marijuana and bindles of methamphetamine and a pair of gloves.

The stolen cameras was taken from a house across the street from Betts' father's residence on Darrah Street. Since both Betts and his father are on felony probation, their residence was searched. It yielded methamphetamine packaged for sale, said Lt. Brent Smith.

Kyle Betts was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetaime, possession of narcotics for sale, violation of probation, trespassing and possession of burglary tools.

Earl Betts, 47, of Ceres, was arrested and booked for possesison of methamphetamine for sale and a violation of probation.