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FOUR CHARGED WITH ID THEFT: CERES - Four persons were arrested for identification theft after the Stanislaus County Probation Department found stolen items in a Ceres house on Thursday.

Authorities found stolen ID cards, checks and credit cards belonging to approximately 25 people - one as far away as Castro Valley - when they did a check on a house in the 1900 block of Evans Road at 3:45 p.m. Also found were a sawed-off shotgun, drugs, methamphetamine and marijuana.

Arrested were:

• Raina Madrid, 39, charged with ID theft and possession of narcotics;

• Michael Cornelius, 23, of Modesto, charged with ID theft and a parole violation;

• Tammy Heynen, 31, of Manteca, charged with ID theft and probation violation;

• Douglas Bagley, 38, of Ceres, charged with ID theft, probation violation, and possession of an illegal weapon.

WOMAN ALLEGEDLY ATTACKS OFFICERS: CERES - A Ceres woman only made matters worse Halloween afternoon when she decided to take on officers who ordered her car towed.

Valerie Guerrera, 21, of Ceres, had been pulled over on Mitchell Road at Dale Court at 4:25 p.m. for a registration violation. Officers let Guerrera keep the keys to her car but told her to get along on foot as they awaited a tow truck. She initially left but returned in an angry state, said Deputy Chief Mike Borges. Guerrera, who may have been under the influence of alcohol and drugs, threatened officers.

Guerrera allegedly fought with Sgt. Pat Sullivan and officer Carlos Quiroz, scratching both as she was physically removed out of the northbound lanes of Mitchell Road. She is accused of kicking one of the officers in the chest and head butting another.

While she was being placed in jail at the Public Safety Center, Guerrera allegedly punched a deputy in the face, requiring treatment at the hospital.

Officers found her to be in possession of narcotics. Guerrera was charged with four counts of battery on a police officer, DUI, and four counts of threatening to kill an officer. She was also on probation for a narcotics violation.

DRIVE-BY SHOOTING: CERES - Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that took Sunday evening in the 2000 block of Linda Way despite little details.

At 7:28 p.m. on Nov. 2 police received calls about shots being fired at a house. Officers reported that a mid-sized 1970s to 1980s model pickup, possibly a Ford Ranger, drove by the house and that a male suspect lying in the pickup bed popped up to fire numerous rounds at the residence.

Nobody was injured. Police are unsure if the shooting was gang related.

Persons who have information on the crime should call detectives at 538-5727.

POSSIBLE HATE CRIME: CERES - Police are investigating a possible hate crime that occurred Thursday when residents in the 3400 block of Waynesboro Drive reported that one of their vehicles was spray-painted with the letters KKK.

The occupants of the house are African Americans. They called police at 7:44 a.m. to report the vandalism. The act was committed sometime between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Anyone with information on the crime should call Ceres Police Detectives Division at 538-5727.

ARRESTED FOR STEALING RIFLE: CERES - A Turlock teen was arrested for stealing a rifle from a friend while at his party on Sunday morning.

At 12:17 a.m. Police rolled into the 3600 block of Brown Avenue on a loud party call. The officers had made contact and had just left and were contacted by the homeowner who reported that one of his revelers stole a rifle from his residence and knew who it was. Police located the suspect's car nearby and arrested Victor Enriquez, 18 of Turlock. He was in possession of the rifle and was charged with grand theft of a weapon, possession of stolen property and providing false information to an officer.

HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER ARRESTED: CERES - Police say that a Modesto woman ran her car into a fence in the 1900 block of Darrah Street and took off Halloween night.

The crash occurred at 8:59 p.m. on Friday. Officers tracked down the registered owner to an to apartment unit on the same block. When they knocked on the door of the apartment they saw Reba Ingram, 46, running down a hallway. She was arrested and charged with DUI, hit and run, probation violation and possession of narcotics.

SKATEBOARDER ARRESTED: CERES - A Ceres teenager was arrested for possession of narcotics near the Halloween Safety Fun Festival after he defied officers with his skateboard.

Charles Brush, 19, of Ceres, was told that he could not ride his skateboard into the area of the festival. Brush was at Fowler and Rose and was stopped at 6:50 p.m. Brush was stopped and was found to be in possession of mushrooms, a hallucinogen.