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TEEN ARRESTED IN STABBING: CERES - A 19-year-old Ceres woman faces charges of spousal abuse and assault with a deadly weapon after she allegedly stabbed her19-year-old boyfriend in the forearm with a pair of scissors. The stabbing took place Monday, April 20 after a heated argument in the 2000 block of Boothe Road.

Cammie White, 19, was arrested in the 12:37 p.m. incident.

TWO ARRESTED IN PARK FIGHT: CERES - A family feud spilled over into Smyrna Park on Monday, April 20 when a teen allegedly fought females on the other side of a civil case.

At 7:22 p.m., Ceres police were called to a fight in which a bat was being used. Police said that Rudy Gonzalez, 19, of Ceres, approached his 14-year-old cousin who was with three of her friends. Gonzalez, who previously allegedly slashed the tires on his aunt's vehicle, exchanged heated words with his cousin, and then Gonzalez allegedly punched the girl in the face and then jumped on her. One of the girl's friends got involved by grabbing a nearby baseball bat but Gonzalez knocked her to the ground and took the bat away from the girl and struck the 18 year old on her side.

When the five heard sirens, Gonzalez ran off in an eastward direction and the girls took off westbound. In the process of fighting or fleeing, Gonzalez allegedly dropped a loaded .38 caliber handgun, which was picked up by a 16-year-old girl. She wrapped up the gun in a sweatshirt, which she tried to keep from the officers. Police said she was uncooperative but admitted she was a Norteno.

"She didn't bother to tell us what was in the sweatshirt that she dumped," said Deputy Police Chief Mike Borges.

The girl was booked for possession of a loaded firearm in public.

Gonzalez was arrested two days later for carrying a loaded firearm in a public place, battery, assault with a deadly weapon and felony vandalism.

ALERT NEIGHBOR AIDS IN BURGLARS' CAPTURE: CERES - An alert neighbor in the 700 block of Azores provided police with enough clues to aid in the arrest of four teens who stole items from a home there on Tuesday, April 21.

At 11:16 a.m. the neighbor called police after seeing a white Mustang pull up to the neighbor's house and saw three boys go to house and begin carrying stuff out. Police found the car in the 1700 block of Morgan Road. About the same time probation officer Sam Sharp came by and identified one of the suspects as being on probation. The house was searched and officers found the stolen goods, some of it in the shower stall.

All four are being charged with burglary and conspiracy to commit a crime. Police could not release their names because of their ages but said they were a 16-year-old Modesto boy, a 17-year-old Turlock boy, a 17-year-old boy from Ceres and a 16-year-old Salida teen.

MAN TRIES FLEEING OFFICER VIA CANAL: CERES - Peter Moreno, 41, of Ceres, was stopped by an officer April 22 because he didn't have lights on his bicycle. But the parolee remembered hearing a judge's recent admonition to avoid arrest so he decided to try to flee the officer and jumped into a full canal.

"He would have got a simple traffic ticket," said Deputy Chief Mike Borges, "but now he has an additional charge."

Officer Jose Amador tried to pull Moreno over at 12:06 a.m. in the 3200 block of Mitchell Road but he kept riding toward Moore Road before deciding to get off the bike. The officer deployed his Taser at Amador but missed, at which time Moreno jumped into the canal. For approximately 10 to 15 minutes Moreno refused to come out of the water. He eventually came out and received an additional charge of resisting arrest.

IPOD STOLEN FROM PEDESTRIAN: CERES - A man's iPod was wrestled out of his hands Wednesday during an evening stroll in the 2000 block of Caswell Avenue. The suspect got away but during a search, police arrested someone else wanted for burglary.

The 21-year-old victim said he was walking and listening to his iPod when a black male in his early 20s who stood 6-foot-2, and had thin build, stopped his bicycle to ask if he had seen his girlfriend. The suspect, who was wearing a baseball cap, black shorts, and white shirt, grabbed the MP3 player during a struggle and then punched the man in the face. The victim managed to rip the suspect's T shirt off before the thief fled westbound on Caswell.

Police thought they had their suspect in the 1900 of Darrah Street since he was on a light green BMX style bike. He and two others were detained but the victim could not make an identity. But police learned that James Barnett, 23, of Ceres, was wanted on a burglary warrant.

DRUNK ARRESTED AFTER HITTING GIRLFRIEND: CERES - A Riverbank man was arrested in the 2900 block of Blaker Road early Friday after he allegedly struck and choked his girlfriend as they drove to her Ceres home from a night of Stockton bar hopping.

When police arrived at 1:21 a.m. they found an intoxicated Johnnie Carrillo, 23, locked outside of the woman's house. He was arrested for spousal abuse and public intoxication.

JEALOUSY GETS WORST OF CERES MAN: CERES - Police arrested Dustin Voigt, 32, of Ceres, on Friday morning after he was seen slashing the tires on the pickup belonging to his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend.

Emergency dispatchers took a call at 4:37 a.m. from someone in the 1500 block of Peachwood reporting two makes involved in a fight. When they arrived officers saw that an upset Voight slashed tires and etched words with a key on the pickup's paint finish. During the fight the pickup's owner had sustained minor cuts. Damage on the pickup was estimated in excess of $10,000.

Voight was arrested on charges of felony vandalism, and assault with a deadly weapon.

GUN SEIZED IN CAR STOP: CERES - Two men were arrested Friday after they tried to hide a loaded gun after their car was stopped on Central Avenue near Ceres High School.

At 10:06 a.m. Sgt. Danny Vierra stopped a 1999 Ford pickup for a cracked windshield. When he ran the license plate it came back as a "non-op" on a pickup. Vierra noticed that the passenger and driver appeared to concealing an item. Because driver Donovan Saldana, 20, of Ceres, was driving on a suspended license and on probation for auto theft, Vierra searched the vehicle and found a loaded .22 caliber handgun shoved under the front seat.

Passenger Jose Serrano, 20, of Ceres, was also on probation. He was arrested for possession of a concealed loaded firearm, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Saldana was also cited for the same charges, plus being an unlicensed driver and altering a car registration.

"We're probably taking two to three guns off the street," said Deputy Chief Mike Borges.

HIT-AND-RUN DUI: CERES - Relatives of 23-year-old Esau Barajas of Ceres called police Friday evening to report that he was out in front of the house driving recklessly in a Chevy Tahoe and struck a neighbor's tree and fled. They said he had been drinking and also suffered from "mental issues where he thinks he is possessed by demons," said Deputy Chief Mike Borges.

Police showed up at 11:01 p.m. in the 3500 block of Southern Oak. A family member found Barajas and brought him back to the scene where he was arrested for hit-and-run and driving under the influence.