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• SUSPECTED DRUNK RUNS OVER SELF: CERES - Police say that a suspected drunk driver was run over by his own truck on Wednesday, Sept. 29 after he attempted to back up from an accident scene and fell out and under a tire.

The crash occurred at 2:51 a.m. when Joe Teixeira, 35, of Ceres, drove his 2004 Chevy Silverado southbound on Tenth Street into a light pole at the intersection with Standford Avenue. The impact knocked the pole down. Bystanders found Teixeira underneath the front driver's side wheel with substantial injuries to his left shoulder and arm and helped pull him loose. Witnesses told officers that Teixeira ran into the pole and then attempt to back up with his door open. As he was backing up - and hitting a parked Oldsmobile - Teixeira fell out of the truck and the wheel rolled over him, causing injuries to his arm and shoulder.

He was transported by ambulance to Memorial Medical Center for treatment, but not before he was issued a citation to appear in court on suspicion of DUI and driving on a suspended license.

• ARREST OF PAROLEE MADE AFTER CHASE: CERES - Jose Ochoa, 32, of Modesto, was arrested Friday evening for obstructing and delaying officers and violating the terms of his parole.

Officer Jeremy Lewis was on patrol at 10:30 p.m. when he spotted two suspicious looking men in front of Richland Ace Hardware, 2531 Whitmore Ave. Ochoa, a parolee, was then given a pat down search when the second man took off running. Lewis tried to handcuff Ochoa, who also broke free to run in the same direction of the accomplice.

Lewis caught Ochoa and tackled him in back of Bank of the West.

• STORE BROKE INTO: CERES - Police are hoping a surveillance video provides clues as to the identity of the person who pried open the front door of the Home Depot store on Hatch Road on Monday.

A burglar alarm went off at 1:54 a.m. and officers noted the front doors were compromised and found some items knocked off a display.

The building was searched with the assistance of a Sheriff's Department canine but no suspects were found.

• DUI SUSPECT WAS SPEEDING: CERES - Excessive rates of speed on Sunday triggered police to pull over Yonatan Moradkhan, 65, of Riverbank, who was then found to be intoxicated.

Moradkhan was driving his 2008 Nissan Frontier when he was pulled over at 2:07 a.m. at Mitchell Road and Whitmore Avenue. A breathalyzer showed that he had a blood alcohol content of 0.11.

He was arrested and charged with drunken driving.

• TWO ARRESTED SNEAKING INTO POT FARM: CERES - Charges are not being pressed against two males who on Saturday were caught allegedly trying to break into an aunt's marijuana garden in the 2400 block of Magnolia Street.

Someone called police at 1:29 a.m. to say a burglary was taking place in the residential area. Officer Jeremy Lewis arrived and detained Rafael Mendez, 29, of Ceres, and a 16-year old companion.

Lt. Brent Smith said that during the investigation, officers discovered the pair were trying to break into a relative's residence to steal marijuana. The aunt decided not to press charges but the two were arrested for obstructing or delaying an officer.