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CRASH INTO HOUSE: CERES - Four persons were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) Saturday evening, including a 16-year-old boy who crashed a car into 40 feet of fence and a house in the 3600 block of Waynesboro Drive.

Police received a call at 11:28 p.m. saying a car hit a house. The teen was arrested for DUI. His name was not released because of a state law that protects the identities of juveniles.

ARRESTS MADE AT DUI CHECKPOINT: CERES - Police arrested a number of persons at Friday's DUI checkpoint in the 1300 block of Hatch Road and towed 33 vehicles.

Two persons were arrested for DUI, and another for public intoxication, while police gave five field sobriety tests.

Three more were arrested at 8:06 p.m. after they tried to dodge the checkpoint.

Officer Trinidad Viramontes spotted a vehicle driven by Roy Castillo, 42, of Modesto, backing up to evade the checkpoint by going into the McDonald's parking lot. Castillo bailed on foot as passenger Anthony Howard, 19, of Modesto, yelled for Castillo to "Run, run, run!" said Deputy Chief Police Mike Borges.

Castillo was caught a short time later on Herndon Avenue near Kmart. Castillo was on parole and had no driver's license. Officers found a crank pipe which Castillo allegedly tossed out of the window. He was charged with driving without a licensed, and possession of illegal drug paraphernlia.

Passenger Robert Rodriguez, 33, of Modesto, was arrested after police found ninja rocks in his pockets. Ninja rocks are pieces of broken spark plug used to break glass windows for burglaries. He was charged with possession of burglary tools and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Howard was charged with resisting an officer and conspiracy to commit a crime.

HARROWING MOMENT WITH SUSPECT: CERES - Police had a harrowing moment Thursday evening when a mentally unstable father fended off two tasering attempts and then used his 12-year-old daughter as a human shield as he reached for a knife.

The incident occurred in the Whitmore Plaza shopping center at 8:01 p.m.

Police received a number of calls from and about James Morris, 43, of Ceres, throughout the day. At 12:26 p.m. Morris called police making some bizarre statements that people were posting threats against him on his myspace page. Police showed up at his house but he was not there. Officers made contact with him on his cell phone and he made bizarre statements to them.

At approximately 4 p.m. Morris called police and said he was in the parking lot of Whitmore Plaza. Police found the car but Morris was not around. Officers saw the keys in the car and took them. Later Morris called and said he was in his car and had his daughter with him. Officers went to check on him and noticed that he was wearing a knife sheath and kept putting his hands in his pocket. Morris failed to comply with orders to keep his hands visible and so they attempted to get him out of the car. He began struggling so Sgt. Dennis Perry deployed his taser. The stun gun had no effect and Morris yanked the taser darts out of his skin. He then grabbed his daughter and held her as a shield as he kept reaching for his knife sheath. Officer Coey Henson pulled the girl away and the suspect was tasered again, also with no effect. As he was being wrestled to the ground by officers, Morris did damage to a nearby vehicle, said Deputy Chief Mike Borges.

Later Morris' ex-wife told police that her husband suffered from mental problems and also was known to do drugs.

He was charged with child endangerment, false imprisonment, using a hostage as a shield, resisting arrest and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

AUTO THEFT ARREST MADE: CERES - A 24-year-old Ceres man will be facing auto theft charges after an alert citizen reported a suspicious vehicle in the alley between Kay and Ninth streets on Monday, Dec. 15.

Police rolled into the alley and found Rudolfo Sierra sitting in a vehicle that had been reported stolen from Modesto but not yet reported stolen. He was arrested at 1:55 p.m. in the 2600 block of Ninth Street. Sierra was charged with auto theft and violating the terms of his parole.

ROLL-OVER IN NEIGHBORHOOD: CERES - Residents of the 1600 block of Charlottesville Lane reported a surreal moment Dec. 17: That of a vehicle crashing and rolling over with an occupant inside. By the time emergency crews arrived in response to the 10:18 p.m. call, driver John Ryan, 40, of Ceres, was out of the vehicle and feeling no pain.

He was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Deputy Chief of Police Mike Borges said that Ryan had his drivers' license previously suspended for a DUI conviction.

AUTO THEFT SUSPECTS ARRESTED: CERES - Ceres officers helped a Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force officer in stopping two auto theft suspects on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 17.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. a StanCATT detective was following a stolen Acura in an unmarked car and asked Ceres officers for help in stopping it. The vehicle was stopped at Fifth and Thomas streets. The 15-year-old male driver was arrested without incident.

A passenger, Aaron Frings, 18, of Modesto, was arrested for auto theft, attempting to receive stolen property and violating the terms of his probation.

NO MORE DUI FOR ATLO: CERES - Officers arrested Atlo Fuentes, 43, of Ceres, on Friday evening for drunk driving. His license had been suspended because of prior DUI convictions.

Police stopped Fuentes at 10:02 p.m. in the 2400 block of Mitchell Road. After he failed a field sobriety test Fuentes allegedly tried to run away but was easily caught as he couldn't run well.

He was charged with DUI, resisting arrest and providing false information.

TEEN ATTACKS SISTER: CERES - A Ceres teenager was taken to Juvenile Hall Wednesday, Dec. 17 after he allegedly attacked his sister and tried to rip the phone out of his mother's hands as she called police.

The incident occurred at a residence in the 3000 block of Astoria at 10:48 p.m.

The name of the16-year-old boy was not released because of his age.

Deputy Chief of Police Mike Borges said that the teen was choking his sister as his mother picked up the phone to call 9-1-1. She got through and officers showed up. The boy was hiding in a closet when they arrived.

He was cited into Juvenile Hall on charges of battery and vandalizing a phone, said Borges.

ALLEGEDLY DRUNK WOMAN STOPS TRAFFIC: CERES - A Modesto woman was arrested Thursday afternoon after she walked into Mitchell Road and held up traffic during a drunken stupor.

Officer Brandon Moore was driving on Mitchell Road enroute to another call and saw Lynda Bohnet, 41, of Modesto, flag him down while she was at the bus stop at Mitchell and Fowler roads. He slowed to see what was wrong and Bohnet flipped him off. He later returned when he heard on the radio that a woman was holding up traffic. Officer Carlos Quiroz was patrolling southbound on Mitchell Road and saw that a woman was standing in the road waving her hands in front of a diesel truck with about 20 cars behind it. It soon became apparent that Bohnet was not going to go quietly as officers attempted to arrest her at 4:36 p.m. She fought with officers and began kicking at the patrol car windows.

She was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest.

WOMAN PUSHES BY OFFICER, ARRESTED: CERES - A young woman was arrested Thursday after she resisted an officer's orders during a traffic stop in the 3600 block of Tamarack.

At 11:13 p.m. an officer stopped Lindsey Ebbers, 29, of Ceres. When asked to produce her vehicle registration, license and proof of insurance, Ebbers resisted and claimed that her insurance information was down the street and tried to physically push past the officer. Ebbers was arrested for driving on a suspended license and resisting arrest.