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HATCH ROAD BUSINESS ROBBED: CERES - Police are investigating a robbery that took place Thursday afternoon at Cash Advance check checking store in the 1600 block of Hatch Road.

The crime took place at 2 p.m.

Employees said that a light-skinned Hispanic or white male aged 25-30 years came into the store to demand money. He was described as standing, 5-foot-6, weighing 200 pounds, bearing a dark mustache and goatee. He was wearing light gray sweatshirt and sweat pants, and dark gray beanie cap. The suspect brandished a semi-automatic type of handgun and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police later detained a possible suspect but he was cleared.

TEENS ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY: CERES - Two 17-year-old boys from Stockton were taken in custody Thursday for burglary in the 2700 block of Willow Creek Court.

A citizen called police at 11:30 a.m. reporting a suspicious vehicle in the area and saw a passenger jump out and scale a fence into a residential backyard.

Officer Pat Dayton arrived and saw the vehicle try to drive off. He stopped the vehicle and detained the driver. Officer Dayton noted that the driver was calling the second suspect to alert him that police were in the area.

Officers Brian Ferreira and Mike Perez checked the property and noted that the garage door had been pried open. They found the second juvenile hiding in an adjacent yard.

"They were going to burglarize the interior of the house but they just didn't get a chance to," said Deputy Chief of Police Mike Borges.

Because there was a small baseball bat inside the vehicle the driver was arrested for possession of an illegal weapon. Both minors were arrested for burglary and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Their names were not released due to their ages.

POLICE CHECK OUT LOUD PARTY CALL: CERES - Police arrested a man for public intoxication during a loud party call made at 11:28 p.m. Thursday in the 2900 block of Ambleside.

A neighbor called 911 to report that a raucous party was getting out of hand and that a man was being held down and beaten in front of the residence. Police arrived and saw a large group of males wearing red run inside the house. The occupants didn't open the door when officers knocked on the front door.

Outside the house Frankie Candia, 24, of Ceres, was bleeding in the face. He told officers that he had been in a fight with his brother. He was booked for public intoxication.

Officers left a citation on the door for illegally holding a large party. Deputy Chief Mike Borges said that the first time offense carries a $100 fine. Those cited have the right to due process and a city hearing if they so wish but ignoring payment of a fine can lead the city to impose the fine on a utility billing.

CPD HELPS ARREST MAN FOR DEPUTIES: CERES - Police arrested a man being chased by Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputies on Saturday afternoon.

The deputies were chasing Daniel Halsted, 29, of Modesto in the area of Railroad and Central area west of Highway 99. Halsted was seen running to the east side of the freeway across lanes of traffic in an attempt to evade capture. At 12:01 p.m. Ceres officer Brian Ferreira was waiting for him in the area of El Camino Avenue at Fourth Street. Halsted resisted arrest and was tasered. He was turned over to deputies.

The suspect was found to be carrying a large amount of marijuana and cash. Halsted was booked for an outstanding warrant for possession of a hypodermic needle. His new charges include possession of marijuana for sale and resisting arrest.

MAN HIDES IN A DOG HOUSE: CERES - A San Jose man was arrested after he was flushed from a dog house over the weekend and threatened officers.

The incident was reported to police as a suspicious van in front of a house in the 1000 block on Mondavi. Officers Pat Dayton and Mike Perez responded and spotted one man going inside the residence and failing to stop after officers told him to do. Police gained access to the house by the owner and saw the man run down a hallway. The man later said he was trying to get away because he had been drinking and feared arrest.

The other man was found hiding in a doghouse. He was ordered out and was tasered when he resisted arrest and yelled obscenities and a gang saying at the police.

"He said his homies were going to come after them," said Deputy Chief of Police Mike Borges.

Jesse Gonzalez, 32, of San Jose, was arrested for resisting arrest and gang enhancements. The suspect, who is the father of the homeowner's grandson, admitted that he was intoxicated.

The arrest took place in the 1000 block of Bordeaux.